There are many reasons for this silence. In a world where media attention is the coin of the realm, Grant has, for decades, waged a constant battle for secrecy, as shy of publicity as he is fearful of being forgotten by the fans he has refused to court. Such contradictions and fears are, in fact, the hallmarks of a personality that, despite the accumulation of vast wealth and equally vast fame, has never been able to escape its own past.
From his two years of resarch and hundreds of interviews with those who knew Cary Grant, Geoffrey Wansell has constructed the details of both the star's career and his private life. Here are the stories of Grant's maddening perfectionism on the set, his obssesion with money and the business side of filmmaking. Here, too, are accounts of his five marriages and four bitter divorces; of his frequent arguments with his ex-wives, including Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton and actress Dyan Canon; of his experiments with LSD and his friendships with fellow actor Randolph Scott and the reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes.
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