Legend

Remembering Grace Kelly

From old Hollywood legend to Princess of Monaco, a new exhibit pays tribute to Grace Kelly.

Philippe Halsman/Magnum

Philippe Halsman/Magnum

Born and raised in Philadephia, PA, Grace Kelly grew to become an Old Hollywood legend -- a woman practically synonymous with glamour. As an actress, Kelly was known for her work in Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, and High Society, and her Academy Award-winning performance inThe Country Girl. Kelly met Prince Rainier III at the Cannes Film Festival in 1955, and at age 26, she retired from acting to become Princess of Monaco. The James A. Michener Art Museum in Kelly's hometown will honor her legacy with a new exhibit, From Philadelphia to Monaco: Grace Kelly, Beyond the Icon. The retrospective highlights aspects from Grace's life roles as both a Hollywood legend and the Princess of Monaco, featuring unseen palace archives including film clips, the Princess's own objects and accessories, movie costumes, notes and letters she exchanged with her husband and celebrities such as Alfred Hitchcock. The exhibit is on display October 28, 2013 until January 26, 2014.

Archives of the Princely Palace of Monaco

The Princess is photographed with her maids of honor before the religious ceremony. From left to right: Carolyn Scott Reybold, Judith Balaban Kanter, Rita GamGuinszbourg, Bettina Thompson Gray, her sister Margaret Kelly Davis, Marie Frisby-Pamp, Sally Parrish Richardson, and her two nieces Margaret and Mary Lee.

Archives du Palais Princier de Monaco

Grace Kelly was photographed in her wedding dress -- designed by costume designer Helen Rose, who also made costumes for Kelly's roles in High Society and The Swan -- at the Gallery of Hercules in Princely Palace.

Archives of the Princely Palace of Monaco

For Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III's marriage on April 18, 1956, the couple was seated side-by-side in the throne room of Princely Palace of Monaco.

Archives of the Princely Palace of Monaco

Eight months after meeting at Cannes Film Festival, Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace gaze into each other's eyes after exchanging their vows. 

Archives of the Princely Palace of Monaco

Photographer George Lukomski took a portrait of Princess Grace in the palace's private apartments on January 28, 1959.

Archives of the Princely Palace of Monaco

Grace stands in the Court of Honor at the Princely Palace in 1962 in a cropped jacket with a fringed edge, cat-eye sunglasses, and her hair wrapped in a silk turban.