Grace Kelly Collectibles And Memorabilia

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Grace Kelly collectibles and memorabilia are items relating to the Hollywood actress Grace Kelly.

Brief history/biography

Grace Kelly was born on November 12th, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and died on September 14th, 1982. Kelly is best known for being an Oscar-winning actress and a fashion icon as well as being the Princess of Monaco from 1956 up until her death in 1982.

Grace starred in numerous different successful films throughout her career, such as Mogambo (1953), for which she won an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress, The Swan (1956), High Noon (1952), Rear Window (1954), To Catch a Thief (1955), and many more.

She married Prince Rainier Grimaldi III of Monaco and became Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco in 1956.

Kelly died on September 14th, 1982 after her car drove off a road in the cliffs of Monaco, and it is said that the horrific accident was a result of her suffering from a stroke while driving.

Kelly was voted as the Golden Globe's World Film Favorite Female Actor in 1956.

Types of memorabilia

Clothing/Costumes

Profiles in History in Calabasas Hills, California sold a pair of Kelly's safari outfits from Mogambo for $47,500 and her "Princess Alexander" gown from The Swan for $110,000 in June of 2011.

Accessories

Christie's in New York sold Grace Kelly's "Mark Cross" handbag from Rear Window for $5,019 in December of 2002.

Photographs

Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold a photograph of Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly for $5,000 in December of 2008.

Artwork

Sotheby's in New York sold a Imi Knoebel painting of Grace Kelly for $34,655 in November of 2002.

Freeman's in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania sold an Andy Warhol painting of Grace Kelly for $23,000 in November of 2004, and another Warhol painting of Kelly for $70,000 in May of 2007.

Sotheby's in New York sold an Andy Warhol painting of Kelly for $121,000 in May of 2008, and another Warhol painting of Kelly for $66,000 in November of 2006.

Wittlin & Serfer Auctioneers in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida sold an Andy Warhol painting of Kelly for $80,000 in November of 2007.

Christie's in Los Angeles sold an Andy Warhol portrait of Grace Kelly for $14,100 in December of 2001.

Christie's in London sold an Andy Warhol portrait of Kelly for £37,250 in October of 2008.

Christie's in New York has sold various different Andy Warhol portraits of Grace Kelly for high prices at auctions, such as one for $97,000 in October of 2007, one for $91,000 in April of 2008, one for $10,350 in November of 1998, one for $62,500 in October of 2009, one for $12,650 in May of 1999, and another for $13,800 in May of 1997.

Christie's in London sold an Edith Head costume sketch for Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief for £8,750, another Head costume sketch of Kelly for her role in Rear Window for £6,250, and another Head costume sketch for Kelly's role in the same film for £8,125 in November of 2010.

Sotheby's in New York sold an Andy Warhol portrait of Grace Kelly for $121,000 in May of 2008, another Warhol portrait of Kelly for $84,100 in April of 2011, another Warhol portrait of Kelly for $59,375 in October of 2009, an Imi Knoebel portrait of Kelly for $62,500 in November of 2010, another Knoebel portrait of Kelly for $98,500 in November of 2010, another Knoebel portrait of Kelly for $122,500 in May of 2010, and a portrait of Kelly drawn by Kelly Ellsworth for $4,002,500 in May of 2010.

Sotheby's in London sold a Warhol portrait of Kelly for £30,500 in April of 2008, and another Warhol portrait of Kelly for £28,750 in April of 2009.

Documents

Bonhams in California, Los Angeles and New York sold four of Grace Kelly's autographed letters (circa 1975-1979) for $4,270 in April of 2011.

Guide for collectors

Memorabilia that was once owned, used, or signed by Kelly when she was filming some of the most well-known and popular movies of her career, such as The Swan, Mogambo and Rear Window are considered to be the most valuable among collectors.

Andy Warhol made a famous screenprint of Kelly in 1984, and since then copies of the portrait have become extremely high sellers at various auctions around the world.

Restoration of an authentic Kelly outfit or an Andy Warhol portrait of Kelly is not recommended.

For more information regarding where to find Grace Kelly memorabilia, visit www.gracekellyonline.com.

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