An auction of Katharine Hepburn's possessions is expected to raise over $1 million (GBP600,000) - and reveal many of the late Hollywood great's secrets.

Items including love notes from tycoon Howard Hughes, address books containing the details of stars including SIR Laurence Olivier and SPENCER TRACEY, and Hepburn's paintings, which have never been seen before, are being offered at the New York branch of SOTHEBY'S in June (04).

Director LEILA DUNBAR comments, "Her iconic status is only matched by her zest for life at the fullest."

18/03/2004 13:34