A "New to Me" pic

I love it when I find a new picture of Cary. And this is baby face Cary! This one is one of those WTF?!? pictures because the pairings seem odd.

Ray Bolger, Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich, Noel Coward and
actor Michael Brooke
Cary and Noel Coward together isn't as odd. They were friends and Cary emulated Coward's style and class. And Cary did make a film with Marlene, but I have a hard time seeing the two of them in a social situation, however staged it may be. 

Happy 106th Birthday, Cary!

And if you were alive today, I'm sure you'd still look amazing. Alright, so maybe not in top physical form like that icon up there...

So to celebrate Mr. Grant's birthday, here's a picspam!

Come to the party! )

Holiday Greetings from Mr. Grant and other things...

It's that time again! Time to listen to Cary's Christmas songs!

Completely amazing and totally bizarre )

A nice find

Today I found a lovely photo of Cary, his third wife Betsy Drake, and some soldiers at a military hospital in Korea. The couple frequently traveled and during these trips they would make stops at hospitals to visit wounded soldiers. This would have been perfect to post last week for Veterans' Day.

Photo behind the cut )

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When a man is wrestling a leopard in the middle of a pond, he's in no position to run.

[ETA: This is one of a series of movie-related posts over at my journal.]

This week's reviews feature Pretty Boys Who Can Act. They have to look good, at least starting out, but they also have to not rely on those good looks in lieu of learning to act. In other words, they have to be actors who happen to be pretty, not models in actor drag.

It occurs to me that I've never attempted to define acting here. My definition of acting is the ability to create and portray a different character than the actor, and to effectively convey that character's thoughts, emotions and actions so that the viewer believes in the creation as separate from the actor. (This eliminates from all my discussions Clive Owen, who has said that he doesn't believe emotions are part of acting. Sorry, Clive, you're boring to watch; why should I spend the money?)

Anyway, the first day's pretty boy, who never lost his charm or his looks or his style: with some photos, so be warned )

I hate beauty pageants...

but I would consider entering with Cary as judge!

Signing autographs for beauty pageant contestants in July 1946