Beneath the Stars
By Tea at Trianon on March 05, 2014
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. . . .