Cary Grant. The talent, the charisma, the humor, the style, the accent, the icon. Hollywood, today, is an industry that values quantity over quality, controversy over class, and ratings over values. Rather than Mr. Grant or Clark Gable or Fred Astaire, our culture worships ex-con athletes, woman-beater Chris Brown, and the Kardashians, holding them up as pillars of society as if these are the people children should be aspiring to be like.
They say everything is cyclical. Maybe that means that one day we won’t care which housewife is fighting with which, or which celebrity is the latest to get a DUI or make another “secret” tape, and, instead, we’ll once again believe in a world where all our problems can be solved when Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire dance.