Ava Gardner Museum

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    A museum dedicated to one of the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema, the actress and singer Ava Gardner. Located in the house where Gardner lived from age 2 to 13, it is showcasing memorabilia from her 50-year career as a leading actress.
    The exhibits are organized in a chronological order, from the actress’s humble childhood in North Carolina all the way to her glamorous life is Hollywood, as well as her love life and relationships, with her husband and other famous people like Grace Kelly and Ernest Hemingway.
    It is recommended to start your visit by watching a film about her life, then explore the collection of personal items, such as artifacts, photos, jewelry, china, and clothing, as well as souvenirs of her professional experience of awards, costumes, scripts, movie posters, and fine art, including portraits by Bert Pfeiffer.

    The Ava Gardner Museum

    The town of Smithfield honors local legendary movie icon Ava Gardner with a museum full of movie memorabilia.
    Smithfield, NC
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    Address: 325 E. Market St. Smithfield, NC 27577, USA
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