Download and read online Ava Gardner in PDF and EPUB Ava Gardner was one of the most glamorous and famous stars in Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s. Her list of films includes The Killers, Showboat and Mogambo, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for best actress, and her co-stars included Clark Gable, Gregory Peck, Burt Lancaster, Humphrey Bogart, Charlton Heston, and Richard Burton - the A-list of male Hollywood stars. Married three times - to Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw, and Frank Sinatra - the first two lasted only about a year each whilst her marriage to Sinatra lasted several. She had a long-running affair with Howard Hughes, and a briefer one with George C. Scott, among others. In Ava Gardner, she has much to say about her husbands and lovers, and some of her co-stars,all of whom get Gardner's unflinchingly honest treatment. Ava Gardner is irresistibly candid and surprising. She began the book because, as she told Evans, 'it's either write the book or sell the jewels and I'm kinda fond of the jewels.' At the time of their collaboration Gardner was living in London, where she had lived for decades, smoking and drinking heavily. Having suffered a stroke that damaged the left side of her face and her left arm she had trouble sleeping and was often depressed - the glamorous wardrobes replaced by grey. Her story could itself have been depressing except for her wit and wickedness, which are on full display in this book. This book tells the story of her life as she wanted to tell it. Ava Gardner is the autobiography that Ava Gardner began with writer Peter Evans in 1988. She never finished it and decided against publishing it because of its frankness. She later collaborated on a tamer autobiography, which was published at her death in 1990. After Gardner's death, her estate authorised the book to be published much as she and Evans had originally conceived it.
Download and read online Ava Gardner in PDF and EPUB Still renowned for her sultry screen performances, down-to- earth personality, and famed lifelong love affair with Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner left an indelible mark on Hollywood history and led a life as adventurous as any film script. Ava is an illustrated tribute to a legendary life. Authors Kendra Bean and Anthony Uzarowski take a closer look at the Academy Award-nominated actress's life and famous screen roles. They also shed new light on the creation and maintenance of her glamorous image, her marriages, and friendships with famous figures such as Ernest Hemingway, John Huston, and Tennessee Williams. From the backwoods of Grabtown, North Carolina to the bullfighting rings of Spain, from the MGM backlot to the Rome of La Dolce Vita, this lavishly illustrated biography takes readers on the exciting journey of a life lived to the fullest and through four decades of film history with an iconic star.
Download and read online Ava Gardner in PDF and EPUB "The most complete and engrossing biography yet of this exotic Southern girl...Excellent."—Liz Smith She was the sex symbol who dazzled all the other sex symbols. She was the temptress who drove Frank Sinatra to the brink of suicide and haunted him to the end of his life. Ernest Hemingway saved one of her kidney stones as a sacred memento, and Howard Hughes begged her to marry him—but she knocked out his front teeth instead. She was one of the great icons in Hollywood history—star of The Killers, The Barefoot Contessa, and The Night of the Iguana—and one of the few whose actual life was grander and more colorful than any movie. Her jaw-dropping beauty, charismatic presence, and fabulous, scandalous adventures fueled the legend of Ava Gardner—Hollywood's most glamorous, restless and uninhibited star. In this acclaimed first full biography of Gardner, Lee Server recreates—with great style and vivid detail—the actress's life, from her beginnings as a barefoot North Carolina farm girl to her heady days as a Hollywood goddess. He paints the full spectacle of her tumultuous private life—including her string of failed marriages to Mickey Rooney, Sinatra and Artie Shaw—and Gardner's lifelong search for adventure and love. Ava Gardner: "Love is Nothing" is both an exceptional work of biography and a richly entertaining read.
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Download and read online Ava Gardner in PDF and EPUB In this compelling rags-to-riches story, Jane Ellen Wayne charts the life and loves of the gorgeous green-eyed beauty, Ava Gardner. Spotted by an MGM scout who saw her photograph in a shop window, Ava's career took off when she was hired by movie mogul Louis B Mayer after a screen test. In this sizzling biography, the role of Ava's Men - including Howard Hughes, Clark Gabel, Robert Taylor, and third husband and love of her life Frank Sinatra - is central to a revealing and candid account of a great star, a sultry sex goddess, hell-raiser, diva and MGM's final screen legend. Shortly after arriving in Hollywood, Ava met and married film star Mickey Rooney. The marriage that lasted a year and a week. Her second husband was band leader Artie Shaw, one of the swing era greats. The marriage was also short-lived. Ava's third and last husband, and great love of her life, was singer Frank Sinatra. They were married in 1951 and divorced in 1956, unable to survive the pressure of their careers and their jealousy of each other. People Magazine classified Frank and Ava's marriage as one of the Romances of the Century.
Download and read online Frank Ava in PDF and EPUB "If I had to go back in Hollywood history and name two people who were most desperately and passionately in love with each other, I would say Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner were It" —Liz Smith It began in Hollywood's golden age when Ava was emerging as a movie star. But she fell in (and out of) love too easily. Mickey Rooney married her because he wanted another conquest. Artie Shaw treated her like a dumb brunette, giving her a reading list on their honeymoon. Neither marriage lasted a year. Then, after being courted by Howard Hughes and numerous others, along came Frank Sinatra. His passion for Ava destroyed his marriage and brought him close to ruin. Their wild affair broke all the rules of the prudish era as Frank left his wife and children and pursued Ava on an international stage. They became romantic renegades, with the press following them from location to location. "Oh, God, Frank Sinatra could be the sweetest, most charming man in the world when he was in the mood," said Ava. They married, but then came the quarrels, separations, infidelities, and reconciliations. Eventually, there was a divorce, and they thought it was over. It wasn't. Through all of the tortured years of separation and splintered affairs with others, they maintained a secretive relationship known only to those who recognized that this was the love of a lifetime. Over the years they attempted to reconcile, romanced and nurtured each other, right to the end. The love story of Frank and Ava has never been fully explored or explained - until now. John Brady's Frank & Ava delves deeply into the lives of these two iconic stars and their turbulent lifelong relationship. More than anything else, this is the story of a romance lived out under battlefield conditions.
Download and read online Ava Gardner in PDF and EPUB Retracing the artistic and private life of a beautiful, charismatic, and exceptional movie queen, this splendidly illustrated biography draws fascinating and hitherto unexplored parallels between Ava Gardner’s personal life and her screen roles. The accounts of each of Ava’s films—including cast, credits, and a brief synopsis—are accompanied by a rich selection of private and public black-and-white as well as color photos. More than the story of a woman, this is the story of a myth that sheds new light on an enigmatic, enchanting movie legend. Her fascinating story is brought to life through Gilles Dagneau’s sharp, psychological study and the sumptuous photography.
Download and read online Jesus Says HIV Is Heaven in View in PDF and EPUB Evangelist Ava Gardner shares her personal history of how she received the HIV/AIDS virus from her Minister Husband, Bernard, and how Jesus has transformed her life. Sis Donna Selvaraj is inspired through the Power of the Holy Spirit to format, edit and minister with Evangelist Ava from the Heart of Heaven. Evangelist Ava journeys beyond her own personal struggle and heartache so the Lord Jesus can use her to not only write a book of love, hope and forgiveness, but to tell ALL of God's children, saved and unsaved, that Jesus says, "HIV is Heaven In View" for the person struggling with HIV/AIDS -- AMEN!!! Evangelist Ava is able to take a Spirit-filled journey back through approximately 18 years to WONDERFULLY and JOYFULLY tell the world of the "saving grace of the Gospel of Jesus Christ." The three-part ministry book ministers to 1) Persons struggling with HIV/AIDS; 2) Pastor's wives unwittingly caught up with the "downlow" lifestyle; and, 3) Bishops, Pastors or Ministers bound by the homosexual or "downlow" lifestyle. This is a Healing and Deliverance Manual for ALL of those who are affected by the HIV/AIDS disease and lifestyle. Jesus says, "I came to have life so that you can have life and life abundant" [John 10:10]. AMEN and GLORY HALLELUJAH!!!
Download and read online Ava Gardner 125 Success Facts Everything you need to know about Ava Gardner in PDF and EPUB A familiar Ava Gardner style updated with a new direction. This book is your ultimate resource for Ava Gardner. Here you will find the most up-to-date 125 Success Facts, Information, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Ava Gardner's Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: East Falls, Philadelphia, Babes on Broadway - Cast, King Arthur in various media - Film, Luis Miguel Dominguín - Early career, The Hucksters - Plot, Pin-up - Notable pin-up girls, Gia Allemand - Modeling and acting, Ava Gardner - Career, Kid Glove Killer - Cast, Lizabeth Scott filmography - Later critics, Neil S. McCarthy - Biography, The Bible: In the Beginning, H. M. Pulham, Esq., Marcia Gay Harden - Career, Howard Duff - Personal life, John Huston - The Night of the Iguana (1964), Sex symbols - 1950s, Frank Sinatra's recorded legacy - Songs and albums, The Bible: In the Beginning - Release, Francisco Goya - Films, The Sun Also Rises (1957 film) - Production notes, Ava Gardner - Death, The Graduate - Casting, James Cagney - Personal life, Maisie Goes to Reno - Plot, Richard Harris - Career, DuBarry Was a Lady (film) - Cast, Film noir - Overview, Show Boat - Selected recordings, Classic Hollywood cinema - The golden age, 18th British Academy Film Awards - Best Foreign Actress, Maisie Goes to Reno - Cast, The Bible: In the Beginning - Casting, Garden of Allah Hotel - Famous residents and guests, Frank Sinatra - Personal life, One Touch of Venus (film), Roddy McDowall - Personal life, Disaster film - 1970s, 1981 in film - Notable films released in 1981, Smithfield, North Carolina - Notable people, and much more...
Download and read online Grabtown Girl in PDF and EPUB Doris Rollins Cannon, founder and chairman emeritus of the Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield, North Carolina, has used her unparalleled knowledge to give us our first glimpse into the life of a woman whose movie career spanned 44 years and 61 movies. Never before has the childhood of Ava Gardner been explored as it is in Cannon's book. Ms. Cannon has spent more than 20 years interviewing the people who knew Ava in childhood, including family members, teachers, friends, and neighbors.This is the first book that accurately portrays the early years of this world-renowned star. Other books that have appeared are mainly collections of hearsay. As a former newspaper writer and editor, Ms. Cannon finds the fascinating truth about Gardner's years as a Grabtown Girl.Born in Grabtown, North Carolina, Ava Gardner went from the rural sandhills of eastern North Carolina to become the star of such films as Night of the Iguana, The Sun Also Rises, Showboat, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, and The Barefoot Contessa. The youngest of five daughters born to Jonas and Mary Elizabeth Gardner, her relationship with her elder sister Bappie was crucial to her success as a film star. Grabtown Girl shows us Ava as a child, playing with her siblings in the boardinghouses that her parents ran.The Ava Gardner Museum houses one of the world's largest collections of memorabilia dedicated to a film star. Since the early eighties, the museum has attracted thousands who have fallen under the hypnotic charm of Ava Gardner.
Download and read online Ava Gardner Die K nigin von Hollywood in PDF and EPUB Fachbuch aus dem Jahr 2012 im Fachbereich Kunst - Fotografie und Film, , Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Mit den Attributen "Venus des 20. Jahrhunderts", "schönste Frau der Welt" und "Königin von Hollywood" feierte man in den 1940-er und 1950-er Jahren die amerikanische Schauspielerin Ava Gardner (1922-1990). In den meisten ihrer Filme trat sie als Sexgöttin auf, besaß jedoch - wie einige ihrer Streifen bewiesen - auch Talent für anspruchsvollere Rollen. Ihre unglücklichen Ehen, Liebesaffären und exzentrischen Ausschweifungen erregten fast noch mehr Aufsehen als ihre künstlerische Arbeit. Die Kurzbiografie "Ava Gardner" des Wiesbadener Autors Ernst Probst schildert ihr Leben.
Download and read online Ava Gardner s Daughter in PDF and EPUB Marie Elizabeth Foglia wants to know who her birth mother is. She presents in this account evidence she believes shows that actress Ava Gardner was her mother. Her original birth certificate however is sealed and therefore must base her beliefs in events and coincidences between the two women.
Download and read online Ava Gardner in PDF and EPUB Literary Nonfiction. Fiction. Poetry. This anthology of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry about Ava Gardner includes work by Margaret Atwood, Robert Graves, Allan Gurganus, Pere Gimferrer, Mario Cabré, Peg Boyers, Margaret Meyers, David Lloyd, Alain Souchon, Suzanne Vega, Kirpal Singh, Virgil Suarez, Alton Rivers, Jim Harrison, Michael S. Harper, and Clarence Major.
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