Ava Gardner 1922 - 1990
Gardner's last years were spent as a recluse in her London apartment. Her daily companions were her longtime housekeeper Carmen Vargas and her Welsh Corgi, Morgan. After Gardner's death, Carmen Vargas and the dog were taken in by her former film co-star (for On the Beach) Gregory Peck.
Original Page Nov 2014 | Updated Dec 2017
From former screen legends who have faded into obscurity to new revelations about the biggest movie stars, Valderrama unearths the most fascinating little-known tales from the birth of Hollywood through its Golden Age.
Winner of the 2020 Peter C. Rollins Book Award
Longlisted for the 2020 Moving Image Book Award by the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation
Named a 2019 Richard Wall Memorial Award Finalist by the Theatre Library Association