Lana Turner: Hearts and Diamonds Take All by Darwin PorterAfter Betty Grable but before there was Marilyn, Americas penchant for popcorn blondes focused on LANA, the movie star who had it all: Looks to die for, money to burn, the romantic adulation of the world, and lovers who included the era’s most desirable men: Clark Gable, Robert Taylor, Errol Flynn, Tyrone Power, Howard Hughes, Lex “Tarzan” Barker, Frank Sinatra, and many, many others.
Forever known as “the Sweater Girl” because of body movements in an early film that were later denounced by censors as obscene, she played a pivotal role in a murder scandal that rocked the world. LANA TURNER—Hearts and Diamonds Take All is the publishing industrys ultimate overview of the streak of bombshell sex that helped win World War II, LANA TURNER, the ultimate movie star.
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All Hollywood seems to have been aware that Tyrone Power was a sex object, used by strong women and homosexual men. His only failing, according to Rock Hudson, was his impossible desire to please everybody. He was beautiful outside and beautiful inside. Arce, a Hollywood biographer, suggests Power suffered from his forays into unconventional sex, but nothing in his book bears that out. Power just seems spiritless, exploited once again by a needlessly sensationalized biography. If you have opted in for our browser push notifications, and you would like to opt-out, please refer to the following instructions depending on your device and browser. For turning notifications on or off on Google Chrome and Android click here , for Firefox click here , for Safari click here and for Microsoft's Edge click here.
How and why did a procedure that was taboo and illegal at the time become so ordinary—at least, among a certain set? And if you happen to be a woman, better not mention it to anybody. Women—flappers, It girls, sirens and seductresses—were spared their destiny in the kitchen, and for the first time, they earned large incomes they could spend on whatever and whomever they wished. Many believed the publicity they read about their own erotic powers, and they went toe-to-toe professionally with men. Sparks were bound to fly. And so it became necessary for the studios to implement reformatory measures to prevent stars from destroying their value through scandal. In , Will H.
She had many lovers and married 7 times, well in fact 8 times, because she married Stephen Crane twice. The great love of her life however was Tryone Power, the famous actor. They were acquaintances for many years, but he was married. In the summer of Tyrone separated from his wife. He invited Lana to his house for a cocktail and when he kissed her, Lana was hooked forever.
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From the s to the s, Power appeared in dozens of films, often in swashbuckler roles or romantic leads. Power's own favorite film among those that he starred in was Nightmare Alley.
Lana Turner was classy about her past relationships when they got married. They were friends she thought were perfectly matched. Once a former boyfriend became part of what she saw as a great couple, she downplayed her pas with him. The two started at the studio around the same time. Crane says the most the two did together was go horseback riding. In , Mickey Rooney published an autobiography that said he and Lana had a love affair resulting in pregnancy and an abortion. Crane said Lana was furious and denied it.