Sunday, 13 November 2016

Picture(s) of the Week: A Grace Kelly Pictorial Tribute

Grace as an adorable eight-month-old baby in July 1930

 Grace at the age of 12 in 1941

With her sister Elizabeth and their brother, Olympic medal-winning rower John B. Kelly Jr., at the Henley Royal Regatta in England in 1948

With Raymond Massey in The Father, Grace's Broadway debut. The play ran at the Colt Theatre for 69 performances between November 1949 and January 1950.

With Clark Gable at the 26th Academy Awards on March 25, 1954. Grace was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Mogambo (1953), which co-starred Gable.

With James Stewart during the making of Rear Window (1954)

With William Holden on the set of The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)

With costume designer Edith Head on the set of To Catch a Thief (1955)

With Marlon Brando at the 27th Academy Awards on March 30, 1955. Grace won for The Country Girl (1954), while Brando won for On the Waterfront (1954).

Relaxing in the lobby of the Carlton Hotel during the Cannes Film Festival in May 1955
(photograph taken by Edward Quinn) 

Dancing with Governor George M. Leader at the after-party in the Drake Hotel for the Philadelphia premiere of To Catch a Thief on August 2, 1955

Rehearsing a fencing scene with director Charles Vidor (left) and fencing master Jean Heremans on the set of The Swan (1956)

With Audrey Hepburn backstage at the 28th Academy Awards on March 21, 1956. Grace presented the Oscar for Best Actor, while Hepburn presented the Best Picture. Ernest Borgnine and Marty (1955) were the respective winners. 

With Prince Rainier of Monaco after their civil wedding ceremony on April 18, 1956

 The official wedding portrait of the Prince and Princess of Monaco

Grace and Rainier on their honeymoon

With Rainier at the Imperial Ball in New York in late 1958 

 With David Niven at the Gala Evening "Bal à l'Opéra" in Monte-Carlo in 1959. Niven was one of Grace's closest friends and one of the 700 guests at her religious wedding ceremony on April 19, 1956. After Grace moved to Monaco, Niv and his wife travelled there every year especially to visit her.

With her one-year-old son Albert (the current Prince of Monaco) in 1959

Shopping with Prince Rainier in London's West End on December 4, 1959

On her 10th wedding anniversary in 1966 (photograph by Howell Conant)

With Rainier during a family vacation in Gstaad, Switzerland on February 27, 1977

With Rainier at Roc Agel, their summer residence near Monaco, in 1979

With Rainier in the palace gardens in July 1982. This was the last official photograph taken of them before Grace's tragic death two months later. 

1 comment:

  1. Such a lovely retrospective of her whole life! I love the picture of her with her son, Albert! So adorable.

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