To a few people, she was Grace Kelly of Philadelphia. To her movie fans, she was a cool, dignified and glamorous leading lady, and to countless others, she was the American girl who became a fairy-tale princess. Now, in this new paper doll collection, noted illustrator Tom Tierney recreates over 30 memorable outfits worn by the actress in major rolls and events in her life. Sixteen full-color plates include four dolls (three of Grace and one of Prince Rainier), while 32 skillfulkly rendered illustrations of costumes, gowns and outfits recall special events - from a dress worn in her professional stage debut in 1949, to a Dior outfit worn at a party in her honor in 1982. Her film fans will be pleased to find costumes from 11 film roles, including an appropriately prim dress she wore as Gary Cooper's Quaker bride in "High Noon" (1952); an elegant evening ensemble from "Rear Window" (1954); the sumptuous evening dress worn in "To Catch a Thief" (1955); and a graceful gown from "The Swan" (1956). Also included in this volume are the dress worn for the Academy Awards presentation at which she won her 1954 Oscar, and here royal wedding gown - made of 250 yards of antique heirloom lace. Two family groupings also feature delightful portraits of the royal children. Paper doll enthusiasts will want to add this unique volume to their collection, while Grace Kelly fans and movie buffs will treaure this colorful tribute to a talented actress and charming modern-day princess.
This biography draws on a series of unpublished interviews and offers a startling and intitmate portrait of one of the most glamourous icons of the 20th century. In just seven years (from 1950 through 1956), Grace Kelly made eleven feature films. They established her as one of the screen's iconic beauties, and as a performer of rare intelligence and wit. Donald Spoto, a personal friend of Kelly's in whom she confided, is in a unique position to tell the story of her transformation from convent girl from Philadelphia to last star of Hollywood's Golden Age to European princess. In this revelatory biography, Spoto draws on interviews with those who knew her - from James Stewart and Cary Grant to Fred Zimmerman - as well as a series of taped interviews with Kelly which have never before been published. A film of Grace Kelly's life, Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman and Tim Roth will be released in 2014.
Three young women meet while living at the Barbizon Hotel in 1955 New York, one trying to make it in the publishing field, another who dreams of singing at the Stork Club and the third who is battling personal demons. Reading-group guide online. Original. 20,000 first printing.
The Inspiring Story of How An American Film Star Became a Princess
Author: Jennifer Warner
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
Category: Biography & Autobiography
She has been called America’s princess – and with good reason. Long before she married a prince, Grace Kelly had the looks and bearing of royalty. Born and raised in Philadelphia, the daughter of an Irish Catholic father and a German immigrant mother, Grace’s blend of blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauty and poise was dubbed a “snow-covered volcano” by director Alfred Hitchcock. But like most icons, there is more to Grace than what you see in film. While, on the surface, she appeared to have lived a real-life fairy tale filled with handsome men, beautiful clothes and an adoring public, in reality, her life seems to have been more of an often sad reflection of the times in which she lived. It was a time of movie megastars, of hushed-up love affairs, of prejudice and gossip, and of images not always being what they appeared to be. Long before the world admired Kate Middleton’s sophisticated sense of style, and long before the world fell in love with young Lady Diana’s shy smile, there was a breathtakingly beautiful princess from Philadelphia. Her name was Grace Kelly, and this is her story.
Grace Kelly She was a famous American starlet who ended up living every girl's dream of becoming a princess. This American celebrity married the prince of Monaco at the age of 26 and left Hollywood behind to become a monarch. Who was Grace Kelly? Was she an American icon? Was she the much-needed life support of an antiquated royal family? Was she just a trendsetter who got lucky or was the character of Grace Kelly something that biographers, historians, and paparazzi all missed entirely? Conspiracy theorists and gossip column veterans seemed to have had a field day ever since Kelly's car ran off the side of a cliff and led to her untimely demise. But greater than any Hollywood cliff-hanger, the life of Grace Kelly demands our attention and respect. Inside you will read about... - Early Modeling Career - Parental Problems - Work with Hitchcock - To Catch a Prince - Princess or Prisoner And much more! So, let us move beyond the many years of hype and hyperbole. Come along with us as we explore the true-life story of an American princess; come along with us as we come to grips with the life of Grace Kelly.
An illustrated celebration of Grace Kelly, one of Hollywoods brightest stars, is already long overdue. Following on from the popular full-sized edition, this must-have gift-sized version was published to coincide with the 25th anniversary of Grace Kelly's death and is now reissued to coincide with the release of the film Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman. A fascinating look at one of the world's most enduring and glamorous icons, the book includes a detailed biography and over 160 pictures and contact sheets, many of which are reproduced for the first time. Hand-written documents and famous quotes on and from Grace Kelly complement impressive iconographic research (family pictures, national archives, private collections, press agencies, newspapers). Also included are images and contact sheets from prestigious photographers, all of which give us a highly individual portrait of a cinematic legend.
The definitive visual biography of Grace Kelly’s unforgettable Hollywood career, chronicled in 400 extraordinary black-and white and color photographs, including many never-before-seen. "Mr. Hitchcock taught me everything about cinema. It was thanks to him that I understood that murder scenes should be shot like love scenes and love scenes like murder scenes."—Grace Kelly No movie star of the 1950s was more beautiful, sophisticated, or glamorous than Grace Kelly. The epitome of elegance, the patrician young blonde from Philadelphia conquered Hollywood and won an Academy Award for Best Actress in just six years, then married a prince in a storybook royal wedding. Today, more than thirty years after her death, Grace Kelly remains an inspiring fashion icon. Filled with a dazzling array of photographs, many from original negatives, Grace Kelly showcases the legend’s brief yet significant acting career as never before. Blending pictures and memorabilia, this breathtaking compendium traces every step of her artistic journey, including her early television appearances, her breakout role opposite Gary Cooper in High Noon (1952), her exceptional collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock on her most indelible films—Dial M for Murder with Ray Milland (1954), Rear Window with Jimmy Stewart (1954), and To Catch a Thief with Cary Grant (1955)—and her performance in the musical High Society (1956) alongside Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. A stunning gallery of more than 400 prized and rare photographs and illustrations—precious childhood snapshots, previously unpublished Edith Head and Helen Rose wardrobe sketches, original portraits, scene stills, on-set candids, wardrobe test shots, vintage magazine covers, and rare reproductions of exhibitor’s showmanship manuals showing how film studios marketed Grace Kelly as a star—Grace Kelly captures this beloved luminary’s eternal beauty as never before, and is a fresh, celebratory look at her remarkable career and her enduring cultural influence.