George Schlatter: "And Johnny Stompanato wanted to go with Lana." John Ibrahim: "Feather in his cap, or whatever." George Schlatter: And Lana said, 'No.' ..refused to let Johnny Stompanato go with her to the Academy Awards." Cheryl Crane: "She invited my grandmother and I to be her escorts. I had just turned 14." George Schlatter: "So it was the Pantages Theater and every star tuned out." Cheryl Crane: "And I noticed something I had never seen before with my mother. Her hands were trembling, she was terrified of John. I don't want to see you anymore.' And that's when they started to having this terrible, terrible argument." Cheryl Crane: "I could hear voices, but I couldn't hear what was going on. I went down the hall to her bedroom door and I stood there and I listened. 'I'll cut your face, I'll kill your mother, I'll kill your daughter. He was so angry with her." George Schlatter: "And up here is the house where it all happened. You'll never work in this town again.' And 'you can't throw me out. 730 Bedford right on the corner." Patricia Bosworth: It was raining. You can't get rid of me." Patricia Bosworth: "At that point Cheryl ran down the stairs and went into the kitchen." Cheryl Crane: "There's a knife on the counter. " Patricia Bosworth: "Well I don't have to say that on TV or can I?
Lana: The Public and Private Lives of Miss Turner by Joe Morella, The Hollywood Beauties by James Robert Parish, Movie Stars of the '40s by David Ragan, Modern Screen,
The pair would become close friends and collaborate in various moneymaking schemes and scams in Hollywood.
Stompanato sometimes went by the alias John Steele, and became a notorious Los Angeles underworld figure.
Rain pelted against the elegant white colonial mansion that movie star Lana Turner had just rented..." Sam Kashner: "What made you think to do the story when you did it? I'm the daughter of Lana Turner, who was Hollywood's biggest blonde star in the '40s, '50's, and '60s. Probably most, well known for 'Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In' which I created. ..the time she died, she was married 7, 8 times." Cheryl Crane: "Oh my father was great.
" Patricia Bosworth: Well first of all she's one of my favorite movie stars. "My mother and I both had an extraordinary life, and quite a story in itself." George Schlatter: "This is a lovely way to spend an afternoon, driving through Beverly Hills ... It looks calm and peaceful except when it's not [laughs]. I just hope you guys are nice to Lana, because she was a very nice lady..." Video: Schlatter's fond memories of Lana Turner"48 Hours" Mystery Presents Vanity Fair: Hollywood Scandal Cheryl Crane: "My mother's first movie called "They Won't Forget." One of the main scenes was her walking down the street in a sweater and skirt. And she bounces -- there became the legend, "The Sweater Girl." George Schlatter: "The aura of what was in there was a very promiscuous, naughty [laughs) child." Patricia Bosworth: "The Postman Rings Twice" may have been her most memorable movie. My dad's name was Steven Crane." George Schlatter: "Steve Crane was a nice, simple guy.