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Cary Grant : a biography
Cary Grant : a biography
by:Eliot, Marc.
"Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant." 'Cary Grant He is Hollywood's most fascinating and timeless star. Although he came to personify the debonair American, Cary Grant was born Archibald Leach on January 18, 1904, in the seaport village of Bristol, England. Combining the captivating beauty of silent-screen legend Rudolph Valentino with the masculine irresistibility of Clark Gable, Grant emerged as Hollywood's quintessential leading man. Today, "the man from dream city," as critic Pauline Kael once described him, remains forever young, an icon of quick wit, romantic charm, and urbane sophistication, the epitome of male physical perfection. Yet beneath this idealized movie image was a conflicted man struggling to balance fame with a desire for an intensely private life separate from the "Cary Grant" persona celebrated by directors and movie studios. Exploring Grant's troubled childhood, ambiguous sexuality, and lifelong insecurities as well as the magical amalgam of characteristics that allowed him to remain Hollywood's favorite romantic lead for more than thirty-five years, Cary Grant is the definitive examination of every aspect of Grant's professional and private life, and the first to reveal the man behind the movie star. Working with the most talented directors of his time, Grant starred in an astonishing seventy-two films, ranging from his groundbreaking comedic roles in such classics as Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks) and The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor) to the darker, unforgettable characters of Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion and Notorious, culminating in the consummate sophisticates of An Affair to Remember (Leo McCarey), North by Northwest (Hitchcock), and Charade (Stanley Donen). The camera loved Grant, and his magnetism helped illuminate his leading ladies, some of the most glamorous women ever to grace the silver screen: Mae West, Irene Dunne, Katharine Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Grace Kelly, and Sophia Loren, among others. Yet, because of his pioneering role as an independent player, Grant was repeatedly denied the Oscar he coveted'a snub from the Academy that would last until 1970, when he graciously accepted a special lifetime achievement award. Grant's sparkling image on-screen hid a tumultuous personal life that he tried desperately to keep out of the public eye, including his controversial eleven-year relationship with Randolph Scott, five marriages, and numerous affairs. Rigorously researched and elegantly written, Cary Grant: A Biography is a complete, nuanced portrait of the greatest Hollywood star in cinema history. From the Hardcover edition.
New York :Three Rivers Press, [2009], ©2004.
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ISBN: 9788426421708, 9780307554970, 030755497X, 8426421709
OCLC: 431442900

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Good stuff : a reminiscence of my father, Cary Grant
Good stuff : a reminiscence of my father, Cary Grant
by Grant, Jennifer,
New York :Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
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ISBN: 9780307267108, 0307267105
The Actors
The Actors
by Schickel, Richard,
eBook
ISBN: 9781612309958, 161230995X
Cary Grant : in name only
Cary Grant : in name only
by Morecambe, Gary,
London :Robson, 2003.
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ISBN: 1861056397, 9781861056399
Cary Grant : a celebration of style
Cary Grant : a celebration of style
by Torregrossa, Richard.
New York :Bulfinch Press, 2006.
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ISBN: 9780821257609, 0821257609
Shades of Jamie Dornan : the star of the major motion picture Fifty Shades of Grey
Shades of Jamie Dornan : the star of the major motion picture Fifty Shades of Grey
by Berry, Jo.
New York :Gallery Books, 2015.
eBook
ISBN: 1501107925, 9781501107924
Good stuff : a reminisce of my father, Cary Grant
Good stuff : a reminisce of my father, Cary Grant
by Grant, Jennifer,
New York :Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
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ISBN: 9780307267108, 0307267105
I said yes to everything : a memoir
I said yes to everything : a memoir
by Grant, Lee,
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ISBN: 0147516285, 9780147516282
A biography
A biography
by Baxter, John,
London :HarperCollins, 2003.
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ISBN: 9780007460151, 0007460155
Grant
Grant
by Feeney, F. X.
Köln :Taschen, cop. 2007.
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ISBN: 3822822124, 9783822822128
Johnny Depp : a biography
Johnny Depp : a biography
by Blitz, Michael.
Westport, Conn. :Greenwood Press, 2008.
eBook
ISBN: 9780313343018, 0313343012
Cary Grant, dark angel
Cary Grant, dark angel
by Wansell, Geoffrey,
New York :Arcade Pub., ©2011.
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ISBN: 1611453100, 9781611453102
Cary Grant : a celebration
Cary Grant : a celebration
by Schickel, Richard.
New York :Applause Books, ©1999.
Book
ISBN: 1557833389, 9781557833389
Cary Grant : a bio-bibliography
Cary Grant : a bio-bibliography
by Buehrer, Beverley Bare,
New York :Greenwood Press, 1990.
eBook
Hugh Grant : the unauthorised biography
Hugh Grant : the unauthorised biography
by Tresidder, Jody.
London :Virgin, 2004.
Book
ISBN: 0753509911, 9780753509913
Nicholson : a biography
Nicholson : a biography
by Eliot, Marc,
Book
ISBN: 030788838X, 9780307888389
Cary Grant : a life in pictures
Cary Grant : a life in pictures
by Dherbier, Yann-Brice.
London :Pavilion, 2011.
Book
ISBN: 1862059241, 9781862059245
Paul Newman : a biography
Paul Newman : a biography
by Borden, Marian Edelman.
Santa Barbara, Calif. :Greenwood, ©2011.
eBook
ISBN: 9780313383113, 0313383111
Cary Grant : a touch of elegance
Cary Grant : a touch of elegance
by Harris, Warren G.
Leicester :Ulverscroft, 1990, ©1987.
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ISBN: 0708921566, 9780708921562
McQueen : the biography
McQueen : the biography
by Sandford, Christopher,
eBook
ISBN: 0007381905, 9780007381906