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by Marc Eliot

  • ISBN: 1845130731
  • Category: Biographies
  • Author: Marc Eliot
  • Subcategory: Arts & Literature
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Aurum Press (February 25, 2005)
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • FB2 size: 1293 kb
  • EPUB size: 1119 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
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Cary Grant (born Archibald Alec Leach; January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986) was an English-born American actor, known as one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men. He was known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor, light-hear.

Cary Grant (born Archibald Alec Leach; January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986) was an English-born American actor, known as one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men. He was known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor, light-hearted approach to acting, and sense of comic timing. Grant was born in Horfield, Bristol

This being said, I approached Marc Eliot's biography with great excitement and hope-and was left with my feelings drastically dashed to bits upon the floor.

This being said, I approached Marc Eliot's biography with great excitement and hope-and was left with my feelings drastically dashed to bits upon the floor. Eliot's biography of Grant is very narrow-minded, gossipy, and tediously obsessed with the details of Grant's supposed bisexuality. Although the actor's sexual orientation is of little interest to a fan of the movie star and Hollywood legen As a long-time Cary Grant fan, I am perhaps biased to enjoy anything related to the actor.

Marc Eliot is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books on popular culture, among them the highly acclaimed biography Cary Grant, the award-winning Walt Disney: Hollywood’s Dark Prince, Down 42nd.

Marc Eliot is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books on popular culture, among them the highly acclaimed biography Cary Grant, the award-winning Walt Disney: Hollywood’s Dark Prince, Down 42nd Street, Take It from Me (with Erin Brockovich), Down Thunder Road: The Making of Bruce Springsteen, To the Limit: The Untold Story of the Eagles . I was most excited to read a biography about such a film legend. I just finished this book and was completely disappointed. I am wondering if Mr Eliot is even a Jimmy Stewart fan or just wanted to make a buck? As others have mentioned, there is little more than surface information on Jimmy Stewart.

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Cary Grant - A Class Apart Book Scans Marc Eliot Biography Book Scans Cary Grant Wall of Posters - It's Cary . Cary Grant was a leader in lobbying for Ingrid Bergman's return to Hollywood when it seemed everyone had turned against her, and then in welcoming her back to Hollywood.

Cary Grant - A Class Apart Book Scans Marc Eliot Biography Book Scans Cary Grant Wall of Posters - It's Cary, It's Awesome. In Notorious, Alfred Hitchcock sidestepped the Production Code's limit on how long a kiss may be held by breaking the one between Grant and Bergman into many short segments. Source: Ingrid: Ingrid Bergman, a Personal Biography.

So, my appreciation for the man's talent, style, and charm is equal to anyone's, but the reason that I like this biography so much is that it reveals the (even more interesting) real man. Gossip?

So, my appreciation for the man's talent, style, and charm is equal to anyone's, but the reason that I like this biography so much is that it reveals the (even more interesting) real man. Gossip?

Cary Grant transformed from runaway Archie Leach into the debonair screen icon that he is remembered as today. Grant got himself expelled the following year and, this time with his father's permission, rejoined Pender's troupe

Cary Grant transformed from runaway Archie Leach into the debonair screen icon that he is remembered as today. Learn more at Biography. Grant got himself expelled the following year and, this time with his father's permission, rejoined Pender's troupe. He traveled with the group for two years, performing in all types of acts from juggling to comedy bits to acrobatics.

PRAISE FOR CARY GRANT Reminds us that everyone wanted to be Cary Grant. Eliot's fascinating, sympathetic portrait is of a consummate performer who hid inner demons and used filmmaking to distance himself from reality (and four of his five wives). This new treatment by the author of the acclaimed WALT DISNEY undoubtedly will garner popular attention. Showbiz biographies tend to be all play and no work, but Eliot is as good on the movies as he is on the man.

Cary Grant : A Biography. Didn't like this much. The insights into Grant didn't seem that significant. I'm pretty new to biography. Book Format: Choose an option. probably, December 6, 2005.

Cary Grant is Hollywood's most fascinating and timeless star. Born Archibald Leach in Bristol, England, he went on to become the movies' favourite romantic lead, remarkably, for over thirty-five years. He starred in no less than seventy-two films, ranging from groundbreaking classic comedies like Howard Hawks' Bringing Up Baby to Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion and North by Northwest. He appeared opposite some of the most glamorous women of the silver screen: Mae West, Katharine Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Grace Kelly and Sophia Loren. But because of his pioneering role as an independent player Grant was repeatedly denied the Oscar he coveted. As this new and definitive biography shows, however, Grant's sparkling on-screen image hid a tumultuous private life and a tortured soul: five marriages, numerous affairs and even an eleven-year relationship with Randolph Scott. Above all, as Marc Eliot reveals, Cary Grant always wanted to be the intensely private individual that his Olympian screen reputation could never allow.
Reviews about Cary Grant: A Biography (7):
Tto
Marc Elliot writes excellent biographies. Having read a few, the Grant bio sheds light on a very popular actor. You might not like the character
Grant developed but he was very entertaining on the screen.
Saintrius
I love Cary Grant. This is a fun read, gossipy but not unfriendly. Not many photos in the Kindle version. It was first published in 2004.
Not-the-Same
The "Real" Cary Grant....still impressive..trying so hard.........but still affected by his upbringing... a serious look behind the scenes of his career in the Movies and Life
LiTTLe_NiGGa_in_THE_СribE
Excellent book. Well written and researched, gives a realistic, sympathetic picture of the man.
Nern
Excellent book for serious fans of the history of film and Hollywood as well as English actors. Informative. Couldn't put it down.
Gldasiy
Interesting background material on film industry in 1940's-70's as well as some intriguing insights into the person who became Cary Grant. I didn't find it compelling reading, finished it mainly because it was book of the month for my local book clip.
Chilldweller
This book was well researched and written. Many of the movies and events of Mr. Cary Grant's life were presented in more detail than most of us normal fans have ever experienced. And that is my one caution about the book - if you have loved and hold dear the Cary Grant mystique and "image" some of us have carried with us our entire lives, you may want to pass on this book. Why - well, it does reveal negatives about Mr. Grant's personality and include his negative evaluation and attitudes regarding some of the movies that otherwise have historically been highly regarded. On the other hand, there are some omissions. For example, while the autobiography of Ginger Rogers clearly discusses a relationship with Mr. Grant - but it is not mentioned in this book. And, while some of us have cherished "An Affair to Remember" and "Charade," there is little discussion of the "making of" and Mr. Grant's attitudes toward these classics - a disappointment for this reader. But if you want clearly written detail about the most of the early, middle, and late life of Cary Grant, this is the book for you.
I definitely recommend this biography!! Cary Grant has always appealed to me, by way of his quiet class and awesome acting ability! No one likes to know there are "dark sides" to their heroes, however, I am now aware of his struggles, bad marriages and other gossip as pertains to Him. You may feel shock and astonishment, but that will not make you love him less. In fact, you begin to understand and know Him better, love him more, and be reminded that we are not to judge one another. I found this biography to be a wonderful insight into who I consider the most charming, classy, loving actor of all time!

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