Pretender '56

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While many Philadelphians were in Monaco celebrating the wedding of another Philadelphia girl, Cassie Kelly was found dead with law student, Jonathan Brien. Tracy Shaw's Aunt Julia takes the lead in an investigation to see if the police got it right in 1956 in Pretender, a mystery soon to be published by Jane Kelly, author of the Meg Daniels mysteries.

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Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly: The American Princess (Full Documentary)

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Grace Kelly - the princess of Ocean City part 1/2

Grace Kelly - The princess of Ocean City part 1/2

Movie star and Princess of Monaco Grace Kelly once vacationed in Ocean City, NJ, where the town still keeps a museum and hosts events around her in this segm...

Grace Kelly: The American Princess (Full Documentary)

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Cassie Kelly wanted to be an actress.  Her idol was another Philadelphian, Grace Kelly, who won an Oscar in 1955 and left Hollywood in 1956 to marry a prince. As she watched the royal wedding, Cassie thought the movies might be ready for another Kelly from Philadelphia. #GraceKelly #Oscars #CountryGirl

Grace Kelly Wins Best Actress: 1955 Oscars

Grace Kelly wins Best Actress for The Country Girl at the 27th Academy Awards. William Holden presents the award.See more 1955 Oscar highlights: https://www....

TIME Cover: Grace Kelly - Cassie probably didn't buy many news magazines but she certainly would have bought this one that featured her role model on the cover.

TIME Magazine Cover: Grace Kelly - Jan. 31, 1955

TIME Magazine Cover: Grace Kelly

Life Magazine  April 26, 1954, cover of LIFE magazine featuring Grace Kelly. Cassie Kelly would definitely have bought this issue.

Life Magazine April 26, 1954, cover of LIFE magazine featuring Grace Kelly. Cassie Kelly would definitely have bought this issue.

Grace Kelly's wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco was dominating the headlines on the day that Cassie Kelly and Jonathan Brien died.

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Grace Kelly's wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco was dominating the headlines on the day that Cassie Kelly and Jonathan Brien died.

The date in the photo above is not the year of the wedding, 1956, In that year, there was not live coverage via satellite.  Philadelphians had to wait to see film of the Grace Kelly and her prince.  Cassie Kelly was watching film of  the royal wedding on television on the day she died.

19 de abril de 1956, casamento de Grace Kelly. JK NOTE:  Without transatlantic TV broadcasts, Philadelphians had to wait two days for film of the wedding in Monaco.

19 de abril de 1956, casamento de Grace Kelly. JK NOTE: Without transatlantic TV broadcasts, Philadelphians had to wait two days for film of the wedding in Monaco.

Grace Kelly's wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco was dominating the headlines on the day that Cassie Kelly and Jonathan Brien died.

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Grace Kelly's wedding to Prince Rainier of Monaco was dominating the headlines on the day that Cassie Kelly and Jonathan Brien died.

Grace Kelly - JK note. The wedding of Grace Kelly of Philadelphia is dominating the news where Cassie Kelly and Jonathan Brien are killed.

Grace Kelly - JK note. The wedding of Grace Kelly of Philadelphia is dominating the news where Cassie Kelly and Jonathan Brien are killed.

Cassie's World

1950s 8MM HOME MOVIE CAMERA COMMERCIAL JK NOTE: This is a typical movie camera that Cassie Kelly's family would have had.

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ATLANTIC CITY NJ Auditorium & Convention Hall at Night Vintage Linen Postcard

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JULIE ANDREWS: a 1956 live performance of I Could Have Danced All Night - Cassie Kelly saw the Broadway hit and sang this song. #MyFairLady #JulieAndrews #ICOULD HAVEDANCEDALLNIGHT

JULIE ANDREWS: a 1956 live performance of I Could Have Danced All Night

It's rare that we actually get to see one of the show-stopping moments from a Broadway show done in the 1950's! Here's one! Julie Andrews singing I Could H...

Cassie Kelly was an aspiring actress who liked to sing songs from Broadway plays.  She would have been sure to see the movie #Oklahoma that opened in 1955.

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Cassie Kelly saw My Fair Lady in previews in Philadelphia and bought the cast album so she could sing along with Julie Andrews.

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Cover Vogue USA July 1953 - Cassie Kelly would have started buying Vogue magazine as soon as she earned money - maybe even this copy.

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Vogue Magazine Original - July 1953

Cassie Kelly would have been sure to see this 1955 Hitchock movie starring Grace Kelly and Cary Grant. #ToCatchaThief #GraceKelly #CaryGrant

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Cassie Kelly rode a trolley like these home from work every night.  She would have taken the 23 trolley that ran up the center of Germantown Avenue and turned around at the loop in Chestnut Hill.

Philadelphia Trolleys Early 1950s Rts 6, 15, 17, 20, 21 26, 36, 50, 53

From the Gerhard Salomon Film Collection. PCCs and Standard cars in the early 1950s. PCCs running to Willow Grove. Standard car on Rt 52 in Germantown. PCCs ...

Philippe Pottier • Givenchy, Spring 1956 • L’Officiel by salior girl JK NOTES: Cassie had a party dress much like this one that she loved to wear to parties.

Philippe Pottier • Givenchy, Spring 1956 • L’Officiel

Philippe Pottier • Givenchy, Spring 1956 • L’Officiel by salior girl on Indulgy.com

Jonathan's World

This is Pennsylvania (1957) JK NOTES: Jonathan Brien did not get to graduate from law school in 1957.

This is Pennsylvania (1957)

Produced in early 1957, this promotional film was shown to University of Pennsylvania alumni and prospective students throughout the country.The film was pro...

Jonathan Brien made sure that he learned to play tennis so he could fit in with the right crowd.  1955 would have been the last Wimbledon he would have witnessed.

Wimbledon Finals - Men's Final - Technicolor (1963)

This item is filmed in Technicolor. Wimbledon, London. Good shot of the people sitting around tables at Wimbledon. Various shots of the people gathering at c...

Jonathan Brien was proud of his new 1956 Thunderbird convertible in Peacock Blue.

1956 Ford TV Ad: Bing Crosby's Thunderbird!

http://romanoarchives.altervista.org/ 1956 Ford TBird TV ad with Bing Crosby. Editing by ROMANO-ARCHIVES. "SUBSCRIBING to this Channel is a MUST for research...

JK NOTE:  This model car figures heavily in the plot of Pretender '56. #Thunderbird #FordThunderbird #BingCrosby

1956 Ford Thunderbird Car Commercial with Bing Crosby

http://karisma7070.webs.com/ 1956 Ford Thunderbird Car Commercial with Bing Crosby.

Soundtrack

The Platters - The Great Pretender - Lyrics

The Platters - The Great Pretender - Lyrics

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Julian Ovenden sings 'If I Loved You' with Sierra Boggess - Cassie Kelly hoped for a career in show business. She would have loved the music from #Carousel.

Julian Ovenden & Sierra Boggess sing 'If I Loved You' - John Wilson conducts

Actor / singer Julian Ovenden was one of several new characters in the "Downton Abbey" series, being introduced as 'Charles Blake' in the autumn of 2013. He ...

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1950s 8MM HOME MOVIE CAMERA COMMERCIAL JK NOTE: This is a typical movie camera that Cassie Kelly's family would have had.

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American Life In 1957. What A Time!

America In 1957. What A Time It Was!

To support my efforts to create more clips please donate to me at www.patreon.com/allinaday. Watch this to get the facts on the 1950s. https://youtu.be/zoXdr...

ATLANTIC CITY NJ Auditorium & Convention Hall at Night Vintage Linen Postcard

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Baby Boomers - Remember The 50s

Baby Boomers - Remember The 50s

*** No Copyright Infringement Intended. Meant for Entertainment Purposes *** The Baby Boomer 1950’s era was a fun and exciting time to grow up. The world was...

This is Pennsylvania (1957) JK NOTES: Jonathan Brien did not get to graduate from law school in 1957.

This is Pennsylvania (1957)

Produced in early 1957, this promotional film was shown to University of Pennsylvania alumni and prospective students throughout the country.The film was pro...

David Halberstam's The Fifties: "The Road to the Sixties"

David Halberstam's The Fifties: "The Road to the Sixties"

1997 History Channel documentary based on David Halberstam's book. Part 8 of 8

PBS Documentary - The 1950s - Segment 3 of 3

PBS Documentary - The 1950s - Segment 3 of 3

PBS Documentary - The 1950s - Segment 3 of 3Lesson Plan: https://web.archive.org/web/20150919161212/http://documentaries.wlvt.org/wp-content/uploads/LVH-50s-...

PBS Documentary - The 1950s - Segment 2 of 3

PBS Documentary - The 1950s - Segment 2 of 3

PBS Documentary - The 1950s - Segment 2 of 3 Lesson Plan: https://web.archive.org/web/20150920080728/http://documentaries.wlvt.org/wp-content/uploads/LVH-50s...

PBS Documentary - The 1950s - Segment 1 of 3

PBS Documentary - The 1950s - Segment 1 of 3

PBS Documentary - The 1950s - Segment 1 of 3Lesson Plan: https://web.archive.org/web/20150919160338/http://documentaries.wlvt.org/wp-content/uploads/LVH-50s-...

Philadelphia: "Miracle on the Delaware" 1955 WPTZ Motion Picture Unit

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1956 Center City Philadelphia Traffic

1956 Center City Philadelphia Traffic

Reel #: 12161956 Aerial view of City downtown automobile traffic

PHILADELPHIA TROLLEYS 1950s

PHILADELPHIA TROLLEYS 1950s

Routes 6 is featured in this program

Philadelphia in the early fifties

Philadelphia in the early fifties

The city of Brotherly Love in the late forties, early fifties. Featuring (wobbly footage) street trolleys, buses, the Reading Lines' Reading Train and Bus Te...

1956 Color Fountains and City Hall Philadelphia, PA

1956 Fountains and City Hall Philadelphia, PA

Reel #: 1216 TC In: 010635 TC Out: 010950 Keywords Time: 1956, 1950s Setting: City Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, philly People: Drivers Objects: 1950s au...