Jul 05, 2020
Grabtown Girl: Ava Gardner's North Carolina Childhood and Her Enduring Ties to Home
Posted by Doris Rollins Cannon

Doris Rollins Cannon, founder and chairman emeritus of the Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield, North Carolina, has used her unparalleled knowledge to give us our first glimpse into the life of a woman whose movie career spanned 44 years and 61 movies Never before has the childhood of Ava Gardner been explored as it is in Cannon s book Ms Cannon has spent than 20 yearDoris Rollins Cannon, founder and chairman emeritus of the Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield, North Carolina, has used her unparalleled knowledge to give us our first glimpse into the life of a woman whose movie career spanned 44 years and 61 movies Never before has the childhood of Ava Gardner been explored as it is in Cannon s book Ms Cannon has spent than 20 years interviewing the people who knew Ava in childhood, including family members, teachers, friends, and neighbors.This is the first book that accurately portrays the early years of this world renowned star Other books that have appeared are mainly collections of hearsay As a former newspaper writer and editor, Ms Cannon finds the fascinating truth about Gardner s years as a Grabtown Girl.Born in Grabtown, North Carolina, Ava Gardner went from the rural sandhills of eastern North Carolina to become the star of such films as Night of the Iguana, The Sun Also Rises, Showboat, The Snows of Kilimanjaro, and The Barefoot Contessa The youngest of five daughters born to Jonas and Mary Elizabeth Gardner, her relationship with her elder sister Bappie was crucial to her success as a film star Grabtown Girl shows us Ava as a child, playing with her siblings in the boardinghouses that her parents ran.The Ava Gardner Museum houses one of the world s largest collections of memorabilia dedicated to a film star Since the early eighties, the museum has attracted thousands who have fallen under the hypnotic charm of Ava Gardner.

  • Title: Grabtown Girl: Ava Gardner's North Carolina Childhood and Her Enduring Ties to Home
  • Author: Doris Rollins Cannon
  • ISBN: 9781878086891
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Paperback
  • Grabtown Girl Ava Gardner s North Carolina Childhood and Her Enduring Ties to Home Doris Rollins Cannon founder and chairman emeritus of the Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield North Carolina has used her unparalleled knowledge to give us our first glimpse into the life of a woman w

    Megan

    Took Maryjane, mother in law, to the Ava Gardner museum and she brought this book, read it, and then gave it to me I wanted to read it before the Frank and Ava weekend coming up this month Taking Zack, because he loves Frank Sinatra So glad I did I really enjoyed this book I loved the stories that people remember of her I laughed and got teary eyed Makes me want to read her autobiography Can t wait to see some of her movies now.


    Pamela

    I picked this up at the Ava Gardner Museum in her hometown of Smithfield, NC I enjoyed it so much that I finished it on the car ride home from vacation It is personal reflections on her life, especially her childhood, from her friends and remaining family members It was like stories that your grandmother might tell about members of your own family It made you feel as if you knew Ava herself I was impressed by how her family was continually faced with the challenges life presents and resiliently [...]


    Katie

    This biography focuses on Ava Gardner s childhood in North Carolina and her connections to the state I read this book after visiting the Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield, NC This book is a quick read full of stories from people who knew Ava Gardner growing up It s not the biography to read if you want to hear details about her Hollywood life and career, but it s a great read to learn about her ties to her home state.


    Kendra Bean

    Very quick read Some interesting and useful facts about Ava growing up in North Carolina, and some good photos.



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      Published :2020-04-15T10:29:50+00:00