Jeanine Basinger is Corwin-Fuller Professor of Film ­Studies and Founder and Curator of the Cinema Archives at ­Wesleyan. Her most recent book is I Do and I Don’t: A History of Marriage in the Movies.
 (March 2014)

IN THE REVIEW

Beneath the Stars

Ava Gardner and Barbara Stanwyck in East Side, West Side, 1949

Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations

by Peter Evans and Ava Gardner

A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True, 1907–1940

by Victoria Wilson
Ava Gardner and Barbara Stanwyck: where do their roles end and their lives begin?