The Times podcast: What happened to Lora Lee, Part 2

Lora Lee Michel memorial
An area of the Schulenburg Historical Museum in Texas is dedicated to actress Lora Lee Michel, who grew up in the city and disappeared from her family and friends.
(Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times)

For over a year, L.A. Times entertainment reporter Stacy Perman tried to track down Lora Lee Michel, a former child star whose custody case scandalized 1940s Hollywood. Michel went through a string of marriages — and then disappeared.

In Part 2 of our miniseries, Perman finds out Michel’s shocking fate. Read the full transcript here.


Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times entertainment reporter Stacy Perman

More reading:

Podcast: What happened to Lora Lee? Part 1

A child star at 7, in prison at 22. Then she vanished. What happened to Lora Lee Michel?

Explaining Hollywood: Your child wants to act. What do you need to know?

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