He was the ultimate star, defining Hollywood glamour as well as cinematic achievement. She was a bright new actress, beautiful and funny, who would one day prove her talent by being the first woman to receive Academy Award nominations for her work on-screen and behind the camera. On his arm, she found herself traveling in the inner circles of power and glamour in which Cary Grant was king among the Hollywood royalty. Behind closed doors, she discovered a Cary no one knew: a thoughtful, caring, and private person, with dark family secrets that weighed heavily on him.
With unparalleled honesty, Dyan Cannon shares the heartwarming and heartbreaking story of her magical romance and stormy marriage to screen legend Cary Grant. Featuring rare photographs and never-before-seen letters and notes from Cary Grant, Dear Cary is told with poignancy and hard-won wisdom, a story for anyone who has ever loved and lost.
“[Cannon’s] candid memoir chronicles the near fairy tale May-December romance between the ingénue and the legendary star.”
“A revealing look at Cannon’s relationship with her first husband, who happened to be a Hollywood legend.
“Cannon writes of her time with one of Hollywood’s most glamorous and charming men and of her own life, pre- and post-Grant...with refreshing humor.. For those who enjoy memoirs of gutsy survivors.”
“Dyan Cannon has written a complex and captivating memoir…an unqualified success.”
Withhonesty and heart-rending emotion, actress and filmmaker DyanCannon tells the story of her topsy-turvy relationship with Hollywood legendCary Grant. Cannon’s captivating narrative takes the reader behind the scenesof Hollywood’s Golden Age, inside America’s high court of glamour and notorietyin which Cary Grant was king. In his private life alongside Cannon, however, astory that began with all the romance of his famous films—Charade, ToCatch a Thief, An Affair to Remember or The Philadelphia Story—wouldend up taking a series of tragic and unpredictable twists and turns. Insharing Grant’s inside story for the first time, Dear Cary is exactlywhat Hollywood is always looking for . . . the next blockbuster, and a storyfor romance lovers of all ages.