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Dolls! Dolls! Dolls! : deep inside Valley of the dolls, the most beloved bad book and movie of all time / Stephen Rebello.

Rebello, Stephen (author).
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Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria 813.54 REB (Text) 37521530983313 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Checked out 08/21/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780143133506 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 0143133500 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: xv, 336 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates :; black & white illustrations, photographs ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes selected bibliography (pages [309]-311) and index of names (pages [315]-336).
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: Sinking ship, or other than that, how was the movie, Ms. Susann? -- Jackie -- Jackie climbs Mount Everest -- Hollywood goes for booze and dope -- We two kings -- You've got to climb Mount Everest -- Going back to Harlan : ready, Screenwriter One -- A Helen not named Lawson and a friend of Dorothy's : screenwriters -- The casting of the Dolls : "Not since Scarlett O'Hara . . ." -- The casting of the dopes -- Preproduction : gonna dig a valley -- Feuding, fighting, fussing : the filming of the Dolls -- It's Judy! -- (Not so) suddenly Susan -- We'll fix it in post. Right? -- La publicité : sell it, sister -- Nobody digs the Valley but the public -- Over, under, sideways, down, and beyond the Valley -- Doll parts.
Summary, etc.:
The unbelievable-but-true, inside story of Jacqueline Susann's pop culture icon Valley of the Dolls--the landmark novel and publishing phenomenon, the infamous smash hit film ("the best worst movie ever made"), and Dolls's thriving legacy today.  Since its publication in 1966, Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls has reigned as one of the most influential and beloved pieces of commercial fiction. Selling over thirty-one million copies worldwide, it revolutionized overnight the way books got sold, thanks to the tireless and canny self-promoting Susann. It also generated endless speculation about the author's real-life models for its larger-than-life characters. Turned in 1967 into an international box-office sensation and morphing into a much-beloved cult film, its influence endures today in everything from films and TV shows to fashion and cosmetics tributes and tie-ins. Susann's compulsive readable exposé of three female friends finding success in New York City and Hollywood was a scandalous eye-opener for its candid treatment of sex, naked ambition, ageism, and pill-popping, and the big screen version was one of the most-seen and talked-about movies of the time.
Target Audience Note:
General Adult.
Subject: Susann, Jacqueline Valley of the dolls.
Susann, Jacqueline Valley of the dolls > Film adaptations.
Valley of the dolls (Motion picture).
Motion pictures > Production and direction > United States > History > 20th century.
Popular literature > United States > History and criticism.
Motion pictures, American.
Film adaptations.
PERFORMING ARTS / Film / History & Criticism.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Entertainment.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts.
Genre: Motion pictures.
Film adaptations.
Informational works.

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