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Ava Gardner: "Love Is Nothing" Paperback – May 15, 2007
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was having a date with director Howard Hawks, soon
learned that the tall, "rail thin" man with the
"rawboned face of a cowboy" was none other than Texas
entrepreneur Howard Hughes. Modestly amused by the
mixup, Hughes asked Ava out again, and they soon began
seeing each other "several times a week or more." But
let there be no mixup about Lee Server's powerfully
compelling portrait of Ava Gardner. The man, along
with his international contacts and sources, has
crafted a a complex portrait of a barefooted country
girl whose photograph in the window of a portrait
studio in New York ultimately captivated the world
with her beauty and the antics of her personal life.
Server's previous biography, Robert Mitchum, 'Baby I
Don't Care' , showcased his expertise with all things
film and noire, and AVA GARDNER allows him full venue
to elaborate in this ode to the Barefoot Contessa of
two continents. With a surplus of parentheticals and
bottom-of-the-page addendum, Server leaves tidbits
like Ava changed partners, always something new and
savory demanding a change to the next blank page
where something must be written. From Ava's best
friend in high school, to her last, closest chums in
London's high-brow Knightsbridge district, everyone
had something to say about Gardner's extraordinary
goddess-like beauty and her volatile personal
This book reveals Gardner's inauspicious beginnings
deep in the red-dirt heartland of North Carolina, and
then provides the reader a world tour with the most
enticing brunette of the forties and fifties as she
emotes in private and on film.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lovely Ava! Lee Server pulled no punches when he researched for this biography; he reveals Ava's turmoils, trials, pains and addictions but doesn't overlook her gregariousness,... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Nancy A. Kelly
Interesting real life story,took place during my long life,so I could relate to some of it.Published 28 days ago by Loraine N. Martin
It isn't often that I become involved with a book as much as I have with this one. I confess I was not a huge fan of Ava Gardner before reading this book. I am now! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Doris W.
I really enjoyed reading this biography. Many biographies have bored me in the past.
This really reads like a wonderful novel. Read more
An amazing read."Ava Gardner, Love is Nothing". A beautiful woman with insecurities, alcoholism, and just bad luck in love. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Melinda
I read this bio on crazy Ava and thoroughly enjoyed it. I happened to pick up the Robert Mitchum bio and was pleasantly surprised to find out it was also written by Server. Read morePublished 13 months ago by R. Fox
This is a very dull book about an interesting woman. Poorly written and edited. I'd look for a better biography.Published 13 months ago by Barb Austin