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Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:16 am
Mister Moon wrote:I know Elvis' version of "True Love" is not held in high regard, but I love it. I like the very intimate feel of Elvis singing along with The Jordanaires with a very sparse instrumentation. They must have enjoyed recording it. Maybe not a masterpiece, but a beautiful track.
Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:43 am
Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:01 am
greystoke wrote:Grace Kelly was a class act and her comments in the article posted above are further testament to that. She was also a fine actress, who endeavoured greatly to help those less fortunate than her -- even when she left acting and married into royalty. She often held charity events for the Red Cross and the United Nations, doing so many times with her close friend, Frank Sinatra, whom she co-starred with in High Society. Which was her final movie, incidentally; and a bit of a gem. Her cool, aloof acting style fitting perfectly the role of Tracy Lord. Cole Porter's score was, if you'll pardon the pun, sensational, and True Love was one of many highlights. On a side note, it was at a benefit for the United Nations' Refugee Fund, on June 14th, 1958, that Quincy Jones got one of his first real breaks. He was working for the Nicole and Eddie Barclay recording company in Paris as a conductor/arranger when, at the request of Frank Sinatra, Princess Grace's office contacted him regarding his services for the show. And this was a truly incredible show!
Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:03 am
mike edwards66 wrote:Mister Moon wrote:I know Elvis' version of "True Love" is not held in high regard, but I love it. I like the very intimate feel of Elvis singing along with The Jordanaires with a very sparse instrumentation. They must have enjoyed recording it. Maybe not a masterpiece, but a beautiful track.
Completely agree buddy, such a sweet vocal.
greystoke wrote:If Elvis's recording of True Love isn't held in high regard, then it should certainly be held in higher regard -- it's a lovely version of a beautiful song. Here, Elvis sings the melody quite wonderfully, never feeling the need to lapse into some of the vocal mannerisms that were often present in his recordings at this time. He sings the opening line with a warm sincerity and is joined by the Jordanaires in an almost hymnal fashion. It's all very endearing, and I believe shades of Crosby to be abound here. But Elvis seems wholly at ease and is on the most charming of form throughout.
Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:49 am
On April 4, 1956, Grace along with 50 members of her family, friends and bridesmaids, 84 pieces of luggage, and her poodle boarded the SS Constitution on route to France and her new life as a princess. She was seen off by thousands including hundreds of members of the press. The trip across the Atlantic took eight days and she passed the time playing charades, shuffleboard and walking her dogs on deck.
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Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:00 am
luckyjackson1 wrote:I have to admit I like Grace and Bing's version of "True Love" better than Elvis'.
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Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:31 pm
rjm wrote:Thank you, Mister Moon. I now wish to learn more about her than just the general outline.
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greystoke wrote:I'm guessing you're a big fan of Grace Kelly, Mister Moon?
Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:36 pm
Mister Moon wrote:greystoke wrote:I'm guessing you're a big fan of Grace Kelly, Mister Moon?
Ha, ha. Not really.
But I've always liked her for different reasons. I like her looks, and I like her work, and some of the movies she appeared in. Those scissors !
She was special in many ways, that's true.
So it was nice to find that clipping, and this was also a good excuse to post some beautiful photos of her from that occasion.
Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:34 am
In 1951, the newly famous Grace Kelly took a bold stand against a racist incident involving Black American expatriate singer/dancer Josephine Baker, when Sherman Billingsley’s Stork Club in New York refused Baker as a customer. Kelly, who was dining at the club when this happened, was so disgusted that she rushed over to Baker (whom she had never met), took her by the arm, and stormed out with her entire party, vowing never to return (and she never did). The two women became close friends after that night. A significant testament to their close friendship was made evident when Baker was near bankruptcy, and was offered a villa and financial assistance by Kelly (who by that time had become The Princess of Monaco) and her husband Rainier III of Monaco. The princess also encouraged Baker to return to performing and financed Baker’s triumphant comeback in 1975, attending the opening night’s performance. When Baker died, the Princess secured her burial in Monaco.
Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:03 am
Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:42 pm
mike edwards66 wrote:As a result of this thread I've been singing this song to myself for the past few days. I have to post these, to break the spell !
Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:43 am
Howell T. Conant, Senior (1916–1999) was an American fashion photographer noted for his portraits of the American actress and later Princess Consort of Monaco, Grace Kelly.
In 1955 Conant was commissioned by Photoplay magazine to do a cover shoot with Grace Kelly, then a leading film actress. Following the Photoplay shoot, Kelly holidayed in Jamaica, with her sister, and invited Conant. He photographed her without makeup in a naturalistic setting, a departure from the traditional portrayal of actresses. The resulting photographs were published in the June 24 issue of Collier's magazine, with a celebrated photo of Kelly rising from the water with wet hair making the cover.
Kelly sailed on the SS Constitution from New York to Monaco for her marriage to Prince Rainier in 1956. Many photographers were on board the ship, but only Conant had access to Kelly. Following her marriage Conant was the unofficial photographer to the House of Grimaldi, and extensively photographed Kelly, her husband and their three children. In 1992 Conant published Grace, a book of photographs that he took during Kelly's 26 year reign as Princess of Monaco.
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Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:14 pm
luckyjackson1 wrote:Thanks for posting, especially that one:
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