carey grant

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  1. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    among other things, it was stated that in real life carey grant was not sophisticated or debonair. he knew nothing about wine and his idea of a fine meal was sausage and potatoes at a pub.

    i caught the show a little late but it seemed that he came from a less than affluent family and was raised by his mother. (i could be totally wrong on this.)

    so i'm curious, do you guys think he really knew how to dress? or did they simply do a great job of dressing him?

    the "upscale section" of our local racetrack, hollywood park, used to be called the carey grant pavilion. (it's now a sleazy casino.) they used to have pictures of him there and he didn't seem to be particulary well dressed. he already had white hair though.
     


  2. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Born Archibald Leach, Grant came from a humbler background than his showbiz persona intimated and joked about not even he himself being able to be Cary Grant all the time.
     


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    valejo Well-Known Member

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    "Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant." - Cary Grant
     


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    ATM Senior member

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    At least he looked like Cary Grant.
     


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    oldskool Senior member

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    vista Active Member

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    "24 films in five years"--very impressive. Who works that much now? Just Samuel L. Jackson, I think.
     


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    Panzeraxe Senior member

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    (oldskool @ May 28 2005,16:35) recent biography on him was written, pick it up: Â http://www.amazon.com/exec....=507846
    "24 films in five years"--very impressive. Who works that much now? Just Samuel L. Jackson, I think.
    Nothing compared to the number Jude Law puts out [​IMG]
     


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    bachbeet Senior member

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    I commented in another thread about cool mvie stars that one of Grant's best films was Notorious. Hitchcock, Bergman, and Grant made a powerful combo.
     


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    richstyle Well-Known Member

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    Forget Beau Brummell. Cary Grant was the ultimate style icon, a man who transformed himself from a working class lad born in a poor working class neighbor in England to the gleaming persona of the aristocratic-seeming Cary Grant.

    And he did it without a stylist, without the help of a designer. He did it with his own wits and intelligence, a truly remarkable transformation that is unrivaled today.

    Cary Grant: A Celebration of Style tells the whole story. Highly recommended because I wrote it : )--RT
     


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    rabbimark Well-Known Member

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    you plug your book and don't give a link to the Amazon page where we can buy it? sheesh ... need to work on your marketing skills! alright, alright, I'll do it for you ... http://tinyurl.com/kvcyv (co-authored with Giorgio Armani, no less.)
     


  11. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    (co-authored with Giorgio Armani, no less.)
    gah. Maybe I won't buy it then...
     


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    Armani just did the foreword [​IMG]
     


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    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    Mr. Torregrossa's book is an engrossing read, to be sure. I had never noticed a number of the affectations to which Mr. Grant adhered, in order to camouflage 'figure flaws.' Some of the photos in Mr. T's book, are truly a surprise.

    It's true: Cary Grant came from humble beginnings. Might be why Mr. Grant never appeared to be effete onscreen, no matter how well groomed, or how well dressed.
     


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    what a treat, the author is on SF, thanks for the post.
     


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