Showing posts with label Eric Morcombe. Show all posts
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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Another Archi(v)e Update!

 Here are new additions to my collection of Cary Grant books and reference works.

Cary Grant - In Name Only 
by Gary Morecombe and Martin Sterling (2003).

"Gary Morecombe's father, the legendary comedian Eric Morecombe, enjoyed a twenty-year friendship with Grant. For this unique vantage point, the authors have examined the life, loves and career of the troubled screen icon. This first truly objective study explores what drove this funny, flawed man who never confronted - let alone exorcised - his inner demons." (from the back cover blurb)

Cary Grant
by Chuck Ashman and Pamela Trescott (1986).

"In this new biography the authors have traced the extraordinary chain of events that subsequently led Archie Leach, boy acrobat, to become Cary Grant, Hollywood's most sophisticated leading man. As well as providing a detailed analysis of his unique cinematic career they also examine the personal life of this most private man, from his disastrous first marriage to Virginia Cherrill, dubbed "Hollywood's greatest beauty", to fatherhood at the age of 62 and a fifth marriage at 77. The result is a revealing portrait of a Hollywood legend." (Front and back cover blurb)

Women I've Undressed: The Fabulous Life and Times of a Legendary Hollywood Designer
by Orry-Kelly (2017)

- from the foreword by Catherine Martin.

An interesting reference book, Orry-Kelly describes in his own words the friendship and time he spent with Cary Grant, it what at times feels very bitter.

All The Best Lines: An Informal History of the Movies in Quotes, Notes and Anecdotes
by George Tiffin (2013)

"Stylishly designed, and punctuated with 120 beautiful photographs from every movie era, All The Best Lines is an endlessly entertaining and richly informative history of the cinema" - Inside Cover.

Containing CG quotes from His Girl Friday, Notorious, I'm No Angel, North By Northwest and None But The Lonely Heart.

The Audrey Hepburn Treasures
by Ellen Erwin and Jessica Z. Diamond (2006)

Full of great pictures and pull out copies of letters, pictures, tickets, postcards...the list goes on!
Its a great book!!!

It contains a number of references to CG who appeared in Charade with Audrey Hepburn. And it also contains a copy of a letter he wrote to her on June 29th, 1982, .