HOLLYWOOD ABROAD: Solitude, Sweet Solitude

Ava Gardner and her ex-husband Frank Sinatra, separately or in pair, have never stood high on the State Department's list of good-will ambassadors. That, as they make clear, is not what they are hired for. Last week Ava and Frankie were in Australia, she on location for her movie On the Beach, he for a concert engagement. Yet even their well-known aversion to crowds and the press could not keep the Aussies at a distance. The result was something special, even by Hollywood standards.

What got everybody burned up for fair was Ava's refusal to show up at two scheduled...

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