Lana Turner has collapsed! 
I was trotting along and suddenly 
it started raining and snowing 
and you said it was hailing 
but hailing hits you on the head 
hard so it was really snowing and 
raining and I was in such a hurry 
to meet you but the traffic 
was acting exactly like the sky 
and suddenly I see a headline 
there is no snow in Hollywood 
there is no rain in California 
I have been to lots of parties 
and acted perfectly disgraceful 
but I never actually collapsed 
oh Lana Turner we love you get up

Lana Turner 

As Cora Smith 
with Cecil Kellaway and John Garfield 
in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

***this poem is from The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara, edited by Donald Allen (Berkeley: U of California P, 1995)
      The photos are from  The Lana Turner Page.

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