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
|In 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.