Excerpts from Life Magazine 1962


 

Kubrick filming Lolita

Sue Lyon who starred as Lolita

Peter Sellers as the Psychologist

No one in the early 1960's thought Nabakov's novel 'Lolita' could be made into a film. The protagonist of Lolita is a pedophile lusting after 'nymphets' - specifically, Lolita. Kubrick had his sights set of making Lolita as soon as the wrap was put on his previous film 'Spartacus.' Kubrick managed to pull off Lolita and it was greeted with articles like this one from Life. "Yes, they did it: 'Lolita IS a movie" the headline exclaimed.

Here are some of the pictures from the article.

 

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