Excellent US newsreel special about career of Grace Kelly - from Pathe model to Princess.
Unissued / unused material.
American newsreel special - montage of library shots of film star Grace Kelly.
Title reads: "Portrait of a Princess".
Intertitle reads: "A timely film album of Grace Kelly's rise from a Warner Pathe News fashion model to movie queen and in real life Princess of Monaco".
United States of America (USA).
Various shots Grace and family boarding liner "Constitution" which will take them to France for Grace's wedding. They are mobbed by press, very chaotic looking. Grace is interviewed about her forthcoming marriage (natural sound), she looks nervous (excellent material!)
Various shots Prince Ranier inspecting his small army. Soldiers march past. Aerial view of Monaco.
L/S Kelly family house in Philadelphia. Various shots young Grace Kelly as a model in various Pathe fashion items, including good shots of teenage Grace lying on sofa in jeans. L/S aircraft in flight. More shots young Grace modelling: in Paris cafe and at Arc de Triomphe + in advertisement for engagement diamond rings. Aerial view Bermuda. More shots young model Grace: with male model on yacht and riding in horse drawn carriage.
Various shots bespectacled Grace, later in her career, judging "Miss America" beauty pageant at Infantile Paralysis Convention. Various shots of Grace receiving Oscar from film actor William Holden. Various shots Grace presenting Audience Award trophy to Natalie Wood. Natalie is receiving it post humously for James Dean.
L/S Kelly family home in Philadelphia. Various shots of Grace and Prince Rainier together at the Kelly home. Various shots Grace and Prince Rainier at Charity Ball in New York. Various shots young Grace as a model in Pathe item about liner "Constitution"'s maiden voyage (1951). Various shots liner. More shots young model Grace - we see her testing vibrating belt which helps you lose weight in a gymnasium.
Various shots older Grave on board "Constitution", she is surrounded by press photographers and reporters. Various shots liner leaving harbour with people cheering and waving.
Date on dope sheet is 09/04/1956.