The Memories, the Myths, the Movies

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Written by her daughter, a portrait of the Hollywood star pays tribute to Lana Turner's half-century career and examines her turbulent personal life, including the scandalous murder trial that made both Turner and her daughter infamous.

Perseus Publishing
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.

A Lavishly Illustrated Tribute to a True Hollywood Star.

& Taylor

Written by her daughter, a colorful portrait of the glamorous Hollywood star pays tribute to Lana Turner's half-century career, her remarkable work in film, and her turbulent personal life, including the actress's seven marriages and the scandalous murder trial that made both Turner and her daughter infamous, in a lively biography featuring hundreds of personal photographs. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: Philadelphia : Running Press Book Pub., c2008
ISBN: 9780762433162
Characteristics: 400 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: De La Hoz, Cindy


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Jan 09, 2017

"Lana - The Memories, the Myths, the Movies" is, without a doubt, really quite an impressively presented biography of Hollywood glamour girl, Lana Turner. It was compiled, partially, by her daughter, Cheryl Crane.

This super-glossy volume, containing hundreds of excellent stills, is filled to overflowing with information about Turner that'll, literally, spin your head.

I certainly wish that more celebrity biographies were presented in this meticulous fashion. To me, it really helps one to fully-appreciate a superstar's active life more completely when photographs frequently accompany the text.

If you are not at all familiar with the highlights of Turner's life you'll probably be surprised to find out that it wasn't all a blissful bed of roses. No, it wasn't..... You can be sure that tragedy struck a few fierce blows to this woman who was married 7 times.... (*Be sure to watch "Lana Turner" video-tribute*)

*Note* - In 1995 - Lana Turner (74 at the time) died of throat cancer.

(P.S. - This is an over-sized book)


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