Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cary Grant

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Susan reports:

As Loretta has reported earlier this week, we've been in the deadline-doldrums.  Yet whilst toiling hard on our manuscripts, there's no real reason why we can't take tiny breaks to wander around the internet (which is how we discovered Loubie-Barbie.)

One of our fav sites to look at -- quite literally, because there's not a whole lot of text -- is The Sartorialist, a visual "diary" of street-style around the world by renowned fashion photographer Scott Schuman.  Sometimes when mired in a thousand words, one gorgeous picture is all it takes to shake the muse lose.  The Sartorialist is also the title of Schuman's own first book, a delight for anyone who enjoys fashion, individuality, people-watching, and photography, as the TNHGs most definitely do.

Recently The Sartorialist raved about a new book of photographs of actor Cary Grant.  Apparently it takes the French to produce the best illustrated book about an English actor who made his fortune in America...but that's a blog for another day.  What struck us was the cover of this book, reminding us of the astonishing male beauty and style of Cary Grant.  Since Cary was born in 1904, we think we can include him here.  

Besides, we're quite certain that had Archibald Alexander Leach been born in 1604, or 1704, 0r 1804, he still would have epitomized a certain kind of manly perfection. Sigh.


Vanessa Kelly said...

Cary Grant = coolest guy, every.

Sigh. Thanks, TNHG. That was a truly great way to start the day.

Vanessa Kelly said...

Er, I mean, coolest guy ever, not every!

amy kennedy said...

I don't know Vanessa, he could be the coolest in "every" way.

Susan and Loretta, hope you're out of the doldrums (deadline) soon.

Isabella Bradford/Susan Holloway Scott said...

"Every way": works for me! :)

Loretta's already hit the magic send-file-to-NYC key. I alas have not. But the end is in sight--!

Monica Burns said...

*sigh* *sigh* *sigh* It didn't matter what age, the man always made me *sigh* And the voice. The "had me at hello" effect was always in play with this man.

nightsmusic said...


That man is so yummy.

Maybe it's because I grew up on his movies and other black and whites, but I don't see any modern actor coming close. Mr. Grant had a timeless class that you're right, would have been the same no matter what century he was born in.



(congrats on hitting the send)

Jane O said...

Cary Grant — gorgeous, elegant, and funny to boot.

Lordy, lordy!

Loretta Chase said...

He was one in a million. He could carry off slapstick comedy or high suspense and all the range in between. Always gorgeous and sexy, even in Katherine Hepburn's lacy dressing gown. OMG, the amazing films: Notorious, To Catch a Thief, Charade, Bringing Up Baby--oh, but I love him even in his early incarnation, playing opposite Mae West. Can anyone tell I'm also a nerdy movie girl?

Vanessa Kelly said...

Good luck, Susan!

nightsmusic said...

I have to admit, my favorite role is probably his least sexy and that's as Mortimer Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace. I've seen it more times than I can count and I still laugh at him.

Lovely man.

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

Love, love, love Cary Grant. Just taped Suspicion and Mr. Blandings builds His Dream House from TCM the other night. He will never be equaled on screen. My favorite story about him is that he was the only one of Barbara Hutton's husband's who didn't take money from her when they divorced.

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