Cary Grant: A Class Apart

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Columbia University Press, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 348 pages
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More than a biography, this is a savvy portrait of how Archie Leach, born to a poor working-class family in Bristol, England became Cary Grant, one of Hollywood's most irresistible and admired celebrities of all time.

 

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Born into a working class family in Bristol, England Archie Leach reinvented himself as Cary Grant and became the Hollywood icon for “gentlemanly grace”. Mr. McCann writes a beautiful biography. He ... Read full review

CARY GRANT: A Class Apart

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A delightful appreciation of the archetypal movie star who defined screen sophistication. In a pleasing mix of life story and film analysis, a seasoned biographer and teacher (Cambridge Univ ... Read full review

Contents

List of Photographs
ix
Acknowledgements
x
PROLOGUE
1
Archie Leach
11
A Mysterious Disappearance
20
A Place to Be
29
New York
39
Inventing Cary Grant
52
The Actor as Producer
143
The Pursuit of Happiness
166
The Last Romantic Hero
178
The Real World
195
The Discreet Celebrity
209
Old Cary Grant
220
EPILOGUE
233
Filmography
239

Hollywood
66
Never a Better Time
83
The Intimate Stranger
105
Suspicions
118
Bibliography
254
Notes
268
Index
337
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Graham McCann teaches at King's College, Cambridge University.

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