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    Ava Gardner Original Horse Accident Photos. While visiting a ranch in Spain in October, 1957, Ava Gardner, her courage already fueled by an afternoon of drinking solasombres, decided to climb atop a horse and try her hand against a a deadly young Miura bull. She was thrown to the ground just as she planted her banderilla and suffered a hematoma to her right cheekbone that almost disfigured her. A high-speed camera captured this series of eight photos of the startling incident, and were later published in the French magazine Paris Match, much to Gardner's chagrin. The photos are taped together in sequence, and are in Very Fine to Excellent condition with some mild wear. From the Ava Gardner Estate.

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    April, 2007
    14th-15th Saturday-Sunday
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