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Radiant-looking Grace Kelly waves good-bye to New York from the ocean liner Constitution before sailing for Monaco and her wedding to Prince Rainier


Radiant-looking Grace Kelly waves good-bye to New York from the ocean liner Constitution before sailing for Monaco and her wedding to Prince Rainier



Title from note on verso.
United Press photograph.
No. NXP 1103145.
Note on verso: The lone cameraman getting another angle on the departure is United Press staff photographer Joe Schuppe, who is accompanying the actress on the crossing to provide picture coverage aboard and at the wedding for United Press clients.
Forms part of: New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection (Library of Congress).

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The New York World-Telegram, later known as the New York World-Telegram and The Sun, was a New York City newspaper from 1931 to 1967. The Library of Congress collection includes about 1 million photographs that the New York World-Telegram & Sun Newspaper assembled mostly 1890 and 1967, the year in which the newspaper closed. This newspaper photo morgue is typical of the files that newspapers maintain of images that either were published or were believed to have some future publication potential. Such files were periodically "weeded" by newspaper staff members. Much of the photography used by newspapers is "quick copy," and many images have been cropped, retouched, or highlighted for publication. Some images were taken by the newspaper's staff photographers while others came from wire press services, studios, or amateur photographers.

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Grace Kelly (1929–1982), American actress of films and television, known for her stately beauty and reserve. She starred in 11 motion pictures before abandoning a Hollywood career to marry Rainier III, prince de Monaco, in 1956. Kelly was born into a wealthy Irish Catholic family in Philadelphia; her father was John B. Kelly, a gold-medal winning oarsman, and her uncle was the playwright George Kelly. She was educated in convent and private schools before attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City in 1947. She worked as a photographer’s model to pay her tuition. After several seasons of acting in summer stock, Kelly made her Broadway debut in November 1949 in August Strindberg’s The Father. She was cast in a number of television dramas in the early 1950s. In 1951 she made her big-screen debut, appearing in a minor role in Fourteen Hours. The following year she gave a breakthrough performance as Gary Cooper’s Quaker wife in High Noon.





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