10 Questions With Grace Kelly

source: The Hollywood Reporter

As you may know, Grace Kelly left Hollywood to marry Prince Rainier the third of Monaco. This decision was met with elation by many, but, there are also people who wonder: “what would’ve happen if Grace never left Hollywood?”

This popped into my head recently due to an assignment I had during my mass communications class at university.

We had to pick any person in history and ‘ask them’ ten questions that would provoke a breaking news headline.

Here are my 10:

  1. What was it like on your wedding day?
  2. Were you nervous marrying into a royal family?
  3. Do you still keep in contact with any of your ex co-stars?
  4. If so, who is the one you spoke with most recently?
  5. Do you ever want to get back into acting?
  6. Do you think about how your life may be different had you continued acting?
  7. What would you do if Alfred Hitchcock gave you the opportunity to come out of retirement?
  8. Would you accept his offer?
  9. What if one of your three children wanted to go into acting?
  10. How do feel about the shift in social attitudes since your twenties?

As you can tell, these are questions that I’m sure every classic film fan would love to hear the answers to.

I often wonder what it would’ve been like had Grace returned to the silver screen. But alas, all we have are pipe dreams and daydreams to keep us satiated.

I’ll leave with with this: a letter correspondence between Hitchcock and Grace when the former offered the role as ‘Marnie’ in the movie title of the same name.

Grace’s letter to Hitchcock
Hitch’s rather…curt response
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Elvis was a foodie 2
The key to his heart? Food, probably…

I’ve always been intrigued by Elvis.

His music, legacy, the way he styled his hair- everything.

My curiosity for the man spiraled into obsession when a couple of months ago, I stumbled upon the music documentary (or ‘rockumentary’, if you prefer), Elvis: That’s the Way It Is otherwise known as, the ‘Elvis Show.’

Sure, he’s been in several films, many of which I have a deep attachment to, but I’ve always regarded him as a musician first, actor second.

This documentary cemented that belief for me.

Elvis is a foodie
source: MGM

The film gives viewers a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at Elvis and his band during Las Vegas rehearsals for his Summer Festival that took place during the month of August 1970.

The 108-minute documentary shows a different side of Elvis, one that’s playful, outgoing and group oriented. Perhaps, the most telling part of the film was how much Elvis cared for his bandmates. There were several scenes where Presley was joking around and ‘ribbing’ his contemporaries like he would his family members – it was astonishing to see.

Normally, the Elvis that I’ve thought about was cold, distant and rather aloof. This ‘rockumentary’ changed the way I perceived him.


Once the movie ended I immediately wanted to know about the man I’ve neglected for so long. One of the first pieces of information I ran into was Elvis‘ fondness for food, particularly a sandwich dubbed the ‘Fool’s Gold Loaf.’ The contents of the meal include a hollowed out loaf of Italian bread, filled with a pound of bacon, with peanut butter and grape jelly rounding out the ingredients.

It’s a monstrosity, but it’s totally Elvis.

I can imagine him with bandmates, sitting around with wide eyes after rehearsals while they eat these things, talking about anything and everything. From life to religion, to that cute brunette that was sitting three rows from the back during one their concerts.

Imagine the stories they must’ve told.

That’s an endearing thought to have. Country boy Elvis and friends talking about the world and it’s inhabitants, with a beer in one hand and a calorie-loaded sandwich in the other.

 

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