1941. Ava Gardner in a palm-print swimsuit relaxes on a lounger under a tasseled sunshade. A caption on the back of the photo reads:
AVA GARDNER KEEPS FIT…with a daily swim, despite her busy days as a starlet at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio. The lovely brownette was signed to a long-term contract when talent scouts saw her photograph in a New York photographer’s window.
The talent scout was Barnard Duhan. And the photographer whose shot he spotted was Larry Tarr, Ava’s brother-in-law.