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Evenings with Cary Grant invites you to know one of the screen's greatest stars, shown through his own words and the lively and loving reminiscences of his friends, colleagues, and loved ones. This sublime, truthful, and candid portrait is drawn from other legends such as Katharine Hepburn, Gregory Peck, James Stewart, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Burt Reynolds, Sophia Loren, Quincy Jones, Deborah Kerr, and George Burns–over one hundred and fifty in all. It is also enhanced with material from Grant's personal papers.
Foreword by Barbara and Jennifer Grant
"Forget the other Grant books, this is it. Superb."–Kirkus Reviews
"It's a lovely, funny book about Cary."–Katharine Hepburn
"The first book about the real Cary–lively, warm, always entertaining, totally honest–like the man himself."–Gregory Peck
The book, too, is a treasury of photographs, a few well known and loved, many others rarely seen. They remind us of the handsome, elegant, antic but somehow serious player in such classic films as The Awful Truth, The Philadelphia Story, Notorious, To Catch a Thief, Indiscreet, An Affair to Remember, Charade, North by Northwest . . .
The Cary Grant we meet in these pages is almost everything we had hoped he would be: debonair, funny, poised, an unabashedly romantic lover. We also get to know a Grant who was humble, shy about public speaking, a surprisingly vulnerable human being, a seeker. He was a man of splendid incongruities. His clothes were impeccable; his demeanor, proper; but his jokes often reflected the bawdy music hall humor of his youth. He never wasted a dime, yet he shared his wealth with dozens and dozens of charities. He was a consummate professional, a sometimes irritating perfectionist.
In Evenings with Cary Grant, Nancy Nelson tells the richly detailed story of this young, spirited vaudevillian named Archie Leach, who transformed himself by sheer willpower, work, taste, talent, and perseverance into the incomparable Hollywood star. She also reveals his traumatic relationship with his mother, his medically supervised experiments with LSD, something of his failed marriages, and his final, enduring happiness with his wife Barbara.
Admired and loved as the quintessential leading man, Grant's most satisfying role came late in life. He called his much-adored daughter, Jennifer, his best production.
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"A truly wonderful read about a truly wonderful man."–Liza Minnelli
"Nancy Nelson has definitely captured the essence of CG in her wonderful book!"–Robert Wagner
"The biography Cary Grant deserves….This is the standout Grant Biography that should remain as his testament in print."–The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Here's a book as charming and likable as its subject–and that's saying a lot."–Booklist
"For a book about Grant that's almost as much fun as his films, this is the genuine article."–Variety
Nancy Nelson at first persuaded Cary Grant to make public appearances and then represented and accompanied him and his wife for his superb one-man show called A Conversation with Cary Grant. Through those evenings and in many more private conversations, she produced this unique book. She is president of The Nelson Agency and lives in New York City and Wainscott, New York, with her husband, attorney Bertrand M. Lanchner.
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Citadel (December 1, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
Distributor: Stage Voices Publishing