Valley of the dolls /

Three girls come to New York City and later, Hollywood, to chase their dreams of stardom: there's Anne, the innocent secretary type who becomes an assistant to a large theatrical agent; Neely, an aspiring chorus girl with pluck who dreams of being a singer; and the beautiful blonde Jennifer, wh...

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Other Authors: Deutsch, Helen, (Screenwriter)
Kingsley, Dorothy,
(Screenwriter)

Daniels, William, 1900-1970,
(director of photography.)

Previn, André, 1929-
(composer (expression))

Parkins, Barbara, 1942-
(Actor)

Duke, Patty, 1946-2016,
(Actor)

Burke, Paul, 1926-2009,
(Actor)

Tate, Sharon, 1943-1969,
(Actor)

Scotti, Tony,
(Actor)

Milner, Martin, 1931-2015,
(Actor)

Drake, Charles, 1917-1994,
(Actor)

Davion, Alexander, 1929-
(Actor)

Grant, Lee, 1927-
(Actor)

Stevens, Naomi,
(Actor)

Harris, Robert H., 1911-1981,
(Actor)

Susann, Jacqueline,
(Actor)

Viharo, Robert,
(Actor)

Bishop, Joey,
(Actor)

Jessel, George, 1898-1981,
(Actor)

Hayward, Susan, 1917-1975,
(Actor)

Sidney, Robert, 1909-2008,
(Choreographer)

Previn, Dory,
(Lyricist)

Warwick, Dionne,
(Singer)

Williams, John, 1932-
(Conductor, music adapter,)

Susann, Jacqueline.
Description of Work:Motion picture
Format: Movie DVD
Language:English
Published:[New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]
Edition:Two-DVD special edition.
Series:Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 835.
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Related Information:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0065466/ Internet Movie Database Summary and Reviews
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Uniform Title:Valley of the dolls (Motion picture).
Summary:Three girls come to New York City and later, Hollywood, to chase their dreams of stardom: there's Anne, the innocent secretary type who becomes an assistant to a large theatrical agent; Neely, an aspiring chorus girl with pluck who dreams of being a singer; and the beautiful blonde Jennifer, who longs to be a real actress, but is destined to be regarded as a sex object. Life has a lot to give them, but there are prices for fame and fortune-- addictions to pills, booze, drowned careers, crumbling fortunes, dizzying highs and incredible lows. The three girls go for broke, eaten alive by show business, sex, and drugs, in this trashy, campy exposé of the dark side of stardom.
Language Notes:In English with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
General Notes:Title from title frame.
Based on the novel by Jacqueline Susann.
Originally produced as motion picture in 1967.
Special features: New 2K digital restoration; Audio commentary from 2006 featuring actor Barbara Parkins and journalist Ted Casablanca; New interviews with writer Amy Fine Collins about author Jacqueline Susann and the costumes in the film; New video essay by critic Kim Morgan; Footage from Sparkle Patty Sparkle!, a 2009 gala tribute to actor Patty Duke at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco; A World Premiere Voyage and Jacqueline Susann and "Valley of the Dolls", two promotional films from 1967; Episode of the television program Hollywood Backstories from 2001 on the film; Screen tests; Trailers. Container booklet includes essay "This Merry-Go-Round" by film critic Glenn Kenny.
Physical Description:2 videodiscs (approximately 123 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (unpaged ; color illustrations ; 19 cm)
DVD video 4 3/4 in.
A/V Characteristics:digital optical surround Dolby Digital 3.0
widescreen
NTSC
Digital Characteristics:video file DVD video region 1
Credits:Songs "Give a Little More" "It's Impossible" "Come LIve with Me" "I'll Plant My Own Tree" and Theme from "Valley of the Dolls" lyrics by Dory Previn, music by Andre Previn ; Dionne Warwick sings the Theme from "Valley of the Dolls" ; music adapted and conducted by John Williams ; gown designed by Travilla ; director of photography, William H. Daniels ; art directors, Jack Martin Smith and Richard Day ; choreography by Robert Sidney ; film editor, Dorothy Spencer.
Performer:Barbara Parkins (Anne Welles), Patty Duke (Neely O'Hara), Paul Burke (Lyon Burke), Sharon Tate (Jennifer North), Tony Scotti (Tony Polar), Martin Milner (Mel Anderson), Charles Drake (Kevin Gillmore), Alex Davion (Ted Casablanca), Lee Grant (Miriam), Naomi Stevens (Miss Steinberg), Robert H. Harris (Henry Bellamy), Jacqueline Sussann (First reporter), Robert Viharo (Director), Joey Bishop (MC at Telethon), George Jessel (MC at Grammy Awards), Susan Hayward (Helen Lawson).
System Details:DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 3.0 surround.
Audience:MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements involving substance abuse, some sexual content, partial nudity and language.
Production Credits:Songs "Give a Little More" "It's Impossible" "Come LIve with Me" "I'll Plant My Own Tree" and Theme from "Valley of the Dolls" lyrics by Dory Previn, music by Andre Previn ; Dionne Warwick sings the Theme from "Valley of the Dolls" ; music adapted and conducted by John Williams ; gown designed by Travilla ; director of photography, William H. Daniels ; art directors, Jack Martin Smith and Richard Day ; choreography by Robert Sidney ; film editor, Dorothy Spencer.
ISBN:9781681432083
1681432080