PRINCESS GRACE Author:Sarah Bradford FROM INSIDE COVER: — Grace Kelly's career was the ultimate fulfillment of the American Dream. The granddaughter of of an immigrant farm boy from County Mayo [Ireland], she became a top Hollywood star and then the wife of a ruling European Prince. — Idolized by Alfred Hitchcock, courted by Clark Gable, Bing Crosby and William Holden amoung others, ... more »she abandoned her glittering career at twenty-six for marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco.
Yet she remained a star, her golden image adorning the covers of magazines and the fronts of newspapers until her untimely death in 1982. The whole world mourned the PRINCESS FROM PHILADELPHIA, and her former subjects wept in the streets.
Who was Princess Grace? Despite her extremely public life as an actress and princess, wife and mother, she remained an unusally private person. The author, Sarah Bradford has traveled thousands of miles to interview her family and friends, the people she worked with from Hollywood to Monaco, to complie the FIRST full-length insight into the remarkable woman whom the world knew simply as "Princess Grace".« less
This book really lets you inside what the former Grace Kelly and now Princess Grace had to endure as a princess, and may bust the bubble of those who always dreamed of becoming a princess in real life....there is a lot of pain and stifling involved and asking permission and not doing this and making sure even when sick to do this etc....I felt touched by what she endured and read the book in one setting.....explains clearly and concise what we have all wondered about--the accident that claimed her life in a car crash. A VERY good read. Made me love her all over again. Has 32 pages of pictures.