Wednesday, April 27, 2011



Lana Turner and clarinetist / bandleader Artie Shaw met during the filming of the 1939 film "Dancing Co-Ed." Turner was only 19 when she and Shaw eloped on their first date. The couple were married for only four short months. The sudden marriage was highly publicized and there was even talk of MGM releasing her from her contract. She later referred to their stormy relationship as "my college education". These rare images are dated 1940 of the then happy couple.










Lana Turner 1939 "Dancing Co-Ed"


Lana Turner & Artie Shaw 1939 "Dancing Co-Ed"


Lana Turner 1939 "Dancing Co-Ed"