AVA GARDNER as Kitty Collins i THE KILLERS (1946) publicity shot by Ray Jones. dir: Robert Siodmak. prod: Mark Hellinger. Gown by VERA WEST. 'Hit men kill an unresisting victim, and investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins' imdb. From Movie-Star Portraits of the Forties Edited by John Kobal (1977) (please follow minkshmink on pinterest) #filmnoir #thekillers #avagardner #lighting #femmefatale #seductress #badgirl #vixen #blacksatingown
Ava Gardner, 1940s, vintage, actress.
1937. Ava Gardner age 15 looking poised and glamorous in this early portrait. Of all the pre-Hollywood shots, not forgetting Larry Tarr’s image that brings her to the attention of MGM, this is the one that best captures the devastating looks that will lead MGM to tout her as “The world’s most beautiful animal”. Yet …
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“I want to remember it all, the good times and the bad times, the late nights, the boozing, the dancing into dawns, and all the great and not-so-great people I met and loved in those years…” - Ava Gardner in The Bribe (1949)