Veronica Lake

I was looking through my favorite magazine In Style today and noticed that quite a few of the Hollywood starlets are wearing a new hair style. Their style is inspired by the actress Veronica Lake, which shows long, loose waves with a side swept bang. I wanted to know more about her, so I decided to do a post on her.
My friend Scott Michaels, who owns Dearly Departed Tours, in Hollywood has a wonderful write up on Veronica Lake. I will give you some of the info he provides.
Veronica was one of the most well known actresses of The Golden Age. She was a pin up model during WWII, and one of the most popular, beautiful actresses who drew large crowds to the box office. But, because of her drinking habit, many in Hollywood started refusing to work with her. “Three broken marriages, a domineering stage mother, a manic depressive personality, and a whole lot o’ liquor pushed her right into oblivion.”
She faded into obscurity, losing friends, family, and even thinking the FBI was following her at times. She started to lose interest in her personal appearance, and ended up dying alone from Hepatitis. How sad! So many of these starlets seem to have been so used and abused by Hollywood. They are so glamorous on the outside, but were so tormented inside. Here are some of my favorite pics of the once gorgeous Veronica Lake. Enjoy! 
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  1. Such a ravishing classic beauty! I’m eager to get a set of hot rollers (they’ve been on my wish list for ages) so that I can try to copy Veronica’s amazing waves myself, too :)

    Thank you dearly for all of your wonderful comments, honey! I really hope you have an amazing week!
    ♥ Jessica

  2. Hello Blondie!
    Thank you so much for visiting me and joining my blog!
    I’m so pleased to meet such a glamorous blogger!
    Have a lovely week!

  3. Love Veronica, her story reminds me so much of Francis Farmer (One of my faves). I’m doing my hair in the Veronica Lake inspired peek~a~boo ‘do for Halloween <3 Love it! Great post Kori, your blog is looking fantastic!

  4. Hey there Bonjour! Well, I am single, with no kids, so that’s probably how I have the time to post so often! :) I am so excited about these vintage ladies and have so much to say lately! I hope its not too much! Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I adore hearing from everyone. Kori <3

  5. Bonjour! Another great post, I’ve always loved that hairstyle. I’m amazed at how you can post so often. Thanks for transporting us back to another age!

  6. I’m a Marilyn Monroe fan myself, but there is something about the fabulous Veronica Lake!

    P.S. We have a lot in common, including page backgrounds, mine is the same as yours!

  7. Thanks for the sweet comments ladies. I always love hearing your feedback! I can’t wait until my hair gets long enough that I can try her hairstyle! Have a fantastic Monday! Kori <3

  8. My mother grew up in the 40’s and 50’s and always talked up the starlets of that era. One of my personal favorites was Veronica Lake. How touching that you chose to do a blog about her and her tragic fall from the limelight. I too wore my bangs over one eye for a while during my “retro” phase in high school when a few of us would scour the thrifts for vintage clothing to wear with flats. Wish I had some of those lovely clothes now. Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower! I have done the same!


  9. She was simply stunning and every picture I see of her is flawless. How terrible that her life ended so sadly.

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