"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
Ava Gardner on the set of Mogambo (1953)
Ava Gardner, early 1950s