L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i

Friday, September 26, 2014

Ava Gardner, vividly

In contrast to my little rant of the other day where I claimed that Bette Davis looked wrong and just plain weird in color photographs, here are several of another icon of classic Hollywood.  No competition to Miss Davis in the acting department, but the beautiful Ava Gardner looked just as gorgeous in color - still photography or film - as she did in black and white.  If not more so.

1 comment:

  1. Ahhh, divine Eva. Married to Frank Sinatra, which is so nuts. Guess the marriage was pretty nuts, too -- lots of drinking and shouting. Speaking of drinking and shouting I just saw an aged Eva in "Earthquake" from 1974. She was too old by then for the misogynistic studios to cast her as anything but the drunk, desperate, aging wife of the sweaty Charlton Heston. Of course he dumps her and goes for young, dewy Genvieve Bujold, she of the tight, maroon bell-bottoms. Poor old Eva. Poor old any woman in the studio system of that era!