What the motion picture world has lost,
Faberge has gained, and Cary Grant has com out smelling good.
Grant was in Dallas Wednesday to
promote the line of cosmetics for Sanger-Harris. Accompanying
him was George Barrie, president of Faberge and personal friend of
They arrived in the city on Tuesday
night and left Wednesday night following a visit through the store,
which gathered many glossy-eyed stares.
Grant was not entirely pleased that
the press showed up, and said so in no uncertain terms, "this
trip was not intended as a publicity visit. I don't know who
invited you characters here, it looks like we're trying to sell
something and we're not. I don't avoid the press, but I try to
steer away from it."
He did say that since it happened
that way, he really didn't mind.
Grant became a director of Faberge in
May, 1968, and since then has been traveling all over the
country. It is understandable how he feels about the press and
public, especially with all of the staring and pawing.
He has overcome the problem of
traveling commercial air, "Faberge has its own set of jets so
at least I don't have to walk head bowed to the back of the plane
and sit with a magazine in front of my face. They always know
who you are anyway. You have to learn to sit in the back row
when you are publicly known. Before, I was always running in
back alleys and stumbling over orange peels to avoid the fans."
Now, with a home in Beverly Hills,
"a falling down" house in Palm Springs and a 3-year-old
daughter, Jennifer, Cary Grant is a happier man.
"I have no plans to do any
movies, TV or anything else. I work for a good, clean,
competitive company and I like it."
The motion picture star, who has made
a total of 64 pictures, rates "Gone With the Wind" as the
best picture ever done. "It's proved it, look how long
He also stated that among many the
actresses he has played opposite, he regarded Ingrid Bergman as
probably his favorite. "She's very unaffected and
natural. Of course, I liked playing opposite Myrna Loy and
Grant says that he has no good
friends now that are stars. "My closest friends are the
executives such as producers and directors. I saw a lot of
Hitchcock for awhile, but somehow we've drifted apart."
Grant speaks of his young daughter
with almost reverence. When asked what he would tell her if
she wanted to become a star, he replied, "A woman needs to be
at home taking care of children that she and her husband are blessed
with. If she is married, she belongs with her family.
There is little unity in today's world. You can tell the
families who have stayed together and grown with love. For
instance, look at our present President. There is unity there
and it's quite obvious."
For the star who made "Judy,
Judy, Judy" one of today's most famous and imitated phrases, it
is surprising to learn that it wasn't a line out of one of his
movies. "I'm really not sure how it came about. I
think I was at a party somewhere and someone was introducing Judy
Garland and all I said was, 'Judy, Judy, Judy,' and there it
His 'national anthem' has been
imitated by the most famous in show business but Grant considers
Larry Storch as his favorite. "I also think Rich Little
Grant has views on nudity in today's
movies, "I never go to movies so I've never seen it. It
depends on the person, I guess. I really don't care for it
myself and have no desire to see any."
If Grant decides to follow his cinema
retirement, it is a loss. Although his allegiance is to
cosmetics now, there is always from for change. That's what
cosmetics are all about.