By Marc Eliot
(Three Rivers Press, Paperback, 9780307209832, 448pp.)
Publication Date: September 27, 2005
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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Rigorously researched and elegantly written, Cary Grant: A Biography is a complete, nuanced portrait of the greatest star in cinema history. Exploring Grant’s troubled childhood, ambiguous sexuality, and lifelong insecurities, as well as the magical amalgam of characteristics that allowed him to remain Hollywood’s favorite romantic lead for more than thirty-five years, Cary Grant is the definitive examination of every aspect of Grant’s professional and private life and the first biography to reveal the real man behind the movie star.
Marc Eliot has been writing about pop culture for more than twenty-five years and is the author of more than a dozen books translated into twenty-seven languages, including the critically acclaimed, award-winning biography Walt Disney: Hollywood’s Dark Prince and, with Erin Brockovich, the New York Times bestselling Take It from Me. He divides his time among Los Angeles, New York City, and upstate New York. Visit his website at marceliot.net
“A fascinating and thorough portrait. . . . Eliot does a good job of cracking the screen fantasy.” —Esquire
“Highly readable. . . . Glimpses of the debonair leading man’s dark side are the most intriguing elements of this welcome biography.” —People (3 stars)
“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
“Eliot gives us a Grant we’ve never fully glimpsed before.” —Vogue
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