Cary Grant: A Bio-Bibliography

Hardcover | April 1, 1990

byBeverley Bare Buehrer

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One of the biggest stars that Hollywood ever produced, Cary Grant was a unique performer with an instantly recognizable persona and an appeal that lasted well beyond his retirement from the screen. Adept at playing both comic and dramatic roles, and as comfortable in a romantic scene as he was with a pratfall, Grant eventually became something of an icon, a romantic idol whom women wanted to love and men wanted to emulate. This bio-bibliography provides an overview of the life and career of this superstar, and, unlike other biographies, it gives as much weight to Grant the star as it does to Grant the private person. The book contains several sections that highlight individual aspects of Grant's life and career. The biographical sections review the personal facts of the actor's life, from his lower-class birth in England to his screen stardom in America, while a chronology presents an overview of the important professional and personal events in his life. Four separate chapters detail Grant's career, providing comprehensive listings of his films, stage appearances, radio and television credits, and recordings. The book concludes with an annotated bibliography of articles published in books and periodicals, as well as a subject index. This work will be a welcome resource for film fans and scholars, and an important reference for courses in film history. It will also be a valuable addition to both public and academic libraries.

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One of the biggest stars that Hollywood ever produced, Cary Grant was a unique performer with an instantly recognizable persona and an appeal that lasted well beyond his retirement from the screen. Adept at playing both comic and dramatic roles, and as comfortable in a romantic scene as he was with a pratfall, Grant eventually became s...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:216 pages, 9.56 × 6.42 × 0.9 inPublished:April 1, 1990Publisher:Greenwood Press

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ISBN - 10:0313264430

ISBN - 13:9780313264436

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?This latest entry in Greenwood's 'Bio-Bibliographies in the Performing Arts' series differs from earlier books about Cary Grant in being primarily a reference tool. The biographical essay with which Buehrer's book opens occupies only 27 pages of this 200-page work. A chronology follows, and next an extensive filmography presenting complete credits, synopsis, author's comments and excerpts from contemporary reviews of each of Grant's many films. Also included are sections on Grant's radio, TV, and stage appearances: an annotated bibliography; index; and ten black-and-white photos. Useful for stong popular collections, inasmuch as Grant was an enormously popular but not an especially profound or innovative artist.?-Choice