Doctor Sleep: What The Shining's Old Lady In The Bath Means
License this image. This pastel is one of the most delicately executed and finely resolved of all Degas' studies of the nude. It belongs to a celebrated series of pastels of women at their toilette produced in the mids, a group of which was included in an exhibition of Impressionist painters in Paris in Critics varied in their reactions to these works. Some praised the way Degas showed plausible, modern women rather than idealized goddesses.
Lia Beldam reflects on her role as Room 237’s guest in Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining”
T he first time I had ever heard of The Shining, it was because my older brother, who was 12 years old at the time, came to me in a breathless panic. He had fallen asleep on the couch while watching Die Hard, and as luck would have it, The Shining was the next movie to play. On the screen, a naked, bloated hag of a woman was shuffling towards him, mocking him with laughter as she stared into the camera. It was the dead bathtub lady from The Shining. He ran into my room in terror, tears streaming down his face.
You may not know the name Lia Beldam, but you will know her by her work. After the film, Lia never got into acting full-time as she was already modeling. Media Mikes had a chance to track down Lia and ask her a few questions about the film and reflecting on her role. Lia Beldam: I was a model.