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Friday, August 3, 2012

31 Stars in 31 Days: Day 2 - AVA GARDNER

Today my star selection is Ava Gardner. One of the most beautiful women ever to grace the silver screen. And a lot more talented than people gave her credit for. Here are some of my fave things about Ava. One of which being her passion for going barefoot a lot. I think my friend Irene would agree with me on that.

Favorite Ava film: THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA (1964)
Favorite Ava role: Kitty Collins -THE KILLERS (1946)
Favorite Ava co-star: Clark Gable (THE HUCKSTERS, MOGAMBO)
Number of  Ava Films seen so far: 16 out of 68

Star of the day, Ava Gardner

Today's Film: THE HUCKSTERS (1947) Much star power in this film. Besides Ava, we have Clark Gable, Deborah Kerr, Sydney Greenstreet, Edward Arnold, Keenan Wynn and Adolphe Menjou. Set in the world of advertising, Gable plays  Victor Norman, fresh out of the service and looking for a job. Lands one at an advertising agency when he lands a rich widow (Deborah Kerr, never better) as a endorsee to a major client. Ava enters the picture as Jean Ogilvie, a singer, aspiring to be an actress. And who also happens to be an old flame of Victor, which creates some tension between him, her and Kay (Kerr's character). 

Ava is stunning to say the least and quite funny.  Check out this line when she meets Victor's boss...

Mr. Kimberly: aren't you pretty Ms. Ogilvie.
Jean: Why, aren't you nice...I'm doing my hair differently.

I may not be a woman, but this outfit Ava wears is just awesome!

She is like that pretty much the whole movie. Along with Gable and Kerr, the acting by these three is top notch. And nobody says darling better than Ms. Kerr. Plus Ava and Deborah wear some of the best clothes one could ask for!

Rating: *** out of *****

Let me show you a little trick here Clarkie...

1 comment:

Irene Palfy said...

oh.. another one I am yet to see.. Love Ava Gardner.. and yes.. agree about the passion for going barefoot a lot.. ;") Thank you for mentioning me there, Monty! Love NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, too..


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