“I wasn’t a sex symbol. I was a sex zombie.” – Veronica Lake
“I’m no great actress. I just had a movie job dumped into my lap, the public seemed to like me, and that’s all there is to it.” — Veronica Lake in 1942.
“Do you know, if I could go out upon the street, go to places and not be pawed and pushed, not cornered by frenzied autograph hunters; if I could go about just once like an ordinary girl and be treated like one, why – well, it would be heaven.” – Veronica Lake in 1942.
Source: Lawrence Perry, who claimed that Veronica Lake suffered from ochlophobia, a fear of mob-like crowds.
The Blue Dahlia (1946). Co-starring Alan Ladd and William Bendix.
Walking a doberman in 1946.