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When Looks Could Kill

Ava Gardner: Love Is Nothing by Lee Server

Reviewed by David Thomson
The New Republic Online

"How is it that, as late as 2006, a high-minded magazine can still find space for a couple of thousand words on Ava Gardner, squeezed in between, say, a full account of the latest Proust translation and a critical analysis of torture and American law? Is it that men are always feeble-minded enough for there to be a business in it — getting a look for a few cents, the old Nickelodeon idea? I mean men as described in the blurb to Lee Server's book: "It is said men literally had to support themselves against buildings when [Ava Gardner] walked by." Read the entire The New Republic Online review.




One Response to "When Looks Could Kill"

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    Madeleine Dunn June 8th, 2006 at 7:40 am

    The worst review I ever read. Lee Server sounds like a self absorbed teenage know-it-all. This was mostly an inarticulate rant about the reviewer's own subjective opinions about Eva Gardner and leaves us without a clue about the book.

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