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

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  1. January 18, 2014
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    I only share my birthday with the best!

    • January 18, 2014
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      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!

  2. George Kaplan
    January 18, 2014
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    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.

    • Heather in Arles
      January 18, 2014
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      Happy Birthday in advance Mr K!!!!

    • January 18, 2014
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      Happy birthday to you as well. And I’m sure you are every bit as sexy as Cary. After all, I M a ringer for Grace!

  3. January 18, 2014
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    Still my all-time favorite actor/celebrity/personality.

    • January 18, 2014
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      Mine too, and I think there are more posts on Beguiling about him than any other person — possibly with the exception of yours truly 😉 .

  4. Heather in Arles
    January 18, 2014
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    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?

    • January 18, 2014
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      Sometimes the “realest” things aren’t. Marilyn, as you know, was a brunette 😉 .

  5. January 18, 2014
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    This is long before Hippa…Mr grant died in the ER the night I was working in davenport Iowa…..I will never forget

    • January 18, 2014
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      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

  6. George Kaplan
    January 18, 2014
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    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… 😉

    • Heather in Arles
      January 19, 2014
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      hehehehe

  7. January 18, 2014
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    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)

    • January 19, 2014
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      As a kid I just DID NOT get it. Why weren’t they watching the fireworks?

    • Heather in Arles
      January 19, 2014
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      Thank you for the quote Lanier, I was too obtuse in my hinting!!

      • January 19, 2014

        Nope! You can’t take the rap for that, I must have been overcome by an obtuse middle-aged brain cloud!

  8. Didn’t Cary Grant once say, “Everybody wants to be Cary Grant … hell, I want to be Cary Grant”? Did I read it here?

    • January 19, 2014
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      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.”

      • Heather in Arles
        January 19, 2014

        Sigh. What an incredible man.

  9. George Kaplan
    January 19, 2014
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    Why, thank you Heather. Oh…you were talking about *Cary*…uh, never mind! Bwahahahaha!

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