June 26, 1988
Jo Anna Walker writes that she will be "pleased" and "relieved" to read a forthcoming account of Cary Grant's relationship with Maureen Donaldson, but has "absolutely no interest" in another book "which will chronicle the late actor's alleged homosexual liaisons" (Calendar Letters, June 19). The reason? Grant epitomized "elegance, sophistication, and masculinity," she says with emphasis, and no ludicrous allegations are going to convince her otherwise. Walker mistakenly believes that masculinity and homosexuality are mutually exclusive; furthermore, she crudely assumes that "homosexual liaisons" are intrinsically distasteful in a way that heterosexual ones are not. If, as she claims, Grant's private life is "nobody's business," why does she interest herself in the subject at all?
HOME & GARDEN
February 15, 2011 |
A Palm Springs property that actor Cary Grant lived in for 20 years has come on the market at $2,995,000. The 19th century Spanish farmhouse replica was built between 1927 and 1930 on 1.5 acres in the area known as the Movie Colony for its famed residents. Called Las Palomas, or the Doves, the house features thick whitewashed walls, hand-painted kitchen and bathroom tile, kiva fireplaces and handmade terra-cotta roof tiles. A soaring wood-beam ceiling, stone fireplace and tile floor add character to the living room.
February 7, 1988
Oh, for heaven's sake! John Gavin did play Cary Grant, and very well, but in "Sophia Loren: Her Own Story" (1980). Even Grant was pleased by his performance. R. A. LEE Los Angeles As noted in Calendar Letters, Jan. 31, James Read also played Grant in the TV movie "Poor Little Rich Girl."
October 16, 1988
Re Marylouise Oates' Sept. 14 column on the tribute to the late Cary Grant: I was stationed as a nurse at the U.S. Public Health Hospital, U.S. Marine Hospital, Evansville, Ind., where many of the young men were drafted in 1940-41. Among these was Vincent (Vinnie) Schneider of Evansville. He was sent to Ft. Polk, La., and proudly sent pictures of Cary Grant's memorable visit to the camp. Cary Grant was one of the earliest stars to make camp visits and it greatly impressed those young soldiers.
August 27, 2010 |
Cary Grant once said that "I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be, and finally, I became that person. Or he became me. " Today, of course, Grant is remembered as the epitome of the suave gentleman, an image he carefully cultivated, but in 1944's "None But the Lonely Heart," he played a very different kind of man — the Cockney ne'er do well Ernie Mott, a role that allowed him to reach back to his English working-class roots. He considered it one of his finest performances; his portrayal earned Grant his second lead actor Oscar nomination.
November 16, 2006 |
Cary Grant's only child, Jennifer Grant, is writing a memoir, the first time she has offered an in-depth look at her famous father. The publishing house Alfred A. Knopf said "Good Stuff" would be released in 2008 at the earliest. Jennifer Grant, 40, is the daughter of Grant and actress Dyan Cannon, who were married briefly in the 1960s before separating and bitterly divorcing.