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Gardner, Ava 1922-1990

Works: 467 works in 1,864 publications in 15 languages and 30,147 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Musical films  Action and adventure films  Television mini-series  Bible television programs  Romance films  Film noir  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Singer, Costume designer, Other, Editor, Collector, Interviewee, Artist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Ernest Hemingway's The snows of Kilimanjaro by Robert Guédiguian( Visual )

237 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama about a successful but disillusioned writer who, near death from a hunting wound in Africa, reviews his amorous intrigues and his experiences as hunter and world traveler
Show boat by Paul Thomas Anderson( Visual )

66 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical extravaganza which celebrates the loves and heartbreaks of a Mississippi riverboat troupe, starting with a young girl whose heart is stolen by a dashing gambler
On the beach by Stanley Kramer( Visual )

45 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radioactive fallout from a nuclear war has wiped out the entire northern hemisphere, with the exception of Australia. With fallout expected momentarily, the Australians review their lives, establish new relationships and prepare for their tragic demise
The night of the iguana by John Huston( Visual )

66 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A defrocked, alcoholic, and emotionally-troubled minister struggles with his desire for earthly pleasures as a tour guide in Mexico. Shepherding a busload of school teachers and one libidinous 18-year old girl, he becomes entangled with the teen, suffers a nervous breakdown when discovered, and strands the group at the remote and rundown seaside hotel of his old friend Maxine. As his emotional state continues to unravel, and the group's problems increase, the hotel is joined by a travelling artist and her aged poet father, with their own secret troubles
The Bible : the epic miniseries by John Huston( Visual )

65 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the the first 22 chaptes of Genesis. Highlights include the awesome wonder of Creation, the story of Noah and the story of the Tower of Babel
Ernest Hemingway's The killers by Robert Siodmak( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melodramatic thrillers based on the Hemingway story about two hit men and their target, who accepts his fate as though he were already dead
Seven days in May( Visual )

28 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It happens with startling swiftness and violence. An armed cadre seizes state control. Fortunately, a coup d'etat can't happen here. Or can it? ...At odds are a popular general and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman and an unpopular President with a pacifist agenda. At stake is the survival of the Republic. A vigilant colonel uncovers the scheme. But are the seven fateful days ahead enough time to derail a disaster?" -- Container
The barefoot contessa by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

69 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With extraordinary beauty, talent and grace, Spanish dancer Maria Vargas (Ava Gardner) was born to be a star. Aided by American movie director Harry Dawes (Humphrey Bogart), she attains great success and fortune in Hollywood's land of dreams. But, though she gives her all for stardom, there is one thing Maria will never compromise - her soul
Mogambo by John Ford( Visual )

53 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor Marswell runs a big game trapping company in Kenya. Eloise Kelly is ditched there, and an immediate attraction happens between them. Then Mr. and Mrs. Nordley show up for their gorilla documenting safari. Mrs. Nordley is not infatuated with her husband any more, and takes a liking to Marswell
The life and times of Judge Roy Bean by Paul Newman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1972 and 2003 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy Bean is a self-made man and saloon-keeper who proclaims himself the law west of the Pecos River, and becomes known as the "Hanging Judge," though he wasn't a judge at all. He writes admiring letters to actress Lily Langtry and makes his own kind of frontier justice in Texas
Earthquake by Mark Robson( Visual )

42 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the most catastrophic earthquake of all time rips through Southern California, it levels Los Angeles and sends shock waves through the lives of all who live there
Ava Gardner : the secret conversations by Peter Evans( Book )

15 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ava Gardner was one of Hollywood's great stars during the 1940s and 1950s, an Oscar-nominated lead-ing lady who co-starred with Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, and Humphrey Bogart, among others. Her films included Show Boat, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, The Barefoot Contessa, and On the Beach. But her life off the screen was every bit as fabulous as her film roles. Born poor in rural North Carolina, Gardner was given a Hollywood tryout thanks to a stunning photo of her displayed in a shop window
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman by Albert Lewin( Visual )

42 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pandora Reynolds (Gardner) is a nightclub singer on vacation in Spain, with whom all men fall hopelessly in love. But Pandora, never having known true love, is indifferent to her suitors' affections. Until, one evening, she swims out to a mysterious yacht and meets its captain--a Dutchman named Hendrick van der Zee (Mason)
55 days at Peking by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

96 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small handful of European men, women, and children from eleven foreign delegations become trapped and beseiged during the Chinese Boxer Rebellion
Show boat original motion picture soundtrack by Jerome Kern( Recording )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knights of the Round Table by Richard Thorpe( Visual )

40 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Arthur Pendragon, King of all England, whose reign and company of knights are dedicated to the ideals of peace, justice, and chivalry. Lancelot, the king's favorite knight, and his beautiful Queen Guinevere are torn between their secret love for each other and their loyalty to Arthur
Greatest classic films collection( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Show boat (1951, 108 min.): When Julie La Verne and her husband Steve Baker are forced to leave the showboat Cotton Blossom, they are replaced by the Captain's daughter, Magnolia, and Gaylord Ravenal, a notorious gambler. Magnolia and Ravenal fall in love, marry, leave the boat and move to Chicago. They live off Ravenal's earnings from gambling. After they go broke, Gaylord feels guilty and leaves Magnolia, not knowing she is pregnant
Ernest Hemingway's the killers by Robert Siodmak( Visual )

78 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two professional killers invade a small town and kill a gas station attendant, who was expecting them. An insurance investigator pursues the case against the orders of his boss, who considers it trivial. Weaving together threads of the slain gas station attendant's life, the investigator uncovers a complex tale of treachery and crime, all linked with a gorgeous and mysterious woman
One touch of Venus by William A Seiter( Visual )

25 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young window dresser's problems begin when he kisses a statue of Venus, which comes to life. This Venus turns out to be the genuine article on an earthly assignment. Her presence causes everyone around her to fall in love, except for the window dresser, who is terrified of her advances toward him. The young man suddenly becomes the object of a furious employer and a jealous fiancée
Ava Gardner : the secret conversations by Peter Evans( Recording )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The candid memoir of film legend Ava Gardner, which she would not permit to be published during her lifetime, finally brought to print
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