Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Veronica Lake, breakthrough film was, I Wanted Wings (1941), Lake played the second female lead and stole all the scenes she performed in. This was followed by, Hold Back the Dawn. She had starring role in, Sullivan's Travels, This Gun for Hire, I Married a Witch, The Glass Key, and So Proudly We Hail!.

She became best known for onscreen pairings with actor Alan Ladd. The couple were teamed together because Ladd, was 5 feet 5 inches tall and she was the only actress short enough to pair with him at 4 feet 11½ inches.

Although popular with the public, Lake had a difficult personality and had the reputation for being hard to work with.

In the film, Star Spangled Rhythm, Lake took part in a song about her hair style, "A Sweater, A Sarong and a Peekaboo Bang", performed with Paulette Goddard and Dorothy Lamour.

Lake's career began to fade with her role as Nazi spy in, The Hour Before the Dawn(1944).

Paramount cast Lake, in mostly forgotten films, with the exception of, The Blue Dahlia (1946), in which she again co-starred with Ladd.

From the film , Now You See It Now you Dont(1942), thriller.


Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd, made 7 movies together: The Blue Dahlia (1946), Duffy's Tavern (1945), The Glass Key (1942), Saigon (1948), Star Spangled Rhythm (1942), This Gun for Hire (1942) and Variety Girl (1947). In Variety Girl (1947), Star Spangled Rhythm (1942) and Duffy's Tavern (1945) they appear as themselves.

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