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    Correspondence to Ava Gardner. This letter dated February 22 (no year) encourages Ava to write her memoirs, mentions the many famous people in her life ("Frank," "Mickey," "Artie," etc.), her inspirations (Charles Laughton, Anthony Quinn, Lionel Barrymore), her love of dogs, music, jewelry, sports, etc. Signed in blue ink, "Reg xxx." The letter also exhorts her to promote a cosmetology line ("AVA for AVON would seem a natural") and offers to help her market her name and tour with her to promote both the book and the cosmetics. This lot also incudes a photocopy of a poem Robert Graves has written entitled "The Portrait", which was presumably inspired by Ava ("She is wild and innocent, pledged to love through all disaster..."). This provides a vivid insight into the devotion Ava Gardener inspired in all variety of men, including a noted scholar who wrote Claudius. Excellent condition. From the Ava Gardner Estate.

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    April, 2007
    14th-15th Saturday-Sunday
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