MAE WEST ushered Cary Grant, formerly a singing acrobat from England, into the silver screen's eternal embrace. This summer, in Rochester, New York, a Cary Grant film fest is in progress. It began yesterday (on 2 July 2010) with two classic comedies featuring the handsome leading man and starring the curvy Brooklyn bombshell herself.
• • Rochester's resident cinemaphile Jack Garner announced this motion picture line-up.
• • Jack Garner wrote: It's hard to imagine a more entertaining way to spend a summer evening than in the company of one of Hollywood's most debonair and witty actors — — Cary Grant.
• • Jack Garner continued: The actor, one of cinema's most popular, comes under the spotlight at the Eastman House Dryden Theatre, starting with two hilarious Mae West comedies, being shown as a double feature at 7 tonight.
• • Jack Garner explained: In She Done Him Wrong and I'm No Angel, Grant initiated his place as one of Hollywood's great icons of women's longings. It couldn't be clearer when his co-star is one of film's most stridently sexual creatures. West is the one who famously asked Grant in She Done Him Wrong, "Why don't you come up some time and see me?" About Grant in I'm No Angel, she said, just as famously, "It's not the men in your life that counts; it's the life in your men."
• • Jack Garner added: Other films in the series are Topper (Wednesday), with Grant as one of a pair of married ghosts who appear to an old friend, trying to enliven his rather stuffy life; and legendary comedies in which he appeared opposite Katharine Hepburn — — George Cukor's Holiday (July 14) and The Philadelphia Story (Aug. 4), and Howard Hawks' Bringing Up Baby (July 21). Save for the double feature, the Grant films start at 8 p.m. . . .
• • Continue reading Jack Garner's very interesting comments about Grant's career by visiting the link below.
• • HERE'S the FILM FEST: Eastman House Dryden Theatre, 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607
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• • Article: "Cary Grant films showcased at the Dryden"
• • By: Jack Garner
• • Published in: Rochester Democrat & Chronicle — — www.democratandchronicle.com
• • Published on: 2 July 2010
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• • Birthday in early July • •
• • By the way, the gay filmmaker George Cukor and Mae West were life-long friends. Born in New York City on the Lower East Side, George Cukor [7 July 1899 — 24 January 1983] was a Hollywood film director who mainly concentrated on comedies and literary adaptations. On July 7th, celebrate Cukor by seeing one of his motion picture classics.
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