Cary Grant: In Name Only

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In an era when glamour was prevalent, Cary Grant became one of Hollywood's iconic leading men, starring in over 70 films, including the Hitchcock films, North by Northwest, Suspicion, Notorious and To Catch a Thief. milieu of provincial, post-Victorian Bristol. The authors of this biography explore how he overcame the difficulties of his dysfunctional and unprivileged background and built his career. A reporter once asked Grant, Who is Cary Grant? His telling response was, When you find out, tell me. the projected screen image. Grant's private life was kept strictly secret at the time, when there was rigid studio control of stars and much less press intrusion than in contemporary times. Here, the authors uncover what happened off the film sets.

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About the author (2004)

Gary Morecambe, the son of Eric Morecambe, grew up knowing Roger Moore and his father knew Cubby Broccoli and Sean Connery. Gary has been a full-time writer since 1982, with work ranging from biography to fiction.

Martin Sterling is a familiar voice to BBC Radio listeners. A professional writer since 1993, he has written five books and is also a playwright and journalist contributing to publications as diverse as the Independent and Woman's Weekly. This book contains an exclusive interview with Pierce Brosnan by Martin Sterling.

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