Cary Grant: A Class Apart

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Columbia University Press, May 1, 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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"Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant," said Archie Leach, better known as Hollywood star Cary Grant. A professor at Kings College, Cambridge, and author of biographies on ... Read full review

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I was also a patient of Dr. Arthur Chandler in the 1960's. He had been doing research on LSD under a federal grant. By the time I started he no longer had access to LSD since it was becoming the hippie's wonder drug. I was given handfuls of pills, who knows what they were. Hallucinogens, I know one was psyllocibin, whatever that is. I laid on a couch in a dark room and hallucinated to classical records. Occasionally Dr. Chandler or his helper Billy, would say something like, " What happens next?" That was it. Freudian drug analysis. My result- hate drugs. Got me through the hippie thing. Susan Huntington 

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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