This new Lana Turner book caught my eye recently when it came up in my Amazon recommendations.
LANA is a 400-page coffee table book by Turner's daughter, Cheryl Crane, and Cindy De La Hoz.
The five-star Amazon reviews made it sound quite interesting. Turner isn't one of my top favorite actresses, but I've enjoyed many of her films, especially those she made up through the late '40s, and I particularly love MGM films of Turner's era.
Leonard Maltin has just reviewed the book, and calls it "...one of the best books about a star I’ve ever read, so much so that I recommend it not only to dedicated Turner fans but to anyone who wants to learn a bit more about the truth behind the glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age."
That is high praise indeed from a film historian of Maltin's caliber. This book just went on my Christmas wish list!
Turner films reviewed here to date: RICH MAN, POOR GIRL (1938), DANCING CO-ED (1939), THESE GLAMOUR GIRLS (1939), and MARRIAGE IS A PRIVATE AFFAIR (1944).