Wednesday, September 16, 2009

LOLITA (1962) AND FORMER ACTRESS SUE LYON

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Last week, on a surprisingly chilly, rainy night, I was in the mood to watch something interesting. My taste in movies can be a bit eccentric so I was in the mood for a classic film that would make me think.

"Voila!" I stumbled upon the 1962 Stanley Kubrick film, Lolita! I immediately jumped online to research the film, like I am guilty of doing most of the time just to be sure it was something worth watching. The novel, Lolita, written by Vladimir Nabokov was quite controversial and the controversy grew when a film was in the works.

If you know the story, then you'll understand when I say I'm glad Haley Mills didn't get the part.

Sue Lyon hasn't been acting since the 1970s and she has quite an interesting story.

I personally loved everything about the film...It really gets you thinking into psychology and a variety of human emotions. I highly suggest it if you haven't seen it!

The film stuck with me so much that I had to run out and buy the novel...
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Even though in 1964, Sue said while appearing on the game show, What's My Line? that Lolita was her [favorite] film, in her later years she had more negative words about her "Lolita" days.

Here she is on What's My Line?...


Regardless, she was clearly a talented, poised young actress who will always have her place in motion picture history.

Here are some lovely photos I found of Sue that I hope you all will enjoy!


Until next time........................

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Doesn't she look like a young Marilyn Monroe here?
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I think this one's my favorite...Getting her makeup done!
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*Bonus!* If "Lo" had a favorite pair of jeans.....
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9 comments:

Lizzy said...

I have never seen that film, I saw one version from the 90's, I don't remember the name of the actors on that film, but I would like to see this version.

Dsata said...

Such a wonderful blog. I will also follow your tumblr.
Thank you for your visit on my blog. Au revoir !

Di said...

Lizzy- I haven't seen the 90s version either, thanks for the comment!

Dsata- Thanks!!!!!! I'll update the tumblr more if I know people are actually looking at it! I have soooo many photos!

Dsata said...

Great !
I share some picture here :

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39907211@N03/

& here :
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dsata

Amy said...

hey Di, thanks for your comment at my blog, I'm looking thru your blog right now and I"m liking your posts :-)

Di said...

Dsata, lovely photos, thank you so much for sharing them!!!


Amy- Thanks!! :)

Keith said...

I love the film and the novel. Great photos. She was very beautiful.

Di said...

Yes she was!!

Anonymous said...

Just re-watched "Lolita" & she was great in that movie at her age -- under- rated as well as the wonderful James Mason.
Just sorry that this talented & beautiful young actress had so many failed marriages -- she was so young & yet so talented in "Lolita." Wishing a fellow Iowan the Very Best!!
Pat