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Michener Museum Is Sole U.S. Venue for Exhibit on Grace Kelly
The Morning Call ^ | 11/5

Posted on 11/05/2013 10:56:04 AM PST by nickcarraway

The Michener Museum is the sole U.S. venue for exhibit about the life and fashion of the iconic Philadelphia-born actress and princess Grace Kelly

It's the golden Oscar that grabs you first, then that sleek, mint-green dress behind it. Both share a statuesque radiance, the unmistakable sheen of the iconic.

The Oscar is Grace Kelly's, which she won in 1955 for her role in "Country Girl," co-starring Bing Crosby and William Holden. The dress, a stunning body-hugging silk gown designed by Edith Head, is what she wore when accepting the award.

Both are what first meet the eye in "From Philadelphia to Monaco: Grace Kelly — Beyond the Icon" at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown through Jan. 26.

That dress was an unusual fashion choice for an Oscar winner, when most stars opted for something far more ostentatious. Elegant yet understated, it defined part of what soon would be known as the "Grace Kelly Look." As the Associated Press put it, "Grace Kelly — a nice girl from a nice family that made good taste glamorous."

Kelly would go on to an even more high profile role — as the Princess of Monaco, after her marriage to Prince Rainier III in 1956, and mother of Princesses Caroline and Stephanie and Prince Albert.

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TOPICS: History; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: gracekelly

1 posted on 11/05/2013 10:56:04 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

My favorite Grace Kelly line was when she was having a picnic with Gary Grant she asked if he wanted the breast or the thigh.


2 posted on 11/05/2013 11:01:58 AM PST by AU72
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To: nickcarraway

Grace Kelley was really something special. I am sure the passage of time has burnished her image but she was really special in the 50’s too.


3 posted on 11/05/2013 11:09:24 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: AU72

The movie was “To Catch A Thief”.


4 posted on 11/05/2013 11:13:09 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: nickcarraway

I was in Cannes when Grace Kelly arrived for her wedding. It was quite a scene seeing her ship come in.


5 posted on 11/05/2013 11:14:09 AM PST by OldNavyVet ("Learn from science that you must doubt the experts" ... Richard Feynman)
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To: nickcarraway

She made quite an impact considering she was only in a small number of films. Amazing that she walked away from it all. One of the great beauties, and one of my favorite movie stars (when movie stars were movie stars, dammit!).


6 posted on 11/05/2013 11:14:28 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: nickcarraway

“Kelly would go on to an even more high profile role — as the Princess of Monaco”

Ha. That’s a laugh. Princess. Yeah, right. Kings and Queens. Dragons and unicorns.

She was very beautiful in her pictures. But I can’t see how she didn’t throw her life away.


7 posted on 11/05/2013 11:28:13 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: nickcarraway

Thanks. Knew just the person to send this link to


8 posted on 11/05/2013 11:29:20 AM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: nickcarraway

Thanks. Knew just the person to send this link to


9 posted on 11/05/2013 11:29:21 AM PST by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: ifinnegan

So, you are saying being a movie star is better than having a family?


10 posted on 11/05/2013 11:31:07 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
Grace Kelley was really something special

Photographically, one of the most beautiful women in cinema ever.

11 posted on 11/05/2013 11:34:13 AM PST by llevrok (Obama 2008 : "If you vote for me, you can keep your country")
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To: OldNavyVet

We always remember her, wearing a too tight girdle, smiling.

Classic Grace under pressure!


12 posted on 11/05/2013 11:51:13 AM PST by donmeaker (The lessons of Weimar will soon be repeated.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Don Rickles once said that he and Grace Kelly attended acting school together, except that “Grace was very wealthy. She didn’t show up, she just phoned it in.”

Her death in that 1982 car crash remains a mystery.


13 posted on 11/05/2013 2:08:19 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: elcid1970

Why is it still a mystery? What sorts of things make the car accident suspicious?


14 posted on 11/05/2013 2:17:22 PM PST by mdmathis6
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To: mdmathis6

IIRC, the mystery is whether the crash itself was accidental or did she suffer a heart attack at the wheel, causing the crash.

A tragic end for a lovely lady, no mystery there. A grieving husband & three grown children left behind.


15 posted on 11/05/2013 2:24:04 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: nickcarraway

No.


16 posted on 11/05/2013 2:54:33 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Sans-Culotte
She made quite an impact considering she was only in a small number of films. Amazing that she walked away from it all.

Ah, but that's it -- she walked away from it. That's always intriguing.

17 posted on 11/05/2013 3:10:34 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment. [Ludwig Von Mises])
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To: ifinnegan
But I can’t see how she didn’t throw her life away.

Hey, she married the man she loved and raised a -- by European royal standards -- a very nice family. In rather comfortable surroundings I might add.

18 posted on 11/05/2013 3:11:57 PM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment. [Ludwig Von Mises])
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To: elcid1970
Her death in that 1982 car crash remains a mystery.

Had a stroke, crashed her car, no mystery.

19 posted on 11/05/2013 3:19:49 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Starstruck

Is it true the accident occurred at the same spot as the picnic scene?


20 posted on 11/05/2013 4:35:05 PM PST by JohnnyP
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To: nickcarraway

Why is everything iconic these days?


21 posted on 11/05/2013 4:36:37 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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Grace Kelly & Bing Crosby - High Society

Grace Kelly & Bing Crosby - High Society

22 posted on 11/05/2013 4:58:00 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: JohnnyP
Is it true the accident occurred at the same spot as the picnic scene?

According to her son as told to Larry King, it didn't even happen on the same road. Her daughter was in the car with her and survived.

23 posted on 11/05/2013 5:14:08 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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