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Sunday, August 9, 2020

"Never work with animals and children!"...Part 1.

 They say, "Never work with animals and children."

This never seemed to be an issue for Cary Grant has a number of films that he made had both!

But especially dogs.

Cary Grant was fond of dogs and one, very early on in his career he called "Archibald"!

Here are just a few images of Cary Grant and his canine co-stars. 

The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)

Wings In The Dark (1935)...on screen and off.
When You're In Love (1937), with "Squeezit".

The Awful Truth (1937) above, and Bringing Up Baby (1938) below, saw Skippy play the roles of Mr Smith and George.
It the scene where there is a custody battle over Mr. Smith, in The Awful Truth, you can hear them calling out Skippy.
None But The Lonely Heart (1944)

Room For One More (1952) including a kitten!

Behind The Scenes:

But dogs were not the only animals...

Bringing Up Baby (1938)

Gunga Din (1939)

And Cats!
But what about his younger co-stars? That will be the subject of another blog...!

Sunday, July 12, 2020

There's no place like home!

Everytime I visit Bristol, I have a compelling urge to check out locations that have a link to Cary Grant.

My recent trip was no exception. 

So where to go first? Well, I went to where it all started... No. 15 Hughenden Road, Horfield.

I was able to order a copy of the birth certificate entry for Archibald Alec Leach.

The certificate gives details of full name, parents name and father's occupation as a tailor's presser. 

A view of Hughenden Road from the top.

No. 15

The British Heritage plaque that carries the correct information from the birth certificate.

Whilst in Horfield, I continued just a little further along the main Gloucester Road. 

At No. 212 the shop fronting has a stencilled image of Cary Grant by artist Stewy.

Gloucester Road

Travelling into Bristol, I looked up a few more locations that have links to Cary Grant.

The Hippodrome in the city centre was where young Archie was introduced to the world of show business.

And just around the corner is College Green on Park Street.

Now...the trees are all grown!

Now and then!

Just around another corner is the bronzed statue of Cary Grant in Millennium Square, that was unveiled in 2001 by his 5th wife Barbara.

The next port of call was Clifton, just a little further on.

The Clifton Suspension Bridge, seen from the terrace of the Avon Gorge Hotel 
(formerly The Grand Spa Hotel)

On the bridge...if you're driving, the toll is £1.

Much more can be and has been written about Cary Grant's connection to Bristol. But this has been a brief snap shot of my weekend. Good Stuff!