Cary Grant a Life in Pictures: A Life in Pictures

Cary Grant a Life in Pictures: A Life in Pictures

Hardback Life in Pictures

By (author) Yann-Brice Dherbier

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  • Publisher: PAVILION BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 258mm x 292mm x 32mm | 1,542g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1862059241
  • ISBN 13: 9781862059245
  • Illustrations note: Photography throughout
  • Sales rank: 1,522,787

Product description

Cary Grant enjoys a special status in Hollywood; he embodies masculine chic. He was the inspiration for Ian Fleming's famous British spy, James Bond: a mixture of chic, virility and sex appeal. Interestingly, in 1962, Cary Grant actually turned down the role of agent 007, James Bond, in the film Dr No. However, far from being just a dandy with a sense of humour, Cary Grant was an accomplished actor, nominated twice for an Oscar and five times for a Golden Globe, as well as Alfred Hitchcock's favourite actor. This book provides a pictorial account of his fascinating life story. It's the story of Archie Leach, born in England into poverty, and who transformed himself into Cary Grant and became rich and famous in America. With his suave, debonair personality, he conquered Hollywood and became an intimate friend of Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Sofia Loren. He was a leading man for over 30 years and ended his days as an influential actor and businessman, with all the trappings of success - a magnificent manor house, a private jet and the sumptuous leather of a Rolls-Royce, with a 'CG1' licence plate.

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Author information

Yann-Brice Dherbier is also the editor of "Steve McQueen" and the coeditor of "Audrey Hepburn," "Elizabeth Taylor," "Grace Kelly," "Michael Jackson," and "Sophia Loren."

Review quote

"Handsome; Cary Grant was both a troubled man and a manufactured myth and, for the most part, "Cary Grant: A Life in Pictures "does an effective job of telling both stories."