Wednesday, October 13, 2004

The Sad Remains of Veronica Lake

In his highly popular HOLLYWOOD BABYLON books, Kenneth Anger documents the dark, murky bywaters of celebrity. This recent CNN article on actress Veronica Lake would be right at home in Anger's world.

Lake was a 1940s screen siren, with an iconic look that was famously copied by Kim Basinger's character in L.A. CONFIDENTIAL (1997). Lake eventually faded into a life of alcohol-soaked obscurity, and--according to the article linked above--continues to suffer the indignity of neglect even in death.

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