The two celebrities, who are attending the Museum’s 25th anniversary gala that evening as special guests, will talk with fans and sign autographs to support the museum and its exhibition “Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen,” being previewed that evening in a private gala “25 Years of DAZZLE!” before its public opening October 2.
The fashion museum’s exhibition on Hepburn features costumes and other items, many never put on display, from Miss Hepburn’s personal collection of performance clothes given to the museum by her estate in 2008.
Mr. Osborne, who will be introducing a video on Miss Hepburn as part of the gala’s program, is an internationally recognized film historian. In addition to hosting Turner Classic Movies, Mr. Osborne covered Hollywood and the film industry as a reporter, is an authority on the Academy Awards, and regularly interviews the many personalities who have shaped American film.
Miss Rutherford, in addition to her role in Gone With the Wind, is also known to classic movie fans as Mickey Rooney’s girlfriend Polly Benedict in the immensely popular Andy Hardy series of the late 30s and early 40s, and co-starred or appeared in featured roles in such films as Pride and Prejudice (1940), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947), and Adventures of Don Juan (1948). She also is known to classic radio fans as Blondie, and she played Suzanne Pleshette's mother on TV's The Bob Newhart Show (1972-1978).
“We are delighted Mr. Osborne and Miss Rutherford are supporting the museum in such a wonderful, personal way,” said Jean Druesedow, director of the Kent State University Museum. “For those who have an interest in movies, being able to talk with them is a rare treat.”
During this two-hour window of opportunity there will be a special admission of $15 for visitors. This charge includes the opportunity to request an autograph from Mr. Osborne and Miss Rutherford, as well as a chance to see the exhibits currently open to the public.
For more about attending the autograph opportunity at the Kent State University Museum, call 330.672.3450 or visit www.kent.edu/
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