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Actress Grace Kelly enjoyed one of the most dramatic ascents in the history of American motion pictures. Born into a wealthy Philadelphia family, she made her debut in a small, local playhouse in 1949. Soon, she was the toast of Hollywood, going on to win an Oscar in 1956 before leaving town for good. Featuring a foreword by clothing designer Tommy Hilfiger, this book marks the 25th anniversary of Kelly's death with a treasury of images of the actress that span her childhood and adolescence, her early modeling career, her television appearances, and her film roles. Readers will revisit the well-known tale of how she met her future husband, Monaco's Prince Rainier III, while filming Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch a Thiefin the south of France. Kelly's wedding-one of the premier social events of the 1950s-is generously pictured, and publicity shots and movie stills are also included. The book would be improved by a more knowing text (inaccuracies may be from the French editors' lack of insight into American culture). However, Kelly's class and beauty are worth admiring at leisure and seem highly appropriate for the coffee-table format. Recommended for public library browsing collections.