Friday, June 12, 2009

Photo of the Day!

Cary Grant relaxing in the sun!


hana-bi. said...

Poor Cary, he looks like the sun is hurting his eyes. XD
It's a cool picture anyway though, since there isn't really such a thing as an uncool picture of Cary Grant. ^^~

Millie said...

Yup, I agree with you there! There are no "uncool" photos of Mr. Grant!

MissMatilda said...

This looks like Cannes or Monte, very hard to be uncool there.

MissMatilda said...

Forgive me for my return :-)
Why I adore Cary....coughs

Grant became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1942 in order to defuse the scandal resulting from his failure to return to Britain to serve in the military. He had, in fact, volunteered for service in the Royal Navy as early as 1940, but at 36 was past the then-maximum enlistment age. This prompted Grant to declare that he wanted to go back to do his bit, even if it meant being a "fireman". However, certain sections of the British government thought Grant would be of more use to the war effort if he remained in Hollywood. During the war years, Grant donated his entire salaries from several movies to British war charities, and it is even rumored that Grant was working for British Intelligence, monitoring suspected Nazi sympathizers among the Hollywood elite. This, however, has never been substantiated as records on the subject remain classified. In 1947, King George VI awarded Grant the King's Medal for his services to Britain during hostilities.

Java Bean Rush said...

My first thought was "Love!!"
I absolutely love stars at play or relaxing. It's so nice to see them out of the studio lights, at least.

Lolita said...

I love that photo!

Millie said...

Matilda: Oh, thanks for the info, it probably is Cannes or Monte Carlo!

Aww, that's such a nice reason for you to love him. I knew he had donated money from some of his movies, but I did not know the extent of his service. He truly was AMAZING!

Java Bean Rush: Those are my favorite kind of photos too.

Lolita: It is pretty cool.

Jennythenipper said...

Great photo. This is a rare one of Cary Grant in a t-shirt. We almost never see him this casual. Also, feet up is great. I love his little white school girl socks.

Anonymous said...

I believe this picture of Cary Grant relaxing in the sun was taken at Hearts Castle in California where he was often a visitor.


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