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Lana Turner pins a boutonniere on Artie Shaw
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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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Artie Shaw and Lana Turner were married on February 13, 1940, in a last second ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada. Turner was only 19 years old. The marriage shocked and surprised many and was highly publicized. Their marriage was turbulent and abusive and lasted just shy of seven months.
Photograph caption dated February 13, 1940 reads "Lana Turner pins a boutonniere to the coat of her husband, Artie Shaw, as they honeymooned today in Beverly Hills following an early morning elopement to Las Vegas. The 'college sweetheart' and swing band maestro said they decided to see the minister only yesterday. The wedding was a big surprise to Hollywood."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 6886
Turner, Lana,--1921-1995
Shaw, Artie,--1910-2004
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Band musicians--United States
Clarinetists--United States
Composers--United States
Arrangers (Musicians)--United States
Boutonnieres--California--Beverly Hills
Couples--California--Beverly Hills
Newlyweds--California--Beverly Hills
Honeymoons--California--Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills (Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Group portraits
Portrait photographs

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