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LANA: The Life and Loves of Lana Turner.

by WAYNE, JANE ELLEN:

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ISBN 10
0860519716
ISBN 13
9780860519713
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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 indents,impressions to upper wrap.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to 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,an introduction,16 chapters,8pp contemporary b/w photographs between pp86/7,filmography,selected bibliography 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 appropiately 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 rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk ,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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Bookseller
R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
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Title
LANA: The Life and Loves of Lana Turner.
Author
WAYNE, JANE ELLEN:
Illustrator
illus with contemporary b/w photographs.
Format/binding
UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Book condition
Used - FINE.
Jacket condition
Near FINE.
Quantity available
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Edition
UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0860519716
ISBN 13
9780860519713
Publisher
LONDON.ROBSON BOOKS LTD.,1995.
Place of Publication
London
This edition first published
1995
Keywords
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.
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