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Hard-Boiled HollywoodCrime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles$
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Jon Lewis

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520284319

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520284319.001.0001

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Hard-Boiled Hollywood
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Jon Lewis

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520284319.003.0001

On February 8, 1962, the movie actress Lana Turner fainted at a Hollywood party. It was her birthday—her forty-second.1 She was rushed to the emergency room at Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, where she made the most of her entrance, dramatically clinging to the arms of two of her party guests, the actor Eddie Albert (Turner’s current co-star in Daniel’s Mann’s ...

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