Thursday Mar 12
It's time to re-frame Classic Hollywood's leading ladies. You may know them as the darlings of your favourite classic films, but there was so much more to them than what their filmography has left behind. Far from the damsels in distress or eligible bachelorettes they often played, these women were Hollywood powerhouses in their own right. Join Caitlin Mulroney (AKA @mytechwardrobe) to learn more about the life of Philadelphia Story star Katharine Hepburn, one of Classic Hollywood's true originals. The Philadelphia Story was a pivotal moment in Hepburn's career for reasons you may not be expecting. You just might see this classic romantic comedy in a whole new light!
Caitlin is the founder of My Tech Wardrobe, an Instagram account about navigating casual dress codes in the workplace, building confidence as a young professional, and finding your personal style. With an education in History and a passion for Classic Hollywood film and vintage fashion, she can't wait to re-contextualize the ladies of the silver screen for modern audiences.
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
This classic romantic comedy focuses on Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn), a Philadelphia socialite who has split from her husband, C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant), due both to his drinking and to her overly demanding nature. As Tracy prepares to wed the wealthy George Kittredge (John Howard), she crosses paths with both Dexter and prying reporter Macaulay Connor (James Stewart). Unclear about her feelings for all three men, Tracy must decide whom she truly loves.