Maryann DiEdwardo's Memoir

Quoted in Wikpedia article on Katharine Hepburn, Maryann DiEdwardo has written a memoir based on the idea that Katharine Hepburn is her legacy.
The book is entitled The Legacy of Katharine Hepburn, Fine Art As A Way of Life.

The reference in wikipedia follows: Katharine Hepburn. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Hepburn#cite_ref-306 The author writes: "Maryann Pasda DiEdwardo has claimed that Hepburn's performances fostered a 'decisiveness toward a new vision of women.'307"

The book is available as an e-book and hard and soft copy:


http://books.google.com/books/about/The_Legacy_of_Katharine_Hepburn.html?id=Qd42kWLP0DMC

http://www.amazon.com/Legacy-Katharine-Hepburn-Fine-Memoir/dp/1434365328

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-legacy-of-katharine-hepburn-maryann-pasda-diedwardo/1008216832?ean=9781425960896

http://www.valorebooks.com/textbooks/legacy-of-katharine-hepburn-fine-art-as-a-way-of-life-a-memoir/9781425960896

Maryann's Blog
http://maryanndiedwardo.blogspot.com/2012/01/legacy-of-katharine-hepburn-my-memoir.htm


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katharine_Hepburn

Reference 308
Wikipedia
Katharine Hepburn

The legacy of Hepburn lies both on screen and off. Broadcaster Sheridan Morley has said she "broke the mold" for women in Hollywood,[307] where she brought a new breed of strong-willed females to the screen.[232] Film academic Andrew Britton wrote a monograph studying Hepburn's "key presence within classical Hollywood, a consistent, potentially radical disturbance",[300] and pinpoints her "central" influence in bringing feminist issues to the screen.[299] Maryann Pasda DiEdwardo has claimed that Hepburn's performances fostered a "decisiveness toward a new vision of women."[308] Off screen, Hepburn lived in a manner ahead of her time.[238] She thus came to symbolize the "modern woman" and played a part in changing attitudes towards the gender.[82][309] Horton and Simmons write, "Confident, intelligent and witty, four-time Oscar winner Katharine Hepburn defied convention throughout her professional and personal life ... Hepburn provided an image of an assertive woman whom [females] could watch and learn from."[310] After Hepburn's death, film historian Jeanine Basinger stated, "What she brought us was a new kind of heroine—modern and independent. She was beautiful, but she did not rely on that."[176] Mary McNamara, an entertainment journalist and reviewer for the Los Angeles Times wrote, "More than a movie star, Katharine Hepburn was the patron saint of the independent American female."[82] She was not universally revered by feminists, however, who were angered by her public declarations that women "cannot have it all", meaning a family and a career.[82]