AVA GARDNER … on the beach.

The gaze of KATHARINE HEPBURN.

BALLERINA AND DIVA: Galina Ulanova in Giselle; Lillian Gish in The Wind.

One tough SOB … the great LAWRENCE TIERNEY

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GALINA ULANOVA, at age 86, demonstrates a lift from Romeo and Juliet.

Nick and Nora and Asta.

Mrs. Watson takes her pet swan Leila out for a drive.

Mrs. Watson takes her pet swan Leila out for a drive.

GALINA ULANOVA coaches her first pupil, a young EKATERINA MAXIMOVA, for the latter’s debut in Giselle¬†at the Bolshoi Ballet.

Somehow I picture LANA TURNER relaxing this way at home.