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Hollywood legend Ava Gardner spilled her guts to biographer Peter Evans—for a bit—until the plug got pulled on their collaboration on her memoirs. Both Gardner and Evans have since passed away, but the fruits of their work, Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations, are now available for readers to enjoy. Below, find a sampling of some (but not all!) of the juicy tidbits bawdy Gardner told Evans:

Gardner repeatedly contemplated suicide near the end of her life. “I’m getting close to that point, honey. I’m so fucking tired of being Ava Gardner.”

While their brief marriage was turbulent, Gardner thanks first husband Mickey Rooney for her sexual education. “I do owe Mickey one thing: he taught me how much I enjoyed sex.”

Rooney was a player. “He was the biggest wolf on the lot…the little sod was not above admiring himself in the mirror. All five-foot two of him!…He probably banged most of the starlets who appeared in his Andy Hardy films—Lana Turner among them.”

Rooney was an inveterate gambler. “Mick was hooked on the horses.” He had a direct line to his bookmakers on the set of his Andy Hardy movies and received a copy of the Racing Form on set with his first coffee every morning.

Howard Hughes was impatient, to say the least. “He’d started calling on me while I was still married to Mickey [Rooney]. He had a great sense of entitlement, Mr. Hughes.”

Hughes was racist. “When I told him that my closest childhood friend…was black, he didn’t call me for about six weeks…he wouldn’t employ blacks in his aircraft plants? Fuck him!”

Humphrey Bogart was a pain to work with. “Bogie hated learning lines. He knew every trick in the book to fuck up a scene and get a retake if he felt a scene wasn’t going his way.”

Gardner had an affair with John Huston while married to bandleader Artie Shaw. “John was pissed when I wouldn’t stay the night with him. We’d been fooling around. But I wasn’t going to jump into bed with him on our first date, as much as I wanted to. I don’t think many women said no to Johnny.”

Husband Artie Shaw was emotionally abusive. “He used to put me down so much I lost complete confidence in myself. I insisted on taking an IQ test because…he had me thoroughly convinced that I was completely stupid.”

Lover George S. Scott was physically abusive. “When GCS was loaded, he was terrifying—he’d beat the s— out of me and have no idea next morning what he’d done.”

Costar Robert Mitchum was a pothead. “On the set, in front of reporters, he’d call to his makeup man: ‘Hey, bring me some of that good shit, man.’”

Gardner and third husband Frank Sinatra went on benders together. “We went for a drive in the desert and…really tied one on. We started shooting up a little town…with a couple of .38s Frank kept in the vanity compartment. We shot out streetlights, store windows. God knows how we got away with it. I guess Frank knew somebody…with a badge. He usually did.”

Sinatra was a jealous grudge-holder. “He turned against Sammy Davis for years after I did a Christmas spread with Sam for one of those big black magazines. Frank never really forgave him, he was always slapping him down. People thought he was kidding, but he wasn’t.”

Princess Grace Kelly was a tightwad, but she was good for it when she lost a bet. Gardner once bet Kelly $20 that the British public park she lived near was larger than the princess’s estate in Monaco, and won. “Grace was tight with a buck but she always paid up. She sent over the twenty dollars—with a magnum of Dom Perignon from Harrods, and a note pinned to an almighty pack of aspirins saying they were for the hangover I was going to get!”

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caledoniarps:


I don’t know about you guys but I am psyched to get an education, woo. This year is a hella important year for me because if I don’t finish this school year with five As then I am a dead man walking, you get me? So this started off as a collection to help me get those fabulous As but I thought, what the hell? I’ll share this perfection with everyone else because sharing is caring. Anyways, down to the nitty gritty

001. CALEDONIA’S DECLASSIFIED SCHOOL SURVIVAL GUIDE
advice for college
how to survive in college
how to survive freshmen year of high school
college packing list
alternative to buying expensive textbooks
dorm room survival
free online college courses
002. WRITE LIKE A FUCKING ANGEL
the ultimate guide to writing
how to write good
how to write an essay
how to write a good essay
the five paragraph essay
deadly sins checklist
formatting your paper
tips on getting started
seven tips to become a better writer (stephen king)
four ways to have confidence in your writing
seven ways to speed up your writing
five ways to add sparkle to your writing
how to finish what you started: a five step plan for writers
thirty-one ways to find inspiration for your writing
tips for dealing with writer’s block
003. READING ISN’T ONLY FOR NERDS AND FANGIRLS
how to take care of your books
how to read shakespeare
no fear shakespeare  (i found this incredibly useful when studying macbeth!)
one hundred most read books
how to read difficult books
how to read faster
books made into movies
books made into tv shows
350+ free ebooks
004. STUDY MOTHER FUCKER
studying tips
studying techniques
how to pull an all-night and still have a successful exam result
how to get motivated to study
tips to help you concentrate
time management tips
chrome site blocker
005. LEARNING SHIT
solve any maths equations: 1, 2.
when your teacher says not to use wikipedia (an alternative)
square root calculator, cube root calculator
for when you can’t do your homework
chemical equation balancer (what got me through chemistry last year)
cliffnotes, sparknotes
college courses
how to: multiply big numbers
crash courses (youtube)
teaches you everything
006. PRESENTING YOUR BEAUTIFUL SCHOOL WORK AY
free powerpoint (prezi)
free powerpoint presentations on anything
help with presentations
007. USEFUL WEBSITES BECAUSE THE INTERNET IS A WONDERFUL PLACE /SOMETIMES/
TED (basically gods gift)
challenge your brain
feed the hungry and up your vocabulary game
free online textbooks
final grade calculator
a whole page dedicated to studying and organising
008. MUSIC TO CALM DOWN UR SCHOOL DAY BLUES YO
a really chill playist
coffee shop blues
coffee shop sounds
calm nature sounds
concentration/focus playlist
relaxation is key
four hours of classical music
playlists to listen to: xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx, xxx.
009. ALL THIS STUDYING??? YOU NEED A BREAK, MY FRIEND.
watch a cute ass dog lick your screen
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010. TIPS FOR SCHOOL N STUFF BCUS I WANTED TEN BITS
try your best. not everyone can get all As, and getting all As does not make you better than everyone else. just do the best you can and be the best person you can be.
don’t sleep in class! i know it seems so so tempting but slept my way through geography last year and i got a C in my exam instead of the expected A so…
Don’t tick off your teacher, follow the rules to an extent, get to class on time, respect your classmates and teachers. you know, just be a decent person.
be positive!!! and not just for the first week or so, keep the positivity going throughout the whole school year. if you don’t believe in yourself then why should anyone else?
"you can do it, wildcat, i believe in u" — something troy bolton said one time probably definitely

caledoniarps:

I don’t know about you guys but I am psyched to get an education, woo. This year is a hella important year for me because if I don’t finish this school year with five As then I am a dead man walking, you get me? So this started off as a collection to help me get those fabulous As but I thought, what the hell? I’ll share this perfection with everyone else because sharing is caring. Anyways, down to the nitty gritty

001. CALEDONIA’S DECLASSIFIED SCHOOL SURVIVAL GUIDE

002. WRITE LIKE A FUCKING ANGEL

003. READING ISN’T ONLY FOR NERDS AND FANGIRLS

004. STUDY MOTHER FUCKER

005. LEARNING SHIT

006. PRESENTING YOUR BEAUTIFUL SCHOOL WORK AY

007. USEFUL WEBSITES BECAUSE THE INTERNET IS A WONDERFUL PLACE /SOMETIMES/

008. MUSIC TO CALM DOWN UR SCHOOL DAY BLUES YO

009. ALL THIS STUDYING??? YOU NEED A BREAK, MY FRIEND.

010. TIPS FOR SCHOOL N STUFF BCUS I WANTED TEN BITS

  • try your best. not everyone can get all As, and getting all As does not make you better than everyone else. just do the best you can and be the best person you can be.
  • don’t sleep in class! i know it seems so so tempting but slept my way through geography last year and i got a C in my exam instead of the expected A so…
  • Don’t tick off your teacher, follow the rules to an extent, get to class on time, respect your classmates and teachers. you know, just be a decent person.
  • be positive!!! and not just for the first week or so, keep the positivity going throughout the whole school year. if you don’t believe in yourself then why should anyone else?
  • "you can do it, wildcat, i believe in u" — something troy bolton said one time probably definitely