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Joi Lansing

A Body to Die For
Narrated by: Daniela Acitelli
Length: 13 hrs and 21 mins
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Joi Lansing: A Body to Die For, colorfully chronicles personal and intimate details of the last four years of the talented '50's blonde bombshell star's fascinating life. After three decades of successful TV and movie appearances and Vegas singing stardom, Ms. Lansing died far too young at just 43. Though her funeral was attended by luminaries of the day, (Frank Sinatra sent a huge floral display), her light went out relatively unceremoniously.

Always on the verge of making it big, Joi packed them in with standing room only in Vegas, but when the curtain came down and the audience was gone, who was she? Sadly, the one relationship where she was loved for the sweet, gentle woman she really was, the friendship that might have given her the strength to finally cross the finish line for that one moment of glory for which she had run since she began in show business as a little girl of 14, was ended at her death from breast cancer in the arms of her dear friend, Rachel. Author Alexis Hunter, (friend/baby sister), was the only person who really knew Joi and knew how she struggled with a suicide-obsessed self-image and deadly drug problem after being a child star at MGM, where uppers were a common way to keep the kids working 20 hour days.

"Stunning black and white photos of Lansing by Maurice Seymour, the era's superstar photographer, make this audiobook a collectors dream." - Kate Porter-Avery

©2017 Alexis Hunter (P)2017 BearManor Media

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Totally Amazing! Wonderful Emotional True Story!

Having already read the book by Alexis Hunter, I was already Blown Away by the story which was written so tenderly & I felt I was taken into this world of glamour, celebrity and it was a real love story set in difficult circumstances. The audiobook adds a really special dimension to this & the narrator in her tone, intonation & delivery so insightfully delivers this story so specially. This is a wonderful audiobook which takes an already amazing book to another level. A very emotional story is really brought to life by this narration. Thoroughly recommend & i will listen to it again for sure.