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Come Fly With Me: 1952

Come Fly With Me: 1952

September 12, 1952. "A bit of the husbandly touch is applied by Frankie Sinatra as he greets the missus, sultry Ava Gardner, on her arrival at Idlewild from Hollywood aboard Trans World Airlines' king-sized 'Ambassador' Constellation. Miss Gardner is visiting New York for the premier of her latest production, The Snows of Kilimanjaro. Aviation photo by Enell, Inc., N.Y. International Airport, Jamaica 20, N.Y." View full size.

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Wife 2, Husband 3

He seems so much older than her, even relatively toady compared with her youthful freshness, but there’s only a seven year difference (he’s 36, she’s 29). And while he’d been married once before, she’d been wed twice already (Mickey Rooney and Artie Shaw).

Those rings are no joke

That really is a sweet moment captured well. Obviously they knew that many pictures were being taken, but it still appears to be a genuine moment in time.

For a moment

I thought she had a pirate hook on her right arm.

Fish got to swim, birds got to fly

Ava is buried at Sunset Memorial Park in Smithfield, North Carolina. We'll be driving through there early next week on our way to points north. I may stop and pay my respects. I enjoyed her performance in Showboat.

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