The 1955 world premiere of To Catch a Thief and other black and white candid footage of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier was uncovered at Producers Library this month. The footage shows a stunning Grace Kelly with Prince Rainier III in 1955 and 1956.
Producers Library owner Jeff Goodman describes the surprise discovery: “While organizing one of our film vaults we came upon a box of film sitting on a shelf that was separated years ago from an already catalogued collection of Grace Kelly footage shot by the legendary Bill Banks. There is an amazing bit of sound in this find from an interview where the Prince is asked about the filming of their wedding and admits he would have preferred an intimate wedding in a small town.”
Other rare Grace Kelly footage at Producers Library includes the 1955 Beverly Hills post- Academy Awards party where Bob Hope jokingly grabs her Oscar. She and Prince Rainier can also be seen at a 1963 Philadelphia reception with distinguished guests including their greeting of singer Eddie Fisher. The collection is rounded out with news footage and stills, as well as her movie trailers.
This newly discovered 16mm footage has been scanned at 2K resolution and now joins Producers Library’s vast archives of Hollywood and entertainment history.
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