Running from November 4th to January 22, 2012, GRACE KELLY: FROM MOVIE STAR TO PRINCESS will feature rarely displayed items and artifacts ranging from Grace Kelly’s days as a Hollywood leading lady to a Princess of one of the most well-known Royal Families in the world. The exhibition will feature many personal items including original dresses, the original and iconic “Kelly Bag”, tiara, and an exact replica of the the most memorable wedding gown in history. Included in the exhibit will be historical photos from her childhood, letters, telegrams from Prince Rainier and her Academy Award for The Country Girl. Kelly’s personal home movies will feature her famous friends and family, providing visitors with an rare glimpse into her personal life.
As the winter chill slowly creeps upon us, we are starting to look for some interesting outings in one of Canada’s biggest cities. If you’re in town, or planning a quick trip to Toronto, this will be a great exhibition to include on your list of things to do…
The TIFF Bell Lightbox is the only North American venue to host this exhibition (based on the Grimaldi Forum’s “The Grace Kelly Years” exhibition in Monaco, and the Victoria and Albert Museum’s “Grace KElly: Style Icon” exhibition in London). Opening ceremonies with a private reception will be attended by their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco.
In conjunction with the exhibition, TIFF Cinematheques’s film series ICY FIRE: THE HITCHCOCK is an exploration of the director’s obsession with the regal blondes that Kelly played in his films Dial M for Murder, To Catch a Thief and Rear Window. December will also bring a GRACE ON SCREEN programme showing Kelly’s career from small appearances to her most famous roles.
Tickets for the exhibition are currently on sale ($15+tx). Combo exhibition/film discounts are also available. Visit www.tiff.net for more information or call 416-599-8422 or 1-888-599-8433. The TIFF Bell Lightbox is located in the heart of the Entertainment District on King Street West.