AVA: A Life in the Movies

AVA: A Life in the Movies

KENDRA BEAN & A. UZAROWSKI    Book Number: 87850    Product format: Hardback

The audience watched as the mysterious brunette, draped in mink, emerged from a train carriage. She was beautiful alright, there was no question about it. But she was also mysterious, with an air of sophistication and glamour. World renowned for her sultry screen performances, down-to-earth personality, and lifelong love affair with Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner left an indelible mark on Hollywood history. This gorgeous illustrated tribute to her legendary life dives into archival collections, unused by previous biographers, and conducting fresh interviews, the authors take a closer look at Ava's famous screen roles. They shed new light on the creation and maintenance of her glamorous image, her marriages, 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, here are her roles as Sarah in The Bible with Huston directing, receiving the gift of a golden gun with the cast of 'The Night of the Iguana' in which she starred with Richard Burton, candid behind-the-scenes photos and rehearsal scenes, on the set of 55 Days at Peking and photographed with a portrait of herself painted by Hollywood set designer Gene Allen. Marvel at the beautiful costumes, jewellery, hairstyles, hats - here is a beautiful woman all the way through to maturity, posing in her Madrid apartment, legs tucked under, to being reunited with her dear friend Dirk Bogarde in the 1975 spy drama Permission to Kill. 150 colour and black and white photos, contact sheets, rare photos, stills and publicity photos. 264 big glamorous pages, 8¼" x 10". Remainder mark.
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ISBN 9780762459940
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