Ava Gardner in “Whistle Stop”
The 55 days at Peking
Vintage Beauties: Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner, Bettie Page, Rita Hayworth, Jayne Mansfield, Jane Russell.
Ava Gardner in ‘Pandora and the Flying Dutchman’ (1951)
so jealous of her tbh
Ava Gardner photographed by George Hoyningen-Huene, 1956.
“Mother and Ava Gardner were a dynamite pair. Of all her friends, I think they were the closest in temperment and outlook on life. They shared many of the same tastes and even fell for many of the same men, yet they never let it affect their friendship. Both loved all things Latin. Bullfights thrilled them. They could rumba, samba, or dance the flamenco from sundown to sunrise. Even their final years were similar. Both were world-class beauties who ended up no longer wanting romantic attachments, were somewhat reclusive, and hooked on the telephone. They were telephone friends until Ava passed away in 1990.”
(Cheryl Crane, Lana Turner’s daughter)
“Our love was deep and true, even though the fact that we couldn’t live with each other any more than we could’t live without each other sometimes made it hard for outsiders to understand. All I know is that if Frank had lost me or I’d lost him during those months, our worlds would have been shattered.” - Ava Gardner