A kiss on the hand might be quite continental but diamonds are a girl’s best friend – Grace Kelly and Cary Grant – happy 111th to the immortal Mr. Grant

Annex - Grant, Cary (To Catch a Thief)_NRFPT_05

21 comments

    • I have a message for you from the beyond, what a lovely and distinctive accent, I can tell he was a leading man – oh my – he just exudes charisma…and he’s saying…he’s saying… Happy Birthday, Darling!

  1. George Kaplan

    Happy Birthday, Elyse! It’s my birthday too this week!
    Oh and Many Happy Returns, Archie! That image is so radiantly sexy: Cary and Grace. Scintillating.

  2. Heather in Arles

    This goes back and forth with “Roman Holiday” as my favorite movie ever. Really. Often it wins. But why did you post this here, Ms V? You do know those aren’t real diamonds, don’t you?

    • Oh my. That must have been so sad. But, what a life, and what a master of understatement:
      “My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.” Cary Grant

  3. George Kaplan

    Thanks, Elyse! While I have no doubt you’re a ringer for Grace, I couldn’t claim to be as sexy as Cary Grant in the slightest, LARRY from the Three Stooges or LOU Grant maybe… 😉

  4. John Robie: (Holding the diamond necklace lightly by the tips of his fingers as it dangles from Frances’ neck) You know as well as I do that these are imitation.
    Frances Stevens: But I’m not.
    (Fireworks over the French Rivera shoot skyward in orgasmic splendor….cue music)

    • And this one too, probably. He was a very quotable fellow:
      “I used to hide behind the façade that was Cary Grant … I didn’t know if I were Archie Leach, or Cary Grant, and I wasn’t taking any chances. … Another thing I had to cure myself of was the desire for adulation, and the approbation of my fellow man. It started when I was a small boy and played football at school. If I did well they cheered me. If I fumbled I was booed. It became very important to me to be liked. It’s the same in the theater, the applause and the laughter give you courage and the excitement to go on. I thought it was absolutely necessary in order to be happy. Now I know how it can change, just like that. They can be applauding you one moment, and booing you the next. The thing to know is that you have done a good job, then it doesn’t hurt to be criticized. My press agent was very indignant over something written about me not too long ago. “Look,” I told him. “I’ve known this character for many years, and the faults he sees in me are really the faults in himself that he hates.”

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