Lana: The Lady, The Legend, The Truth

by lana turner


At what age does a lady become a legend?

Lana Turner asked herself this question after decades of success, scandal, romance, marriage and motherhood, and not a little heartbreak. Long after the span of her extraordinary career, an adoring public remains fascinated by a woman who was arguably the epitome of a Hollywood movie star. Immensely talented and equally beautiful, Lana lived the glamorous life to the hilt, rising to the heights of fame and experiencing everything that came with it, both good and bad.

Lana’s early story is virtually that of Cinderella’s: a girl discovered at a soda shop aged fifteen and then made a star overnight. From blonde bombshell to box-office queen of the ’40s, Lana led a whirlwind life ultimately marked by eight marriages and a murder trial that made her and her daughter infamous.

The death of Johnny Stompato in 1958 was one of the most notorious scandals in Hollywood history, and the true facts of the case are still hotly disputed.

Lana’s remarkable memoir was originally published in 1982. This new edition features an introduction by Turner Classic Movies host and author Alicia Malone.

Bibliographic Data

Category: Crime Fiction
Publication Date: October 2021
Territories: World English
ISBN: 978 1 914150 79 1 (paperback)/978 1 914150 80 7 (ebook)

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