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Ava Gardner: A Life in Movies

Kendra Bean, Anthony Uzarowski

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Individual actors & performers, Films, cinema, Biography: arts & entertainment, Prose: non-fiction

Still renowned for her sultry screen performances, earthy 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. It's all told through authoritative text and hundreds of stunning photos in AVA: A LIFE IN MOVIES.

AVA: A LIFE IN MOVIES is a gorgeous illustrated tribute to a legendary life. Authors Kendra Bean and Anthony Uzarowski take a closer look at the Academy Award-nominated actress's famous screen roles while shedding new light on the creation and maintenance of her glamorous image, her marriages, and her 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, AVA: A LIFE IN MOVIES takes readers on the stunning and exciting journey of a life lived to the fullest and through four decades of film history with one of its most iconic stars.

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