Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations

Jeanine Basinger, Corwin-Fuller Professor of Film Studies, curator of cinema archives, reviewed  in The Chicago Tribune a new book containing conversations between the former movie star Ava Gardner and Peter Evans, the man she hired to ghost write her never-completed autobiography. Titled, “Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations,” the book proves that Gardner still has the power to seduce and fascinate, years after her death.

“Her story is a raw-nerved revelation of what can happen to a naive young girl who becomes a sex symbol but forgets she’s supposed to flame out and die young,” writes Basinger.