1932 - Katharine Hepburn as Antiope
in ''The Warrior's Husband'',
217 West 45th Street
Katharine Hepburn, at 24 years old; started in Broadway theater before making films, her first play was in 1928.
She lived most of her life (60 of her 96 years) in a townhouse on East 49th Street. between 2nd & 3rd Avenues.
The curtain rises on the terrace of Hippolyta's Palace in Pontus, capital of the Land of the Amazons.
What manner of men these strange Greeks be is soon discovered by the Amazons when Theseus (Colin Keith-Johnston) runs away with Antiope (a blonde thin-cheeked girl named Katharine Hepburn). Theseus also manages to abduct, with Antiope, the Girdle, symbol of feminine supremacy. A sort of home-made and reverse Lysistrata, The Warrior's Husband terminates in a more discreet revel than the authentic Greek revel provided.
Praise, too, for Miss Hepburn as the volatile but vulnerable warrior and for Mr. Johnston is indicated...
__________Gr. Myth. a queen of the Amazons, whose magic girdle is obtained by Hercules as one of his twelve labors also Hippolyte Hip·pol′y·te′ (-tē′) How you say????