Cinema: Life of a Sweater Girl

"The Hollywood press has been good to me," says Lana Turner. "They have always crucified me with a smile." In the December issue of Woman's Home Companion, Lana (telling it to Cameron Shipp) tries to set her life story straight. But the saga still seems almost as painful as crucifixion by the press.

Imaginative publicity agents have always portrayed Lana as the gifted daughter of a prosperous Idaho mining engineer. The truth of the matter, says Lana bravely, is that Father Turner was a ne'er-do-well miner and part-time bootlegger, "we were poor and harassed, and no one thought I had talent." In...

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