And Lolita imagery (from the 1962 film) was used a promotional poster for the erotic film Lolita 2000 in 1998 (see Figure 3b).
In Western culture Lolita is such a well-known book that reference to it has immediate impact.
Yet Chong (2010) argues that the association of the sexualization of children with Lolita is problematic.
Fujii, who studies the Lolita style at Tokyo-based Vantan design school, dressed her Snow White in a camisole with dark red chiffon and black knee-high stockings.
Fujii said she found Snow White a perfect subject for her slightly disturbing Lolita image after "discovering in the fairy tale that she was supposed to be only 12 or so when she married the prince.
Norinao Tanaka, associate professor of fashion sociology at Bunka Gakuen University, sees the Lolita style as a manifestation of a psychological state unique to Japanese youngsters.
Humbert Humbert steals Lolita from her summer camp, lying to her and to everybody, on August 15, when the end of the harvest is approaching.
On the other hand, in this sequence of events Lolita is placed side by side with Persephone on the mythical plane.
In both cases the men-thieves are "relatives" of Lolita in some fashion, as Hades is Persephone's uncle, brother of Zeus.
This confusion is further darkened, or clarified, when we eome to realize, with or without benefit of Alfred Appel's annotations to the text of Lolita, that Vivian Darkbloom is an anagram for Vladimir Nabokov.
As an anagram requires reading now this way now that, the pages of Lolita too are to be turned back as well as forwards.
Bloom's mysterious M'Intosh then indeed appears to play much the same part in Ulysses as the role given in Lolita to Humbert's Vivian Darkbloom McFate.