CAROL LYNLEY

Readers of my Blog know that Carol Lynley is one of my favorite actresses of all time. I’ve been a fan of hers since I was 11 years old when I saw her clad in hot pants and go-go boots when the SS Poseidon went topsy turvy in The Poseidon Adventure. So it was nice to see Carol get lots of press recently with the release of the special edition Poseidon Adventure DVD where Carol appears in a number of featurettes (stay tuned for my upcoming review) and the debut of the so-so remake Poseidon where she was invited to the premiere and interviewed on the red carpet by a number of entertainment outlets. Check out Pamela Sue Martin’s web site to see pics from the premiere at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

Here in New York, Lynley was interviewed for the New York Times while the Museum of Modern Art screened Carol’s best film, Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965) a highly entertaining mystery about the disappearance of a little girl who may or may not exist from director Otto Preminger. (Of course I attended with my boyfriend Ern and friend John.) The movie is full of droll performances from a number of fine British actors including Laurence Olivier as a doubting police offical who suspects something is off between glacial Carol Lynley and her over protective brother Keir Dullea (pictured above), Noel Coward as Lynley’s perverted landlord who adores the Marquis de Sade, and Martita Hunt as a daffy school mistress. But it is Carol who carries the entire film on her capable shoulders as the harried unwed woman who is determined to prove that Bunny Lake exists. Bunny Lake Is Missing was recently released on DVD so I highly recommend you check it out!

 

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