The Acrobat of the Drawing Room: Cary Grant 1904-1986

Cary Grant: 1904-1986

She is tired. She has the sniffles. She has never been less interested in a blind date. But then: up-angle, backlight, and there he stands in her doorway, impeccably tailored, elegantly casual in manner—a perfectly beautiful man with, as she soon discovers, a singular style of speech. He is confident without being overbearing, confidential without being intrusive, quite inimitable despite the fact that the actor playing her visitor had one of the most imitated voices of this century. Never in the history of movies has a leading lady more quickly overcome her languors in order to get ready for romance. The...

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