• Short Summary

    Early appearance for Grace Kelly in item about holiday / honeymoon fashions in Bermuda.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued footage - dates and locations may be unknown or unclear.

    American newsreel titles read: 'HONEYMOON FASHIONS'.

    Various shots of a honeymoon couple saying goodbye to their relatives and boarding BOAC aeroplane in New York for Bermuda. The couple are referred to as Grace and Don - Grace is actually Grace Kelly, later to become the famous film star actress! M/S of plane in flight.

    In Bermuda we see the couple in matching shorts and white tops getting on bikes outside their hotel and cycling along a road holding hands. Commentator gives full description of the clothes - Grace's outfits come from David Crystal.

    General view of Bermuda coastline. Several shots of Grace and Don sailing a small boat across the water, both wearing matching plaid shirts and shorts. Don is sitting behind Grace on the boat and gives her a kiss - she is so pretty!

    Next we see them out for a ride in a horse-drawn carriage - nice romantic shots. Commentator tells us that "Grace finds her navy polka dot sundress, with a white pique fitted short-sleeved jacket and matching polka dot parasol just right"! Don wears cashmere sports jacket from Trimingham's.

    General view of hotel swimming pool. Grace and Don walk out onto a balcony. Grace wears a long paisley skirt with ruffled flounce and a white linen blouse with peter pan collar. Don lights her cigarette, then takes it out of her mouth so he can kiss her. Ahh, isn't it romantic?

    Good footage of pre-stardom Grace Kelly. Her first starring role in a film was in 1952.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2493.23
    Media URN:
    67541
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:44:43:00 / 01:46:10:00
    Canister:
    UN 2137 C

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    Grace Kelly actually makes a further, uncredited appearance in a Pathe clip during this Bermudan modelling excursion in clip 2493.23.

  2. jamied says

    CORRECTION: The clip number for my above comment should read 1421.06.

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