Grace and Jean Pierre.
The Hollywood legend will accept the Princess Grace Foundation’s honor at an Oct. 8 gala
YAY! Dick Van Dyke was a huge part of my childhood with Mary Poppins. This is amazing! :D
The museum is small, but who cares? It’s about GRACE!
My note to Ellen Sheehan:Dear Ellen:…can you tell me the hours of operation, the size of the space and does the museum have a phone number yet?So much good news! Thank you again, Ellen!Her email back:Hi Sheila,The museum area is small. It is an open area so all are welcome. There are no hours or telephone. Anyone can visit at any time. The owner of the Falls Center has given us the space gratis. The other reason it works so well for us is that there is security 24/7.Regards,Ellen
Let me see if I got this right: the museum is already in operation then?
BREAKING NEWS: The Grace Kelly Museum is a go!
Just received this email from Ellen Sheehan, Director of the Grace Kelly Museum:Hi Sheila,Great to hear from you. The Grace Kelly museum is located in East Falls at the Falls Center, 3300 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19129. This is the former site of the Woman’s Medical College and Hospital, now Drexel University College of Medicine. Mrs. Margaret Kelly, Grace’s mother, was board chairman of the hospital for many years and was a tireless fund raiser for the hospital, as was Grace. We are happy to have a space associated with meaning to her life and work. As the first medical hospital for women in the nation it is on the National Register of Historic places.The museum is on the side as you enter the building. We have posters of Grace’s movies, signed photos of her and the prince (and Prince Albert and his wife, Princess Charlene.) There are two cabinets with dolls dressed in the famous designer dresses of her movies and life as a princess. We have a large signed and numbers portrait, the original hangs in the palace. Linens, plates and scarfs designed by Grace in her flower designs, to raise money for her foundation, are part of the collection. The Grace Kelly stamp and stamps of Monaco are also part of the collection and much more.We also have mementos of the Kelly family. “Kelly for Brickwork” items, glassware, etc. Signed copies of her uncle George Kelly’s plays and records of her uncle Walter, “The Virginia Judge.”Volunteer students from Philadelphia University, interns from Temple University School of Art are helping with the museum. They have scanned and archived all documents from the collection, assisted in the beautification and placement of items and presently are designing a brochure and a scrapbook/binder of her life. The museum is open for anyone to see. We anticipate a “Grand Opening” with the family in the spring when the brochure, invitations and appropriate date are established.Please keep in touch and let all the fans of Grace Kelly know that the only permanent museum to Grace in the world exists in her home town of East Falls.Regards,EllenWe need to begin planning a GraceCon NOW. Start saving your money, y’all!
OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD
AMERICA HERE I COME
OBAMA I NEED MY VISA
I’m doing great, thanks, how about you?
The Prince is elaborating on her father’s metaphor for Alexandra’s personality and her role in the world, I think. He is using it to show her that leading a normal life will never suit her; like a swan, she is not meant for an ordinary existence among ordinary people. She doesn’t belong there. She is naturally majestic and one-of-a-kind, having to accept this reality and live up to it accordingly. The price, however, is isolation.
I hope this is what you asked! ;)