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Lunch With Lana: 1951

Lunch With Lana: 1951

1951. Santa Barbara, California. "Lana Turner lunching by pool at the Coral Casino." Photo by Earl Theisen for Look magazine. View full size.

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Great name for a movie sequel?

The Milkman Always Pours Twice.

Dogpatch hats

When our kids were young, we went to Dogpatch USA Amusement Park and all four of our kids bought hats like this. Pretty cheesy for glamorous Lana.

Image is all, after all.

The cork tip on that Herbert Tarryton kept the paper from sticking to her lip and, as everyone knows, it is better to look good than to feel good.

Bamboo handbag

Probably going to be replicated any day now. RETRO!

Waiting for Hedda

As soon as Hedda Hopper shows up she'll jump in the pool and pretend to be drowning, then Ricky Ricardo will jump in and save her.

Fire hazard

Watch out!! That hat and matches are not a good combo!

Cigarettes and ... milk?

That's one strange diet. Ditto the "Huck Finn" hat choice. But hey, when you're a movie star ...

Lighting up was not a good idea

Lana died of throat cancer in 1995.

SHORPY OLD PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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