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True Love & Wedding Number 3: Ava Gardner & Frank Sinatra,” Ava Gardner Museum Blog

This blog post is the third in a series produced for the Ava Gardner Museum’s participation in the Wedding Bells Blogathon which was hosted by someone in the classic film community. All three posts draw on items in the museum’s collection to tell the story of each of Ava’s 3 marriages. The other two posts are can be read on the Ava Gardner Museum official blog using these links: Marriage 1: Mickey Rooney & Marriage 2: Artie Shaw.

Ava’s North Carolina During the Roaring Twenties,” Ava Gardner Museum Blog

This blog post was written to coincide with the hundredth anniversary of Prohibition and the resurgence in interest in the Roaring Twenties. It provides historical context about what the 1920s were like in rural North Carolina where Ava was born and raised in the 1920s. The article points out how different the 20s were in rural areas versus urban. The post uses artifacts and photos from the Ava Gardner Museum’s collection and can be read here.

The Birthday Girl in Her Own Words,” Ava Gardner Museum Blog

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‘A gloomy film, but Ava at her best:’ The 60th Anniversary of “On the Beach,”” Ava Gardner Museum Blog

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National Museum of African American History & Culture,” Mainly Museums

Mainly Museums is a crowd sourced guide to museums around the world. I contribute articles about museums I have visited. Read article about the National Museum of African American History & Culture here.

Ava’s Holiday Cheeseball Recipe,” Ava Gardner Museum Blog

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Ford’s Theater Historic Site,” Mainly Museums

Read the article about the site of Lincoln’s assassination here.

The Ava Gardner Museum’s 2019 Holiday Gift Guide,” Ava Gardner Museum Blog

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