Valley of the Dolls

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20th Century Fox Released 1967

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Director:
Mark Robson
Released:
1967
Rating:
PG-13
Valley of the Dolls is an American drama film based on the 1966 novel written by Jacqueline Susann by the same name. This story follows three young women's ups and downs in life as the appeal of fame, alcohol, pills, and men consumes their lives. Neely O'Hara (Patty Duke) is an adventurous and talented actress who acts in a Broadway play the legendary actress Helen Lawson (Susan Hayward) stars in. Through this gig she meets Jennifer North (Sharon Tate), a beautiful blonde in the chorus and Anne Welles (Barbara Parkins) a well-bred small town girl from Massachusetts who works for a theatrical agency that represents Helen Lawson. Neely, Jennifer, and Anne become fast friends and share ambitions of fame and are all unlucky in love. Neely later sees fame and success in Hollywood but falls victim to the eponymous "dolls": perscription drugs. Jennifer follows Neely to Hollywood where she faces troubles in her personal life and career which lands her working in French "art films" (soft-core pornography) to stay afloat. Anne find success as a model who also gives into the allure of "dolls."moreless
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