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James Bawden: Seeing the way people behave when they're around you, is it still fun being Cary Grant?

Cary Grant: I don't like to disappoint people. Because he's a completely made-up character and I'm playing a part. It's a part I've been playing a long time, but no way am I really Cary Grant. A friend told me once, "I always wanted to be Cary Grant." And I said, "So did I." -- from the bookIn Conversations with Classic Film Stars, retired journalists James Bawden and Ron Miller present an astonishing collection of rare interviews with the greatest celebrities of Hollywood's golden age. Conducted over the course of more than fifty years, they recount intimate conversations with some of the most famous leading men and women of the era, including Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Joseph Cotten, Cary Grant, Gloria Swanson, Joan Fontaine, Loretta Young, Kirk Douglas, and many more.

Each interview takes readers behind the scenes with some of cinema's most iconic stars. The actors convey unforgettable stories, from Maureen O'Hara discussing Charles Laughton's request that she change her last name, to Bob Hope candidly commenting on the presidential honors bestowed upon him. Humorous, enlightening, and poignant, Conversations with Classic Film Stars is essential reading for anyone who loves classic movies.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. I. The Silent Era
  2. pp. 5-6
  1. Jackie Coogan
  2. pp. 7-13
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  1. Gloria Swanson
  2. pp. 14-26
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  1. II. The Leading Men
  2. pp. 27-28
  1. Ralph Bellamy
  2. pp. 29-41
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  1. Rory Calhoun
  2. pp. 42-52
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  1. Joseph Cotten
  2. pp. 53-69
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  1. Kirk Douglas
  2. pp. 70-79
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  1. Melvyn Douglas
  2. pp. 80-90
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  1. Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
  2. pp. 91-105
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  1. Glenn Ford
  2. pp. 106-113
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  1. Cary Grant
  2. pp. 114-126
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  1. Van Johnson
  2. pp. 127-134
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  1. III. The Leading Ladies
  2. pp. 135-136
  1. Anne Baxter
  2. pp. 137-151
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  1. Joan Blondell
  2. pp. 152-163
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  1. Irene Dunne
  2. pp. 164-178
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  1. Joan Fontaine
  2. pp. 179-188
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  1. Dorothy Lamour
  2. pp. 189-204
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  1. Anna Lee
  2. pp. 205-220
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  1. Dorothy McGuire
  2. pp. 221-228
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  1. Maureen O’Hara
  2. pp. 229-238
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  1. Luise Rainer
  2. pp. 239-244
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  1. Rosalind Russell
  2. pp. 245-259
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  1. Fay Wray
  2. pp. 260-274
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  1. Jane Wyman
  2. pp. 275-288
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  1. Loretta Young
  2. pp. 289-304
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  1. IV. The Queens of the Bs
  2. pp. 305-306
  1. Jane Greer
  2. pp. 307-317
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  1. Audrey Totter
  2. pp. 318-326
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  1. Marie Windsor
  2. pp. 327-334
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  1. V. The Singing Cowboys
  2. pp. 335-336
  1. Gene Autry
  2. pp. 337-344
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  1. Roy Rogers
  2. pp. 345-354
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  1. VI. A Giant of Comedy
  2. pp. 355-356
  1. Bob Hope
  2. pp. 357-372
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  1. VII. Four Very Special Stars
  2. pp. 373-374
  1. Margaret Hamilton
  2. pp. 375-386
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  1. Keye Luke
  2. pp. 387-397
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  1. Harold Russell
  2. pp. 398-402
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  1. Diane Varsi
  2. pp. 403-410
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 411-412
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  1. About the Authors
  2. pp. 413-414
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  1. Index
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  1. Screen Classics
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813167121
Related ISBN
9780813167107
MARC Record
OCLC
940501976
Pages
424
Launched on MUSE
2016-02-26
Language
English
Open Access
No
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