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After Elsie was gone, Grant and his father moved into the home of his grandmother in Bristol. He enjoyed the theatre, particularly pantomimes at Christmas which he would attend with his father. Elias now had a better paying job in Southampton; Grant's expulsion from the school brought local authorities to his door with questions about why his son was living in Bristol and not with his father in Southampton.
Upon learning that his son was once again with the Pender troupe, Elias co-signed a three-year contract between his son and Pender. The contract stipulated Grant's weekly salary along with room and board, as well as dancing lessons and other training for his profession until the age of There was also a provision in the contract for salary rises based on job performance.
He was so impressed with Fairbanks that the actor became an important role model. Grant writing as a career freelance timing has to change from show to show and from town to town. You're always adjusting to the size of the audience and the size of the theatre.
After performing in places such as St. Louis, MissouriCleveland and Milwaukee he made the decision to stay in the US with several of the other members, while the rest of the troupe returned to Britain.
Tilyouthe owner of the Steeplechase Park racecourse on Coney Island at a party,  Grant was hired to appear there on stilts and attracted large crowds, wearing a bright-great coat and a sandwich board which advertised the race-track.
He visited Los Angeles for the first time inwhich left a lasting impression upon him. Louis, Missouri ; he appeared in twelve different productions, putting on 87 shows.
MatthewsJack Buchanan and Ronald Squire. Friedlander offered him the lead romantic part in his new musical, Nikki, in which Grant starred opposite Fay Wray as a soldier in post-World War I France. The production opened on September 29, in New York, but was stopped after just 39 performances due to the effects of the Depression.
Schulbergthe co-founder and general manager of Paramount Pictures respectively. Grant's role is described by William Rothman as projecting the "distinctive kind of nonmacho masculinity that was to enable him to incarnate a man capable of being a romantic hero".
Critical and commercial success with Suzy later that year in which he played a French airman opposite Jean Harlow and Franchot Toneled to him signing joint contracts with RKO and Columbia Picturesenabling him to choose the stories that he felt suited his acting style.
His performance received positive feedback from critics, with Mae Tinee of The Chicago Daily Tribune describing it as the "best thing he's done in a long time". Though director Leo McCarey reportedly disliked Grant,  who had mocked the director by enacting his mannerisms in the film,  he recognized Grant's comic talents and encouraged him to improvize his lines and draw upon his skills developed in vaudeville.
Wansell claims that Grant found the film to be an emotional experience, because he and wife-to-be Barbara Hutton had started to discuss having their own children. Grant did not warm to co-star Joan Fontainefinding her to be temperamental and unprofessional.
Unless you have a cynical ending it makes the story too simple". He appeared in several routines of his own during these shows and often played the straight-man opposite Bert Lahr.
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