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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 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 S, Lana Led A Whirlwind Life Marked By Seven Marriages And A Murder Trial That Made Her And Her Daughter InfamousWhile 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 This book is written by her daughter She started out form nothing and became one of the biggest movies stars of her time This is a very candid look at her life Typical for this era though she chose mates poorly and did not do good in love This book had great pictures. As far as high gloss, pictorial biographies go, this is outstanding Lana Turner was one of the most glamorous Hollywood actresses of the 40s, and despite a tempestuous love life she sustained her career through the 50s and 60s With a text by her daughter Cheryl Crane, co written by Cindy de La Hoz, this book offers a unique insight into the golden age of the studio system and the woman who survived it There are chapters on Lana s background, image, friends and lovers, and each of her movies is examined in detail It s also a sumptuously presented book, with gorgeous photos on every page the candid ones are most interesting of all, given that like other stars of her era, Lana so rarely let her mask slip publicly The tone is most definitely fan magazine, but of the highest order I have read and enjoyed both of De La Hoz s books on Marilyn Monroe, but this is De La Hoz s best work to date. Perhaps the best of this type of book I ve ever seen this type being over sized, crammed with pictures, a little fan gushy but a terrific wallow if you re into the subject matter The photos are really amazing, both posed and candid well, as candid as a studio trained star could ever get, anyway It s co written by Lana s daughter Cheryl Crane, without an ax to grind, so there are lots of personal details and unexpected tidbits Beautifully done. I thoroughly enjoyed this book Cheryl Crane was very candid about her mother s life, both private and personal But what I really enjoyed where the photographs, from her personal and professional life They are all breathtakingly beautiful, and help to tell of Lana s story than the words themselves It is a great addition to anyone s collection, especially if you are a fan of old Hollywood.