"A successful man is one who makes more money than a wife
can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a
All men are alike. The approach is different; the
result is always the same."
-- Lana Turner as Constance
McKenzie in her Oscar® nominated role in Peyton
"Well, I'm going up and up and up--and nobody's going
to pull me down!"
Lana Turner as Lora Meredith
"That walk down the street of a Southern town would completely
change my life."
Lana Turner on They Won't Forget,
the film that launched her career and labeled her "The
" 'Just walk,' he [LeRoy] would tell me. 'Walk from here
to there..' Of course it wasn't until the screening that
I understood why."
-- Lana Turner on They Won't Forget
"Humor has been the balm of my life, but it's been reserved
for those close to me, not part of the public Lana."
She was so nervous her hands were shaking. She wasn't
wearing any makeup, and she was so shy she could hardly
look me in the face. Yet there was something so endearing
about her that I knew she was the right girl. She had tremendous
appeal, which I knew the audience would feel."
LeRoy, director, on first meeting Lana Turner
There was a problem getting a story with that much sex
past the sensors. We figured that dressing Lana in white
somehow made everything she did less sensuous. It was also
attractive as hell.. They didn't have 'hot pants' back
then, but you couldn't tell it by looking at her."
Tay Garnett, director of The Postman Always Rings Twice
"I've always loved a challenge."