Cary Grant: A Biography by Marc Eliot audiobook

Cary Grant: A Biography: A Biography

By Marc Eliot
Read by Marc Eliot

Random House Audio 9780307209832
15.35 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781415917305

Bringing up BabyThe Philadelphia StoryNorth by NorthwestAn 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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Bringing up BabyThe Philadelphia StoryNorth by NorthwestAn 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Highly readable…Glimpses of the debonair leading man’s dark side are the most intriguing elements of this welcome biography.” People (3 stars)
“Eliot gives us a Grant we’ve never fully glimpsed before.” Vogue
“A fascinating and thorough portrait…Eliot does a good job of cracking the screen fantasy.” Esquire
“Keeping the actor’s astonishing career firmly in view, Eliot assembles a portrait that shows the dark shadows behind the gleaming facade, while also revealing Grant’s own shrewdness in maintaining that fictional persona.” Washington Post
“[A] fascinating, sympathetic portrait.” Publishers Weekly
“Although numerous biographies of Grant have appeared, this legendary film icon continues to fascinate and perplex both biographers and readers, and this new treatment by the author of the acclaimed Walt Disney undoubtedly will garner popular attention…Grant still emerges as the ultimate charmer, possessing all the charisma, humor, and dramatic appeal of his legendary screen persona.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Marc Eliot

Author Bio: Marc Eliot

Marc Eliot is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen books on popular culture, among them the highly acclaimed Cary Grant, the award-winning Walt Disney: Hollywood’s Dark Prince, and American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood. He writes for a number of publications and frequently speaks about film to universities, film groups, and on radio and television. He lives in New York City and Woodstock, New York.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 15.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English