BY GRACE

It is 1956 and the world is abuzz with the news of actress Grace Kelly’s impending wedding to Prince Rainier III of Monaco. From the seamstresses at MGM studios creating the wedding dress to Catholic schoolgirls living vicariously through the plentiful tabloid rags, everyone is consumed by the media frenzy. No one is more intent than Grace Kelly’s family and friends who are grabbing their fifteen minutes of fame regardless of the cost to her reputation or happiness. Those surrounding the bride-to-be become more and more consumed with the attention they glean by association. Yet once the nuptials have concluded, and interest in their involvement wanes, the sudden finality of the wedding brings a slap of reality as they taste firsthand the fickleness of celebrity and the loneliness that only fleeting fame can bring.

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