That Time Lana Turner Watched Her Teen Daughter Stab Her Gangster Boyfriend on Good Friday
Shocking! Lurid! Tawdry! A History of American Scandals
The glamour goddess saw her reputation get a good tawdry tarnishing when her 14-year-old daughter killed her abusive 32-year-old lover with a single stab. How did Lana Turner end up watching a man die in her pink bedroom? How did her daughter, Cheryl Crane, end up trying to protect her mother? And did Johnny Stompanato know that he was buying his own murder weapon when he helped Lana pick out that set of carving knives a week prior? Mark digs deep into one of Hollywood's most shocking scandals, one that can best be summed up by the phrase "bruises caused by diamonds."
Happy Monday Cult Babes! This week we’re headed to the golden age of Hollywood to discuss the moidah of ex-mobster turned dirtbag boyfriend Johnny Stompanato. We’re first going to deep-dive into the life and times of iconic actress Lana Turner because boy does she have a story, 7 marriages, humble beginnings, and a skyrocket to stardom. She was just 15 years old when she was discovered and went on to become MGM’s bread and butter earning the studio $5O+ million throughout her time with them. Check out my new show OBITCHUARY wherever you’re listening! Follow along online: instagram.com/cultliterpodcast Sponsors: ChiliTech: chilisleep.com/cultliter to unlock an exclusive offer! Raycon: buyraycon.com/cultliter for 15% off! I really love the wireless earbuds. Sources: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5wr5g7 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Stompanato https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lana_Turner https://web.archive.org/web/20150210045705/http://www.crimelibrary.com/notorious_murders/famous/lana_turner/5.html https://allthatsinteresting.com/johnny-stompanato
Lana Turner received her only Oscar nomination for her performance as a single mom who runs a dress shop in a conservative small town. The picture showcases the acting techniques she developed over 18 years in MGM with drama coach Lillian Burns. The screen adaptation of the bestseller by Grace Metalious was one of the biggest hits of her career. Peyton Place also coincided with the biggest scandal of her life.
Abbott and Costello were an American comedy duo composed of comedians Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, whose work with radio, film, and television made them the most popular comedy team of the 1940s and early 1950s, and the highest-paid entertainers in the world during World War II. Their patter routine "Who's on First?" is considered one of the best-known comedy routines of all time. Their popularity waned in the early 1950s due to overexposure and changing tastes in comedy, and their film and television contracts lapsed. The partnership ended soon afterwards.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/classicoldtimeradio/support
Lana Turner: The Preeminent Pinup Girl, the King of Los Angeles, and the Death of Johnny Stompanato (Season 1: Hollywoodland)
Lana Turner, John Garfield, and The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Vanguard of Hollywood
Lana Turner Rocks a Turban and Hot Pants, John Garfield is the First Major Star to Entertain the Troops, Bette Davis Says YES, and Lana and Julie Really Are Just Friends. From 1946, it's The Postman Always Rings Twice.
We're talking about not one but two features to celebrate the centennial of the ultimate glamour girl, Lana Turner. We deconstruct the Peyton Place (1957) and Imitation of Life (1959), as well as getting into the murky waters of the death of Johnny Stompanato. Listen to episodes early, receive gifts, and more by becoming a Patron. Visit our Patreon page.
It's been a long week. Want some distraction? This week, Alicia has the fabulous and fabulously trashy tale of Lana Turner, a Trashy Divorces All-Star if ever there was one. She had 8 marriages, seven husbands, and a trashy true crime story during her decades of Hollywood glory. Buckle in, friends. This one has it all. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Pepsodent Show starring Bob Hope and Guest, Lana Turner
Classic Comedy of Old Time Radio
Bob Hope welcomes special guest, Lana Turner. Photo of Lana Turner, 1946 Episode 376 of The Pepsodent Show starring Bob Hope. The program originally aired on April 13, 1948. Please email questions and comments to email@example.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/classiccomedyotr. Please support our show at patron.podbean.com/classiccomedyotr or at paypal.com/donate. Please share this podcast with your friends and family. You can also subscribe to our podcast on Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and Google podcasts.