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Author Vickers, Graham.

Title Chasing Lolita : how popular culture corrupted Nabokov's little girl all over again / Graham Vickers
Published Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, [2008]
©2008
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Contents The real life of Dolores Haze: just the facts -- Casebooks and fantasies: Dolores Haze's oft-told tale -- A very 1950s scandal: hurricane Lolita -- Lolita in movieland 1: little victims and little princesses -- Lolita in Movieland 2: "pedophilia is a hard sell" -- On the road: Lolita's moving prison -- Take one: how did they ever make a film of Lolita? -- Dramatic arts: Lolita center stage -- The spirit of free enterprise: every foul poster -- Tabloids and factoids: the press and Lolita -- Take two: once more, with feeling -- Blood sisters: some responses to Lolita
Summary In the summer of 1958, a 12-year-old girl took the world by storm—Lolita was published in the United States—and since then, her name has been taken in vain to serve a wide range of dubious ventures, both artistic and commercial. Offering a full consideration of not only “the Lolita effect but shifting attitudes toward the mix of sex, children, and popular entertainment from Victorian times to the present, this study explores the movies, theatrical shows, literary spin-offs, artifacts, fashion, art, photography, and tabloid excesses that have distorted Lolita's identity with an eye toward some real-life cases of young girls who became the innocent victims of someone else's obsession—unhappy sisters to one of the most affecting heroines in fiction. New insight is provided into the brief life of Lolita and into her longer afterlives as well
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-234) and index
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Subject Lolita (Fictitious character), 1935-1952.
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 -- Characters -- Lolita
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977 -- Film adaptations.
Nabokov, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1899-1977. Lolita.
Girls in literature.
Nymphets in literature.
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Popular culture -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007052046
ISBN 1556526822
1556529635 (electronic bk.)
9781556526824
9781556529634 (electronic bk.)