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RR Auctions Katharine Hepburn Outstanding ALS signed “Kate”

RR Auctions Katharine HepburnOutstanding ALS signed “Kate,” one page, 5 x 8, personal letterhead, June 16 [1967]. Hepburn writes to Armina, noting at the top, “I’m staying at Spence’s.” In full: “You are right—I said to myself even one second after it happened—It is best—My brain knows it—no anticipation—no struggle—just end—It was instantaneous—and I know that it is a best way to die—But the finality is appalling I am sure you know—you just cannot believe it—Here—gone—It is so sad—All the years—All the shared struggles—And I know that you are right too that time can’t heal it just forces you to change your own path—Well—not much to say—I was lucky to know him & you were sweet to write such a dear letter.” In fine condition. Tracy died six days earlier, on June 10. Hepburn would later recount in her memoir that, after hearing the crash of a dropped teacup, she found Tracy on the kitchen floor, where he had succumbed to a heart attack. Handwritten letters relating to this most important of her personal relationships take a place among the rarest and most coveted examples of Hepburn autograph material. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

 

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