CALIFORNIA: Death on the Pink Carpet

To her, men are like new dresses, to be donned and doffed at her pleasure. Seeing a fellow that attracts her, she's like a child looking at a new doll.

So wrote Hollywood Gossipist Hedda Hopper five years ago about the former Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner, the former Mrs. Artie Shaw, the former MES. Stephen Crane (twice), the former Mrs. Bob Topping, the former Mrs. Lex ("Tarzan") Barker—better known to millions as Cinemactress Lana Turner. Lana Turner had a daughter, Cheryl, to whom she gave gifts, money, luxurious living, exclusive schooling—everything, in fact,...

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