Geoffrey Wansell Cary Grant: Haunted Idol

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Cary Grant: Haunted Idol

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9780006367994: Cary Grant: Haunted Idol

An illustrated biography of Hollywood's most glamorous and enigmatic leading man.

His signature jaw line and charismatic characters made him an American symbol. His films, including Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, and North by Northwest, were timeless classics. However, Grant was also married five times and sustained a tortured, obsessive relationship with money. In this beautifully illustrated and comprehensive book, Geoffrey Wansell traces the threads of both light and darkness in one of Holly-wood’s greatest stars. As his friend and co-star Deborah Kerr wrote, he was “one of the most outstanding personalities in the history of the cinema.” 150 black-and-white photographs

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Cary Grant epitomizes the glamour and style of Hollywood's golden age. And the photographs in Geoffrey Wansell's book, Cary Grant: Dark Angel, capture that essence. The pictures--studio publicity stills, movie posters, candid paparazzi snapshots and family photos--carry the reader through the stages of Grant's life as he moves from one role to another and one love to another. The photos are so good they speak for themselves. Quotes from such celebrities as Marlene Dietrich and Sophia Loren and film critic Pauline Kael add to the viewing pleasure in this encounter with the dashing Hollywood icon.

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Born Archie Leach, the only child of a poor tailor's presser and an unstable mother, in Bristol, England, in 1904, Cary Grant became what the critic Pauline Kael once memorably called "the fairy-tale hero". In Geoffrey Wansell's illuminating study the author traces the threads of both light and dark in this Hollywood immortal.

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Published by HarperCollins Distribution Ser (1984)
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Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Ser, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006367992

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