The Memories, the Myths, the MoviesBook - 2008
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.
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.
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.