Monday, May 16, 2011

Fathers and Daughters...Daughters and Fathers..

We learned a little about Jennifer, a little about Cary and a lot about their lives together. Jennifer Grant, daughter of Cary Grant, shares with us a tender eloquent memoir of herself, her father and their wonderful relationship in Good Stuff: A Reminiscence of My Father, Cary Grant.

Discover how Cary insured that the little tokens, notes, letters, drawings and everything that Jennifer's childhood may encompass was kept through the years.  Cary, being sixty years older than Jennifer, retired from motion pictures  when she was born so he could devote more of his time to raising her.

Warm, cute, loving dialogues between father and daughter are included  as Cary made numerous audio tapes of conversations between the two and Super 8 movies of their time together as she grew up an only child.

Full of insights into understanding the presence of a new woman in Jennifer's life:  Barbara Harris, who after a long companionship became Cary's his second wife, ( Cary and his first wife divorced shortly after Jennifer was born); Dodger Dogs, being a pip, and friendships with the Sinatra's, Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly, Howard Hughes, Quincy Jones and her love for Madame Sylvia Wu, the famous restaurateur.

And sadly his passing.

It's a beautiful tribute from a daughter to her father, the man born Archibald Alexander Leach.

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