b2s pick: Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann

valley_of_the_dollsBOOKS 2 SCREEN PICK

Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann (Grove/Atlantic, 1966)

Agent: Estate of Jacqueline Susann


Summary: Dolls: red or black; capsules or tablets; washed down with vodka or swallowed straight by Anne, Neely, and Jennifer, it doesn’t t matter, as long as the pill bottle is within easy reach. These three women become best friends when they are young and struggling in New York City and then climb to the top of the entertainment industryonly to find that there is no place left to go but downinto the “Valley of the Dolls.

Notes: Now I am the first person to boo a reboot (but as the film came out in 1967 and the drugs have slightly upgraded). But I have to say that I’m suprised that there isn’t a modern adaptation of this amazing book. Drugs, Hollywood and Beautiful women? As well being the 50th Anniversary of the book.

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