Valley of the Dolls

(ended 1994)




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Valley of the Dolls

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Based on the best-selling novel of all time...In a world of glamour, temptation, deals and deception, three young women will struggle to realize their dreams. Hollywood, the ultimate fantasy, where success and ambition are everything, and only the strong survive. Neely O'Hara: a triple threat, singer/dancer/actress, she'll let nothing stand in her way. Anne Welles: she left her home in the Midwest to become a player behind the scenes. Jennifer North: born into a business she hates, she won't be able to resist it's lure. Helen Lawson: Jennifer's mother, a star who's seen it all and keeps on playing. Their lives, their careers, their men. Young, beautiful, ambitious, searching for ultimate fulfillment in a world, where friendship may be the only way to survive...

This syndicated late-night soap opera was loosely based on Jacqueline Sussan's best-selling novel, and the 1967 cult/camp classic film, "Valley of the Dolls". The steamy soap was test marketed in only 13 cities, airing nightly Mon.-Fri.

The show never actually made it to national air across the country as the production company New World decided to cancel the project. However, the show did air for 13 weeks with 65 episodes in those selected cities.

The show aired following the "Late Show with David Letterman" on several CBS affiliates.

Susann's novel not only spawned the film and this short-lived soap, but a semi-sequel, "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls" in 1970, and a 2-part, 4-hour 1981 TV-Miniseries.moreless