Sotheby's New York opens a Grace, Princess of Monaco Exhibition on October 15 that will feature some of her favorite dresses, jewelry and personal belongings, as well as photos, films and documents that capture the essence of her life.
I don't know if the following images will be included, so I decided to create my own Grace Kelly tribute featuring her beloved dogs.
Here is a video of Grace, her family and her wedding party on the Constitution. There are some darling shots of her and Oliver at the end.
I wanted to include this ITN Souce video (click on clip #6), but it cost $20 a second to embed it. View it for free on their site. Watch closely at the end and you'll see Grace Kelly walking down the gangway to meet her prince and she's carrying her Poodle. Prince Rainier kindly picks up the leash she is dragging behind her and escorts her to the car. It's the only time I've ever seen Grace Kelly with a single thing out of place and I think it makes her so endearing -- holding on to her dog for security as she faces her new life -- and then she ominously disappears into the fortress-like castle.
And finally, for your listening pleasure, my new music crush, Mika, singing "Grace Kelly." Enjoy!
If you'd like to view Mika on YouTube on a larger screen and get the full effect click here. P.S. I've combed several trivia sites and couldn't find the name of Grace Kelly's Weimaraner. I did discover it was a wedding gift. If anyone knows its name and whom it was from, let me know.
10.19.07 Update: As if you needed another reason to love Grace Kelly, Andrew of GraceKellyOnline.com sent me this article by the New York Daily News' Gina Salamone. It includes this photo of Kelly with her Great Dane.