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An Artist's Passion: Bert Pfeiffer

Bert Pfeiffer never met Ava Gardner, and he was not the typical fan. Captivated by Ava’s performance as a statue who comes to life in the 1948 film One Touch of Venus, he vowed to paint one portrait…

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The Art of Collecting: Bill Wilson

Bill Wilson loved the Golden Age of Hollywood. When Dr. Tom Banks opened the first Ava Gardner Museum in 1981 in Ava’s childhood home, Bill Wilson was one of its most dedicated supporters -- its grand…

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