AVA: THE SECRET CONVERSATIONS

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  •  Ava: The Secret Conversations production photo by Marc Brenner. Ava Gardner (Elizabeth McGovern) sits at a chess table with Peter Evans (Anatol Yusef), the plain white walls of the drawing room set are projected with warm wood panels and surrounded by books.

    Photo by Marc Brenner

  •  Ava: The Secret Conversations production photo by Marc Brenner. Peter Evans (Anatol Yusef) pretends to be Frank Sinatra with a fedora hat and a period microphone on a stand (a silver Shure Unidyne model 55). The walls are projected with a vivid red and gold wallpaper and an abstract orange city scape is visible through the windows.

    Photo by Marc Brenner

  •  Ava: The Secret Conversations production photo by Marc Brenner. Peter Evans (Anatol Yusef) stands against his writing desk smoking a cigarette. He wears a dishevelled white shirt and black trousers, with red braces hanging to his side. There's an anglepoise lit on the desk and he is lit in a cold moonlight.

    Photo by Marc Brenner

  •  Ava: The Secret Conversations production photo by Marc Brenner. Ava Gardner (Elizabeth McGovern) leans across a chess table to Peter Evans (Anatol Yusef). His back is to the camera, with an empty whiskey tumbler in his hand. There's an ashtray filled with cigarette butts on the table, a cigarette case and lighter. Ava studies Peter, her right elbow on the table and hand raised towards her head. Her other arm is clutched to her chest as a result of her stroke.

    Photo by Marc Brenner

  •  Ava: The Secret Conversations production photo by Marc Brenner. Ava Gardner (Elizabeth McGovern) sat upright on a green upholstered chaise-longue. Her legs are up and knees raised. She is wearing aquamarine silk trousers and has a white and rose coloured silk dressing gown over her. A large window is behind her with a nightscape of buildings and illuminated windows.

    Photo by Marc Brenner

  •  Ava: The Secret Conversations production photo by Marc Brenner. Ava Gardner (Elizabeth McGovern) sat at a chess table with her right elbow on the table, resting her chin on her hand. A cigarette smokes from the ashtray beside her. She looks intently beyond the image but also unamused. There's a partially drunk tumbler of whiskey on the table, along with a cigarette case, chess pieces and a book. The walls are projected with images of books. Ava wears a red cardigan over a red blouse.

    Photo by Marc Brenner

  •  Ava: The Secret Conversations production photo by Marc Brenner. Ava Gardner (Elizabeth McGovern) sat on the end of a chaise-longue opposite Peter Evans (Anatol Yusef) sat in a chair. They are in the drawing room of Ennismore Gardens, Ava's home, however the walls are projected to look like a Hollywood soundstage, with silhouettes of film lights and the Hollywood sign visible behind the set. A clothes rail is to the left filled with various costumes. The front iris of the stage has been lowered to create a letterbox like portal to the stage, however the lower segement has been set lower than the stage floor revealing the cross-braced architecture beneath the stage, which is illuminated in a lilac colour.

    Photo by Marc Brenner