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Title:
Dear Cary : a my life with Cary Grant
Author:
Cannon, Dyan.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : ItBooks, [2011]

©2011
Physical Description:
344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
The author wasn't looking for romance when she sat down for lunch with Cary Grant in the studio canteen; she was a young actress on the outskirts of Hollywood just hoping for her big break. What she found was a star crossed soul mate, a man who fell instantly in love with her, pursued her relentlessly, and eventually persuaded her to love him back equally. She and Cary Grant were a glamorous and popular pair, the epicenter of chic and swinging 1960s Hollywood. For a few brief years their romance flourished; they loved big, married, and had a daughter. In many ways their romance played out like one of Grant's movies: bold, witty, full of dramatic gestures, and equally tender moments. When the love ended, it ended in the same way it had started: dramatically. This was on courthouse steps and on the front page of every newspaper in the world. Completely candid and honest, readers will learn of a side of Cary Grant never before seen. It has taken the author two decades to reconcile herself to the death of Cary, and forgive both him and herself. This memoir is the end result of that acceptance; her final love letter to her one true love, Cary Grant.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780061961403
Format :
Book

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Withhonesty and heart-rending emotion, actress and filmmaker DyanCannon tells the story of her topsy-turvy relationship with Hollywood legendCary Grant. Cannon's captivating narrative takes the reader behind the scenesof Hollywood's Golden Age, inside America's high court of glamour and notorietyin which Cary Grant was king. In his private life alongside Cannon, however, astory that began with all the romance of his famous films--Charade, ToCatch a Thief, An Affair to Remember or The Philadelphia Story--wouldend up taking a series of tragic and unpredictable twists and turns. Insharing Grant's inside story for the first time, Dear Cary is exactlywhat Hollywood is always looking for . . . the next blockbuster, and a storyfor romance lovers of all ages.


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Library Journal Review

Over 40 years since her short-lived marriage to Cary Grant ended, Cannon writes of her time with one of Hollywood's most glamorous and charming men and of her own life, pre- and post-Grant. With refreshing humor and no remaining rancor, she portrays meeting Grant after he decided he wanted to get to know the starlet he'd seen on TV in Malibu Run. He was 58; she was 25. Their courtship lasted longer than their marriage. The personal details from Cannon's perspective are new, but the information on Grant is well known from other sources. Her portrait, nonetheless disturbing, reveals a man who never recovered from childhood trauma and who grew more and more controlling of her, from changing her fashion choices to giving away her ten-year-old Yorkshire terrier without consulting her to pushing her to join him in seeking inner peace and enlightenment through therapeutic LSD sessions. Their daughter, Jennifer, whose Good Stuff: A Reminiscence of My Father, Gary Grant, came out earlier this year, shows Grant as a lovingly attentive and deeply invested father, and Cannon does not disagree. Verdict Ultimately, this is not a book for Cary Grant fans as much as for those who enjoy memoirs of gutsy survivors. [See Prepub Alert, 11/15/10.]-Margaret Heilbrun, Library Journal (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.