Lolita – Location of the Toll Gate
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The knowledge isn’t likely to make your heart go pitter-pat, but I was able to locate the toll gate based on the bridge beyond. The gate used to lead to the Interstate Bridge between Kittery, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
You may note that in this shot we see two individuals in the station wagon rather than one. We have also the same situation with the ferry shot following this one. So, it would seem that these shots were originally meant to take place when Humbert was traveling with Lolita rather than when he was driving on his own to Camp Climax to pick her up.