We also learn from the article that Ava was "petite." That's not what I imagined at all. I've always pictured her towering slightly above Sinatra, for example. According to a museum docent, she had an 18-inch waist and wore a size zero dress by today's standards. She was 5 feet, 6-1/2 inches, and she wore a size 6 shoe.
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There's a nice gallery of pics the News Observer's photographer took at the museum.