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Lana Turner promotes her new book with a lot of interviews

Hi everybody,
To promote her new book “Lana, the Lady, the Legend, the Truth” in 1982 Lana Turner gave a lot of interviews in 1982 and 1983.
Here you can watch some of them:

1982 – Interview Phil Donahue

1982 – Interview Joan Rivers

1982 – Interview Robert Osborne

1982 – Interview Gary Collins

1982 – Interview Bryant Gumbel

1983 – Interview Scott Osborne

1983 – Interview David Hartman

Lana Turner in The Bob Hope Chevy Show – 10 March 1957

Hi everybody,
At the 10th of March 1957 Lana Turner was the guest at The Bob Hope Chevy Show.
A variety program hosted by Bob Hope. Bubbly guests and skits make this show a delight. 
This was one of Lana’s best yet TV apearances.
She did a skit called “Playhouse 180” (a play on the popular Playhouse 90 drama series) with Bob Hope and Wally Cox.
Lana played a woman whose long-lost husband (Bob) returns on the very day she has married another man (Wally).
Here is the video:


At the end of the show she also did another routine with Bob.
She sang (not dubbed) and danced a funny number about what a star like her demands for a television appearance, including Clare Booth Luce to write the script and Fred Astaire instead of Bob as her dancing partner.
One joke:
“How did you happen to pick my show for your first TV appearance?” Bob asks.
I called up your last two guest stars, Ginger Rogers and Betty Grable, and I asked them about you.”
“And what did they say?”
“What’s the difference? I’m here anyway!”
And here is the video:

Lana Turner and Bob Hope sing and dance Lana Turner and Bob Hope sing and dance


Poster Lana Turner - Bob Hope Chevy Show - 10 March 1957Network: NBC
Date: 10 March 1957, Sunday 9-10 pm
Running Time: 59 min.
Color: Black and White
Genre: Comedy/Variety

Jack Hope … Producer
Jack Shea … Director
Charles Lee, Bill Larkin, Mort Lachman, Lester White, John Rapp … Writer
Jack Baker … Choreographer
Bob Hope … Host
Charley Cooley, Jack Pepper, Sunny Boyne, Duke Johnson, Hy Averback … Cast
Jenkins, Gordon, and His Orchestra … Music Group
Lana Turner … Special Guest, Rosemary Clooney … Singer, Guest, Wally Cox … Guest

Sources: Paleycenter, from the book “Bob Hope on TV” by Wesley Hyatt and  from the Book “Lana The Memories, The Myths, The Movies” by Cheryl Crane.


Lana Turner in “What’s My Line?”

Hi everybody,
Today I will tell you more about the “Whats My Line?” program.
Lana Turner was the mystery guest in this program at the 22nd of March 1959 and at the 27th of Febr. 1966.
What’s My Line? is a panel game show that originally ran in the United States on the CBS Television Network from 1950 to 1967, with several international versions and subsequent U.S. revivals.
The game requires celebrity panelists to question a contestant in order to determine his or her occupation, i.e., “line [of work],” with panelists being called on to identify a weekly celebrity “mystery guest” with specificity.
It is the longest-running U.S. primetime network television game-show.
Moderated by John Daly, What’s My Line? won three Emmy Awards for “Best Quiz or Audience Participation Show” in 1952, 1953, and 1958 and the Golden Globe for Best TV Show in 1962.

Lana had a lot of fun doing this. It was one of her favorite shows and in the 1959 show, she also got the opportunity to promote her “Imitation Of Life” movie.
Here are photos and the video from the 22nd of March 1959:


The panel from 1959 was: Arlene Francis, Mel Ferrer, Dorothy Kilgallen, Bennett Cerf.

In the 1966 show both the Supremes and Lana Turner were mystery guests.
Lana also had the opportunity to promote her “Madame X” movie, which was her first and only movie that got a world première.
Here are photos and the video from the 27th of Febr. 1966:


Lana Turner - What's My Line? - 1966

The panel from 1966 was: Arlene Francis, Digby Wolfe, Suzy Knickerbocker (Aileen Mehle), Bennett Cerf.

Source: Wikipedia