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.
A freelance film critic whose work fuels the Rotten Tomatoes meter. I've been published on The Hollywood Reporter, Remezcla, and The Daily Beast. I've been featured in the L.A. Times. I currently run two podcasts, Citizen Dame and Ticklish Business.