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A murder in Hollywood : the untold story of Tinseltown's most shocking crime  Cover Image Book Book

A murder in Hollywood : the untold story of Tinseltown's most shocking crime / Casey Sherman.

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  • ISBN: 9781728276502
  • ISBN: 1728276500
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2024]

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"Hollywood starlet Lana Turner was one Tinseltown's most recognizable faces in the 1940s and 50s. But, when the Academy Award-winning actress began dating mobster Johnny Stompanato-a thug for west coast mob boss Mickey Cohen-all the lights and glamor of Hollywood did not brighten the darkness of her personal life. Johnny's intense jealousy over Lana ruled their relationship from the get-go and Lana's daughter, Cheryl, witnessed her mother's bruises and abuse first-hand. On an infamous night in 1958, Lana attempted to break it off with Johnny but he predictably turned violent and Cheryl tried to protect her mother with a knife, killing him. The subsequent murder trial made for the biggest headlines of the year, its drama eclipsing every Hollywood movie. In Murder in Hollywood, Casey Sherman pulls back Tinseltown's velvet curtain to reveal a dark underbelly of celebrity, rife with toxic masculinity and casual violence against women. But in this case, Lana Turner and her daughter finally stood up, which makes for one of the 20th century's most notorious true crime stories"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Crane, Cheryl.
Turner, Lana, 1921-1995.
Stompanato, Johnny, 1925-1958.
Victims of family violence > California > Los Angeles > History > 20th century.
Children of celebrities > California > Los Angeles > History > 20th century.
Justifiable homicide > California > Los Angeles > History > 20th century.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) > History > 20th century.

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Hagaman Memorial Library - East Haven 364.152 SHE (Text) 31953156087077 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 04/15/2024

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