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Wanted, wanted: Dolores Haze
December 31, 2009 10:01 AM   Subscribe


 
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posted by hermitosis at 10:08 AM on December 31, 2009


The tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:12 AM on December 31, 2009 [2 favorites]


Shakespherian, that's beautiful!
posted by barrett caulk at 10:21 AM on December 31, 2009


Thanks, I wrote it myself, and if that bastard Nabokov tells you any different, ignore him.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:22 AM on December 31, 2009 [3 favorites]


Is there a purpose to this FPP or should I just go ahead and flag it as nonsense?
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 10:46 AM on December 31, 2009


You should see the other posts on metafilter.
posted by stavrogin at 10:51 AM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


It's a riddle! They all feature Sue Lyon! Which I know thanks to someone other than the poster! Who wins the prize for getting the answer! And plays along by not adding Ms. Lyon's name to the link! (Oop! Guess I spoiled the Fun!)
posted by lodurr at 10:54 AM on December 31, 2009


I always get Sue Lyon mixed up with Susan George from Straw Dogs and Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry.
posted by infinitewindow at 11:06 AM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


Guess I spoiled the Fun!

The tag beat you to it.
posted by xod at 11:09 AM on December 31, 2009


I always get Sue Lyon mixed up with Susan George from Straw Dogs and Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry.

Funny, I always get her mixed up with Lee Remick from A Face In the Crowd.
posted by Atom Eyes at 11:16 AM on December 31, 2009


God Bless Sue Lyon for creating knowledge of Nabokov. But I've read Lolita a billion times (best. book. ever.) and Dolores was never supposed to be hairspray soaked, throaty voiced, movie-star-poised, shapley-figured 26 year old (I know Lyon wasn't 26 but she might as well have been). Dominique Swain was better in the 1997 version, unlikely as that seems.

Nabokov ROCKS!! Sue Lyon....I DON'T KNOW! I'll watch these movies and FIND OUT!!

/maybe
posted by esereth at 11:52 AM on December 31, 2009


You left off: ABC Newswoman
posted by Pollomacho at 12:09 PM on December 31, 2009


The tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth.

What always amused me about that was that a Brit (like Humbert) or an American saying "Lo-li-ta" would normally move their tongue the other way: teeth, then up the palate. If you say it Nabokov's way, you sound, well, Russian: "lho-li-da". Which would natural if he'd written it in Russian for a Russian audience, but he wrote it in English for a European and American audience.
posted by nicwolff at 1:16 PM on December 31, 2009 [1 favorite]


Poor Sue didn't even have a chance in Night of the Iguana -- upstaged at every turn by Deborah Kerr, Ava Gardner, and even even Grayson Hall. She's the weakest link in an otherwise completely spell-binding drama.
posted by hermitosis at 2:21 PM on December 31, 2009


I know Lyon wasn't 26

When the movie was released, she wasn't old enough to go see it in the theater. Or maybe that was just something they used for publicity at the time.
posted by Obscure Reference at 2:23 PM on December 31, 2009


Lyon was 14 in the film and 16 when it appeared in theaters.
posted by Justinian at 3:41 PM on December 31, 2009


No Traci Lords? (NSFW)
posted by PeterMcDermott at 5:12 PM on December 31, 2009


Traci Lords (despite that unfortunate underage thing) is probably one of the most under-rated actresses ever. Tom Byron, her costar, is also under-rated. When they appeared on screen together in New Wave Hookers it was magic!
posted by Mike Buechel at 6:44 PM on December 31, 2009


I always felt kinda bad for Sue Lyon. Her first role as Lolita was her most famous (and maybe her best?), and it seemed to go downhill rather than uphill from there. What a tough role to live up to and then be typecast afterward.
posted by wundermint at 8:38 AM on January 2, 2010


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