Dyan Cannon wasn't looking for romance when she sat down for lunch with Cary Grant in the studio canteen; she was a young actress on the outskirts of Hollywood and just hoping for her big break. What she found was a star-crossed soul mate -- a man who fell instantly in love with her, pursued her relentlessly, and eventually persuaded her to love him back equally.
Cary Grant and Dyan Cannon were a glamorous and popular pair, the epicentre of chic and swinging 1960s Hollywood. For a few brief years their romance flourished; they loved big, married, and had a daughter. In many ways their romance played out like one of Grant's movies; bold, witty, full of dramatic gestures and equally tender moments. When the love ended, it ended in the same way it had started: dramatically. On courthouse steps and on the front page of every newspaper in the world.
Sweetly pitched but never anything less than completely candid and honest, readers will learn of Grant's tortured childhood, controlling ways, drug abuse and the demons he couldn't outrun.
It has taken Cannon two decades to reconcile herself to the death of Cary, and forgive both him and herself. DEAR CARY is the end result of that acceptance; her final love letter to her one true love, Cary Grant.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 09 / 2011