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Sunday, November 29, 2020

On This Day...Cary Grant's Last Rehearsal (1986)

On the 29th November 1986, Cary Grant passed away at St. Luke's Hospital, Davenport, Iowa. He was 82 years old.

With his wife Barbara.

After feeling unwell in the afternoon whilst finalising the set up for his "A Conversation With Cary Grant" show, at the Adler Theatre, his health deteriorated and at 11.22pm he succumbed to what was noted on his death certificate as a "massive intracerebral hemorrhage".

Certificate of Death.

With Davenport's Adler Theatre Chief Stagehand, Jack Dexter.

How the news reported it:

"Cary Grant looks weary and pensive as wife Barbara whispers in his ear, in this tragic last picture taken on stage only moments before his fatal collapse on Saturday night. "I'm sorry I can't go on" Grant told her. Six hours later the beloved 82 year old actor, who had been rehearsing for a charity performance in the Mississippi River town of Davenport, Iowa was dead - a trouper to the very last" - New York Post

Many articles and books have been written that cover the final hours of Cary Grant's life. Today this post simply marks the occasion and puts some interesting and common articles together in one place.

My only comment is that is influence, style, charm and humour are still here today in the huge body of work that he left behind as his legacy.

Archie did good!

Saturday, April 11, 2020

My Archi(v)e Books!

There have been a number of books printed over the years about Cary Grant.

Below is my current collection. 

Most of the information in my posts is sourced from these references.

The Films of Cary Grant by Donald Deschner (1973)

Introduction by Charles Champlin.
"Contains a complete record of Cary Grant's film and stage career, including the cast and credits of every film he made, synopses, and reviews.
Photographs include rare pictures taken during his Broadway Career."

Cary Grant: A Celebration by Richard Schickel (1983)

"Combines critical analysis (based on a re-evaluation of all Grant's films) and a re-interpretation of all the available biographical information."

Cary Grant: A Portrait In His Own Words And By Those Who Knew Him Best 
by Nancy Nelson (1991)

Foreword by Barbara and Jennifer Grant.

Reprinted (2003) With new foreword by Barbara and Jennifer Grant.

"Contains a treasury of photographs that accompany a candid portrait of Cary Grant, drawn from personal testimonies of fellow stars - over one hundred and fifty people in all! It is also enhanced with material from Grant's personal papers."

Cary Grant: A Class Apart by Graham McCann (1996)

Regarded as "...a definitive biography, it explores the ambiguities in the life and work of Hollywood's quintessential democratic gentleman."

Cary Grant: A Celebration of Style by Richard Torregrossa (2006)

Foreword by Giorgio Armani.  Afterword by Michael Kors.

"With rare and never-before-published photographs, personal letters, and documents, the groundbreaking book reveals the style secrets that helped make Grant a fashion icon."

Cary Grant: A Biography by Marc Eliot (2006)

Movie Icons: GRANT , text by F.X. Feeney (2007)

Good Stuff: A Reminiscence Of My Father, Cary Grant by Jennifer Grant (2011)

"An enchanting portrait of the profound and loving relationship between a daughter and her father, who just happens to be one of America's most iconic male movie stars."

How to Become Cary Grant: A Remarkable Life in Quotes and Rememberances by Horace Martin Woodhouse (2013)

Cary Grant Movie Poster Book, Special Collector's Edition by Greg Lenburg (2016)