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Lana Turner

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  • Hedda Hopper, March 22, 1946

     
    March 22, 1946: Metro shelves “Frankie From Frisco” because the subject matter is too tough to lick, Hedda Hopper says. Based on a James M. Cain story with a screenplay by Robert D. Andrews, "Frankie From Frisco" was set in 1865 and dealt with...
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, April 29, 1940

     
    The Wasp is commissioned at Boston Navy Yard. It sank in the Solomon Islands after being torpedoed by the Japanese on Sept. 15, 1942. April 29, 1940: “Artie Shaw is making no new friends fast at MGM, where the Missus (Lana Turner) slaves,” Jimmie...
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, June 1, 1940

     
    June 1, 1940: "We hear that Lana Turner's constant bickering with MGM heads is not prompted by Artie Shaw at all but by a wardrobe girl who's been giving Lana a lot of bad advice,” Jimmie Fidler’s staff says....
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, July 4, 1940

     
    Meet Tom Treanor, who died covering World War II for The Times. July 4, 1940: "Is that a disillusioned expression adorning Lana Turner's kissable lips?" Jimmie Fidler says....
  • Jennifer Aniston: Exactly why is she a movie star?

     
    Let's face it. When it comes to enduring mysteries, it's hard to come up with something more mystifying than how Jennifer Aniston became a movie star. After all, she's made an almost-unbroken string of forgettable movies that have rarely made......
  • From the Vaults: 'Portrait in Black' (1960)

     
    "Portrait in Black" has just about everything you need for a campy good time: Sandra Dee! Lana Turner in an increasingly elaborate selection of diamond earrings! A very tan Anthony Quinn! Former silent film actress Anna May Wong as a housekeeper named...
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Sept. 17, 1940

     
    Sept. 17, 1940: Tom Treanor writes that Italy has banned The Times! No handsomer twosome at the moment than Lana Turner and Victor Mature, Jimmie Fidler says. And: "Climbing Jacob's Ladder," an original spiritual by Prof. William Thomas Wilkins, sung by...
  • Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, Oct. 18, 1940

     
    Oct. 18, 1940: Lana Turner and Tony Martin (tab it serious) giving the Cocoanut Grove dance team, Georges and Jaina, pointers on Arthur Murray's "Lanapalooza," the dance Lana herself inspired, Jimmie Fidler says....
  • TCM presents a different Liza Minnelli in ‘Private Screenings’; who were Lucille Ball’s choices for the three funniest people?

     
    TCM host Robert Osborne had a simple goal in his "Private Screenings" interview with Liza Minnelli. "I've always found her to be sweet, intelligent, a lot of fun -- not the Liza I've seen written about," Osborne says. "What I was hoping is that we'd bring...
  • From 'Vagrant' to Vertigo: Three far-flung female cartoonists

     
    From whimsical Web comics to comedic coming-of-age tales to political memoirs, female comic book authors are helping redefine the genre. Here's a look at a few of our favorites: Kate Beaton Canadian cartoonist Kate Beaton began uploading her Web comics ...
  • Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated]

     
    Los Angeles Times file photo [Update: Yes, as everyone figured out, this is Stephen Crane (d. 1985), above, in a photo stamped 1942] Here’s this week’s mystery guest! Los Angeles Times file photo [Update 2: Stephen Crane with Faye Emerson........