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Book Title: Once Upon a Time: Behind the Fairy Tale of Princess Grace and Prince Rainier|
The author of the book: J. Randy Taraborrelli
Edition: Grand Central Publishing
Date of issue: April 1st 2003
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 3.8
ISBN 13: 9780759527904
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I always wanted to be a princess. Didn’t every girl growing up in the fifties have a “secret” dream about becoming a princess? Actually, I thought Prince Charles (Great Britain) would wait for me. When he finally married I was let down, even though I had been married myself many years by that time. So how could Grace Kelly refuse when a real Prince asked her to marry him?
Grace Kelly was never able to please her parents. It seems her sisters and brothers won all the awards, all the sports competitions, everything that meant success when raising children. Grace couldn’t seem to excel at anything. So she always had a hidden obsession to try to win her parents praise, especially that of her father.
When Grace won an Academy Award she thought her parents would be overwhelmed with joy and pride. However, they took it in stride and her father even made some humorous comments about it. So, when she had the opportunity to marry a Prince, she thought that this would finally fit the bill for the social climbing desires of her father and family. She was right; it was indeed a time of pride for them.
Prince Rainier needed a Princess in order to assure that the ruling line of Monaco would continue. If he didn’t have any heirs, the principality would revert back to the control of France. When he met Grace, she went to top of his prospect list.
Their marriage fulfilled needs they both had and was more an arrangement or contract than what one usually thinks of when dreaming of “fairy tales”. That the marriage worked and that they did, indeed, come to love one another deeply, is the real story and it was a great one.
The author did extensive research and walks the reader through Grace’s life, before and after she becomes Princess Grace. I found the book interesting, well written, and it made me feel that I somehow have touched the life of this real person who was both Grace Kelly and Princess Grace. I enjoyed the book and recommend it highly.
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Read information about the authorJ. Randy Taraborrelli is an author known for biographies of contemporary entertainers and political figures. He is a featured writer in several entertainment magazines in Canada, England, and Australia. He also appears on television as an entertainment news reporter on shows such as Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, Today and CBS This Morning. Taraborrelli resides in Los Angeles, California.
Taraborrelli, who has written eighteen books (including updated and expanded editions), has had fourteen of them appear on the New York Times best seller list, the most recent of which was 2014's The Hiltons - The True Story of an American Dynasty. His first best seller was Call Her Miss Ross in 1989. His 2009 biography of Marilyn Monroe - The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe - made a re-appearance on the e-books best-seller list at number two in the summer of 2012.
In November of 2012, it was announced that Reelz cable channel had optioned Taraborrelli's New York Times best-selling book, After Camelot, as a miniseries. It will be his second television miniseries, the first airing on NBC in 2000 and based on his book, Jackie, Ethel, Joan.
Through his newly formed J. Randy Taraborrelli Productions, Taraborrelli is currently developing and producing a number of television projects.