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Grace of Monaco

Grace of Monaco Author Jeffrey Robinson
ISBN-10 9781602862425
Release 2015-05-05
Pages 372
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The acclaimed biography by Jeffrey Robinson, now revised and updated to coincide with the major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman as Princess Grace. It was one of the most famous romances of the 20th century—Europe's most eligible bachelor, Prince Rainier of Monaco, and America's most beautiful movie star, the Academy Award-winning actress Grace Kelly, fell in love against the backdrop of the closest thing the modern world has to a magical kingdom, the French Riviera's Principality of Monaco. Told with affection and humor, and written with the unprecedented cooperation of Prince Rainier III and his children, Prince Albert, Princess Caroline, and Princess Stephanie, Grace of Monaco takes readers beneath the surface glitz and the glamour of Monte Carlo for a never-to-be-forgotten portrait of the House of Grimaldi.



My Days with Princess Grace of Monaco

My Days with Princess Grace of Monaco Author Joan Dale
ISBN-10 1895885086
Release 2013-11
Pages 338
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Get to know the real Princess Grace, from the first years of her marriage to the last days of her life. "My Days with Princess Grace of Monaco: Our 25-Year Friendship, Beyond Grace Kelly" chronicles what it was like to be best friends with an iconic princess, with 70 never-before-seen personal photos, letters and diaries that give a behind-the-scenes look at Grace Kelly's life after she became Princess Grace. Gain rare insight into her final days through a detailed account of her last family vacation the month before her tragic death. This is also the true story of the historic events depicted in "Grace of Monaco," in which Grace Kelly was to return to Hollywood at a time when Prince Rainier almost lost his crown and country.



True Grace

True Grace Author Wendy Leigh
ISBN-10 0312381948
Release 2008-06-10
Pages 320
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A compassionate portrait of the life of the late princess of Monaco reveals the losses and painful obstacles that overshadowed her seemingly charmed life, the lesser-known affairs that took place before and after her marriage, and her premonition about her death in a car crash. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.



High Society

High Society Author Donald Spoto
ISBN-10 9780307395627
Release 2010-10
Pages 303
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Drawing on his unprecedented access to Grace Kelly, bestselling biographer Donald Spoto at last offers an intimate, honest, and authoritative portrait of one of Hollywood’s legendary actresses. In just seven years–from 1950 through 1956–Grace Kelly embarked on a whirlwind career that included roles in eleven movies. From the principled Amy Fowler Kane in High Noon to the thrill-seeking Frances Stevens of To Catch a Thief, Grace established herself as one of Hollywood’s most talented actresses and iconic beauties. Her astonishing career lasted until her retirement at age twenty-six, when she withdrew from stage and screen to marry a European monarch and became a modern, working princess and mother. Based on never-before-published or quoted interviews with Grace and those conducted over many years with her friends and colleagues–from costars James Stewart and Cary Grant to director Alfred Hitchcock–as well as many documents disclosed by her children for the first time, acclaimed biographer Donald Spoto explores the transformation of a convent schoolgirl to New York model, successful television actress, Oscar-winning movie star, and beloved royal. As the princess requested, Spoto waited twenty-five years after her death to write this biography. Now, with honesty and insight, High Society reveals the truth of Grace Kelly’s personal life, the men she loved, the men she didn’t, and what lay behind the façade of her fairy-tale life. From the Hardcover edition.



Palace

Palace Author Christian de baron Massy
ISBN-10 0689116365
Release 1986-01-01
Pages 299
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A member of the royal family tells the true story of a family rent by jealousy, suspicion, and duplicity, with penetrating portraits of Princess Grace, Prince Rainier, and Princess Caroline



The Bridesmaid s Daughter

The Bridesmaid s Daughter Author Nyna Giles
ISBN-10 9781250115515
Release 2018-03-27
Pages 288
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A daughter’s moving search to understand her mother, Carolyn Scott—once a bridesmaid to Princess Grace and one of the first Ford models—who later in life spent years living in a homeless shelter. Nyna Giles was picking up groceries at the supermarket one day when she looked down and saw the headline on the cover of a tabloid: “Former Bridesmaid of Princess Grace Lives in Homeless Shelter.” Nyna was stunned, shocked to see her family’s private ordeal made so public—the woman mentioned on that cover, Carolyn Scott Reybold, was her mother. Nyna’s childhood had been spent in doctor’s offices. Too ill, she was told, to go to school like other children, she spent nearly every waking moment at her mother’s side at their isolated Long Island estate or on trips into the city to see the ballet. The doctors couldn’t tell her what was wrong, but as Nyna grew up, her mother, who’d always seemed fragile, became more and more distant. Now Nyna was forced to confront an agonizing realization: she barely knew the woman on the magazine in front of her. She knew that her mother had been a model after arriving in New York in 1947, living at the Barbizon Hotel, where she’d met the young Grace Kelly and that the two had become fast friends. Nyna had seen the photos of Carolyn at Grace’s wedding, wearing the yellow bridesmaid gown that had hung in her closet for years. But how had the seemingly confident, glamorous woman in those pictures become the mother she knew growing up—the mother who was now living in a shelter? In this powerful memoir of friendship and motherhood, Nyna Giles uncovers her mother’s past to answer the questions she never knew to ask.



Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time Author J. Randy Taraborrelli
ISBN-10 9780759527904
Release 2003-04-01
Pages 512
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Grace Kelly was swept away when the handsome Prince Rainier, a man she barely knew, asked for her hand in marriage.



The Royal House of Monaco

The Royal House of Monaco Author John Glatt
ISBN-10 0756758130
Release 2001-11-01
Pages 300
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For more than 700 years the Grimaldi family has ruled the tiny principality of Monaco. When Hollywood star Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier in the 1950s, she made Monaco & its royal family icons of style & fashion. But with her tragic death in 1982, the myth began to crumble. Here is an intimate look at the world's most glamorous royal family, incl.: new details about Princess Grace's death; an in-depth interview with Prince Albert in which he talks about his love life & the false rumors of homosexuality that haunt him; a portrait of Monaco as a police state in which everyone is under constant surveillance; & the scandalous story behind Princess Stephanie's marriage & messy divorce. Photos.



Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly Author H. Kristina Haugland
ISBN-10 0876331932
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 80
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One of the most admired women in the world, Grace Kelly is remembered for her beauty, grace and style. Her fairy-tale wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco was one of the most celebrated of the century. This work tells the story behind her wedding gown, made in strict secrecy at MGM Studios.



Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly Author James Spada
ISBN-10 1620710366
Release 2014-08-27
Pages 414
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"Oh Grace, we hardly knew you," wrote The "Chicago Tribune" about this book. "Spada presents us with a living, breathing Grace Kelly whose real life surpassed every male fantasy." "A compassionate, well-balanced account," wrote "Variety." "A fine biography of a complicated woman." "Fascinating," wrote "London Today." "A cast of characters far richer than anything Jackie Collins or Judith Krantz could dream up." Grace Kelly was the incredibly beautiful, talented and elegant American movie star who became a real-life princess. In six short Hollywood years she starred in eleven films, eight of which are revered movie classics (like "Dial M for Murder," "Rear Window" and "It Takes a Thief"). She won the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in "The Country Girl" and also won the amorous attentions of legendary movie stars Gary Cooper, Bing Crosby, William Holden and Ray Milland. At the age of 26, she married the dashing Prince Ranier III and became Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco, an international figure whose generosity and kindness became synonymous with her name. The ground-breaking biography and "New York Times" bestseller by James Spada, "Grace Kelly"has been revised and updated. This illustrated biography was a bestseller in 6 countries. "This is a well-crafted, rich read," wrote "Kirkus Reviews." "Sexy, gripping, and sure to be in demand." Originally published under the title of "Grace.""



Seducing Ingrid Bergman

Seducing Ingrid Bergman Author Chris Greenhalgh
ISBN-10 1250062276
Release 2015-02-03
Pages 272
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THE TRUE STORY OF THE BEAUTIFUL CASABLANCA STAR, THE WORLD'S GREATEST WAR PHOTOGRAPHER, AND THE SECRET LOVE AFFAIR THAT WOULD CHANGE THEIR LIVES FOREVER. June 1945. When Ingrid Bergman walks into the lobby of the Ritz hotel in Paris, Capa is enchanted. From the moment he slips a mischievous invitation to dinner under her door, the two find themselves helplessly attracted. Played out against the cafés and nightclubs of Paris and the parties and studios of Hollywood, they pursue an intense and increasingly reckless affair. But the light-hearted Capa, who likes nothing more than to spend his mornings reading in the tub and his afternoons at the racetrack, is not all that he seems. And Ingrid offers the promise of salvation to a man haunted by the horrors of war, his father's suicide, and the death of a former lover for which he blames himself. Addicted to risk, Capa must wrestle his devils, including gambling and drink, and resist an impulse to go off and photograph yet another war. Meanwhile, Ingrid, trapped in a passionless marriage and with a seven-year-old daughter to bring up, must court scandal and risk compromising her Hollywood career and saintly reputation if their love is to survive. With their happiness and identities at stake, both Capa and Ingrid are presented with terrible choices.



The Silent Wife

The Silent Wife Author A. S. A. Harrison
ISBN-10 9781101608067
Release 2013-06-25
Pages 336
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Soon to be a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman, fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl will love The Silent Wife "I gobbled it down in one sitting." – Anne Lamott, People Jodi and Todd are at a bad place in their marriage. Much is at stake, including the affluent life they lead in their beautiful waterfront condo in Chicago, as she, the killer, and he, the victim, rush haplessly toward the main event. He is a committed cheater. She lives and breathes denial. He exists in dual worlds. She likes to settle scores. He decides to play for keeps. She has nothing left to lose. Told in alternating voices, The Silent Wife is about a marriage in the throes of dissolution, a couple headed for catastrophe, concessions that can’t be made, and promises that won’t be kept. Expertly plotted and reminiscent of Gone Girl and These Things Hidden, The Silent Wife ensnares the reader from page one and does not let go.



Grace Kelly of Monaco

Grace Kelly of Monaco Author Jennifer Warner
ISBN-10 9781629172484
Release 2014-04-12
Pages 85
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She has been called America’s princess – and with good reason. Long before she married a prince, Grace Kelly had the looks and bearing of royalty. Born and raised in Philadelphia, the daughter of an Irish Catholic father and a German immigrant mother, Grace’s blend of blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauty and poise was dubbed a “snow-covered volcano” by director Alfred Hitchcock. But like most icons, there is more to Grace than what you see in film. While, on the surface, she appeared to have lived a real-life fairy tale filled with handsome men, beautiful clothes and an adoring public, in reality, her life seems to have been more of an often sad reflection of the times in which she lived. It was a time of movie megastars, of hushed-up love affairs, of prejudice and gossip, and of images not always being what they appeared to be. Long before the world admired Kate Middleton’s sophisticated sense of style, and long before the world fell in love with young Lady Diana’s shy smile, there was a breathtakingly beautiful princess from Philadelphia. Her name was Grace Kelly, and this is her story.



Reel History

Reel History Author Alex von Tunzelmann
ISBN-10 9781782396475
Release 2015-10-01
Pages 352
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From ancient Egypt to the Tudors to the Nazis, the film industry has often defined how we think of the past. But how much of what you see on the screen is true? And does it really matter if filmmakers just make it all up? Picking her way through Hollywood's version of events, acclaimed historian Alex von Tunzelmann sorts the fact from the fiction. Along the way, we meet all our favourite historical characters, on screen and in real life: from Cleopatra to Elizabeth I, from Spartacus to Abraham Lincoln, and from Attila the Hun to Nelson Mandela. Based on the long-running column in the Guardian, Reel History takes a comic look at the history of the world as told through the movies - the good, the bad, and the very, very ugly.



The Sisters Weiss

The Sisters Weiss Author Naomi Ragen
ISBN-10 9781429957793
Release 2013-10-15
Pages 336
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In 1950's Brooklyn, sisters Rose and Pearl Weiss grow up in a loving but strict ultra-Orthodox family, never dreaming of defying their parents or their community's unbending and intrusive demands. Then, a chance meeting with a young French immigrant turns Rose's world upside down, its once bearable strictures suddenly tightening like a noose around her neck. In rebellion, she begins to live a secret life – a life that shocks her parents when it is discovered. With nowhere else to turn, and an overwhelming desire to be reconciled with those she loves, Rose tries to bow to her parents' demands that she agree to an arranged marriage. But pushed to the edge, she commits an act so unforgivable, it will exile her forever from her innocent young sister, her family, and all she has ever known. Forty years later, pious Pearl's sheltered young daughter Rivka suddenly discovers the ugly truth about her Aunt Rose, the outcast, who has moved on to become a renowned photographer. Inspired, but nave and reckless, Rivka sets off on a dangerous adventure that will stir up the ghosts of the past, and alter the future in unimaginable ways for all involved. Powerful, page-turning and deeply moving, Naomi Ragen's The Sisters Weiss is an unforgettable examination of loyalty and betrayal; the differences that can tear a family apart and the invisible bonds that tie them together.



Grace

Grace Author James Spada
ISBN-10 0440201071
Release 1988-04-01
Pages 386
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This revealing and affectionate biography of film actress Grace Kelly paints a complex portrait of a woman for whom fame and glamour was countered by a tumultuous personal life



Grace

Grace Author Thilo Wydra
ISBN-10 9781629149677
Release 2014-11-18
Pages 340
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Thirty years ago, Grace Kelly was tragically killed when her vehicle tumbled forty meters from the serpentine roads of Monaco. She has since become a myth, a style icon existing between the glamour of Hollywood and the royalty of Monaco. As Hitchcock’s favorite actress to work with, Kelly acted in classic films including Rear Window and To Catch a Thief, opposite actors such as Frank Sinatra and Cary Grant. Yet her private life remained in the shadows. Her marriage to Prince Rainier III was not anchored by love, and her life on the Riviera was more akin to a golden cage. She was an individual torn between illusion and reality, simultaneously idolized by millions. This comprehensive biography draws from previously unreleased photographs and documents from the Grimaldi family archive and, for the first time, access to the letters between Kelly and Hitchcock. It is also based on interviews with Kelly’s companions and relatives, including an exclusive interview with Prince Albert II of Monaco. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.