Next week Knopf is publishing Good Stuff, a memoir by Cary Gant’s daughter Jennifer that, while decidedly on the warm and fuzzy side, still contains some choice nuggets for the style-obsessed – not to mention more than 50 photos of the iconic actor.
She recounts, for instance, Howard Hughes‘s advice to her dapper dad on how to pack for a trip; take only two suits, he informed the card-carrying clotheshorse, one to wear and one to send out to be cleaned.
Of course the suits in question were from Savile Row.
Here the dashing actor reads a script in a Ford Country Squire woody wagon during the filming of Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch A Thief
To note the occasion we’ve decided to commemorate Cary in our own way, with this classic snap of the dashing actor going over his script in a Ford Country Squire woodie wagon during the filming of Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief in 1955.
His co-star in the brilliant flick (soon to be remade) of course was the smoking hot Grace Kelly, though if they got up to any hanky-panky during the proceedings Jennifer declines to say.
As for those pesky rumors that the great Grant was a little light in the loafers, Jennifer says her dad did nothing to dissuade such talk because it “made women want to prove them wrong”.
Good stuff indeed.
- Posted April 29, 2011
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