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WHY ARE THEY FAMOUS? NO 6: PRINCESS STEPHANIE OF MONACO

Main Claim: Stephanie may look like 1980s Eurotrash, but she is a real live princess. Daughter of a prince and a film star, she was born for glossy Euro-style fame. The youngest of the glamorous yet tragic Grimaldi family - rulers of the merry principality of Monaco (casinos, supermodels, tennis tax exiles) - she has had fame thrust upon her from every conceivable direction.

Theatre / Dial M for Murder Apollo Theatre, London

"I've heard about police planting evidence," cries Tony, finding himself in a bit of a spot, "but I didn't realise that it could happen in this country." You couldn't possibly update Frederick Knott's famous thriller Dial M for Murder. At a crucial point, our hapless, helpless heroine is persuaded to stay home to stick her husband's cuttings into a scrapbook. Alas, she has run out of glue. Her ex-lover inadvertently seals her fate by making flour and water paste, which, for those who don't know, was 1951's answer to Pritt Stick. The whole affair is about as relevant to our times as a Canasta party.

You'll just die to see this show

'Dial M for Murder' is back. Will the producers make a killing? David Benedict weighs up the evidence

A LIFE IN THE MOVIES

James Stewart is one of Hollywood's all-time greats. Now 87, he has retired from public life. But, in this rare interview, he agreed to talk about his 60 years in the film business

THE OSCAR BOX / Ann Billson, Sunday Telegraph

Which was the most absurd Oscar ever awarded?

Obituary: Gerald Savory

One of the great impresarios of television, and certainly one of the wittiest and most self-deprecating, Gerald Savory was curiously undervalued in his time. Amongst other achievements, his first stage play, written at the age of 27, ran for two years; he worked for Alfred Hitchcock and was taken by him to Hollywood; he gave Grace Kelly her first job in Chicago; directed live television in New York; adapted classics for television and spent eight years at BBC television as a drama executive at a boom time in the 1960s and 1970s.

Anniversaries:11th & 12th November

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The Gore to end Gore

Robert Winder checks out the Vidal statistics of one of America's grandest literary men; Palimpsest: A Memoir by Gore Vidal Andre Deutsch, pounds 20

the curves, the smell, the looks. I'm in love with a car

The Morgan is a romantic of the road, as Anna Blundy found when she took one out for a drive and found admiration wherever she went

A true capitalist with a real sense of fun

TOM STEVENSON

Dance : KIROV BALLET London Coliseum

I once knew a ballet master who spent as much time castigating his students for their lack of projection as for their wobbly pirouettes.

Juliet detached

Dance

BOOK REVIEW / Into the heart of lightness: Grace by Robert Lacey, Sidgwick & Jackson pounds 16.99

IN the high noon of her fame, Grace Kelly would never allow MGM's publicity department to disclose her vital statistics. The contours beneath those heavenly sugared-almond suits remained as private as the ins and outs of the star's life. A reporter complained that getting an anecdote out of her was 'like trying to chip granite with a toothpick'. 'Anecdote?' mused a friend. 'I don't think Grace would let an anecdote happen to her.' In his preface, Robert Lacey makes a pre-emptive strike on the accusation that there is something distasteful about digging up dirt and smearing it over a pristine figure of public affection: 'It may seem cruel to subject it to the intrusive and unforgiving analysis of the 1990s.' Indeed. 'But the lady can take it.' Being dead, of course, the lady is not best placed to tell the gentleman where he can put his anecdotes.

New generation take limelight

TWO young design labels hosted their first independent catwalk shows yesterday at London Fashion Week. Both Sonnentag Mulligan and Xavier Foley had previously shown as part of the New Generation Designers showcase at Harvey Nichols.
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