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August 16, 2012


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Did they name the magazine as they did after O'Hara's homage to Lana Turner ("has collapsed!"), a celebrated incident in NY School annals, or were they just enamored of the sweater girl who flirted with fate and John Garfield in "The Postman Always Rings Twice"? -- DL

Knowing Cal, a little bit of both.

Named for both O'hara's poem and the star of stars. dlau

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