On this day in 1922, the lovely Veronica Lake entered this world as Constance Frances Marie Ockleman. I’ve discussed in various posts and reviews of my admiration for Veronica Lake, and it seemed only appropriate to celebrate her life on what would have been her 90th birthday. Sadly TCM doesn’t appear to be doing anything to celebrate Veronica’s day nor can you purchase her films on DVD (except for So Proudly We Hail and Sullivan’s Travels). I’m actually contemplating starting a petition for some type of box set, or at least release of the rest of Veronica’s (Ronni to her friends and husbands) ouevre of work. Today, let’s just celebrate what I wonderful actress Veronica was. I hope to watch Sullivan’s Travels sometime this week in honor. Happy birthday Veronica! After the jump you’ll find some of my favorite photos of Ronni, and links to purchase what few films of hers are available. I’m trying to get #VeronicaLake trending on Twitter if possible.
I'm a college student getting my Master's in English, but dreams of getting an additional degree in Film. I'm a movie reviewer for several sites, but I also write classic film reviews for several other sites. I stretch myself pretty thin these days. You can usually find me at a bookstore, or a movie theater. I dream of the day when the two are combined. I base a lot of my friendships on favorite movies.