Lana Turner

Lana Turner

The Memories, the Myths, the Movies

Lana Turner was the ultimate personification of the term “movie star.” The actress and world-class beauty lived the glamorous life to the hilt, and was part of one of the most notorious scandals in Hollywood history. Lana’s daughter, Cheryl Crane, now tells her mother’s story for the first time, featuring hundreds of never-before-seen photos from her private family collection.

Lana: The Memories, the Myths, the Movies will chronicle her life and 50-year career, starting with the Cinderella story of a girl discovered at a soda shop at age fifteen and made a star overnight. From blonde bombshell to box-office queen of the ’40s, Lana led a whirlwind life marked by seven marriages and a murder trial that made her and her daughter infamous.

While Lana’s private adventures inspired the press, her talent and provocative presence shone on the silver screen. Her films The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Bad and the Beautiful, and Imitation of Life are extensively covered as part of a complete filmography. And from chapters on her lovers to her makeup tips, Lana will show the complete spectrum of the woman, at work and at play. The gorgeous photographs throughout showcase not only the stunning glamour of one of Hollywood’s classic celebrities, but also reveal her other facets: as a mother, a wife, an adventurer, and above all, a woman with a zest for life.

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Genre: Nonfiction / Performing Arts / Film

On Sale: October 21st 2008

Price: $35

Page Count: 400

ISBN-13: 9780762433162

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Times-Picayune (New Orleans)
“There has never been a movie star book as drop-dead gorgeous, nor as personal, as Lana: The Memories, the Myths, the Movies. This lush, lavishly illustrated, 400-page volume is a coffee table book that demands its own coffee table -- maybe a plinth or pedestal with a tiny, discreet light.”