The ultimate biography of this ever-popular star and icon, from a young Cambridge don who has already made his name with a much praised biography of Marilyn Monroe.Cary Grant made men seem like a good idea.
Tall, dark and handsome with a rare gift for light comedy, he played a leading man who liked to be led, a man of the world who was a man of the people.
Cary Grant was Hollywood's quintessential democratic gentleman.
Born in England as Archie Leach, made famous in America as Cary Grant, he was a star for more than 30 years, in more than 70 movies, his popularity still intact when he brought his career to a close.
He was never replaced: nobody else talked like that, looked like that, behaved like that.
He was a class apart. Cary Grant never explained how he came to play `Cary Grant' so well. `Nobody is every truthful about his own life,' he said. `There are always ambiguities.' This book explores the ambiguities in the life and work of Cary Grant: a working class Englishman who portrayed a well-bred American; the playful entertainer who became a powerful businessman; the intimate stranger who was often the seduced male.
Thorough and meticulously researched, this book is a dazzling and entertaining account of Cary Grant's broad and enduring appeal.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 432 pages, (2x8 page section)
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 01/07/1997
- Category: Individual actors & performers
- ISBN: 9781857025743