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Cartoon 360

by Harry Hamernik

There's more to great cartooning than drawing a funny face. You need to match that head to a body, give your character expression and attitude, and move him this way and that to tell your story, all while keeping his look consistent from frame to frame. Cartoon 360 covers every angle of drawing fantastic cartoon people, from coming up with fresh ideas for an endless assortment of faces, to bringing your work to a polished, professional finish with inking and coloring.Harry Hamernik's three-dimensional drawing method helps you design fun cartoon characters from head to toe AND draw them again and again, from any angle and in any pose you want.Easy-to-follow demonstrations show the start-to-finish evolution of a variety of character types and poses.Every page is loaded with fun examples and expert secrets, like the amazing power of feature spacing and head height measurements.A power-packed, must-have guide for anyone who wants to draw cartoons, this book contains enough skills and insights to go around ... for characters that pop off the page.

Cartoon 360°

by Harry Hamernik

There's more to great cartooning than drawing a funny face. You need to match that head to a body, give your character expression and attitude, and move him this way and that to tell your story, all while keeping his look consistent from frame to frame. Cartoon 360covers every angle of drawing fantastic cartoon people, from coming up with fresh ideas for an endless assortment of faces, to bringing your work to a polished, professional finish with inking and coloring. Harry Hamernik's three-dimensional drawing method helps you design fun cartoon characters from head to toe AND draw them again and again, from any angle and in any pose you want. Easy-to-follow demonstrations show the start-to-finish evolution of a variety of character types and poses. Every page is loaded with fun examples and expert secrets, like the amazing power of feature spacing and head height measurements. A power-packed, must-have guide for anyone who wants to draw cartoons, this book contains enough skills and insights to go around#151;for characters that pop off the page.

Cartoon Animal Friends

by Char Reed

From the illustrator of the Denver the Guilty Dog series (based on YouTube's real-life Denver the Guilty Dog), comes this fun and easy how-to guide for drawing realistic-looking cartoons and caricatures of your favorite animals--even your own pets! Simple step-by-step instructions show you how to draw dogs, cats, horses and exotic animals--and then which features to exaggerate for whimsical caricatures. Using simple materials such as pens, pencils and paint, you'll learn to enhance your art with targeted lessons in animal anatomy--did you know horses can only bend their knees forward??--and basic breed characteristics. With additional tips from the illustrated Denver himself, you'll soon be creating cartoon animal friends with everything from furry paws and scaly tails to wrinkles, fins and feathers.Inside:15+ step-by-step demonstrations for drawing cartoons of the most popular animals. Learn to draw from reference photos--or even your pets themselves!Chapters devoted to dogs, cats, horses and exotic pets--from hedgehogs and hens to lizards and fish.50+ drawing lessons on breeds and types; animal anatomy; common colors for fur, feathers and scales; funny personality traits, dynamic poses and more.Basic techniques for traditional tools--pencil, paint, ink and charcoal--plus advice for digital painting and drawing programs.How to use simple shapes, line sketches and straightforward color-building methods to easily create animals' heads, bodies, features and unique color markings.Learn which features to enlarge--droopy ears, fluffy tails, big eyes or nosey noses--and which expressions to amplify for fun and funny animal cartoons and caricatures.

Cartoon Animation

by Preston Blair Walter T. Foster

This is the one sourcebook that cartooning and animation enthusiasts have been clamoring about for years! A time-tested classic, this tried-and-true reference is often used as a textbook in cartooning workshops, and beginning and professional cartoonists alike are known to have copies of Cartoon Animation in their libraries. In this comprehensive title, famed animator Preston Blair shares his expertise on how to develop a cartoon character, create dynamic movement, and coordinate dialogue with action. Topics include character development, line of action, dialogue, timing, and, of course, animation! This valuable resource provides all the inspiration and information you need to begin drawing your own animated characters.

Cartoon Cool

by Christopher Hart

Love that Sponge Bob? Always lurking in Dexter's lab? Wishing for Fairly Odd Parents? Millions of fans watch these shows avidly, often solely for their zingy, stylized look and hip visual jokes. Now there's a drawing book just right for everyone who admires that quirky style: Cartoon Cool. Top-selling author Christopher Hart shows beginning cartoonists, retro fans, and all other hipsters how to get that almost-1950s look in their drawings. His trademark step-by-step drawings and crystal-clear text are sure to make Saturday mornings more creative!

Cartoon Cute Animals

by Christopher Hart

Learn the insider secrets professional cartoonists use to turn regular cartoon animals into completely cute characters Warm and fuzzy characters all have that "certain something" that makes them so memorable and darling. But what exactly is it? This sought-after, ultra-cute quality is based on specific techniques that, when applied to character design, result in irresistible cartoon animals. With Cartoon Cute Animals, these are techniques that you can learn, too!Perfect for anyone interested in cartooning, from the aspiring animator looking for how-to instruction to the expert illustrator seeking inspiration, Cartoon Cute Animals covers the broadest possible spectrum of popular species as well as an array of more exotic animals such as the ferret, armadillo, meerkat, and porcupine. Years of experience and expert knowledge have been distilled into one easy-to-follow guide that is full of simple instructions and visual examples to help you create the most adorable cuties ever put to paper!

The Cartoon Music Book

by Daniel Goldmark Leonard Maltin Yuval Taylor

The popularity of cartoon music, from Carl Stalling's work for Warner Bros. to Disney sound tracks and The Simpsons' song parodies, has never been greater. This lively and fascinating look at cartoon music's past and present collects contributions from well-known music critics and cartoonists, and interviews with the principal cartoon composers. Here Mark Mothersbaugh talks about his music for Rugrats, Alf Clausen about composing for The Simpsons, Carl Stalling about his work for Walt Disney and Warner Bros., Irwin Chusid about Raymond Scott's work, Will Friedwald about Casper the Friendly Ghost, Richard Stone about his music for Animaniacs, Joseph Lanza about Ren and Stimpy, and much, much more.

Cartooning for the Beginner

by Christopher Hart

Aspiring cartoonists of all ages can begin drawing a repertoire of characters from the moment they follow the wide-ranging yet simplified lessons that fill these instructive pages, written and illustrated by an all-time best-selling artist/teacher.This complete course, covering both comic strip and animation techniques, begins with lessons on basic cartoon body shapes and facial features. Included are helpful comparisons between the real versus the cartoon head, a smile chart, and various ways to draw the most popular and expressive cartoon eyes and mouths. Next come lots of typical body poses, how to draw action lines, slow/fast movement, cartoon hands, fun hair and clothing styles, backgrounds, and cute cartoon pets. Excellent directions also focus on helping beginners to find and develop their own cartoon style.

The Cartoonist

by Sean Costello

Scott Bowman is now a respected psychiatrist living the good life, but sixteen years ago he and his friends accidentally committed a terrible crime. The group swore itself to secrecy and everyone's mouth was sealed out of guilt. None suspected that there had been another present to remember their crime. A creepy new addition to Scott's roster of patients at the local psychiatry ward proves to be more than a helpless, mad old man with a talent for drawing. Lurking behind the man's eerily realistic drawings is a soul driven by twisted passions and malignant anger, creating the nightmarish visions on paper. These soon draw the doctor into a dark world of freak accidents and horrifying deaths. In a final and deadly confrontation with an old hatred, Scott Bowman is driven to confront the most dangerous edges of sanity, where reality is indistinguishable from imagination.

The Cartoonist's Big Book of Drawing Animals

by Christopher Hart

All of Chris Hart's how-to-draw titles are best-sellers. And the best-sellers among all of his best-sellers are the ones about animals. How to Draw Cartoon Animals, just one example, appears regularly on the BookScan Top 50 Art Books list, with more than 190,000 copies sold. Now The Cartoonist's Big Book of Drawing Animals is ready to roar onto the market! All the most popular animals are here, including dogs, cats, horses, penguins, lions, tigers, bears, and elephants, as well as the favorite sidekick animals--pigs, kangaroos, giraffes, turtles. Simple step-by-step drawings show how to capture every cartoon emotion, from cutesy-sweet to begging to scheming, and how to create every box-office type, from baby animals to villain animals to clueless animals and much more. Faces, bodies, paws, feet, wings, tails--every part of dozens of animals is explained in this bumper book by the world's leading author of instructional art books. It's a mega-menagerie for cartoonists!From the Trade Paperback edition.

Cartridge Reloading in the Twenty-First Century

by Charles T. Richards

A comprehensive guide to modern cartridge reloading, Cartridge Reloading in the Twenty-First Century provides detailed information about getting started in reloading, selecting the basic tools needed, and choosing your components as well as step-by-step instructions for reloading rifle and handgun cartridges and how to test your loads at the range. The text is supplemented by more than one hundred detailed photographs that illustrate the various types of reloading equipment available and provide guidance in performing the actions that result in a handloaded cartridge.Cartridge Reloading in the Twenty-First Century covers many common problems the handloader may experience, provides unique information about reloading the .50 caliber BMG, and highlights the changes between reloading in the twenty-first century and reloading in the mid-twentieth century.Not only for beginners, Cartridge Reloading in the Twenty-First Century offers advanced reloading information that describes special reloading tools as well as techniques for improving the accuracy of your handloads. The content of Cartridge Reloading in the Twenty-First Century will appeal to both someone considering reloading rifle or handgun cartridges as well as a person who already has acquired some experience in cartridge reloading.

Cartridges of the World

by Richard A. Mann

The Essential Guide to Ammunition from Around the World!Every serious firearms enthusiast, cartridge collector and handloader will benefit from our completely revised and updated Cartridges of the World, 13th Edition, most widely read cartridge reference book of its kind on the subject. From the latest introductions in commercial cartridges and wildcats, to the fresh, authoritative articles on current ammunition trends, this book contains everything the active cartridge collector and firearms enthusiast needs to know.With 55 new cartridges spanning the gamut of industry leading factory loads to the wildcat developments on the cusp of being the next "big thing," Cartridges of the World, 13th Edition is the most comprehensive reference source of its kind, and a must-have for every firearms owner, novice to expert.Inside you'll find:The most exhaustive & authoritative cartridge reference in print55 all-new factory manufactured and wildcat cartridge listings, complete with technical drawingsUpdated resource information throughoutFully updated specifications and referencesEssays by three of the industries leading writers with crucial, "state of the union" information on SAAMI, wildcatting, and today's hottest trend, rounds for AR15 platformsGun Digest has been publishing the Cartridges of the World since 1965, and during that span we've seen a lot of cartridges come and go. This newest and most comprehensive 13th Edition, just like its predecessors, contains information on many rounds that are no longer in production.PLEASE NOTE: The CD is not included with the ebook version of this title

Cartucho and My Mother's Hands

by Nellie Campobello

Cartucho and My Mother's Hands are autobiographical evocations of a childhood spent amidst the violence and turmoil of the Revolution in Mexico. They are noteworthy, too, as one of the few first-person accounts of the female experience in the early years of the Mexican Revolution and unique in their presentation of events from a child's perspective.

Cartwheel

by Jennifer Dubois

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYSlate * Cosmopolitan * Salon * BuzzFeed * BookPageWritten with the riveting storytelling of authors like Emma Donoghue, Adam Johnson, Ann Patchett, and Curtis Sittenfeld, Cartwheel is a suspenseful and haunting novel of an American foreign exchange student arrested for murder, and a father trying to hold his family together. When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester abroad, she is enchanted by everything she encounters: the colorful buildings, the street food, the handsome, elusive man next door. Her studious roommate Katy is a bit of a bore, but Lily didn't come to Argentina to hang out with other Americans. Five weeks later, Katy is found brutally murdered in their shared home, and Lily is the prime suspect. But who is Lily Hayes? It depends on who's asking. As the case takes shape--revealing deceptions, secrets, and suspicious DNA--Lily appears alternately sinister and guileless through the eyes of those around her: the media, her family, the man who loves her and the man who seeks her conviction. With mordant wit and keen emotional insight, Cartwheel offers a prismatic investigation of the ways we decide what to see--and to believe--in one another and ourselves. In Cartwheel, duBois delivers a novel of propulsive psychological suspense and rare moral nuance. No two readers will agree who Lily is and what happened to her roommate. Cartwheel will keep you guessing until the final page, and its questions about how well we really know ourselves will linger well beyond.WINNER OF THE HOUSATONIC BOOK AWARD * Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader's Circle for author chats and more."A smart, literary thriller [for] fans of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl."--The Huffington Post "Psychologically astute . . . DuBois hits [the] larger sadness just right and dispenses with all the salacious details you can readily find elsewhere. . . . The writing in Cartwheel is a pleasure--electric, fine-tuned, intelligent, conflicted. The novel is engrossing, and its portraiture hits delightfully and necessarily close to home."--The New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice) "Marvelous . . . a gripping tale . . . Every sentence crackles with wit and vision. Every page casts a spell."--Maggie Shipstead, author of Seating Arrangements"[You'll] break your own record of pages read per minute as you tear through this book."--Marie Claire "A convincing, compelling tale . . . The story plays out in all its well-told complexity."--New York Daily News"[A] gripping, gorgeously written novel . . . The emotional intelligence in Cartwheel is so sharp it's almost ruthless--a tabloid tragedy elevated to high art. [Grade:] A-"--Entertainment Weekly "Sure-footed and psychologically calibrated . . . Reviewers of duBois's first novel, A Partial History of Lost Causes, called it brainy and beautiful, a verdict that fits this successor. . . . As the pages fly, the reader hardly notices that duBois has stretched the genre of the criminal procedural."--Newsday"The power of Cartwheel resides in duBois' talent for understanding how the foreign world can illuminate the most deeply held secrets we keep from others, and ourselves."--Chicago TribuneFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

Cartwheel

by Jennifer Dubois

Written with the riveting storytelling and moral seriousness of authors like Emma Donoghue, Adam Johnson, Ann Patchett, and Curtis Sittenfeld, Cartwheel is a suspenseful and haunting novel of an American foreign exchange student arrested for murder, and a father trying to hold his family together. When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester abroad, she is enchanted by everything she encounters: the colorful buildings, the street food, the handsome, elusive man next door. Her studious roommate Katy is a bit of a bore, but Lily didn't come to Argentina to hang out with other Americans. Five weeks later, Katy is found brutally murdered in their shared home, and Lily is the prime suspect. But who is Lily Hayes? It depends on who's asking. As the case takes shape--revealing deceptions, secrets, and suspicious DNA--Lily appears alternately sinister and guileless through the eyes of those around her: the media, her family, the man who loves her and the man who seeks her conviction. With mordant wit and keen emotional insight, Cartwheel offers a prismatic investigation of the ways we decide what to see--and to believe--in one another and ourselves. Jennifer duBois's debut novel, A Partial History of Lost Causes, was a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Fiction and was honored by the National Book Foundation's 5 Under 35 program. In Cartwheel, duBois delivers a novel of propulsive psychological suspense and rare moral nuance. Who is Lily Hayes? What happened to her roommate? No two readers will agree. Cartwheel will keep you guessing until the final page, and its questions about how much we really know about ourselves will linger well beyond. Praise for A Partial History of Lost Causes "Astonishingly beautiful and brainy . . . [a] stunning novel."--O: The Oprah Magazine "A thrilling debut . . . duBois writes with haunting richness and fierce intelligence. . . . Full of bravado, insight, and clarity."--Elle "DuBois is precise and unsentimental. . . . She moves with a magician's control between points of view, continents, histories, and sympathies."--The New Yorker "I can't remember reading another novel--at least not recently--that's both incredibly intelligent and also emotionally engaging."--Nancy Pearl, NPR "A real page-turner . . . a psychological thriller of great nuance and complexity."--The Dallas Morning News "Hilarious and heartbreaking and a triumph of the imagination."--Gary ShteyngartFrom the Hardcover edition.

Cartwheel

by Jennifer Dubois

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYSlate * Cosmopolitan * Salon * BuzzFeed * BookPageWritten with the riveting storytelling of authors like Emma Donoghue, Adam Johnson, Ann Patchett, and Curtis Sittenfeld, Cartwheel is a suspenseful and haunting novel of an American foreign exchange student arrested for murder, and a father trying to hold his family together. When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester abroad, she is enchanted by everything she encounters: the colorful buildings, the street food, the handsome, elusive man next door. Her studious roommate Katy is a bit of a bore, but Lily didn't come to Argentina to hang out with other Americans. Five weeks later, Katy is found brutally murdered in their shared home, and Lily is the prime suspect. But who is Lily Hayes? It depends on who's asking. As the case takes shape--revealing deceptions, secrets, and suspicious DNA--Lily appears alternately sinister and guileless through the eyes of those around her: the media, her family, the man who loves her and the man who seeks her conviction. With mordant wit and keen emotional insight, Cartwheel offers a prismatic investigation of the ways we decide what to see--and to believe--in one another and ourselves. In Cartwheel, duBois delivers a novel of propulsive psychological suspense and rare moral nuance. No two readers will agree who Lily is and what happened to her roommate. Cartwheel will keep you guessing until the final page, and its questions about how well we really know ourselves will linger well beyond. Praise for Cartwheel"A smart, literary thriller [for] fans of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl."--The Huffington Post "Psychologically astute . . . DuBois hits [the] larger sadness just right and dispenses with all the salacious details you can readily find elsewhere. . . . The writing in Cartwheel is a pleasure--electric, fine-tuned, intelligent, conflicted. The novel is engrossing, and its portraiture hits delightfully and necessarily close to home."--The New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice) "Marvelous . . . a gripping tale . . . Every sentence crackles with wit and vision. Every page casts a spell."--Maggie Shipstead, author of Seating Arrangements"[You'll] break your own record of pages read per minute as you tear through this book."--Marie Claire "Jennifer duBois is destined for great things."--Cosmopolitan"A convincing, compelling tale . . . The story plays out in all its well-told complexity."--New York Daily News"[A] gripping, gorgeously written novel . . . The emotional intelligence in Cartwheel is so sharp it's almost ruthless--a tabloid tragedy elevated to high art. [Grade:] A-"--Entertainment Weekly "Sure-footed and psychologically calibrated . . . As the pages fly, the reader hardly notices that duBois has stretched the genre of the criminal procedural."--Newsday"Provocative, meaningful and suspenseful."--Chicago Tribune"[Jennifer duBois is] heir to some of the great novelists of the past, writers who caught the inner lives of their characters and rendered them on the page in beautiful, studied prose."--Pittsburgh Post-GazetteFrom the Hardcover edition.

Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms

by Katherine Rundell Melissa Castrillón

Even a life on the untamed plains of Africa can't prepare Wilhelmina for the wilds of an English boarding school in this "gripping, magical, and heartwarming tale of resilience, friendship, and hope" (Publishers Weekly, starred review).Wilhelmina Silver's world is golden. Living half-wild on an African farm with her horse, her monkey, and her best friend, every day is beautiful. But when her home is sold and Will is sent away to boarding school in England, the world becomes impossibly difficult. Lions and hyenas are nothing compared to packs of vicious schoolgirls. Where can a girl run to in London? And will she have the courage to survive? From the author of Rooftoppers, which Booklist called "a glorious adventure," comes an utterly beautiful story that's "a treasure of a book" (VOYA).

Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms

by Katherine Rundell

Even a life on the untamed plains of Africa can't prepare Wilhelmina for the wilds of an English boarding school in this lovely and lyrical novel from the author of Rooftoppers, which Booklist called "a glorious adventure."<P> Wilhelmina Silver's world is golden. Living half-wild on an African farm with her horse, her monkey, and her best friend, every day is beautiful. But when her home is sold and Will is sent away to boarding school in England, the world becomes impossibly difficult. Lions and hyenas are nothing compared to packs of vicious schoolgirls. Where can a girl run to in London? And will she have the courage to survive?<P> From the author of the "witty, inventively poetic" Rooftoppers comes an utterly beautiful story that's sure to be treasured.

Carved in Bone (Body Farm #1)

by Jefferson Bass

Renowned anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton has spent his career surrounded by death at the Body Farm. Now he's being called upon to help solve a baffling puzzle in a remote mountain community. The mummified corpse of a young woman dead for thirty years has been discovered in a cave, the body bizarrely preserved and transformed by the environment's unique chemistry. But Brockton's investigation is threatening to open old wounds among an insular people who won't forget or forgive. And a long-buried secret prematurely exposed could inflame Brockton's own guilt--and the dangerous hostility of bitter enemies determined to see him fail . . . by any means necessary. With Fascinating Insider Information on the Body Farm!

Carver

by Ruth Yaffe Radin

For eight of his ten years, ever since the accident that killed his father, Jon has been blind. It wasn't a problem in Washington, where he went to special schools, but now Jon and his mother are back in Kellam's Landing, his birthplace, and Jon has to prove he can get along as well as any kid-in public school. Already Jon has one strike against him: His teacher resents having a blind boy in her class. At least Jon has a new friend, Matt, and Matt has promised to help Jon fulfill his lifelong dream of carving wood, something his father did. Together the boys will find a way for Jon to meet the best local sculptor. But Carver is an angry man, a recluse. And because of the painful memories of his father that sculpting would revive, Jon's mother would never allow her son to try it. Can Jon get Carver to teach him? Can he keep it a secret until he has something good to show his mother? And can a blind boy carve? Beautifully crafted by Ruth Yaffe Radin, Carver was inspired by the accomplished Curtis Merritt, one of whose many skills was carving. Blinded at age three by cancer and killed by it at twenty-five, Curtis Merritt once said: "Probably the only real handicap a blind person has is the people who think he can't do anything at all." RUTH YAFFE RADIN is the author of two other books for middle-grade readers, Tac's Island and Tac's Turn, as well as two picture books, High in the Mountains, illustrated by Ed Young, and A Winter Place, illustrated by Mattie Lou O'Kelley. She and her husband have three children and live in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. KARL SWANSON has produced artwork for advertising and has illustrated numerous paperback and hardcover book jackets. This is his first illustrated book. Trained at the Art Students' League in New York City, he now lives with his wife in North Carolina.

Carver: A Life In Poems

by Marilyn Nelson

George Washington Carver was born a slave in Missouri about 1864 and was raised by the childless white couple who had owned his mother. In 1877 he left home in search of an education, eventually earning a master's degree. In 1896, Booker T. Washington invited Carver to start the agricultural department at the all-black-staffed Tuskegee Institute, where he spent the rest of his life seeking solutions to the poverty among landless black farmers by developing new uses for soil-replenishing crops such as peanuts, cowpeas, and sweet potatoes. Carver's achievements as a botanist and inventor were balanced by his gifts as a painter, musician, and teacher. This Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book by Marilyn Nelson provides a compelling and revealing portrait of Carver's complex, richly interior, profoundly devout life.<P><P> Newbery Medal Honor book

Carving Nature at Its Joints

by Joseph Keim Campbell

Contemporary discussions of the success of science often invoke an ancient metaphor from Plato's Phaedrus: successful theories should "carve nature at its joints. " But is nature really "jointed"? Are there natural kinds of things around which our theories cut? The essays in this volume offer reflections by a distinguished group of philosophers on a series of intertwined issues in the metaphysics and epistemology of classification. The contributors consider such topics as the relevance of natural kinds in inductive inference; the role of natural kinds in natural laws; the nature of fundamental properties; the naturalness of boundaries; the metaphysics and epistemology of biological kinds; and the relevance of biological kinds to certain questions in ethics. Carving Nature at Its Joints offers both breadth and thematic unity, providing a sampling of state-of-the-art work in contemporary analytic philosophy that will be of interest to a wide audience of scholars and students concerned with classification.

The Carving of Mount Rushmore

by Rex Alan Smith

The first book to tell the complete story of Rushmore.The Carving of Mount Rushmore tells the complete story of the largest and certainly the most spectacular sculpture in existence. More than 60 black-and-white photographs offer unique views of this gargantuan effort, and author Rex Alan Smith--a man born and raised within sight of Rushmore--recounts with the sensitivity of a native son the ongoing struggles of sculptor Gutzon Borglum and his workers.

Cary Grant

by Geoffrey Wansell

His signature jaw line and charismatic characters made him an American symbol. His films, including Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, and North by Northwest, were timeless classics. However, Grant was also married five times and sustained a tortured, obsessive relationship with money. In this beautifully illustrated and comprehensive book, Geoffrey Wansell traces the threads of both light and darkness in one of Holly-wood's greatest stars. As his friend and co-star Deborah Kerr wrote, he was "one of the most outstanding personalities in the history of the cinema."

Cary Grant: A Biography

by Marc Eliot

"Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant." --Cary Grant. He is Hollywood's most fascinating and timeless star. Although he came to personify the debonair American, Cary Grant was born Archibald Leach on January 18, 1904, in the seaport village of Bristol, England. Combining the captivating beauty of silent-screen legend Rudolph Valentino with the masculine irresistibility of Clark Gable, Grant emerged as Hollywood's quintessential leading man. Today, "the man from dream city," as critic Pauline Kael once described him, remains forever young, an icon of quick wit, romantic charm, and urbane sophistication, the epitome of male physical perfection. Yet beneath this idealized movie image was a conflicted man struggling to balance fame with a desire for an intensely private life separate from the "Cary Grant" persona celebrated by directors and movie studios. Exploring Grant's troubled childhood, ambiguous sexuality, and lifelong insecurities as well as the magical amalgam of characteristics that allowed him to remain Hollywood's favorite romantic lead for more than thirty-five years, Cary Grant is the definitive examination of every aspect of Grant's professional and private life, and the first to reveal the man behind the movie star. Working with the most talented directors of his time, Grant starred in an astonishing seventy-two films, ranging from his groundbreaking comedic roles in such classics as Bringing Up Baby (Howard Hawks) and The Philadelphia Story (George Cukor) to the darker, unforgettable characters of Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion and Notorious, culminating in the consummate sophisticates of An Affair to Remember (Leo McCarey), North by Northwest (Hitchcock), and Charade (Stanley Donen). The camera loved Grant, and his magnetism helped illuminate his leading ladies, some of the most glamorous women ever to grace the silver screen: Mae West, Irene Dunne, Katharine Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Grace Kelly, and Sophia Loren, among others. Yet, because of his pioneering role as an independent player, Grant was repeatedly denied the Oscar he coveted--a snub from the Academy that would last until 1970, when he graciously accepted a special lifetime achievement award. Grant's sparkling image on-screen hid a tumultuous personal life that he tried desperately to keep out of the public eye, including his controversial eleven-year relationship with Randolph Scott, five marriages, and numerous affairs. Rigorously researched and elegantly written,Cary Grant: A Biography is a complete, nuanced portrait of the greatest Hollywood star in cinema history.

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