Evenings with Cary Grant: Recollections in His Own Words and by Those who Knew Him Best

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Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 411 pages
(Applause Books). Charming, witty, effortlessly debonair, and elegant, Cary Grant was the ultimate leading man, a silver screen icon who seemed to embody all that a movie star should be. But beneath the glamour was a real and complicated man surprisingly vulnerable, unabashedly romantic, often exacting perfectionist who rose above a traumatic childhood and failed marriages to become an incomparable Hollywood legend. In this sublimely truthful and candid portrait, biographer Nancy Nelson draws on interviews with Grant, as well as material from his personal papers, along with loving, revelatory reminiscences from some of his closest friends and loved ones including Katharine Hepburn, Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Quincy Jones, James Stewart, and many more to reveal the vaudevillian, actor, lover, and father. With a treasury of both well-loved and rarely seen photographs and a foreword by Grant's wife, Barbara, and daughter, Jennifer, this is the definitive biography of one of the screen's greatest stars.

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User Review  - tnilsson - LibraryThing

Enjoyable book, but I hoped it would give more anecdotes about Cary Grant's movie career: how he made his movies, stories from the set, etc. It's more of a memoir about what it was like to be Cary Grant when off-set than on. Read full review

EVENINGS WITH CARY GRANT: Recollections in His Own Words and by Those Who Knew Him Best

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Engaging, warm chronological memoir of Cary Grant, assembled from his own words and those of friends and fellow actors by Nelson, who represented Grant on the lecture circuit during his last years ... Read full review

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