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  Almanac of Theodore Roosevelt Hepburn Act 1906
The Hepburn Act of 1906 strengthened the Interstate Commerce Commission, stating the government's regulatory power more definitively.
The Hepburn Act empowered the ICC to change a railroad rate to one it considered "just and reasonable," after a full hearing of a complaint.
The Mann-Elkins Act placed the burden of proof on the railroads; for the first time, they would have to actively demonstrate that a rate was reasonable.
www.theodore-roosevelt.com /hepburnact.html   (87 words)

 Audrey Hepburn - L'Ange des Enfants
Despite her glamour, charm and elegance, Hepburn is one star who has always been seen to have real heart.
Traveling to areas afflicted by famine and devastation, Hepburn worked to raise public awareness of the plight faced by children in times of crisis.
Her own acting technique, such as it was, simply consisted of hard work, intense concentration - and instinct.
www.audrey1.com   (769 words)

  Theater |   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In act one, the actress, first dripping from her daily swim, then slinky in a period playsuit and open-toed pumps, has fled to Fenwick after being dubbed " box-office poison " by the Hollywood press.
She doesn’t wed the eccentric tycoon, but the act concludes, as the hurricane of 1938 starts to blow, with the delivery of a package from him, along with a note that reads, " Since your career is in the toilet, I thought I would buy you a plunger.
Her head wobbling to indicate Parkinson’s disease, her hair the familiar tangled upsweep of gray curls, this older Hepburn is recovering from a broken ankle; she sports both a walking cast and a cane.
www.bostonphoenix.com /boston/arts/theater/documents/02164902.htm   (739 words)

 Katherine Hepburn Comes Alive
In the first act, 1938, Hepburn is shown in her country estate preparing her usual tea at five--emblem of the rich country squires of Connecticut.
Hepburn is portrayed as a spoiled rich brat, full of egotism, a consummate snob, and a self indulgent, self-involved, prima donna.
She captures very perfectly Hepburn's tremors, her creaking voice due to her illness, and, in a rather touching moment, recalls her brother's suicide and her father's refusal to acknowledge it.
www.nytheatre-wire.com /mc03041t.htm   (509 words)

 CNN.com - A new role for Capt. Janeway - Apr. 9, 2003
Hepburn has returned home from California after being labeled "box-office poison" by theater owners because of a series of flops that followed a 1933 Oscar for her role in "Morning Glory." In the latest blow, she learns that she has lost the part of Scarlett O'Hara in "Gone With the Wind" to Vivien Leigh.
It is during this act that Hepburn relates the painful story of having to cut down the body of her adored 15-year-old brother after he hanged himself.
She said one big difference between her and Hepburn, who never had children, is that the latter had a "myopic focus on her career" while Mulgrew said her own life has been enhanced by the choice to have a husband and children.
www.cnn.com /2003/SHOWBIZ/TV/04/09/leisure.hepburn.reut   (911 words)

 Federal Control Laws Railroads
Later and under the Act of August 9, 1917, the number of the commissioner was increased to nine, and again and under the Transportation Act of February 28, 1920, the size of the commission was raised to eleven.
Return.—The act fixes the rate of return to the carriers at 51/2 per cent, to which may be added, in the discretion of the commission, not exceeding one-half of one per cent for improvements, betterments or equipment for the two years beginning March 1, 1920.
By act of April 14, 1910, all railroads are required to equip their cars with sill steps, hand brakes, ladders, running boards and grab irons, and the commission was authorized to designate the number, dimensions, location and manner of application of appliances.
www.oldandsold.com /articles32n/law-37.shtml   (1384 words)

 FindLaw for Legal Professionals - Case Law, Federal and State Resources, Forms, and Code
Act" in language which does not logically admit of limiting the section's coverage to carriers that have refused "to deal with independent producers" or achieved "monopoly" status.
In the Pipe Line Cases, supra, it was held that the Hepburn Act converted into common carriers for hire all private pipe-line companies "engaged in the transportation of oil or other commodity" across state lines, a decision which meant that all such companies are by law required to offer their services to the public.
The Hepburn Act was passed in 1906 as an amendment to the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887, 24 Stat.
caselaw.lp.findlaw.com /cgi-bin/getcase.pl?navby=case&court=us&vol=341&invol=290   (7347 words)

 sfweekly.com | Culture | Stage | Bringing Up Kate | 2005-06-15
Mulgrew's acting embodies the idea that "life is in the details." But the true classiness of the actor's performance has little to do with the extent to which she imitates the physical qualities of the screen icon.
Indeed, it is the physical side of Mulgrew's performance that propels Act 2 with its candid accounts of Hepburn's beloved brother Tom's suicide at the age of 15, her decision not to have children, and the ups and downs of her 27-year relationship with actor Spencer Tracy.
Instead of grabbing the phone off the hook and barking into the receiver as she did in Act 1, the elderly Hepburn of Act 2 has quite a job simply deciphering the phone numbers in her address book thanks to her poor eyesight and twitching head.
www.sfweekly.com /Issues/2005-06-15/culture/stage_1.html   (1061 words)

 Hepburn Act: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Hepburn Act
The Hepburn Act of 1906 gave the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) the power to force railroads to obey orders.
If the railroads protested, the ICC's conditions would be in effect until the outcome of litigation said otherwise.
By the Hepburn Act, the ICC's authority was extended to cover bridges[?], terminals, ferries, sleeping cars, and express[?] companies.
www.encyclopedian.com /he/Hepburn-Act.html   (87 words)

 BBC NEWS | Have Your Say | Your tributes to Katharine Hepburn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
She was truly a class act both on and off the screen.
Katharine Hepburn will be remembered both for her talent and determination to live life on her terms.
Katharine Hepburn was one of the greatest screen actresses of the 20th century.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/talking_point/3030812.stm   (2374 words)

 The Audrey Hepburn Story
She is not, however, Audrey Hepburn, and try as she might, she is unable to embody the gamine actress in the made-for-television biopicThe Audrey Hepburn Story.
Making the Hepburn bio was a gusty move for Hewitt, and one has to admire her chutzpah.
I have to say setting aside Hewitt's unfortunate attempt at Hepburn's accent and less than realistic acting, the film at least delved into lesser known areas of her life such as her early hopes of being a ballerina, her time during the war, and her very early career.
www.virtshops.com /dvds/reviews/B00004STRE.html   (493 words)

 Printable Version   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Biographies of Katharine Hepburn have expanded on how Spencer Tracy's darkness dragged on her lightness, how she cleaned up after him when he got smashed (once, he hit her).
Our fiery heroine had to be damped, domesticated, cut down to size by her man. In the 1942 ‘‘Woman of the Year,'' the polyglot, glam foreign affairs columnist Tess Harding, based on the Herald Tribune's Dorothy Thompson, ends up in an apron cooking breakfast to woo her husband back.
In his new memoir of his May-December friendship with Hepburn, A.Scott Berg, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Charles Lindbergh, Sam Goldwyn and Maxwell Perkins, writes that Kate was deeply ambivalent about ‘‘capitulating'' on the ending.
www.helenair.com /articles/2003/07/17/opinions/c04071703_02.prt   (453 words)

 Tea at Five - Matthew Lombardo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Katherine Hepburn, in Act One at thirty-one years old, is striding around the living room of her Connecticut home talking to someone.
And in Act Two, when Hepburn is seventy-six years old and seemingly much more the persona of a woman who guards her privacy and has secrets to keep, the question of why all this is happening becomes much more glaring.
In Act One Hepburn is bitching about a string of recent flops, and spends time on the phone to her agent making it very clear to him that, of course, she's the only possible actress to play Scarlet O'Hara.
www.culturevulture.net /Theater5/TeaatFive.htm   (515 words)

 Playbill Features: Great Kate!: Kate Mulgrew Plays Katharine Hepburn in Tea at Five
Act One features Hepburn at age 31, in flight from Hollywood—where she has been branded box-office poison by Louis B. Mayer—and plotting her comeback; in Act Two, Hepburn is 76, reflecting upon her legendary life.
Hepburn is not only one of the very the last living stars of her rank and caliber, but she is one of the 20th century's most notable personalities.
This is one of Hepburn's finest performances—alternately heartbreaking and hilariously funny, altogether tenderly wrought, and a testament to her ability to fuse comedic and dramatic touches.
www.playbill.com /features/article/76774.html   (1870 words)

 Tea at Five
Lombardo likes to say of the two Hepburns that Act I shows who she is, and Act II shows why she is who she is.
The majority of Lombardo's latest revisions were in Act I. One of the scenes depicts a painful turning point in Hepburn's life -- her failure to win the coveted role of Scarlett O'Hara in Gone With the Wind.
In spite of any dissent voiced by Hepburn's relatives, it seems obvious that the playwright has crafted a piece that is, on the whole, a celebration of the screen legend's unyielding spirit.
www.totallykate.com /teafive/freetime.html   (905 words)

 Hepburn Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hepburn Act of 1906 gave the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) the power set maximum railroad rates, and led to the discontinuation of free passes to loyal shippers.
For any railroad that resisted, the ICC's conditions would be in effect until the outcome of litigation said otherwise.
Along with The Elkins Act of 1903, the Hepburn Act was a subset of one of President Theodore Roosevelt's major goals, United States railroad regulation.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hepburn_Act   (134 words)

They both were farmers who loved the Lord and as they hoed their rows in A MIGHTY STRAIGHT LINE, so lived they their lives before the Father.
Just remember, we are a family-oriented company and are looking for acts that are good for the whole family.
With a banging door entrance, Katharine Hepburn made her dramatic entry in a grandiose manner.
www.act1productions.com   (1081 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Hepburn said to [MGM studio boss] Louis B. Mayer, "This is the way it's going to be, or I'm out the door." And she walked!
It's in two acts, [the first in] 1931, [when Hepburn is] being labeled box-office poison and waiting to see if she's going to be the next Scarlett O'Hara—which, we all mercifully know, she was not.
And you understand why she was the star she was after all is revealed in Act 2—the death and suicide [by hanging] of her brother.
www.seattleweekly.com /features/printme.php3?eid=64065   (976 words)

 The woman who gave us 'calla lilies' - and more | csmonitor.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Hepburn was social graces and mateyness and clear-eyed intelligence glinting during Depression years.
Yet it's not the Hepburn bio that made her a must-see during a career with its ups and downs (she was "almost ideally miscast" as Viola in "Twelfth Night" on the stage, said one account).
The skill and the persona, the stride, the standup air, the emotion brimming beneath the enamel, and, yes, the cackle was indulgent.
www.csmonitor.com /2003/0701/p03s02-ussc.html   (612 words)

 The Audrey Hepburn Story
She is not, however, Audrey Hepburn, and try as she might, she is unable to embody the gamine actress in the made-for-television biopic The Audrey Hepburn Story.
The daughter of a baroness, Hepburn's family is reduced to refugee status by the end of WWII, her father missing and presumed dead.
JLH did an excellent job depicting the life of Audrey Hepburn, she showed the same elligence and beauty as Hollie Golightly, and the same innocence and wonder as Princess Anne and Sabrina.
www.elipsiselectronics.com /B00004STRA/The_Audrey_Hepburn_Story.html   (1306 words)

 Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Living / Arts / In Hepburn's classic role, Close is a 'Lion'
Until you see her in the role, that is. And then you understand that the fierce Close is there to out-act Hepburn, who won an Oscar for her formidable, crowning performance in the 1968 version.
Close is there to dazzle us with her chops, to turn Hepburn's fiendishly clever Eleanor of Aquitaine into a volcanic acting showcase.
Still, the script's the thing in "The Lion in Winter." The familial loyalties and deceptions turn on a dime, and the rhythms of the dialogue trump the acting flaws.
www.boston.com /news/globe/living/articles/2004/05/21/in_hepburns_classic_role_close_is_a_lion   (648 words)

 MetroLine - Feb. 02/02
In Act One, it is 1938 and Hepburn’s career is on a downswing after several failed films that garnered her the nickname of “Box Office Poison”.
In regard to Lombardo’s ability to bring Hepburn’s life to the stage through his words Mulgrew says, “he is a kind of genius, he has an eerie grasp on Hepburn.” When posed with the question of which act they prefer, both Lombardo and Mulgrew hesitate to choose.
He describes Act One as a “staccato song” while the second act is a “legato type of song”.
www.totallykate.com /teafive/metrolin.html   (849 words)

 The Cellar - Katherine Hepburn Dead at 96
She won an unequalled four Academy Awards, and was nominated for a total of 12 while starring in some of the greatest films of all time.
Hepburn was a liberated woman long before society began to accept the concept.
06-30-2003 06:33 PM Katherine Hepburn was great because she always played a woman with a sense of humor and a brain.
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 New Laws   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Hepburn Act, passed soon after, gave Congress even more power over the railroads.
In addition, Roosevelt passed the Newlands Act of 1902, which gave subsidies for irrigation in sixteen western states.
Another conservation-oriented bill was the Antiquities Act of 1906 that protected large areas of land.
www.digisys.net /users/benwood/progressivism/webdoc2.htm   (198 words)

 Historical Political Events for June 29
The Hepburn Act is passed by Congress, further increasing the governments hold on the railroads.
Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, which increased the Federal support portion to 90%, is signed into law by President Eisenhower, authorizing funds for the interstate highway system.
Still, what is interesting about this government activity is that it is one of the few government acts that has been beneficial to the citizens, having a high ratio of productivity to fraud.
perspicuity.net /cgi/disp_day.cgi?06&29&1999   (286 words)

 Encyclopedia: Hepburn Act   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Interstate Commerce Commission was created by the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887, which was signed into law by President Grover Cleveland.
The Elkins Act of 1903 strengthened the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 by forbidding rebates to shippers.
1906 in law The American Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 created the Interstate Commerce Commissirs of the commission were appointed by the President with the consent of the Senate.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Hepburn-Act   (386 words)

 Washington Blade Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The second act presents Hepburn more than 40 years later, suffering the effects of a serious car accident and contemplating her retirement from films.
The Hepburn legend hangs on cheekbones, fierce Yankee independence, wit, and wearing pants long before it was fashionable.
Off-screen, gay screenwriter Arthur Laurents remembers Hepburn as maintaining a slavish devotion to her own contrived persona, and having almost zero sense of humor.
www.washblade.com /print.cfm?content_id=4637   (533 words)

 L&I: Roots of reform
The Factory Act of 1889 set up the office and empowered it to hire six deputy inspectors—a man and a woman for each of the three regions of Pennsylvania, eastern, central, and western—to visit manufacturing sites.
The act applied only to factories where any women or children were employed, so all-male workplaces could violate most of these provisions and go uncorrected or unpunished.
Probably the greatest limitation of the original act was that a force of six inspectors was grossly inadequate to cover a state of the size and industrial complexion of Pennsylvania, especially when the only means of intercity travel was by horse and buggy, local passenger train, or trolley car.
www.dli.state.pa.us /landi/cwp/view.asp?A=11&Q=59307   (971 words)

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