Cary Comes Home

Educating Archie PG

Educating Archie - young Cary Grant

From Bristol Boyhood to The Awful Truth - Mark Glancy in conversation with Matthew Sweet

How did Archie Leach become Cary Grant? In this talk Glancy focuses on Grant's boyhood in Bristol, the years he spent as a music hall and vaudeville performer, his time in Broadway musicals, and his earliest years in Hollywood. Researched from Grant's own personal papers, the talk will illuminate some of the mysterious gaps in Grant's life story, and consider how this troubled boy - who had little education and no formal training as an actor - became one of Hollywood's greatest and most enduring icons.

Dr Mark Glancy (Queen Mary, University of London) is the author of several books on American and British film history, including a monograph, The 39 Steps: A British Film Guide (Tauris, 2003), on a classic Hitchcock thriller. His most recent book is Hollywood and the Americanization of Britain (Tauris, 2013). He is also a frequent contributor to the magazines BBC History and History Revealed. He is currently writing a book about Cary Grant researched from the Cary Grant archive in Los Angeles.

Tickets: £5.50 full / £4.00 concessions or get a combo ticket for both events (Educating Archie and From Horfield to Hollywood at 10:00) for £9.00 full / £7.00 concessions - book the combo ticket here.