Valley of the Dolls
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Even though this was published in 1966, it is still relevant today. The way they talk about middle age women (particularly in the entertainment industry) is still applicable to today. Additionally, drug addiction is still a huge problem in today’s world. Anne: Lyon we can’t move to Lawrenceville I hate it there, I’d rather die [followed by a huge fight and Lyon went awol] One is a culturally-important, best-selling, drug-fueled, homoerotic classic with several unfortunate movie adaptations; the other is well, a culturally-important, best-selling, drug-fueled, homoerotic classic with this gem in it:
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On her 56th birthday, August 20, 1974, Susann was admitted to Doctors Hospital for the last of her 18 stays there. In her final days Susann said to her husband, “Maybe we’ve had too many secrets. Guy, my illness earlier, my illness now.” Mansfield told Oscar Dystel that shortly before she died, Susann, in the throes of a delusion, ripped off her turban and commanded her husband, “Let’s blow this joint!”—which she finally did at 9:02 P.M. on September 21, 1974. The secret of Susann’s terminal illness had been so rigorously guarded, the press—wary of yet another publicity stunt—called 200 Central Park South repeatedly for confirmation. Valley of the Dolls is the first novel by American writer Jacqueline Susann. Published in 1966, the book was the biggest selling novel of its year.  As of 2016, it has sold more than 31 million copies,  making it one of the all-time best-selling fictional works in publishing history.  Plot [ edit ] Another important difference is that the film is clearly set in the mid-to-late 1960s and the events unfold over the course of a few years, whereas in the book the story begins in 1945 and develops throughout two decades.Recent Radcliffe graduate Anne Welles is hired as a secretary at a theatrical agency which represents Helen Lawson, a cutthroat Broadway diva. Helen fears newcomer Neely O'Hara will upstage her, so she has Anne's boss pressure Neely to quit their upcoming show. Anne sours on show business after seeing Helen's cruelty toward Neely, but her boss's business partner, Lyon Burke, dissuades her from quitting the agency. All of Neely’s songs in the movie were dubbed, which disappointed Duke. “I knew I couldn’t sing like a trained singer,” she said. “But I thought it was important for Neely maybe to be pretty good in the beginning but the deterioration should be that raw, nerve-ending kind of the thing. And I couldn’t convince the director. They wanted to do a blanket dubbing. It just doesn’t have the passion I wanted it to have.” 7. GARLAND STOLE ONE OF THE MOVIE'S COSTUMES.
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Liebenson, Donald (December 13, 2017). "Why Valley of the Dolls Still Sparkles at 50". Vanity Fair. Archived from the original on August 24, 2020.Now I find this hard to believe. This Anne who never loved anyone and who only conversed with Lyon for two times?? This Anne who thinks there’s something wrong with her because she never loved anyone and who finds kissing men disgusting??? How did it happen? WHEN did it happen? DID I MISS SOMETHING. SOMEONE EXPLAIN. WHAT IS THIS INSTA LOVE NONSENSE.