Grace Kelly in Cannes
"Although she is poised Grace is by no means an extrovert, and her personality has an essence of shyness. When she knew she was to work with Jimmy Stewart (whom she had never met) in Rear Window she was very anxious to overcome quickly any feeling of strangeness for the sake of the picture. She didn’t have to worry. In one of the earliest scenes Jimmy was called upon to kiss her 37 times in 3 minutes. After that she felt she knew him pretty well."
- Modern Screen magazine, May 1954
"Grace Kelly was a glacially cool, like a wonderful sherbet in the middle of the desert. Cooling, icy, clean. She was a genetic miracle, a superior woman." - Oleg Cassini
Grace’s Perfect Profile
Grace Kelly photographed by Edward Quinn, 1955.
"I remember a Christmastime in East Africa many years ago. We were all getting a bit glum and gloomy at being away from home at this time. Frank decided to take Christmas in hand. He disappeared into Nairobi and returned with just about every Christmas ornament the city contained—and one Santa Claus suit. He came back to the bush where we were all on safari shooting Mogambo. At Christmas Eve we gathered in a clearing under a starry African sky. There in the center was a huge mantelpiece with all the ornaments. Frank even talked John Ford into reciting ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas to us. And this wonderful evening ended with sixty Congolese Africans, barefooted and with their blankets wrapped around them, singing French Christmas carols to us. It was a wonderful Christmas."
- Grace Kelly on her Christmas in Africa with Ava Gardner, Clark Gable, John Ford, and Frank Sinatra in 1953 during the shooting of Mogambo
Grace Kelly reading magazines with a friend, 1954
Grace Kelly’s first Independence Day as Princess of Monaco.
Princess Grace and Prince Rainier marked July 4, 1956 at a special mass celebrating the American Independence Day in the Cathedral of Monaco. It was their first public appearance together in Monaco since their wedding.
Princess Grace accepted a bouquet of flowers decorated with ribbons of the American and Monegasque colors.
Happy 4th of July!