By Peter Evans,Ava Gardner
Ava Gardner used to be one in every of Hollywood’s largest and brightest stars in the course of the Nineteen Forties and ’50s, an Oscar-nominated best woman who co-starred with Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, and Humphrey Bogart, between others. yet this riveting account of her storied lifestyles, together with her marriage to Frank Sinatra, and occupation needed to look forward to book until eventually after her death—because Gardner feared it was once too revealing.
“I both write the booklet or promote the jewels,” Gardner advised coauthor Peter Evans, “and I’m kinda sentimental in regards to the jewels.” The mythical actress serves up lots of gem stones in those pages, reflecting with scrumptious humor and slicing wit on a existence that took her from rural North Carolina to the heights of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Tell-all tales abound, specifically whilst Gardner divulges on her 3 husbands: Mickey Rooney, a serial cheater so infamous that even his mom warned Gardner approximately him; bandleader Artie Shaw, whom Ava calls “a dominating son of a bitch…always placing me down;” and Frank Sinatra (“We have been struggling with forever. scuffling with and boozing. It was once insanity. yet he was once stable within the feathers”).
“Her tale is a raw-nerved revelation. . . . A vibrant portrait” (Chicago Tribune). Witty, penetrating, targeted in its voice, it's most unlikely to place down—“A whole pride” (Philadelphia Inquirer).
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Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations by Peter Evans,Ava Gardner