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Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
Ava Gardner The Secret Conversations - Audio CD - Unabridged Author:Peter Evans, Ava Gardner, William Hope (Narrator) William Hope reads the wickedly candid memoir that Ava Gardner dared not publish during her lifetime. — "I either write the book or sell the jewels," Gardner told coauthor Peter Evans, "and I'm kinda sentimental about the jewels." So began the collaboration that led to this remarkable memoir. — Ava Gardner was one of ... more »Hollywood's greatest stars during the 1940s and 1950s, an Oscar-nominated leading lady who costarred 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. This was the first step to fame and an extraordinary life, which included marriages to Mickey Rooney and Frank Sinatra, and a passionate affair with Howard Hughes.
Ava's reminiscences, as told to Evans, were so candid that when she read her own words, she backed out and halted her own book. Only now, years after her death, could this frank and revealing true story be published. Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations is the astonishing tale of a legendary star's public and private lives.
Unabridged - 7 CDs - 9 hours - read by William Hope« less