Cary Grant

  • by Marc Eliot
  • Narrated by Marc Eliot
  • 15 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Bringing up Baby. The Philadelphia Story. North by Northwest. An Affair to Remember. When Cary Grant passed away at age 82, fans from every generation mourned. Nearly 20 years later his star shines just as brightly from television and revival-house screens; his name remains synonymous with effortless charm. But perhaps the most remarkable fact about Grant, as renowned biographer Marc Eliot shows, is that his personal life was every bit as interesting and dramatic as that of any character he ever played. The new details Eliot has uncovered, on everything from the former Archibald Leach's troubled childhood to his ambiguous sexuality to his dabbling with LSD, will satisfy even the fan who has read everything previously available. Equally compelling is Eliot's incisive exploration of the magical amalgam of talent, looks, and charisma that made Grant a star.

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What the Critics Say

"Eliot's fascinating, sympathetic portrait is of a consummate performer who hid inner demons and used filmmaking to distance himself from reality." (Publishers Weekly)

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Very Entertaining

The amount of detail and insider information in this book is astounding. The author reads his own work in a very entertaining fashion. Absolutely entertaining read. This one made me look forward to my morning workout (that's when I can listen to audible books). I grew up watching old Cary Grant movies on TV and now I know the story behind the making of some of my favorite films. I highly recommend!
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- David

Book Theme: Cary Grant is GAY, & in a few flims...

I felt like the author focused too much on Mr. Grant's sexuality. Something, the Actor spent a lot of his time and money denying. After reading this book my thoughts are that maybe he might have had a homosexual affair or two, but that he wasn't a homosexual. I was married 5 times to 5 diffrent woman. If the marriages were just to hide his true nature, then why would he keep marrying such different and such difficult woman?

I did enjoy many parts of this book though. The history of the flims, Mr. Grant acted in was very interesting. And I loved how the author expalined Cary Grant's view on how he wanted to be seen in his flims. He choose parts in which the leading ladies were always pursuing him, never the other way around. Smart move. That way, the audience was always wanting more.
And it is safe to say, we still are.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-22-2004
  • Publisher: Books on Tape