Fran Assa writes:

Apropos of Dolores

This is a photo by Vivien Dorothy Maier who died in 2009 at the age of 83. Her negatives, approximately 100,000  of them, were sold off a few years earlier by the owner of the storage locker where they were kept, to pay for the unpaid charges. They were discovered at an auction.  See

Obviously when I saw this photo I immediately linked it to one of Nabokov sitting in a car. Only, eerily, he has been replaced with the face of a young girl of Lolita’s age with an enigmatic expression.  I call the photo Apropos of Dolores after the title of an HG Wells book, since Wells was beloved by Nabokov.

Susan Elizabeth Sweeney
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