Does anyone remember this post? (CLICK ME)
Or this one? (CLICK ME)
If you read those posts, it is obvious that I LOOOOOVE this old modelling portrait of Grace. I’ve been longing to have this lithograph in my possession for at least 10, maybe 12 or 13 years. Well, guess what. Several weeks ago a couple of superduperamazingwonderfulgenerous friends surprised me with this Victor Keppler portrait! I was so stunned to find this in my mailbox, you guys, I cannot even begin to describe how overwhelmed I was…
Needless to say it was a freakin’ dream come true! My excuse for taking so long to get it posted here is this - it’s big. 16” x 20” doesn’t fit easily on my scanner. So I finally stopped thinking about it and just did it. Here is the result ↑↑↑. That is actually 4 scans pieced together via MS Paint (yeah, I still use it) and PicMonkey. I hope y’all adore it as much as I do.
Yes, I scanned the image for everyone, but we all need to give a massive group hug and Thank You to “TEAM ELIZOLAS” for making this possible.
That is SO awesome!!! I am so happy and excited for you! :)
Asked by Anonymous
I think the William Holden and Ray Milland relationships were most likely. I think there was probably something to the Clark Gable talk as well, but that it was more of a flirtation than anything very serious. Just my thoughts!
I was tagged by hubertdehippie. Thanks, love!
1) If you could step into a painting and spend one day in that world which painting would you choose and why?
Ahh, this might be cliche, but for good reason: a nighttime Van Gogh painting. Probably Starry Night Over the Rhone.
2) A film studio gives you carte blanche to make a film. What genre would it be and which actors would you choose? (can be dead people) ;-)
I’d do a psychological thriller starring Gregory Peck and Grace Kelly.
3) Which movie would you really like to see on the big screen one day?
Casablanca or Spellbound. I’d also love to see Star Wars (IV) on the big screen.
4) Do you play any instruments?
I used to play the piano but the lack of a piano for many years (and now, laziness) have made me extremely deficient.
5) Coffee or tea?
It really depends on my mood. I probably drink coffee more often, but I love both!
6) Most overrated writer in your opinion?
Just because she’s a freaking gazillionaire for cranking out utter crap - E.L. James. Does that count?
7) Do you still buy cd’s or have you switch to a solely digital music collection?
I still buy CDs! :)
8) Newest musical discovery you made?
Explosions in the Sky. They are not a new band, but I just recently discovered them.
9) Do you prefer winter or summer?
I would easily prefer winter, if I never had to drive in the snow.
10) Long sleeper or early bird?
I am definitely not an early bird! I actually have sleep problems, so I try to get quantity when I don’t have quality. :(
11) Did you ever go to a show on Broadway or at the West End?
I have been lucky enough to have seen Phantom of the Opera (three times! It’s my #1 fave), Rent (my #2 fave!), and The Lion King on Broadway.
Asked by Anonymous
You know, I’ve probably heard all of them - and let me tell you, there are some real doozies out there! Yellow journalism at its finest!
The most ridiculous ones are that Grace was murdered by the Illuminati, Prince Rainier orchestrated her accident, and that she was a high priestess of a secret cult that practiced sexual initiation.
I referenced one ‘scandal’ yesterday in this post. Grace took the kids to a local fair and tried her hand at the shooting gallery to win them prizes. There was a published photo of her holding a rifle that happened to unfortunately coincide with the recent assassination of President Kennedy. The U.S. press criticized her for being insensitive and for not attending the funeral service. Grace responded with fervent outrage and set the record straight that the photo had been taken the day before the tragedy, and also that she and Prince Rainier had paid their respects on a private visit to Jackie and the Kennedy family.
And then of course, there are the tired old rumours that Grace ‘slept with all of her leading men,’ which I don’t even like to waste time on because: 1) They serve to sell tabloids and shoddily-written pseudo-biographies, 2) I believe it to be a gross overstatement, 3) Grace is no longer around to defend herself, and 4) Who cares if she did? That was her personal business and women shouldn’t be held to a different standard than men when it comes to their behavior in the bedroom.
I hope that helps a bit! If you have any other questions about specific rumours or scandals, feel free to ask. I will gladly share my opinions! ;D