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Download and read online Lana Turner in PDF and EPUB After Betty Grable, but before there was Marilyn, America's penchant for popcorn blondes focused on LANA, the movie star who had it all: Looks to die for, money to burn, the romantic adulation of the world, and lovers who included the world's most desirable men. This expose of "The Ultimate Movie Star," is loaded with information that members of the movie-going public never knew. Tragic, myth-shattering, and uncensored, it focuses on MISS LANA TURNER, the most scandalous (and self-enchanted) of the blonde cult goddesses of the 1940s and beyond.
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Download and read online Lana in PDF and EPUB 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.
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Download and read online Imitations of Life in PDF and EPUB This collection of important essays examines melodrama from a variety of perspectives-chronological, theoretical, international, and feminist.
Download and read online The Sex Goddess in American Film 1930 1965 in PDF and EPUB "In the first critical study of the sex goddess in film, Jessica Hope Jordan illustrates how Jean Harlow uses her sexualized body to "affect" and seduce viewers away from any primary identification with those characters and their plotlines that are supposed to lead the film, to identifying instead with the kind of sexual empowerment and self-possession her characters consistently display. Linking the idea of sexual empowerment to the filmic and public celebration of hyper-feminine sexuality, the book additionally covers previous feminist discussions of Mae West's performances as "feminist camp" to argue that West sought to both celebrate and embody for women viewers what she viewed as cultural ideals of femininity and women's sexuality. With Lana Turner and the "cinematic code," the book considers the many problems inherent in both the filmic and public celebration of hyper-feminine sexuality in relation to censorship and considers the effects of the Hays Code on hyper-feminine --
Download and read online American Legends in PDF and EPUB *Includes pictures. *Includes Turner's quotes about her own life and career. *Includes a bibliography for further reading. "My life has been a series of emergencies." - Lana Turner A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history's most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors' American Legends series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of America's most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. During the Golden Era of Hollywood, few actresses proved as versatile as Lana Turner, who got her start playing the wholesome innocent young beauty as a teenager before shifting to femme fatale roles and starring in horror classics like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Discovered as a result of her beauty, Louis B. Mayer immediately saw her as a potential replacement for Jean Harlow, and Turner's earliest roles played off her sexiness, with an influence that reached all the way to Argentina, where Eva Peron sought to emulate her style. At the same time, however, Turner felt disrespected by the focus on her looks and desperately wanted to show she could be a critically acclaimed actress. That eventually occurred when she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress in Peyton Place (1957), and Turner would go on to have an acting career that spanned nearly 55 years, with her final appearance coming only a few years before her death. Throughout her life, Turner sought critical acclaim to prove that she was more than a pretty face, yet she is perhaps most famous now for living the kind of life that kept gossip rags and rumor mills in business. Turner lived fast and openly flaunted her sex life on the way to marrying 7 different men, but her most notorious relationship was with Johnny Stompanato, a shady figure with ties to the mob that ended up stabbed to death during an argument with Turner. Turner's teenage daughter had stabbed Stompanato and claimed she feared for her mother's life, and nobody was ever convicted, but the case generated all kinds of headlines, a fitting kind of exclamation point on the type of life Turner lived. American Legends: The Life of Lana Turner examines the life and career of one of America's most famous actresses. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Lana Turner like never before, in no time at all.
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