Brown Eyes and Freckles

Freckled New Yorker. Extremely awkward. I like watching black & white TV shows, classic movies, westerns & crime shows.Bookworm. Addicted to the 50s and music. Procrastinator.Loves the rain and writing.Avid Instagrammer.
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-Ava loved music and was a talented singer, she was drawn to music and was even drawn to the piano. She could revel in any sort of music if it was good, she even peculiarly took to the song, “Nearer, My God, To Thee” in her youth. Before considering acting, she dreamed of singing lead in a big band.
-Her early education was sketchy, by 1945, she had read two books, the Bible and “Gone with the Wind.” In later life, she more than made up for this lack by continual self-education.
-Was truly an exotic beauty with ancestry stemming from African American, Native American and European roots.
-Was a “Night Owl” she bloomed and shone in the night and was said to have an almost child-like aversion to going to bed.
-Her three husbands were married a total of twenty times between them.
-During the first two years of her marriage to Frank Sinatra, he was at the lowest point of his career. She often had to lend him money so he could buy presents for his children.
-A statue of her from The Barefoot Contessa (1954) was given to Frank Sinatra as a gift. He kept it in his backyard garden well after their divorce. When he married Barbara Marx, she forced him to get rid of it.
-When shooting Earthquake (1974), she surprised director Mark Robson by insisting that she do her own stuntwork, which included dodging blocks of concrete and heavy steel pipes.
-Suffered from a severe case of emphysema in later life and could not travel far without an oxygen tank.
-Gardner confessed to Mickey Rooney that she had contemplated suicide after being left partly paralyzed by two strokes in 1986.
-She spent her final years as a recluse in her London apartment her only companions were her longtime housekeeper Carmen Vargas and her beloved Welsh Corgi, Morgan. Frank Sinatra paid all her medical expenses after her 1989 stroke, which left her partially paralyzed and bedridden. Vargas took her body home to her native North Carolina for private burial. None of her ex-husbands attended.
-After her death in 1990, Ava`s longtime housekeeper, Carmen Vargas, and her dog, Morgan, were taken in by her former co-star Gregory Peck. by oldhollywoodandwine

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Marlene Dietrich photographed by Edward Steichen, 1931

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Pros and cons of boys:

  • Con: They’re dicks
  • Pro: Their dicks

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