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The Resource Ava Gardner : the secret conversations, Peter Evans and Ava Gardner

Ava Gardner : the secret conversations, Peter Evans and Ava Gardner

Label
Ava Gardner : the secret conversations
Title
Ava Gardner
Title remainder
the secret conversations
Statement of responsibility
Peter Evans and Ava Gardner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ava Gardner was one of Hollywood's great stars during the 1940s and 1950s, an Oscar-nominated lead-ing lady who co-starred with Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, and Humphrey Bogart, among others. Her films included Show Boat, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, The Barefoot Contessa, and On the Beach. But her life off the screen was every bit as fabulous as her film roles. Born poor in rural North Carolina, Gardner was given a Hollywood tryout thanks to a stunning photo of her displayed in a shop window
Summary
A couple of years before her death in 1990, Hollywood star Ava Gardner asked British journalist Peter Evans to help her write her autobiography. When she realized how vulgar she appeared in his transcriptions of their conversations, she canceled the project. Years later, Evans pulled his materials out of a drawer, and (with permission from Gardner's estate) reviewed them and assembled Gardner's narration with contextual information. The result is a fascinating, earthy and complete portrait of the star, from her financially meager childhood through her rise to fame and her tempestuous romantic involvements. - Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10177835
Cataloging source
DLC
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Evans, Peter
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Gardner, Ava
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Target audience
adult
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the secret conversations
Label
Ava Gardner : the secret conversations, Peter Evans and Ava Gardner
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1306/2012048411-b.html
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000050451447
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Shuster hardcover ed.
Extent
293 p. [8] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781451627695
Lccn
2012048411
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)825049126
Label
Ava Gardner : the secret conversations, Peter Evans and Ava Gardner
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1306/2012048411-b.html
Publication
Control code
000050451447
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Shuster hardcover ed.
Extent
293 p. [8] p. of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781451627695
Lccn
2012048411
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)825049126

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