Ivoryton, CT, where we are staying, was familiar territory for Katharine Hepburn. She began her acting career at the Ivoryton Playhouse with her first major performance. Born in Hartford, her family owned a summer place in nearby Fenwick. Fenwick fittingly named their Cultural Arts Center for their most famous and favorite resident. It contains a small museum, free to the public, housed in the old Fenwick City Hall.Her place fronted on the sound with a spacious surround, a large pond and golf course behind, and only 40 neighbors when the place was first built. Above is a rear view of the house.
She had a brownstone in New York, but Fenwick was her favorite place to be. She shared this "cottage" with her brother and could be seen shopping, sailing, golfing or working around the yard by locals who gallantly respected her privacy.
My youngest daughter was an avid fan of Hepburn during her high school years, and had collected nearly every movie Hepburn made. I believe I've seen most of them.