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3: How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Lolita? (1962)
Released Monday, 7th December 2020
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Well, they didn't. This week, Jamie dives into the backstory to Stanley Kubrick's 1962 adaptation of Lolita, interviews one of the world's foremost Kubrick scholars, examines Vladimir Nabokov's involvement and how the first Lolita, Sue Lyon, was treated on set and in media.
[Trigger warning: this podcast contains discussion of child sex abuse, pedophillia and the plot of the story Lolita.]
Nabokov's script for Lolita:
James B. Harris allegations:
James Fenwick's Stanley Kubrick Produces:
Haley Mills and Lolita:
Chasing Lolita by Graham Vickers:
Lindsay Ellis's "The Whole Plate: Framing Megan Fox":
Kubrick on Lolita as a love story:
More Information on the Hays Code:
Sue Lyon in 1962:
Sue Lyon in the 1980s:
Charlie Chaplin's history of CSA and abuse:
Errol Flynn and child sex abuse:
The poster for Baby Doll, 1956:
Carroll Baker interview from 2019:
Shelley Duvall and Stanley Kubrick:
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Who is Lolita? The Nabokov literary classic has sparked infinite discussion in the 65 years since its release, but the cultural memory the book has left behind lives more in romance and fashion aesthetics than a cautionary tale about a deceptive predator and his young prey. Jamie Loftus wants to know how we got here, and this series traces Lolita -- the person, Dolores Haze -- from her literary origin to current status as a doomed icon.
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