Saturday, July 17, 2010

Lolita's curse

In her book Hollywood Lolita Marianne Sinclair speaks of a phenomena surrounding the later lolita actresses, while most of the early silent lolita-stars could build out solid careers non of the later incarnation of this specific men’s fantasy did fare well, neither in their career nor in their lives. I've been reminded of that recently when, while idly chatting away in some forum, the question came up: “What ever happened to Jane March?”
Far as I know she made only two movies, both times playing the teenaged seductress to a much older co-star.

And now I do wonder: Did she, too, fall prey to the lolita-curse?

1 comment:

  1. One recent Lolita-type actress has had a very active career: Anna Paquin. She played a Lolita in Hurlyburly, A Walk on the Moon, Almost Famous, and The Squid and the Whale. Possibly more, but those are the ones I've seen. It may be that she looked much younger than she was, and kept playing the Lolita parts well into her 20's.