Monday, October 12, 2009

Cary Grant Is The Epitome Of Classic Style

I am a huge fan of Cary Grant. He is my favorite actor from classic Hollywood. Cary was great in all kinds of movies, everything from comedy to romance to drama to suspense. His credits include The Awful Truth, Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday, My Favorite Wife, The Philadelphia Story, Arsenic and Old Lace, Notorious, To Catch A Thief (my favorite movie of his), An Affair to Remember, North by Northwest, That Touch of Mink, Charade, etc.

He was a handsome and talented actor. Cary had such great style. He was so suave and debonair. He was one of those men that had good looks and a sense of humor. He could make a girl laugh just as often as he could make her fall in love. He wasn't afraid to take on the Hollywood studio system. Cary was the first actor to pick his own movies, directors & co-stars. He also took a percentage of the gross from his films. He did not want the studios to control every aspect of his life like they did for the other stars of that era. Nominated twice for Academy Awards, he was finally honored in 1970 with a Lifetime Achievement Oscar. Alfred Hitchcock, who couldn't care less for actors, said that Cary was the only actor he ever loved. There are so many things about Cary that I admire. Cary Grant is definitely one of my top idols of all time.


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93 comments:

Couture Carrie said...

This post just made my day, Keith!

I literally worship Cary Grant (and not just because we share the same name!). Thanks for posting all these amazing photos. Mr. Grant is positively dreamy; a paragon of style and class!

xoxox,
CC

Keith said...

Hey Carrie. Thanks so much. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed this post. I couldn't have described him any better. The man is absolutely amazing in all ways. Cheers!

sinnlighet said...

Hey Keith,

This amazing & lovely college brings tears to my eyes.... what a handsome man, love love to his member!

Agneta...the swed.... you know o;)

Goodnight

Viewliner Ltd. said...

The man had style like no other. Pure and absolute class!

JamiSings said...

Seriously, every man on earth needs a pinch of Cary Grant in him. I've got female patrons as young as ten at the library whom love Cary Grant movies and make their parents check them out for them.

Though I also think Jimmy Stewart is awesome. And living legends like Dick Van Dyke.

Keith said...

Hey Agneta. Thanks. I'm so happy that you enjoyed these photos. I thought these were a good collection to show what Cary Grant was all about.

Keith said...

Hey Jami. Thanks. I've been a big fan of his since I was a young boy. I discovered his movies as a kid and saw all of them I could. There was also something so amazing about him. I do love Jimmy Stewart too.

Keith said...

Hey Richard. Thanks. I'm glad to see you like Cary too. Cheers!

Erika said...

He is truly the epitome of the word dapper! :)

being fashion is... said...

omg, i love all this pics.. is this the pin up style? could you help me to separet some pic, or show me where i can take pics from 20´s i love

could u help me?

kisses, honey baby...

Keith said...

Hey Erika. Thanks. So glad you enjoyed these photos. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Fashion. Thanks for commenting. I'll help what I can. Email me if you like. Take care. Cheers!

Kate Gabrielle said...

My goodness, he was a good looking man!! And improved with age, too. Thanks for all the pictures!!

janettaylor said...

So classy!

Hope U had a great weekend, Keith!

XoXo

Leah said...

He is simply divine.

Scott (gotankgo) said...

nice post - North By Northwest remains my favorite of his films

Tom said...

Dapper!

Dana Andrews said...

I think Cary Grant was the word "PERFECT". My favourite actor too. A great post and great photography.

Mrs. M. said...

love the one of him with Sophia. And why can't men still dress like this? Well, not even like this, but at the very least put forth an effort. Men's fashion has become so boring and complacent.

Gingeyginge said...

Great choice of post a true gentleman, in every way.

Stephanie said...

He has those eyes that just makes girls fall in love with him. :)

Dorothy L said...

What a valuable and admirable line up of photos Keith:)

He most definitely has it all going on. A definite sexy all of his own.
He could have been my Knight in Shining Armour anytime :)

Stéphanie said...

Fabulous post Keith !
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Drake said...

Great pictures of Mr. Grant. One of my favorite actors. He's in many of my favorite movies.
If we can only be as classy as Cary Grant!

Kristýna said...

The last photo is amazing... It was posted on facebook just today by one of my friends. What a coincidence! Makes me want to watch The Philadelphia Story right now. I am glad to see that not only women worship Cary ;-)

Maria Confer said...

I so love Cary Grant. My favorite movie is The Philadelphia Story.

And I love the quote from His Girl Friday when Carey uses his real name: "Listen the last man that said that to me was Archie Leach just a week before he cut his throat."

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Sam said...

Wonderful stuff!!! I couldn't agree with you more - Cary was the dapper gent - I especially loved him in "To catch a thief" and "North by North west" - I love the photos you have of him here - that one of him striding across the road in "To catch.." and the one of him in the rain!! Just gorgeous - thank you Keith another brilliant post!! (must add you to my blog roll!!)

Keith said...

Hey Kate. Thanks. So glad you liked these photos. He was quite the handsome man.

Keith said...

Hey Janet. Thanks. I had a great weekend. I hope you did too. Cheers!

Keith said...

Thanks Leah. So true.

Hey Scott. North By Northwest is an amazing film.

Thanks Tom.

Keith said...

Hey Dana. Thanks. Cool to see you're a big Cary Grant fan. He is so amazing. He's definitely perfect.

Keith said...

Hey Mrs. M. Thanks. I love that photo of him and Sophia. They made some a beautiful couple. I agree with you. I do wish men dressed more like this or at least made some sort of effort these days.

Keith said...

Hey Gingey. Thanks. Cary definitely shows what a gent should be like.

Hey Steph. Thanks. Yeah, Cary definitely had a lot of girls crushing on him through the years.

Keith said...

Hey Dorothy. Thanks. I thought this would be a good selection of photos. It would show what I meant by him being the epitome of classic style.

Keith said...

Thanks Stephanie. Glad you liked it.

Keith said...

Hey Drake. Thanks. Glad to see you're a big Cary Grant fan. He made so many of my favorite films. I wish I could be even a small measure of the man Cary was.

Keith said...

Hey Kristyna. Thanks. Glad you liked these photos. That's so cool about somebody posting that particular photo. Oh yeah. There were women and men both who worship Mr. Grant.

Keith said...

Hey Maria. Thanks for commenting. I love The Philadelphia Story. Any move with Kate Hepburn was amazing. I love that line from His Girl Friday, which is another movie I love.

Allison said...

Keith, I absolutely loved this post, more than anything! I'm such a Cary Grant fan - I think that he is absolutely fantastic, and one of the most talented actors ever. All these pictures were just lovely.
I swear when I have kids, I'm going to bring them up on old movies like the ones Cary Grant was in =)

Keith said...

Hey Sam. Thanks so much for the great comments. I really love both "To Catch A Thief" and "North by Northwest." Glad you liked these photos. Thanks for adding me to your blog roll. I'll do the same. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Allison. Thanks so much. That's fantastic that you are such a big Cary Grant fan. He's definitely such an amazing actor. He could do all sorts of films. I think that's great about raising your future kids on his movies. I would do the same myself if I ever had any kids.

Daniela said...

"He could make a girl laugh just as often as he could make her fall in love."

That right there says it all about who Cary Grant was and what sort of man he was for everyone individually. He really is a timeless classic... nobody can ever compare to the man or actor that was and is Cary Grant...

Oh, btw, I love that third pic you posted of Grant... it's simply beautiful!

Jessica Cangiano said...

Your title truly says it all - and I could not agree more. Cary exuded the sort of suave, gentlemanly class and style that is harder to find than water in a desert. He was a man among men and a prince in the eyes of women everywhere :)

Stellar post, Keith, thank you so much for putting it together!

♥ Jessica

Protege said...

I agree! Great post and a set of stunning pictures. My favorite movie of his is "North By Northwest".;)

Keith said...

Hey Daniela. Thanks so much. I'm glad you liked what I wrote. I thought that got at the heart of Cary. He could play the romantic lead, but also do screwball comedy. I really like that picture too. I'm happy you enjoyed this post. Cheers!

Keith said...

Hey Jessica. Thanks so much. I'm very happy that you enjoyed this post. I'm glad that you're a big Cary Grant fan too. He was definitely one of a kind. It's a shame that there aren't more of him out there.

Keith said...

Hey Protege. Thanks. I love that film. Glad you enjoyed these pictures.

Mondo said...

you've nailed it there Keith - Fred Astaire was another one with that classic Hollywood style..

Did you ever see Gerry Anderson's post-Thunderbirds project Captain Scarlet - The main character was voiced by a Cary Grant soundalike. with other puppets modelled on Sean Connery and Brigitte Bardot - have a peep on Youtube (you want the sixties puppert version not the new animated show)

Wolf Boy said...

I hate to admit this, but I don't think I've ever seen one of his movies. I've got to change that.

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

These are fabulous photos of Cary Grant. I adore him. I love that first one. I also love the one of him with Sophia.

Keith said...

Hey Dave. Thanks. I love Astaire too. I want to cover him here at some point. I just checked out Captain Scarlet. That is so cool. I've added it to my Netflix queue.

Keith said...

Hey Wolf. No prob. Just something you need to rectify asap. Check out some of the movies I mentioned in this post.

Keith said...

Hey Phoebe. Thanks. I used that first one for awhile as my profile pic on myspace. That pic with Sophia is beautiful.

Maggi said...

Wowowowow, he was fabulous at any age! I loved him in Bringing Up Baby!

Robert M. Lindsey said...

A man of class, no doubt.

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Keith said...

Hey Maggi. Thanks. I loved Bringing Up Baby. He and Kate were awesome together.

Keith said...

Thanks Robert. Cheers!

Frank&Rémy said...

I agree with Carrie, i totally worship Cary Grant as well. He is just to awsome! have u seen the style, classic and timeless. I wish i could be that cool and get all the girls :D

Keith said...

Hey Frank. Thanks for commenting. I know what you mean. Cary Grant is definitely someone for us men to aspire to be more like.

Tights Lover said...

Cary just oozed style.

Excellent post, Keith.

Heavenly Housewife said...

My favorite Cary Grant movie is an Affair to Remember. Great pics, he looks so handsome. I especially like the one with Sophia Loren, I really admire her.

Keith said...

Thanks Tight. I'm really glad you enjoyed this post.

Thanks Housewife. I do love that film. Sophia is incredibly beautiful. I love them two together.

Timeless Fashion... said...

And I love Cary Grant, although I begin to wonder whether I don't love Gregory Peck even more. I sometimes wish Peck had played some of Grant's roles. Still, Grant was excellent in 'North by Northwest' - glad you included a picture from this film.

Keith said...

Hey Timeless. Thanks. I do love Gregory Peck. He's actually my mom's favorite actor from that era. I still prefer Cary Grant, but I do think Peck was great.

JFK Jean said...

He sure did have great style. I'm looking to do a post on him very soon.

sinnlighet said...

Cary Grant is the ultimate male love object...isn't he!

Goodnight Keith from Sweden & Agneta

Mondo said...

Here you go Keith Destiny Angel based on BB

And Captain Grey based on Sean Connery

drollgirl said...

aw, he was so attractive and so fun to watch in movies. he was so cool. SIGH.

Etrapar said...

last picture is esquisite ^.^
kisses

Chessa! said...

ohgod was he handsome. handsome and timeless and full of class.

Lucky Girl said...

Love, love, love Mr. Grant! Thanks for a terrific post!

clarewbrown said...

Woah! Gosh I love Cary Grant especially in that movie Harvey when he talks to the imaginary rabiit and arsenic and old lace! Hahahahahah that movie CRACKS me up! It's soooo cool how he can be so funny and still so dapper!

Keith said...

Hey JFK. Thanks. Glad you enjoyed this post. I look forward to any posts you do on him.

Hey Agneta. Thanks. I love the way you described Cary. Have a great Tuesday.

Hey Dave. Thanks. I'm going to check those out.

Hey Droll. Thanks. Glad to see you really like him.

Keith said...

Thanks Sonia. I like that one too.

Hey Monica. Thanks. I love the way you described him.

Hey Lucky. Thank you. I'm so happy you enjoyed my post.

Hey Clare. That was Jimmy Stewart in Harvey. That was a good movie. Jimmy Stewart was great in it. Cary Grant did make quite a lot of funny comedies.

AutumnJones said...

He's always had this swag about him that was so refreshing.

GYPSYWOMAN said...

beautiful beautiful man! gorgeous in all ways - i'm sure i've seen every single one of his films - but so great to see all his charm and good looks again, up close and personal!

Keith said...

Thanks Autumn. That is so true.

Hey Gypsy. Thanks. So glad to see you're a fan of his.

Some Like it Vintage said...

Wow, I just adore Cary Grant! He is also in my top five. Pretty much the epitome of perfect. Just watched 'An Affair to Remember' last night...cry every time!

xoxoxo

Sofi said...

Hey, I just stumbled across your blog and I love it, thanks for posting :) x

Keith said...

Hey Veronica. Thanks for commenting. Glad to see you're also a big fan of his. I love "An Affair To Remember." I'm not above crying myself.

Keith said...

Hey Sofi. Thanks. It was great hearing from you. I hope you'll stop by again soon. Cheers!

inabeena said...

my old dog was scared of carey grant. She'd growl whenever she saw him on screen and wouldnt go near the televison. I totally agree, I think all guys should dress like him. sighh D:. Thanks for the comment! great blog ;)

Keith said...

Hey there. Thanks for the comment. Wow. I wonder why your dog was so cared of him for. That was quite interesting. Never heard anything like that before.

Selmyra said...

oh ...i was missing these dear black & white pictures !

Keith said...

Hey Selmyra. Thanks for commenting. I'm glad you got a chance to see these photos here.

Tonygirl said...

he truly was one classy man . i love his acting. He truly loved sophia loren as well

Keith said...

Hey Mel. Thanks. Glad to see you're a fan of his. I remember reading about his feelings for Sophia. I don't blame him.

lorenabr said...

These pics are amazing. I like the old glamour it's full of class and style I wish more men would style like that. :) Havea g8 weekend.

Keith said...

Hey there. Thanks for commenting. I totally agree with you.

petite nyonya said...

In today's Hollywood fever, I wonder who comes the closest to Cary Grant. Hmmm..I'd say, George Clooney?!

Keith said...

Hey Petite. Thanks for commenting. I think George comes the closest for a lot of that classic Hollywood style, etc.

Andi B. Goode said...

I grew up watching Cary Grant films as he is my mum's favourite actor. This post definitely made me swoon more than a little ;]
-Andi x

Keith said...

Hey Andi. Thanks for commenting. It was great hearing from you. I'm so glad you enjoyed this post. Cary Grant's amazing. Cheers!