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Ava Gardner By Lee Server

Ava Gardner by Lee Server

Condition - Very Good
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Summary

A biography, reissued to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of her death.

Ava Gardner Summary

Ava Gardner by Lee Server

Ava Gardner was the sex symbol who dazzled the other sex symbols. Elizabeth Taylor and Lana Turner thought her the most beautiful woman they had ever seen. She drove Frank Sinatra to the brink of suicide. Ernest Hemingway carried around one of her kidney stones as a sacred memento. Howard Hughes begged her to marry him: she punched out his front teeth. Her charismatic presence, jaw-dropping beauty and scandalous adventures fuelled the legend that she became. Yet she was a farmgirl who became a reluctant goddess, and who retreated from the world's gaze for the last years of her life. Filled with fresh insights gleaned from interviews with Ava's colleagues, friends and lovers, this is the definitive biography of Hollywood's most glamorous, restless and uninhibited star.

Ava Gardner Reviews

'An extraordinary life of an extraordinary woman ... Gardner's genius was not her work, but, as this book proves, her life' Observer 'Server gets movie stars, and he gets movies ... That's quite a trick for a biographer to pull off - both to immerse himself in his subjects, yet make them utterly his own' Sunday Times

About Lee Server

Lee Server is a writer, biographer, and chronicler of popular culture and author of the highly acclaimed biography Robert Mitchum: Baby, I Don't Care. His latest biography, Ava Gardner, was published by Bloomsbury in April 2006.

Additional information

GOR001771489
9781408807088
1408807084
Ava Gardner by Lee Server
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2010-01-18
560
N/A
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