by Peter Evans and Ava Gardner
Hardcover, 293 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $26 | purchase
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Ava Gardner's interviews with Peter Evans trace the late film legend's golden-era Hollywood life, from her impoverished childhood in North Carolina through the heights of her career.
July 2, 2013 Movie star Ava Gardner agreed to write her memoirs with British journalist Peter Evans in 1988. Now, after the deaths of both Gardner and Evans, the results of their abortive collaboration are being published. Reviewer Bob Mondello says the book is dead on arrival.
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