LANA: The Life and Loves of Lana Turner.
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UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price- clip to dw/dj.Crisp,clean,glossy laminated subject b/w portrait photographic illustrated upper wrap; with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present - and no bumped corners,though some light indentations/impressions to upper wrap. Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - appears an unread copy.Clean,navy blue cloth boards,small indentation to upper board,bright,crisp,stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain white endpapers.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,viii-xpp+2-198pp [paginated] includes half-title+title pages,contents list,introduction,16 chapters,8pp contemporary b/w photographs between pp86/7,a filmography,selected biblio and an index. The ultimate blonde bombshell,Lana Turner's life is the stuff of legend - and scandal.Born Julia Turner in February 1920 in Idaho, she was a teenager at high school in Hollywood when she was 'discovered' drinking a Coke at the Top Hat Cafe on Sunset Blvd, by Billy Wilkerson,publisher of the Hollywood Reporter,who felt sure he had the right connections to get this pretty girl noticed in tinsel town.After working as an extra on one film,'A Star is Born', Julia became Lana and shot to fame as 'The Sweater Girl' in the appropriately named movie 'They Won't Forget'. . . . And they certainly never did. Her films - over fifty in all and including such classics as 'Ziegfeld Girl', 'The Postman Always Rings Twice', 'The Merry Widow' and 'Peyton Place' - took second billing to her dramatic private life, including seven marriages and romances with a number of Hollywood legends,including Clark Gable,Howard Hughes and Tyrone Power.But the real scandal of her life came on 4 April 1958,when her only daughter, Cheryl Crane,stabbed Lana's mobster lover Johnny Stompanato to death in a killing that was later ruled 'justifiable homicide'. Lana Turner was undoubtedly a product of the Golden Era of films and more particularly of Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer and its head,Louis B.Meyer.He moulded her character,made her one of his creations - one of his best and one of his last.In this in-depth portrait Jane Ellen Wayne tells the real story of the last truly great screen goddess,a legend who has come to be known as the last reigning queen of film's Golden Era. Please contact email@example.com ,because of the weight and the value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page!
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- LANA: The Life and Loves of Lana Turner.
- WAYNE, JANE ELLEN:
- illus with contemporary b/w auto+biographical photographs.
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- Used - FINE.
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- UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
- ISBN 10
- ISBN 13
- LONDON.ROBSON BOOKS LTD.,1995.
- Place of Publication
- This edition first published
- q52.BIOGRAPHY.UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.ISBN 0860519716.Lana Turner_lives+loves.Hollywood_cinema_screen_actresses.MGM studios_Lana Turner.Johnny Stompanato_murder_death_Cheryl Crane.A Star Is Born.Sunset Blvd.Billy Wilkerson_Lana Turner_Hollywood reporter.T
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