All That Glitters is Not Gold is a series of brass multiples created to go with Casting Couch. In Casting Couch, fourteen Old Hollywood actresses are cited. In their heyday, their own thoughts and opinions were often silenced. These multiples were created to represent their voice and to encourage conversation.
The multiples are small works of art that can be displayed, but can also be worn as jewelry. Because of the two magnets, the sky is the limit.
Katharine Houghton Hepburn was born in 1907 and grew up in an affluent family with educated and progressive parents. Her father was a urologist, and her mother an active suffragette.
After graduating from Bryn Mawr College, Katharine began getting small roles in plays in stock theatre and on Broadway. After being fired from several productions and some flops, she finally broke into stardom in 1932.
Film offers followed and her early films brought her international fame. She received an Academy Award for her third picture, Morning Glory (1933). However, this was followed by a series of commercial failures and Katharine was labeled box office poison in 1938.
Hepburn contrived her own comeback, buying out her studio contract and acquiring the film rights to The Philadelphia Story, which she sold on the condition that she be the star. That film was a hit and landed her a third Academy Award nomination.
In the 1940s, she was teamed with Spencer Tracy. They starred in nine films together, and began a relationship that lasted 26 years, ending only with Tracy’s death.
In the latter half of her life, Hepburn challenged herself as she tackled Shakespearean stage productions and a range of literary roles. She earned three more Oscars for her work in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968), and On Golden Pond (1981). She made her final screen appearance at the age of 87.
Katharine was known for her wilfulness, temperament and sophistication, both in her personal life and in the roles she played. With her unconventional lifestyle and the independent characters she brought to the screen, Hepburn embodied the “modern woman”. Hepburn won four Oscars — the record to date.
In 2003, she died at the age of 96 at her home in Old Saybrook, Connecticut.