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  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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5 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library 921 GRA (Text) 33500013320288 New Checked out 02/05/2021
McIntosh Public Library 921 GRA (Text) 33500013320296 New Checked out 02/03/2021
Godel Memorial-Warren Library 921 GRA (Text) 35500006327694 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501192111
  • ISBN: 1501192116
  • ISBN: 9781501191398
  • ISBN: 150119139X
  • Physical Description: xi, 556 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
1904-1938 -- 1939-1955 -- 1955-1986.
Summary, etc.:
"Scott Eyman, author of the New York Times bestseller JOHN WAYNE: The Life and Legend, has written an incisive, definitive biography of another great Hollywood legend, Cary Grant, drawing in part on new research into Grant's all-important early years, which permanently shaped his life"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 October #2
    Cary Grant wasn't a real person. Archie Leach, from Bristol, England, was a real person; Cary Grant was a facade. Eyman attempts to bring the two together, as he did in his excellent John Wayne: The Life and Legend (2014). However, this book isn't nearly as lively or revelatory as that one. Eyman covers all the biographical bases—Grant's humble birth, his rise to stardom, his many relationships and marriages—but he never quite gets at the heart of the man. There are tantalizing suggestions of an interesting story to be told ("When Archie Leach had to play Cary Grant, it was always 3 a.m."), but we sense there's more going on behind the scenes. Speaking of behind the scenes, Eyman does a nice job of taking us onto the sets of some of Grant's most famous films (Gunga Din, North by Northwest, His Girl Friday), painting a picture of Grant as a perfectionist, but also as a generous actor, more concerned about the quality of a movie as a whole than his own star turn. A well-written and respectful biography, but it leaves Grant's personal story a mystery. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Scott Eyman was formerly the literary critic at The Palm Beach Post and is the author or coauthor of fifteen books, including the bestseller John Wayne and (with actor Robert Wagner) the bestsellers Pieces of My Heart and You Must Remember This. Among his other books are Hank and Jim: The Fifty-Year Friendship of Henry Fonda and James Stewart; Empire of Dreams: The Epic Life of Cecil B. DeMille; Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer; and Print the Legend: The Life and Times of John Ford. Eyman also writes book reviews for The Wall Street Journal, and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Chicago Tribune. He and his wife, Lynn, live in West Palm Beach.

Subject: Grant, Cary, 1904-1986.
Motion picture actors and actresses > United States > Biography.
Grant, Cary, 1904-1986.
Motion picture actors and actresses.
United States.
Genre: Biographies.

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