Beneath the Stars

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Ava Gardner and Barbara Stanwyck in East Side, West Side, 1949 The New York Review of Books discusses two Hollywood legends. To quote: In 1949, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, the studio that boasted “more stars than there are in the heavens,” released one of its typical productions. Based on a soap-opera-ish novel by Marcia Davenport, East Side, West Side put MGM’s assets on show: Cyd Charisse (in a non-dancing role), Nancy Davis (soon to be Mrs. . . .

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