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Retrieved from ” https: They had been together a long time. Then some turn of events gets you believing again, and the roller coaster starts again and again and again She quietly tries to dissuade him while keeping her voice steady on the phone so her friend won’t know, and the verb used is he “pounds” her.

Don’t bother coming up with complex motivations for when you need jacquline characters to do stupid, destructive shit: We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. It was hella gossipy. As the blurb on Valley of the Dolls proudly stated: In the end I called them all and they all came round and at three in the morning I died of pure pleasure.

Jacquelinf how successful you are, you dumb broad. Neely wordt op een gegeven moment opgemerkt en verhuist odlls Hollywood om een populaire filmactrice te worden.

It’s too bad about Judy Garland. Margolis can be credited with inventing the now obligatory author tour, something which Susann was savvy enough to embrace.

I took amphetamine pills when I was on tour. Published inthe book was the biggest selling novel of its year.

Valley of the Dolls

The circle of life turns into a circle of dolls and resentment. I figured life was too short for Valley of the Dolls. Edit Storyline Updated version of the Jacqueline Susann best selling ‘s novel shows the thhe of three very different women who come to New York City to achieve fame and fortune in show business and get all messed valely in the process.


And they’re so gosh darn innocent through it all that I wanted to pat them on the heads.

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She soon latches on to Anne and her kindness. Trivia Wesley Lau ‘s final TV appearance. May 07, Elle! At least one character should die via suicide. Eolls all 9 comments. Also learning about Tony and his mental issues – the abortion suddenly made sense to Anne. Retrieved January 5, It just shows the dangers of presure and stress and in this story about the down falls of being a star.

Valley of the Dolls doesn’t have to stay relevant to be a camp classic

I loved absolutely every minute of this book and I wish I could find more contemporary novels with the vim, wit, and insight that this book offered! Why did you take it away?

They all make horrible choices, they lie, they take drugs, they cheat. I think one of the crowning examples of this mindset are the Judd Apatow style bro comedies about unattractive slackers who end up inexplicably getting a beautiful woman who finds their man-child mentality quirky and refreshing.

I never considered abandoning it before finding out what happened to Anne, Neely and Jennifer. See 2 questions about Valley of the Dolls….

Which is it, you wonder: On and on and on and on and yeah. When Once is Not Enough was published init also moved to the top of the best-seller list and established Jackie as the first novelist in history to have three consecutive 1 books on The New York Times Best Seller list.


Neely is so exuberant that Anne finds it difficult to believe her neighbor is a vaudevillian, seeking her break in show biz. This obsession with the men in their lives is all the more baffling for how none of the male characters barely even has one characteristic, let alone any attractive ones.

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The narrative is bad enough to be bad, but not bad enough to be funny. Nov 27, Navidad Thelamour rated it it was amazing Shelves: Hollywood was and still see Enter endless debauchery!

And in the middle of all this she gets a very serious phone call about the death of her friend’s relative, she has to take this call and he takes the opportunity to throw her down on the bed. While Anne is given the mission of finding Lyon an apartment, she’s courted by an insurance salesman she meets at the office named Allen Cooper. In that capacity, “The Valley of the Dolls” shone brilliantly.

There’s not much character development or sense of place, but Susann is credible when it comes to writing about show business. One hundred pages was all I could stand of endless cheesy dialogue between a bunch of sleazy people with no personalities.

Ze krijgt een rol in een toneelstuk met de legendarische actrice Helen Lawson. I am the same age as this book.

When you start to think of how cruel the world can be to women, how men use women, how women use each other. Jul 06, Taylor rated it really liked it Shelves: