Young Lyon: Angle One

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Sue Lyon on THE LORETTA YOUNG SHOW

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Circa 1959

The first of two television roles before her breakthrough as the titular slarlet in Stanley Kubrick’s LOLITA circa 1962 provides a clue on why Sue Lyon was chosen… In 1959, on THE LORETTA YOUNG SHOW, in an episode titled ALLEN LOVE, Lyon’s schoolgirl Laurie flirts with a middle-aged teacher who is later blamed for making advances after class, which isn’t true.

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