Lana met Jim Morrison at the famous Whisky-a-Go-Go in 1969. One day, after
Jim had wrecked his car and had no way home, Lana took him to her
Hollywood bungalow above Sunset Blvd. The next morning, Jim invited himself
along to dinner with her family in Granada Hills. She was embarrassed and
wanted to go alone, but he insisted on coming along. At this point in time, Jim was on the Ten-O-Clock News almost every night for the pending Miami exposure charges. Lana's parents knew nothing of their daughter's friendship with the likes of this character and she was a little paranoid at the thought of having her family meet him.
These photos were taken as Lana's family shared a pot of fondue; after the
meal, as Jim played baseball with the siblings; and lastly posing so Lana's
mother could take a picture of her and her new handsome "friend"... and of
course, the kids wanted a photo of themselves with Jim, too. Lana told me that
she could tell, Jim really missed having a family like this. He fit in perfectly and
all had a great time... No one suspected that THIS man was allegedly corrupting the Miami youth.
"When I share my Doors / Morrison collection with friends, the Lana Photos absolutely get the single biggest reaction of any item in my extensive 17-year collection! They show a side of Morrison that few people have seen or even know about."
-Kerry Humpherys / The Doors Collectors Magazine