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The Resource Frank & Ava : in love and war, John Brady

Frank & Ava : in love and war, John Brady

Label
Frank & Ava : in love and war
Title
Frank & Ava
Title remainder
in love and war
Statement of responsibility
John Brady
Title variation
Frank and Ava
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The love story of Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner has been told piecemeal, from one side or the other, but has never been fully explored or explained--until now. The story begins in Hollywood's golden age when Ava, ever insecure, was emerging as a movie star. But she fell in (and out of) love too easily. Mickey Rooney married her as a conquest. Artie Shaw treated her like a dumb brunette. Neither marriage lasted a year. Then, after being courted by Howard Hughes and others, along came Sinatra, who was battling his own insecurities--MGM fired him, his record company dropped him, and no one seemed to want him, except Ava. Their encounter led to an affair that broke all the rules of the prudish era. Frank was married with children. Their reputations could be ruined if this got out--and it did, as Frank left his family and pursued Ava across Europe while she taunted him. They married, but then came quarrels, separations, and reconciliations. Finally, there was a divorce, but even afterwards their long, hot, messy, glorious, painful romance stretched right to the finish line. Thoroughly researched and reported, Frank & Ava is not another storybook version of a Hollywood romance but a compelling drama of love and emotional war that left two iconic celebrities wounded for life"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
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Brady, John Joseph
Dewey number
  • 782.421640922
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML420.S565
LC item number
B73 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sinatra, Frank
  • Singers
  • Gardner, Ava
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Label
Frank & Ava : in love and war, John Brady
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- She can't act, she can't talk, she's terrific -- Frankie comes to Hollywood -- The education of a femme fatale -- More stars than there are in Hoboken -- Hollywood Department of Public Affairs -- America's original reality show -- A star is reborn -- The barefoot diva -- Of rats and men -- Top of the heap -- Twilight of the goddess -- There are no third acts in American lives -- Down and out in London -- The final curtain
Control code
ocn898419161
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
292 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250070913
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015025547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898419161
Label
Frank & Ava : in love and war, John Brady
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- She can't act, she can't talk, she's terrific -- Frankie comes to Hollywood -- The education of a femme fatale -- More stars than there are in Hoboken -- Hollywood Department of Public Affairs -- America's original reality show -- A star is reborn -- The barefoot diva -- Of rats and men -- Top of the heap -- Twilight of the goddess -- There are no third acts in American lives -- Down and out in London -- The final curtain
Control code
ocn898419161
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
292 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250070913
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015025547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898419161

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