Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Another Handsome Critter of the Golden Age

This is a change of pace post.  No Bob.  Had the urge to share a few photos of Cary Grant instead.    Cary was another one of those extremely handsome actors that populated the Golden Age of movies.  In the photo below, he is 33 years old and quite the hunk.  I apologize that the photo shows sign of deterioration, obviously an original silver nitrate photo.  But the face is still intact and that is what counts. 

                                    Talk of the Town (1937)

Mr. Grant made an impressive number of very good and successful movies.  Going free lance once his initial contract with Paramount expired, Cary showed his excellent business sense by the movies he chose to make.  Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) is one of my favorites, so clever and witty, with the perfect Mrs. Blandings, Myrna Loy. 

        Cary and Myrna Loy in Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

And then there is Dudley from the classic The Bishop's Wife (1947).  Can you imagine anyone else in that role? 


Carrie said...

I love Mr. Blandings, especially being a home owner and feeling the same pains...

Kathy said...

Mr. Blandings is timeless, capturing the home buying craziness perfectly. My favorite scene among many has Mrs. Blandings leading the contractor and painter through the house, explaining the room colors she wants in great detail. After she leaves, the contractor looks at the painter and says, You got that? red, yellow, blue and green. (Well, something like that...)