By Beth Nevarez & Lora Stocker Ava Gardner was born in 1922, just two years after women officially gained the right to vote. While she never had to fight for women’s suffrage, Ava made use of this hard won right throughout her life and encouraged others to do so by using her own voice in... Continue Reading →
The Ava Gardner Museum is very excited to present a guest blog post from a young Ava Gardner fan from the UK. You can follow Alexandra's Instagram account where she shares about her love of Ava as well as several other classic film actresses @garlandofroses_. Hi my fellow Ava fans! My name is Alexandra, and... Continue Reading →
By Beth Nevarez Filmed in Spain and England, Pandora and the Flying Dutchman was released in the United Kingdom in February of 1951 but released in the United States on October 15, 1951. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios delayed the American release of the film until after the premiere of their big-budget remake of the musical Show Boat,... Continue Reading →
Ava Gardner was a Southern woman through and through. In her autobiography she talks about food & family and brags about her mother's cooking. “The kitchen…always looked as though a hurricane had just swept through it. But out of that mess came the most wonderful food. Her cooking was really the result of knowledge handed... Continue Reading →
The holiday season is upon us with Thanksgiving next week and only 34 days till Christmas! The Ava Gardner Museum Gift Shop has great gifts for the classic film buffs and Ava fans in your life.
Well friends, the Ava Gardner Museum has been absolutely hopping! Top that off with the announcement that the Ava Gardner Trust will be honored with a historic Blue Plate at Ava’s Knightsbridge, London home in the fall during the English Heritage Foundation’s 150th celebration of the Blue Plates means that we are all abuzz here... Continue Reading →
Ava Gardner once said, “I don’t care what they write about me, as long as it’s the truth.” Before her passing, and ever since, Ava has been the target of much tabloid fodder and dime-store biographies. People who are out to scavenge her bones because she isn’t around to defend herself or respond to inaccuracies... Continue Reading →
I apologize for the overdue BLOG posting, but our museum has been involved in some very labor-intensive and exciting prospects over the past month and we are so happy to finally share them with you! For Valentine’s Day, a small contingent of our museum staff took on the monumental task of conducting our flagship traveling... Continue Reading →