Ava Gardner, 1948.
Ava Gardner was the most beautiful little girl, North Carolina c. 1920s.
Ava Gardner with George Raft and Danny Kaye on the set of the Whistle Stop, 1945
"Ava was a gem. She was marvelously punctual and never complained even when it was clear the poor darling was exhausted. She was wonderful in the part."
-George Cukor talking about Ava Gardner in Bhowani Junction (1956), which he directed
Ava Gardner signing autographs at a Midnight Matinee at the Colliseum, 1951.
Ava Gardner on the set of The Bible: In the Beginning, 1966.
“She was exactly the opposite of the roles she played. She looked like a femme fatale and she wasn’t. She was really sweet and dear and lovely…” -Arlene Dahl
Gary and Rocky Cooper, Sammy Davis Jr., Jeff Chandler, Ava Gardner, Fernandos Lamas, Lana Turner, Jack Benny, George Burns and Barbara Stanwyck, among other guests, at a 1952 party hosted by Marion Davies.
Ava Gardner and Lana Turner at Marion Davies $25,000, Hollywood party, 1952.
Ava Gardner, 1949.
Ava Gardner and Burt Lancaster