Johnny Stompanato, killed by a teenager?  p. 70 Beverly Hills Confidential

Johnny Stompanato, killed by a teenager? p. 70 Beverly Hills Confidential

My late father-in-law, Frank Bristow, who was the media spokesman for Jet Propulsion Laboratories in Pasadena, CA for 24 years (he was the guy who announced to the press the successes and failures of NASA's unmanned lunar landings and the searches for life on Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, etc.) was also an LA Times reporter from 1950 -1960. Among his many assignments was this one,  the Lana Turner / Cheryl Crane / Johnny Stompanato murder scandal.

My late father-in-law, Frank Bristow, who was the media spokesman for Jet Propulsion Laboratories in Pasadena, CA for 24 years (he was the guy who announced to the press the successes and failures of NASA's unmanned lunar landings and the searches for life on Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, etc.) was also an LA Times reporter from 1950 -1960. Among his many assignments was this one, the Lana Turner / Cheryl Crane / Johnny Stompanato murder scandal.

Lana Turner with her daughter Cheryl Crane and attorney Jerry Giesler at the Johnny Stompanato murder trial

Lana Turner with her daughter Cheryl Crane and attorney Jerry Giesler at the Johnny Stompanato murder trial

Cheryl Crane Johnny Stompanato | The Daily Mirror - TV, movies, history, Los Angeles Times, police ...

Cheryl Crane Johnny Stompanato | The Daily Mirror - TV, movies, history, Los Angeles Times, police ...

Johnny Stompanato lies dead in Lana Turner's bedroom - stabbed by Lana's daughter Cheryl Crane

Johnny Stompanato lies dead in Lana Turner's bedroom - stabbed by Lana's daughter Cheryl Crane

Lana Turner's former home in Beverly Hills where Johnny Stompanato was killed in 1958.

Lana Turner's former home in Beverly Hills where Johnny Stompanato was killed in 1958.

On April 4th, 1958 Johnny Stompanato was stabbed to death in Lana Turner's Beverly Hills Home (730 N. Bedford Drive).   The assailant was Turner's teenage daughter Cheryl Crane.    Gangster Mickey Cohen paying his last respects.

On April 4th, 1958 Johnny Stompanato was stabbed to death in Lana Turner's Beverly Hills Home (730 N. Bedford Drive). The assailant was Turner's teenage daughter Cheryl Crane. Gangster Mickey Cohen paying his last respects.

Mickey Cohen views the body of Johnny Stompanato at the funeral home 1958

Work in Progress. Los Angeles crime boss Mickey Cohen pays his final respects to gangster Johnny Stompanato. Stompanto was stabbed to death by the daughter of Lana Turner in

RETRO KIMMER'S BLOG: THE DEATH OF MOBSTER JOHNNY STOMPANATO

RETRO KIMMER'S BLOG: THE DEATH OF MOBSTER JOHNNY STOMPANATO

Johnny Stompanato, business manager Mike Howard & Mickey Cohen. Los Angeles, 1949. Photograph by Ed Clark for LIFE Magazine.

Johnny Stompanato, business manager Mike Howard & Mickey Cohen. Los Angeles, 1949. Photograph by Ed Clark for LIFE Magazine.

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