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Ava Gardner

A Life in Movies

By Kendra Bean and Anthony Uzarowski

  • Hardback
  • £20.00

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

Biographical Notes

Kendra Bean (Author)
Kendra Bean is a historian and curator. She is the author of Vivien Leigh: An Intimate Portrait. She runs the popular classic film blog VivAndLarry.com. Her writing has also been published by the British Film Institute and Bright Lights Film Journal, and she has lectured on cinema at the National Portrait Gallery (London), Victoria and Albert Museum, the BFI, the San Francisco Presidio Officers' Club, and the Walt Disney Family Museum. She lives in London.

Anthony Uzarowski (Author)
Anthony Uzarowski has an MA in Film Studies from University College London. He has written articles and essays on different aspects of classic and contemporary cinema, with his work published in The Guardian, Film International, and Queerty. He lives in London, where he works at the British Library.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780762459940
  • Publication date: 27 Jul 2017
  • Page count: 272
  • Imprint: Running Press Adult
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