March 13, 2009

It's Friday, Here's Tuesday: It's Periwinkle Pussycat



There is so much wrong with this scene, it is absolutely right.
From 1966's Lord Love A Duck.

Sue Lyon, the original Lolita in the 1962 film, said that she always felt that two women were better suited to playing the title role: her best friend, a then completely unknown young model named Holly Michelle Gilliam (who would later be known as Michelle Phillips); and Tuesday Weld.  

When told this, Weld famously replied, 
"I didn't have to play Lolita.  I was Lolita."

4 comments:

  1. mollybloomofboson14 March, 2009

    What the hell is this? Cashmere and incest!

    It's a shame all those beautiful sweaters are in black and white, but Sue did a gushy good job with the color names.

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  2. I know. Isn't it wildly inappropriate? That's why I so love Ms. Weld...she never seemed afraid to "go there." She got cast in her movies a lot of the time because she was Blond Sex Personified, so why not parody it?

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  3. mollybloomofboson15 March, 2009

    Oh, it's Tuesday Weld romping among the sweaters? I'm old enough to know my sex kittens, but maybe not. It's been a long time.

    I have two periwinkle pussycat cashmere sweaters. I wear them to work. No one cares but me.

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  4. oh, daddy. this is frightening.

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