Cary Grant by Richard Schickel
A Celebration

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Richard Schickel's text, combining critical analysis and a re-interpretation of all the available biographical information, masterfully maps the intersections where a great star's personal history and his screen personality met in a style as elegant, graceful and witty as the actor himself.

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Richard Schickel, film critic for Time for many years, has written biographies of Clint Eastwood, Marlon Brando, James Cagney, D. W. Griffith, Cary Grant, and Walt Disney, as well as The Men Who Made the Movies, His Picture in the Papers, and Intimate Strangers, a pioneering study of celebrity. He also produces films for television. Mr. Schickel lives in Los Angeles.
Published November 11, 2009 by Little, Brown and Company. 192 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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There was more at work before our eyes than simple charm."" That's the primary thrust of this lavishly illustrated, 80th-birthday essay on Cary Grant's film career—which emphasizes (with a few thin biographical references) the dark side of the Grant persona: the danger, depression, and miso...

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