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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Classic Movie Goddess Of The Week - Lana Turner Part 3

Here is my list of what I think are Lana's best films and her best work. As TCM would call them, the essentials.


ZIEGFELD GIRL (1941) Lana gives a terrific performance that actually overshadows co-stars Judy Garland and Hedy Lamarr. Not an easy feat.

IMITATION OF LIFE (1959) The scene where she lets her housekeeper's daughter have an earful after said daughter is being disrespectful towards her mom. I was like Go Lana, tell that brat off.

THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE (1946) Woo-hoo. Lana is positively electrifying with her platinum blonde hair and always dressed in white as a wife who teams with a drifter to knock off her husband.

PEYTON PLACE (1957) Classic soaper that benefits from the presence of Ms. Turner.

THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (1952) One of Lana's best ensemble films ever, co-starring Kirk Douglas, Gloria Grahame, and Dick Powell. Lana gives a solid performance as an actress passed over by the next hot new thing.

So those are Lana's best films in my opinion and the ones you have to watch to understand how talented she really was.

1 comment:

ÐΣLLΛ ΤΗΣ ΗΛΖΣLNUT CUP said...

Gosh im gonna love it here. But anyway, HAVE YOU SEEN HER SCREEN TEST ON YOUTUBE FOR GONE WITH THE WIND? SHE DIDNT GET THE PART CAUSE HE SAID SHE WAS FAR TOO YOUNG..SHE COULDNT UNDERSTAND THE PART..BUT SHE STILL HAD THE BEAUTY FOR IT. PAULETTE GODDARD'S SCREN TEST FOR GONE WITH THE WIND IS THERE TOO.

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