August 9th, 2017
Interview in Palm Springs Magazine
Anthony Uzarowski and Kendra Bean chat to Jeremy Kinser about their new book, Ava Gardner: A Life in Movies and the famous actress's connection to Palm Springs.
July 30th, 2017
Authors Kendra Bean and Anthony Uzarowski appear on Australian TV to discuss their new book
24th of July, 2017
Anthony Uzarowski discusses the legendary Ava Gardner for Turner Classic Movies
Ava Gardner. I heard that name many times as a child. My mother used to tell me that Ava was my grandfather’s favourite movie star, and as I never got the chance to meet my grandfather, seeing her on screen somehow made me feel closer to him. The first film I ever saw Ava in was THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA (’54). This was a grand introduction; if the film lacks certain vitality, the image of its leading lady is certainly unforgettable. Whether dancing the flamenco in a Gypsy camp, floating seamlessly through a casino wearing a breath-taking Fontana gown, or sunbathing on a millionaire’s yacht; Maria Vargas is, in the words of François Truffaut, ‘one of the most beautiful portraits of woman ever filmed, in the person of Ava Gardner, Hollywood’s most exquisitely beautiful actress’.