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Lana Turner
The Memories, the Myths, the Movies
By (author) Cheryl Crane By (author) Cindy De La Hoz

Summary

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.
 

about Cheryl Crane and Cindy De La Hoz

  • Cheryl Crane is the daughter of Lana and restaurateur Stephen Crane. After attending Cornell University, she went to work at her father's world famous Luau Restaurant in Beverly Hills. Since 1979 she has been a successful real estate broker, and in 1988 authored the book Detour: A Hollywood Story, her New York Times bestselling autobiography. She lives in Palm Springs.

    Cindy De La Hoz is a film historian and author of the books Lucy at the Movies and Marilyn Monroe: Platinum Fox. She lives in Philadelphia.

  • Cindy De La Hoz is a film and fashion buff inspired by the legends of the silver screen. She is author of the books A Touch of Grace: How to Be a Princess the Grace Kelly Way; Lucy at the Movies; Marilyn Monroe: Platinum Fox; and Lana, which Leonard Maltin reviewed as "one of the best books about a star I've ever read." Currently at work on a book about Elizabeth Taylor, Cindy lives in Philadelphia.

reviews

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.”

other editions

  • Hardcover | ISBN 9780762433162
    Pub date: 10/21/2008 | Price: 37.50 Canada/$35.00
    400 Pages
    PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General
    PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism

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