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Happy 110th Birthday to Archibald Alexander Leach or better known as Cary Grant aka perf human being!!! {January 18th, 1904 - November 29th, 1986} 

"Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant." 


valerieharpers:

HAPPY 110th BIRTHDAY, CARY GRANT | January 18, 1904 - November 29, 1986

He made me feel though I were the most interesting and witty person. He had that unique ability to make you feel as though you were the only person in the room.

- Elizabeth Taylor


"There is no sincerity like a woman telling a lie."

 Indiscreet (1958)


Audrey Hepburn in Charade, 1963


Indiscreet (1958): “How dare he make love to me and not be a married man.”


inessentialhouses:

Happy 109th Birthday, Cary Grant
(January 18, 1904 - November 29, 1986)

“Everyone tells me I’ve had such an interesting life, but sometimes I think it’s been nothing but stomach disturbances and self-concern.”


terrysmalloy:

Archibald Alexander Leach, a.k.a. Cary Grant || January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986

“Cary was a lovely, very generous actor. A good comedian. And so funny. He had a wonderful laugh. When you looked at that face of his, it was full of a wonderful kind of laughter in the back of the eyes.”

-Katharine Hepburn

“I am a profound admirer of Cary’s. He was eager for everyone to have what was coming to him. There was no upstaging. Quite the opposite. He would give you your moment. He was always laughing and great to work with- so friendly and receptive. But after a while you realized he as a little… shy isn’t the right word… reticent. Cary had a polite sort of reticence.”

-Ralph Bellamy

“He made me feel though I were the most interesting and witty person. He had that unique ability to make you feel as though you were the only person in the room.”

-Elizabeth Taylor



paulsnewman:

North By Northwest (1959)

Now you listen to me, I’m an advertising man, not a red herring. I’ve got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex-wives and several bartenders that depend upon me, and I don’t intend to disappoint them all by getting myself “slightly” killed.


tracylord:

250 Films Meme | 79 | Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

↳ Favourite 15/50


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slackseyobrien:

greenkneehighs:

justlittleclassicfilmthings:



You do not, I repeat DO NOT compare any celebrities today to people from the classic age. You think Audrey Hepburn would have done “Black Swan” like Natalie Portman? Or Cary Grant do “Up In The Air” like George Clooney? Actresses/Actors today do movies with sexual themes and are making money for it. People in the classic age didn’t have to take their clothes off to prove how good of an actress/actor they were. They had god damn talent!


Submitted by: nothing-wrong-with-a-lil-class


Okay, I want everyone to do two things:
1) Read up on a thing called “The Hays Code.”
2) Watch a Pre-Code movie
And then perhaps then you’ll be disabused of the notion that the past was as neat and clean and perfect as you seem to think it is.

Actors and actresses were just as sexualized, if not more so, in the days of classic Hollywood. It doesn’t matter if you’ve seen them nude or not. Movies have always had sexual themes and movie stars have always been objects of desire. People have talent now and people had talent then and I really don’t think anyone relevant evaluates talent based on whether or not you remove your clothes.

slackseyobrien:

greenkneehighs:

justlittleclassicfilmthings:

You do not, I repeat DO NOT compare any celebrities today to people from the classic age. You think Audrey Hepburn would have done “Black Swan” like Natalie Portman? Or Cary Grant do “Up In The Air” like George Clooney? Actresses/Actors today do movies with sexual themes and are making money for it. People in the classic age didn’t have to take their clothes off to prove how good of an actress/actor they were. They had god damn talent!

Submitted by: nothing-wrong-with-a-lil-class

Okay, I want everyone to do two things:

1) Read up on a thing called “The Hays Code.”

2) Watch a Pre-Code movie

And then perhaps then you’ll be disabused of the notion that the past was as neat and clean and perfect as you seem to think it is.

Actors and actresses were just as sexualized, if not more so, in the days of classic Hollywood. It doesn’t matter if you’ve seen them nude or not. Movies have always had sexual themes and movie stars have always been objects of desire. People have talent now and people had talent then and I really don’t think anyone relevant evaluates talent based on whether or not you remove your clothes.


tracylord:

Five Favourite Deborah Kerr Films

→ An Affair To Remember (1957)

“Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories… we’ve already missed the spring! “

letsget-classy:

Marilyn Monroe in Monkey Business, 1952



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Reggie: Why do people have to tell lies?
Peter: Usually it’s because they want something. They are afraid the truth won’t get it for them.

Charade (1963)