Grace Kelly's Storybook Romance with Cannes
In 1955, the fest was desperate to have a star with her cultivated glamour in attendance; then, a chance meeting with a prince changed her life.
Only a decade into its run, the Cannes Film Festival had gone over the tawdry, topless-starlets-on the-beach edge. So in 1955, organizers worked to persuade Grace Kelly, then 25, to come to promote The Country Girl, for which she'd already won an Oscar. Kelly -- who had shot To Catch a Thief there the previous year -- classed up the place, and in return, indirectly, Cannes made her a princess.
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