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The ‘Awful Truth’ about Cary Grant

Mark Glancy

in Hollywood and the Great Depression: American Film, Politics and Society in the 1930s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748699926
eISBN:
9781474426749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699926.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the creation of Cary Grant’s star persona – the combination of image, the characters he played, and the publicity that came to form his screen identity – between his early ... More


Chapter 29

Mark Glancy

in Cary Grant, the Making of a Hollywood Legend

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190053130
eISBN:
9780190053161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053130.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Cary Grant retired from the screen at the age of 62, and he never regretted it. Having made 72 feature films, he was ready to stop, and he was keen to be a full-time father to his daughter Jennifer. ... More


Howard Hawks’s Idea of Genre

Eyal Peretz

in The Off-Screen: An Investigation of the Cinematic Frame

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781503600720
eISBN:
9781503601611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503600720.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In this chapter the book extends its demonstration that the dimension of the off-screen is the very heart of the medium of film by showing how it can become the lens through which to examine another ... More


Introduction

Mark Glancy

in Cary Grant, the Making of a Hollywood Legend

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190053130
eISBN:
9780190053161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053130.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Cary Grant had good reason to dislike biographies. Many of his own biographers (including those writing before and after his death) insisted that he was defined by a “dark side’ that lay hidden ... More


Cary Grant, the Making of a Hollywood Legend

Mark Glancy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190053130
eISBN:
9780190053161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053130.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Archie Leach was a poorly educated, working-class boy from a troubled family living in the backstreets of Bristol. Cary Grant was Hollywood’s most debonair film star—the embodiment of worldly ... More


Queer Hitchcock

David Greven

in Intimate Violence: Hitchcock, Sex, and Queer Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190214166
eISBN:
9780190214197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190214166.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter argues for a queer Hitchcock by considering three examples of his sensibility and concerns: first, his 1960 film adaptation of Robert Bloch’s novel Psycho and the transformation of the ... More


North by Northwest (1959)

John Billheimer

in Hitchcock and the Censors

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177427
eISBN:
9780813177441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177427.003.0032
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

North by Northwest chronicles a cross-country chase in which Cary Grant is mistakenly identified as a spy and pursued by spies and police from the UN building in New York to Mount Rushmore in South ... More


He Could Make a Wooden Indian Dance

John Franceschina

in Hermes Pan: The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199754298
eISBN:
9780199949878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754298.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

Hermes Pan goes to Paramount to choreograph Let’s Dance for Fred Astaire and Betty Hutton before returning to M-G-M to choreograph Three Little Words with Astaire and Red Skelton. He remains at M-G-M ... More


Missing Links: Bringing Up Baby

Maria DiBattista

in Fast-Talking Dames

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088151
eISBN:
9780300133882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088151.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter takes a closer look at 1938's Bringing Up Baby in order to study the role of the female as pathfinder within adventurous screen comedies—the evolutionary trailblazer who is always seeing ... More


Suspicion (1941)

John Billheimer

in Hitchcock and the Censors

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177427
eISBN:
9780813177441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177427.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter reviews the influence of the Production Code and marketing considerations on the Cary Grant vehicle Suspicion. Marketing considerations dictated that Grant could not be a murderer, as ... More


Victory Garden

Alan K. Rode

in Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173917
eISBN:
9780813174808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173917.003.0026
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

During the war years, Curtiz interspersedhis long hours at the studio with relaxation at the Canoga Ranch.Hal Wallis and Jack Warner had their final falling-out, and Wallis left the studio in April ... More


Notorious, The Paradine Case, Rope, Under Capricorn, Stage Fright

Dan Callahan

in The Camera Lies: Acting for Hitchcock

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197515327
eISBN:
9780197515358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197515327.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Still in Ingrid Bergman’s thrall, Hitchcock made one of his most romantic pictures for her, Notorious (1946), in which she and Cary Grant work out many of the contrasts and tensions in their screen ... More


To Catch a Thief (1955)

John Billheimer

in Hitchcock and the Censors

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177427
eISBN:
9780813177441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177427.003.0027
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

To Catch a Thief, filmed on the French Riviera, again featured suggestive dialogue by John Michael Hayes. In their review of the script, Code officials logged a number of objections, including ... More


Notorious (1946)

John Billheimer

in Hitchcock and the Censors

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177427
eISBN:
9780813177441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177427.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Notorious is one of the few Hitchcock films that were actually improved by the involvement of the Production code. Code censors objected to the original plot, in which a woman of loose reputation is ... More


After the Lion

Brent Phillips

in Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.003.0027
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the decline of the M-G-M studios, and Walters release in 1964 after twenty-two years under contract. The role of the independent director is explored, as is Walters’ work at ... More


Torn Curtain, Topaz, Frenzy, Family Plot, AFI Award

Dan Callahan

in The Camera Lies: Acting for Hitchcock

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197515327
eISBN:
9780197515358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197515327.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Hitchcock’s last four films do not contain much in the way of acting excellence, alas. But in his last appearance at the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award in his honor in 1979, the ... More


The Camera Lies: Acting for Hitchcock

Dan Callahan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197515327
eISBN:
9780197515358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197515327.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Though he was known for saying, “Actors are cattle,” Alfred Hitchcock had highly specific ideas about film acting, which he saw in terms of contrast and counterpoint. Hitchcock was a theorist of ... More


Masculinity and the Man Who Drinks

Elyce Rae Helford

in What Price Hollywood?: Gender and Sex in the Films of George Cukor

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179292
eISBN:
9780813179308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179292.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Cukor’s most developed alcoholics are white men of privileged class who are portrayed as failing to live up to gendered social expectations. Within romantic comedies, the cause and effects of ... More


Voyage into Fog

Steven C. Smith

in Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood's Most Influential Composer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190623272
eISBN:
9780190623302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190623272.003.0018
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter juxtaposes Steiner’s intense correspondence with his estranged wife—then living in New York, and hoping to begin a singing career at age 35—with the emotional power of his scores of the ... More


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