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Lana Turner and Jerry Giesler
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes.; Photograph included in the Exhibit: All Rise! Hollywood & the Herald Go to Court.
The trial for the murder of Johnny Stompanato was held Friday, April 11, 1958. Defense attorney, Jerry Giesler, determines the death to be a "justifiable homicide." Cheryl Crane, the accused, did not have to testify, thanks to Giesler, who said she was a juvenile and he did not want her to go through the trauma again. So her mother, Lana Turner, was the star witness. Here, Turner, trying desperately for composure, twists and turns and primps as she waits to be called to the witness stand.
1 photographic print :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 6886
Crane, Cheryl--Trials, litigation, etc
Stompanato, Johnny--Death and burial
Turner, Lana,--1921-1995
Giesler, Jerry,--1886-1962
Los Angeles County Courthouse (Los Angeles, Calif. : 1958-)
Trials (Murder)--California--Los Angeles
Lawyers--California--Los Angeles
Courtrooms--California--Los Angeles
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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