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Pictured: Howard Hughes' Emerald & Diamond Engagement Ring set in Platinum gifted to Katharine Hepburn sold for £85,000. <br />
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A cache of intimate love letters sent from Hollywood icon Katharine Hepburn to business magnate Howard Hughes have come to light.<br />
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The pair began a high-profile relationship in 1937, two years after they were introduced by Hepburn's friend Cary Grant during the filming of Sylvia Scarlett.<br />
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At first, the four time Academy Award winner spurned Hughes' advances as she was reportedly unimpressed by his legendary swagger.<br />
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But, in time, his perseverance paid off and she fell madly in love with him following a series of dates.<br />
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In total, she penned 55 handwritten steamy letters, notes and postcards between August 1937 through to December 1938, almost one a week.