Hadley Park Branch Library is closed Saturday, October 19.

Ava Gardner : the secret conversations
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Published:
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Physical Desc:
293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Status:
Main Library - Adult Biography
B G2262e
Old Hickory - Adult Biography
B G2262e
Description
This wickedly candid memoir that Ava Gardner dared not publish during her lifetime offers a revealing self-portrait of the film legend's life and loves in Hollywood's golden age. "I EITHER WRITE THE BOOK OR SELL THE JEWELS," Ava Gardner told her coauthor, Peter Evans, "and I'm kinda sentimental about the jewels." So began the collaboration that led to this remarkably candid, wickedly sardonic memoir. Ava Gardner was one of Hollywood's great stars during the 1940s and 1950s, an Oscar-nominated leadĀ­ing 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. Not long after arriving in Hollywood, she caught the eye of Mickey Rooney, then America's #1 box-office draw. Rooney was a womanizer so notorious that even his mother warned Gardner about him. They married, but the marriage lasted only a year ("my shortest husband and my biggest mistake"). Ava then married band leader and clarinetist Artie Shaw, who would eventually marry eight times, but that marriage, too, lasted only about a year ("he was a dominating son of a bitch . . . always putting me down"). She carried on a passionate affair with Howard Hughes but didn't love him, she said. Her third marriage was a tempestuous one to Frank Sinatra ("We were fighting all the time. Fighting and boozing. It was madness. . . . But he was good in the feathers"). Faithfully recording Ava's reminiscences in this book, Peter Evans describes their late-night converĀ­sations when Ava, having had something to drink and unable to sleep, was at her most candid. So candid, in fact, that when she read her own words, she backed out and halted the book. Only now, years after her death, could this frank and revealing memoir be published. "If I get into this stuff, oh, honey, have you got something coming," Ava told Evans. Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations is the stunning story of a legendary star's public and private lives.
Also in This Series
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Bellevue - Adult Biography
B G2262e
In Transit
Main Library - Adult Biography
B G2262e
On Shelf
Old Hickory - Adult Biography
B G2262e
On Shelf
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781451627695, 1451627696

Notes

General Note
Includes index.
Description
A self-portrait of the late film legend's golden-era Hollywood life traces her impoverished childhood in North Carolina through the heights of her career, sharing details of her relationships with such figures as Mickey Rooney, Frank Sinatra, and George C. Scott.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Evans, P., & Gardner, A. (2013). Ava Gardner: the secret conversations. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Evans, Peter, 1933 December 10- and Ava Gardner. 2013. Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Evans, Peter, 1933 December 10- and Ava Gardner, Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Evans, Peter, and Ava Gardner. Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations. First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2013. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
5fdf053a-f90b-46fa-d9e2-0fccef851255
Go To GroupedWorkView in Staff Client
Last File Modification TimeOct 15, 2019 11:25:20 PM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeOct 15, 2019 11:15:01 PM

MARC Record

LEADER01962cam a2200433 i 4500
001ocn825049126
003OCoLC
00520130627081554.0
008130118s2013    nyua          001 0beng  
010 |a 2012048411
020 |a 9781451627695
020 |a 1451627696
042 |a pcc
043 |a n-us---
049 |a TNNA
099 |a B|a G2262e
1001 |a Evans, Peter,|d 1933 December 10-
24510|a Ava Gardner :|b the secret conversations /|c Peter Evans and Ava Gardner.
250 |a First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
264 1|a New York :|b Simon & Schuster,|c 2013.
300 |a 293 pages :|b illustrations ;|c 24 cm.
336 |a text|b txt|2 rdacontent.
337 |a unmediated|b n|2 rdamedia.
338 |a volume|b nc|2 rdacarrier.
500 |a Includes index.
520 |a A self-portrait of the late film legend's golden-era Hollywood life traces her impoverished childhood in North Carolina through the heights of her career, sharing details of her relationships with such figures as Mickey Rooney, Frank Sinatra, and George C. Scott.
60010|a Gardner, Ava,|d 1922-1990.
650 0|a Motion picture actors and actresses|z United States|v Biography.
7001 |a Gardner, Ava,|d 1922-1990.
898 |a qBook
898 |a qEnglish
907 |a .b21953065|b 02-13-14|c 05-28-13
910 |a CARL0000415987
949 |b 35192044249815|c B G2262e|h BL|j BL|l ABIOG|m BK|s I|p 14.38|w 38|x 20130627|t 20191015|q CNV|r CNV|v 4|y 20190920|z 2
949 |b 35192044249856|c B G2262e|h MN|j MN|l ABIOG|m BK|s S|p 14.38|w 26|x 20130627|t 20191010|q CNV|r CNV|v 3|y 20190825|z 1
949 |b 35192044249823|c B G2262e|h OH|j OH|l ABIOG|m BK|s S|p 14.38|w 17|x 20130627|t 20180717|q CNV|r CNV|v 0|y 20170630|z 0
991 |a bl|a gh|a mn|a oh|a rp|a tl|b 06-27-13|c m|d a|e 6|f eng|g nyu|h 0|i 6
988 |a .o8658900|c 6|l multi|f b|s a|x 05-29-13|y 06-26-13|z 06-27-13|3 s|k bl|k gh|k go|k hm|k mn|k se
998 4|a LDR0905 20170611042951 NPUB |b LDR0905 20170611042951 NPUB