American actress Grace Kelly wearing a fur wrap and carrying a bouquet of roses at the International Cannes Film Festival, 6th May 1955. (Photo by RDA/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Vintage Cannes: 1955-From the Croisette to Royalty

It’s May 6th,1955, and Grace Kelly, wearing a fur stole and carrying a bouquet of roses, stops to smile for the camera. She’s in Cannes to promote To Catch a Thief, Alfred Hitchcock’s latest opus, co-starring Cary Grant and filmed in part on the French Riviera. Kelly would meet prince Rainier of Monaco on this trip – and everything will change.