Cocaine Wasteland A Porn Star Is D.O.A.
Shauna Grant made 30 porn films, earning approximately $100,000. She was a nude model and adult film star from the age of 18 until her untimely death two years later. At 20 she committed suicide with a .22 long rifle. My text looks at her last days and some of the people she associated with in the adult industry. I have also done extensive research to profile her maternal and paternal ancestry. More
Colleen Marie Applegate/Shauna Grant underwent a personality change during her final year in high school in Farmington, Minnesota. Replacing the wholesome, All-American girl was someone her parents did not know or understand. Colleen began to smoke and use marijuana. She dropped her regular friends for a different crowd, and also found a new boyfriend. She tried suicide before leaving for California. There she soon entered the adult modeling and X-rated film industry. In my e-book I have done an extensive ancestral profile of her family, the Applegates and Lees. Her heritage was Norwegian, German, and Dutch. Born in California, Colleen/Shauna was the product of people from North Dakota, Minnesota, and Nebraska. They came to Los Angeles County, California in the early 20th century. The Applegates and Lees also settled in Riverside and Orange County, CA. After Colleen was born her dad, Phillip Applegate, moved back to Minnesota. However, Colleen became bored with life there. She left her high school job shortly after graduation, to return to CA. So the text of my book entertains a westward migration from middle and north central America, a return to the midwest, and finally Colleen's move west at the end of her life. The book is significant for what it says about a tragic person, parenting, ancestry, genealogy, and suicide. I hope that readers will appreciate it as a multifaceted biography/ancestry of a troubled young woman.