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Happy Halloween from Veronica Lake and Classic Movie Man!

Classic Movie Man Posted by Stephen Reginald on Oct 31, 2019

Happy Halloween from Veronica Lake and Classic Movie Man! Veronica Lake in I Married a Witch (1942) Posted by Stephen Reginald at 10:50 AM Reactions:  Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Labels: Classic Movie read more

5 Things You May Not Know about Veronica Lake

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Nov 14, 2016

  5 Things You May Not Know about Veronica Lake Like that today, November 14, would have been her birthday. Happy 94th Birthday to Hollywood legend Veronica Lake! ….. 1.) Her signature hair, that was an accident So, are we not going to talk about that “peek-a-boo” panther? Her read more

Please Keep the Hair: Keri Russell, Rita Hayworth, and Veronica Lake

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Dec 7, 2014

All the wig-switching in the KGB thriller The Americans has me thinking about hair. Of course, my musings must be rooted in the show’s star, Keri Russell, she of the infamous haircut that made Felicity stars everywhere wish her beautician Sweeney Todd. But Russell was not the only star blamed for read more

From Veronica Lake to the White House: Oleg Cassini

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Christina Stewart on Nov 27, 2013

Dashing Oleg Cassini led a jet-set life, and by his own admission, was a bit of a boulevardier. Aside from being a lover of beautiful women, he was the exclusive couturier to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and created “The Jackie Look”. During his time in Hollywood, he designed the on and off scree read more

How Many Movies Did Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd Star in Together?

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Nov 14, 2013

  How Many Movies Did Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd Star in Together?  Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd made SEVEN films together, including three films in which they appeared as themselves* (Star Spangled Rhythm, Duffy’s Tavern and Variety Girl). This Gun for Hire  read more

The Dynamic Duos Blogathon: Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake

Shadows and Satin Posted by shadowsandsatin on Jul 12, 2013

Cool. Compact. Blonde. Gorgeous. That was Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake. This visually appealing couple appeared in a total of seven films together – This Gun for Hire (1942), The Glass Key  (1942), Star Spangled Rhythm (1942), Duffy’s Tavern (1945), The Blue Dahlia (1946), Variety Girl (1947), and read more

Golden Age on the Printed Page: Veronica Lake Paper Dolls

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by Kristen on Mar 7, 2013

I remember giddily asking for paper dolls as a kid, and being denied at every turn.  There was just something exciting about putting paper copies of clothes onto a paper copy of a doll that made for hours of entertainment (and I’m only 24 so please no jokes about playing with an abacus).  Than read more

Veronica Lake – A Pictorial

Classic Cinema Gold Posted by Art on Nov 14, 2012

  “You could put all the talent I had into your left eye and still not suffer from impaired vision.” ~ Veronica Lake     “I think I’ve developed into an actress because I’ve worked darn hard at it and I’ve learned a great deal from a lot of gifted read more

Letter to the Stars: Veronica Lake

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by Kristen on Oct 23, 2012

Figured I’d break from horror films today with my contribution to the Letter to the Stars Blogathon being hosted by the fine ladies of Best of the Past, Frankly My Dear, and In the Mood.  You can check out any of these blogs and find the rest of the blogathon’s contributors.  The rules read more

Old Hollywood Book Reviews: Veronica – The Autobiography of Veronica Lake

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by Kristen on Sep 17, 2012

    Two weeks ago I reviewed the Veronica Lake biography Peekaboo that sought to tell the “true” story of Lake’s life by way of her estranged mother Constance Marinos.  You can read my review of it here but suffice to  say I doubted everything author Jeff Lenburg said read more

Old Hollywood Book Reviews: Peekaboo – The Story of Veronica Lake

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by Kristen on Sep 3, 2012

It’s shocking and sad to me that there are only two biographies written about legendary icon Veronica Lake.  Both books are out-of-date and heavily disputed.  I wonder what one needs to go on a quest to write a biography because I’d definitely take up the cause to write an honest and tho read more

Battle of the Blondes: Veronica Lake VS Lana Turner.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Nov 7, 2011

I think the battle between these two femme fatales .. Veronica Lake and Lana Turner, maybe their memorable hairstyles. Veronica Lake (November 14, 1922– July 7, 1973), best known for her role in femme fatale roles in film noir with Alan Ladd during the 1940s, and her peek-a-boo hairstyle. read more

Great On Screen Couples: Alan Ladd & Veronica Lake

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by monty on Feb 20, 2011

This duo made 4 films together plus one more where they played themselves. Their coming together as on screen partners was at first mainly out of physical necessity: Ladd was just 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) tall and the only actress then on the Paramount lot short enough to pair with him was Lake, wh read more

Happy Birthday: Veronica Lake!

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Nov 14, 2010

Veronica Lake (November 14, 1922 – July 7, 1973) was an accomplished aviatrix, she took up flying in 1946 and in 1948 flew her small plane from Los Angeles to New York. Please click on Veronica Lake's picture located on the side bar to read her bio. read more

Veronica Lake .

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Jul 6, 2010

In the early 1940s, film actress Veronica Lake, changed her peekaboo hairstyle, to encourage women working in war industry factories, to wear a more practical hairstyles. Veronica Lake, was best known for her femme fatale roles in film noir with Alan Ladd, during the 1940s. A stray s read more

VERONICA LAKE

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Mar 3, 2010

Veronica Lake, breakthrough film was, I Wanted Wings (1941), Lake played the second female lead and stole all the scenes she performed in. This was followed by, Hold Back the Dawn. She had starring role in, Sullivan's Travels, This Gun for Hire, I Married a Witch, The Glass Key, and So Proudly We read more