Lolita Media Captures

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Sue Lyon promotes LOLITA

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Sue Lyon with James Mason

A pic taken from a French interview with Sue Lyon about LOLITA and another from the premiere night with co-star James Mason… The fact it looks like Sue has a suntan is the poor quality of the video… The pics being rare, we cleaned them up for the Cage as best we could…

 

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Fantasy Island: Pour Me

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Sue Lyon & Pamela Franklin on FANTASY ISLAND

By 1978, both Sue Lyon and Pamela Frankliln had careers that were nearing an end. A shame since the former teen starlets were still beautiful and talented, each having appeared in an eclectic mix of cult and mainstream flicks and TV shows since the 1960’s. Franklin, a British actress, made ground in projects ranging from FLIPPER to cinematic ventures such as NECROMANCY, LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE and FOOD OF THE GODS. While Lyon fed on even more genuinely obscure exploitation flicks in the disco era. And it’s nice seeing Pam and Sue playing former cheerleaders on FANTASY ISLAND from the first season… As a nightmarish stalker-threat mounts, for some reason, Franklin is all smiles, while Lyon’s character simply needs a drink… So here’s to both of you!

Young Lyon: Angle Three

Sue Lyon on THE LORETTA YOUNG SHOW

One more in our barrage of face pics of Sue Lyon in her very first appearance to audiences in 1959 on THE LORETTA YOUNG SHOW, where Sue plays a high school girl named Laurie who accuses a friendly foreign teacher of making wrongful advances after class… Which is never shown… These pictures dispay a range of expressions while Laurie is being politely interrogated by the faculty, who all have a feeling of the teacher’s innocence…

Dennis The Menace: Valentine Lyon

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Joseph Kearns with Sue Lyon

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Sue Lyon on DENNIS THE MENACE

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Sue Lyon circa 1960

A year after our last post centering on THE LORETTA YOUNG SHOW, we have Sue Lyon’s second television role before breaking out on the big screen in Stanley Kubrick’s LOLITA… On DENNIS THE MENACE, the episode titled Miss Cathcart’s Sunsuit, Sue’s character, Tina, is one of many kids who are, for some reason, desperately seeking a Valentine’s Day Card from the chagrined Mr. Wilson…

Young Lyon: Angle Two

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Sue Lyon on THE LORETTA YOUNG SHOW

Second photo of SUE LYON from 1959, three years before LOLITA made her a star on an episode of THE LORETTA YOUNG SHOW where Lynn’s flirtatious schoolgirl lies about a middle-age teacher making advances after class… On the episode, we only see before and after: Lyon’s Laurie during class, and then being questioned at a private hearing, the scene where all these pics are taken…

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.

A blue Sue Lyon on Fantasy Island

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Michelle Lee, Sue Lyon & Hilary Thompson on FANTASY ISLAND

A real fantasy indeed on FANTASY ISLAND has four lovely actresses reuniting from their days as cheerleaders circa 1968… The episode is titled Anniversary/Reunion from 1978’s first season of the way-out special guest star ensemble series, a sort of stoned LOVE BOAT, and here, the first of several FANTASY ISLAND posts, Sue Lyon is with Michelle Lee and Hilary Thompson as they’re looking at an unseen Pamela Franklin…