Scream Queen

I see with some regret that the exquisite Veronica Carlson, star in many a drive-in horror movie of my youth, passed away last week at, it should be said, a respectable age, of natural causes.

Who she?  you ask.  Let the camera do the talking:

She was unusual among actresses of her time, in that she steadfastly refused to appear naked in her movies — “often nude, always covered” as one critic wrote of her.

I don’t think she needed nudity to be sexy: 


  1. I remember her from Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed way back in 1970. I also remember the strange stirrings her image induced in my ten-year-old body. I’m glad that she had the class to eschew nudity in her films, and that she lived to a decently-oldish age.

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