Gardner, Ava. (1922–1990)
Group of Four Promotional Photographs
Four period promotional photographs of the actress and singer from various photoshoots ca. 1950–1960. Light toning and edgewear, else fine. Approx. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).
One of the biggest stars of the 1950's, Gardner was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in John Ford's Mogambo. She was married three times, to actor Mickey Rooney, bandleader Artie Shaw, and to Frank Sinatra.
From the collection of Paul McMahon, a critic, photographer and artist who worked for more than 13 years touring with Marlene Dietrich as the icon’s stage manager, announcer, dresser, secretary and escort, and later spent 25 years as an arts and entertainment reviewer and photographer with Gay Community News, Esplanade, Tommy’s Connection, The Mirror, Bay Windows and other publications.