Grace Kelly: A Life in Pictures

Grace Kelly: A Life in Pictures

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by Pierre-Henri Verlhac
     
 

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Grace Kelly—whose cool, blond beauty defined the aloof sexiness of the classic Hitchcock heroine—left a lasting impression on Hollywood and the world. Although her career was brief, she lit up the screen in films like High Society, Rear Window, and The Country Girl, for which she won an Oscar. She was not only a fine actress,

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Grace Kelly—whose cool, blond beauty defined the aloof sexiness of the classic Hitchcock heroine—left a lasting impression on Hollywood and the world. Although her career was brief, she lit up the screen in films like High Society, Rear Window, and The Country Girl, for which she won an Oscar. She was not only a fine actress, great beauty, and icon of American style, but she was also a passionate philanthropist, known for her generosity and kindness. Published on the 25th anniversary of her death, Grace Kelly: A Life in Pictures is the definitive photographic portrait—160 images capturing the early years, film career, royal marriage, and private life of this remarkable woman.

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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.
—Stephen Rees

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781862057616
Publisher:
Pavilion Books, Limited
Publication date:
03/01/2007
Series:
A Life in Pictures
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,284,468
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.20(d)

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Grace Kelly: A Life in Pictures 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for a handsomely presented book with plenty of stunning photographs of Grace Kelly, this is it. As the book's title implies, there are images that capture Kelly in all phases of her life: during childhood, as a Hollywood actress, and as princess of Monaco. At the end, there's even a section that documents her premature death and her funeral. But mostly, you'll feast your eyes on page after page of breathtaking photos of one of the most beautiful, iconic women who ever lived. A must-have for Grace Kelly fans.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A huge coffee table book that contains very little - large pages with small, blurry and seen before photos. A poor attempt at 'art-sy' - not worth the money. I am returning my copy immediately.