Wednesday, 8 July 2009

all the king's women #2 - dolores hart

Dolores Hart starred opposite Elvis in his second film and her movie debut, Loving You (1957), and again in King Creole (1958). she played virtually the same role in both films -that of a sweet and virtuous, yet street savy young woman.



after appearing in Loving You, Hart's career took off. she made 10 films in 5 years, the most successful of which was Where the Boys Are (1960) with George Hamilton and Connie Francis. (incidentally, this is a personal favourite of mine. if you like beach movies, you should really get your hands on a copy of this. it's hilarious.)

(with George Hamilton)

then in 1963, at the age of 25 and the height of her burgeoning career, Dolores entered a convent and in 1970, took her final vows to become a nun. she is now Mother Dolores at the Convent of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem Connecticut.


6 comments:

Red Bird said...

Oh, I like her as well... a wonderful post. I think she was in a movie with Montgomery Clift, of which I am forgetting the name of, but it's one of my favorites...
:)

Q's Daydream said...

I love her! She was beautiful and talented. Where the Boys Are is a great film! :o)

Poke Salad Annie said...

She was, yes!Lonely Hearts(1958) :)

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I loved the movie "Where the Boys Are!" I wonder why she became a nun? How very interesting..

St├ęphanie said...

Lovely pics !

Terry Fenwick said...

EWTN has had her on and she has told about her vocation - it is really quite beautiful. I think to have become a Catholic at 9 was pretty amazing and probably the call on her life was as early as that. She is totally lovely when she speaks.