May 12, 2017

"He claimed he was saved by LSD. You have to remember that Cary was a private man. He rarely gave interviews. And yet..."

"... after taking acid, he personally contacted Good Housekeeping magazine and said: ‘I want to tell the world about this. It has changed my life. Everyone’s got to take it.’ I’ve also heard that Timothy Leary read this interview, or was told about it, and that his own interest in acid was essentially sparked by Cary Grant.... I’m part of the 60s generation. I’ve taken acid myself. Not a lot, but enough to think, ‘Wow, someone who’s taken it 100 times would have had really felt the effects.’ He would have had a lot going on."

Said Mark Kidel, director of the new documentary "Becoming Cary Grant."

Grant used LSD in the early 60s, before the government made it illegal.

20 comments:

Caroline Walker said...

The Dyan Cannon years.

exiledonmainstreet said...

I remember reading that in the '50's Bill Smith, the co-founder of AA, also experimented with LSD and considered it a miracle drug for a while.

Fernandinande said...

after taking acid, he personally contacted Good Housekeeping magazine

Good Housekeeping?

I gather he did that a couple of hours after taking acid...

exiledonmainstreet said...

Good Housekeeping means keeping few tabs of blotter acid in the medicine cabinet, next to the stash of Valium, aka Mother's Little Helpers.

traditionalguy said...

The Days of Trips and Roses. The lazy, crazy 1960s.

But why not stick to Jack Daniels. It tastes better.

LYNNDH said...

While in college in CO in the mid 60's there was an add for "psychlidillic (sp?)" experience. That was before LSD was mentioned. Being of the 60's generation, I NEVER tried it, nor pot. Wow! Of course you don't believe me, neither did the Air Marshal guy when I interviewed for a job. He was wrong, so are you.

Robert Cook said...

"But why not stick to Jack Daniels. It tastes better."

LSD has no taste. Jack Daniels tastes like paint thinner. (I'm sure drinkers of whiskey and other hard liquor appreciate its flavor...but I'm not one of those.)

Also, the effects of LSD are entirely different from drinking any kind of liquor.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

"Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant."

-- Cary Grant

'TreHammer said...

Viagra was originally developed to be used as a blood pressure medicine. Who knew?

Tyrone Workman said...

In March of 1966 Life magazine did a cover story on LSD, and Life being what it was in those days, LSD was brought into the mainstream

n.n said...

Perhaps as a vaccine of sorts. It's possible to consume a poison or pathogenic organism in small or less virulent doses to acclimate the body without suffering catastrophic effects. Sometimes, not always, and the outcome varies by individual and circumstance.

vicari valdez said...


traditionalguy said...
But why not stick to Jack Daniels. It tastes better.
5/12/17, 10:00 AM


lsd has no taste.

Wilbur said...

Back in the 60's I dropped acid with a nice-looking older guy in California. Said his name was Archie Leach.

All he wanted to do was sit around and listen to George Formby records. I was cool with that.

Michael said...

There was a guy who stood on a busy corner in Menlo Park in the 80s, muttering and waving to the traffic. We called him "Good Value" as it was thought he was on a ten year trip. He had been on the tennis team at Stanford.

Paddy O said...
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Paddy O said...

"...has no taste."

Better than nothing is a high standard, so I hear.

Lydia said...

The Dyan Cannon years.

Wrong wife. He started taking LSD in the 1950s, when he was married to Betsy Drake, and it was she who introduced him to it.

Liesl said...

Jack Daniels is one of the thinnest, most boring bourbons around; fine for mixing, perhaps, but utterly lacking in character.

Rana said...

"Perhaps as a vaccine of sorts. It's possible to consume a poison or pathogenic organism in small or less virulent doses to acclimate the body without suffering catastrophic effects." Like iocaine powder?

sodal ye said...

Writers here should try microdosing. Or anybody actually.