A Lifetime of Secrets Revealed. USA 2004, 569 pp., brochure, € 16.59Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
»The Advocate« had thrown down the gauntlet for someone willing to go behind the carefully constructed public persona Hepburn protected throughout her years in film. Celebrity expose author Darwin Porter accepted the challenge, and released »Katherine the Great«, a mammoth volume presenting a wealth of evidence that the late, great Kate was not necessarily straight. »Katharine the Great« takes an in-depth look at a Hepburn the public never knew, presenting information gleaned from interviews with Joan Crawford, Tallulah Bankhead, Patricia Peardon, Truman Capote, Garson Kanin and his wife Ruth Gordon, Hepburn’s »deflowerer« Kenneth MacKenna, and many more. In this 570-page unauthorized biography, Porter delves into the spicy sexual conquests of the Connecticut born and bred actress and her cadre of high-profile companions. Hepburn was indeed bisexual, and that she and American Express heiress Laura Harding conducted a closeted, long-term relationship from 1928 until Harding's death in 1994, a relationship that over-lapped her »lavender marriage« to Ludlow O. Smith who himself had gay affairs.