September 1, 1997
September 1, 1997
Jacqueline Susann's sensational story of three pill-popping women (whom she modeled, rumor has it, after Judy Garland, Grace Kelly, and Marilyn Monroe) perfectly crystallized the decadence of the 1960s. Unavailable in paperback for over 15 years, the all-time bestselling work of fiction returns. Michele Lee has been cast to play Susann in a CBS made-for-TV movie in January 1998.
VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, which grew out of Jacqueline Susann's own failed attempt to make a name for herself in showbiz, was far ahead of its time in its seamy sexuality and graphic treatment of drug addiction. An unrelenting look at exploitation, self-destruction, and the dark side of success, the book was also seen as a picture of the downside of "women's liberation," showing what happens to women who try to have it all. Susann's gritty anti-romance tells the story of Anne Welles, Neely O'Hara, and Jennifer North, three very different women who climb the ladder of success, only to trade glamour and glitz for pain, heartbreak, and a heavy dependence on pills (the "dolls" of the title). A year after its 1966 publication, VALLEY OF THE DOLLS was made into a motion picture starring Patty Duke as Neely, Barbara Parkins as Anne, and Sharon Tate as Jennifer.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Romance, Love + Relationships + Sex, Society + Social Issues, Human Qualities + Behavior, Types of Characters, Hobbies + Activities, Performing Arts
- Language: English
- Author: Jacqueline Susann
- Online Item #: 12076968
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-7380
- ISBN: 9780802135193
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported