Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #005244211: LANA TURNER

Perfect vintage 8x10-inch black and white portrait of the fetching star in a bathtub, boldly signed with her name alone in black felt-tip pen in the 1980s. In very good condition. A popular pin-up of the World War II era, gorgeous Lana Turner landed a contract with MGM after she was allegedly "discovered" at Schwab's Drugstore on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard.  Dubbed the "Sweater Girl", the glamorous leading lady was unforgettable in films like The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946), Peyton Place (1957) and Imitation of Life (1959). She was also known for her train wreck of a private life, which included bouts of alcoholism and eight tumultuous marriages. In 1958, her lover, mobster Johnny Stompanato, was fatally stabbed to death by her daughter, who had come to her aid during a savage beating.