Part 1 Lana Turner is the 5th Blonde Bombshell in the history of BB's. We talk Lana's life and loves, Johnny Stompanato and much more.
Lana literally bounced onto the scene in her first film They Won't Forget..She played a very small part but was part of the main story as a young girl that was murdered. It was based on the real life murder of Mary Phagan. Lana is first seen walking and was in a sweater. Lana then became known as The Sweater Girl.
My Blondeshell guest for the series, April VeVea and I talk Lana's very spicy life. Lana married 7 times. The first time was to notorious womanizer Artie Shaw. He had been dating both Betty Grable and Judy Garland (neither knew about the other) They both find out in the paper that Artie married Lana. The marriage did not last long. We talk her love life, who she felt was the man that got away, the Johnny Stompanato scandal, her daughter Cheryl's book and Lana being a survivor. Also was Lana really discovered at Schwabs drugstore. One thing about Lana, she was NEVER boring and always a star..
Thanks April for being my guest during the Blondeshell series.
Thanks mostly to the listeners. You're the best.
William Wellman Jr
Chris Costello (Lou Costello's daughter)
Howard Johns, author of A Stolen Paradise. A behind the scenes look at The Night Of The Iguana.
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