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SIGNED AND INSCRIBED 'PHILADELPHIA 5'
PEN AND INK
25 X 17 3/4 INCHES
PROVENANCE: THE ESTATE OF KATHARINE HEPBURN
ILLUSTRATED: THE NEW YORK TIMES, 15 NOVEMBER 1981
EXHIBITED: 'THE ILLUSTRATORS. THE BRITISH ART OF ILLUSTRATION 1837-2015',
NOVEMBER 2015 - JANUARY 2016, NO 200
The writer, actor and director, Ernest Thompson, is probably best known for his play, On Golden Pond (1978), which, in 1981, was made into a successful film starring Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda. Its successor, The West Side Waltz, opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, in New York, on 19 November 1981. The play concerns Margaret Mary Elderdice (Katherine Hepburn), an ageing, widowed pianist living in an apartment on the Upper West Side of New York, and her relationship with a younger violinist, Cara Varnum (Dorothy Loudon).