Valley of the dolls

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[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016].
Blu-ray special edition ; widescreen.
1681432072, 9781681432076
Physical Desc
1 videodiscs (approximately 123 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (unpaged ; color illustrations ; 19 cm) 


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[New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2016].
Blu-ray special edition ; widescreen.
1681432072, 9781681432076


General Note
Based on the novel by Jacqueline Susann.
General Note
Originally produced as motion picture in 1967.
General Note
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.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, William H. Daniels ; film editor, Dorothy Spencer ; choreography by Robert Sidney ; 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.
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).
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.
Target Audience
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements involving substance abuse, some sexual content, partial nudity and language.
System Details
Blu-ray, NTSC region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 3.0 surround.
In English; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).


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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Robson, M., Weisbart, D., Deutsch, H., Kingsley, D., Duke, P., Burke, P., Tate, S., Scotti, T., Milner, M., Drake, C., Davion, A., Grant, L., Stevens, N., Harris, R. H., Susann, J., Viharo, R., Bishop, J., Jessel, G., Parkins, B., Hayward, S., Daniels, W., Spencer, D., Sidney, R., Previn, D., Previn, A., Williams, J., Warwick, D., & Susann, J. (2016). Valley of the dolls (Blu-ray special edition ; widescreen.). The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mark Robson et al.. 2016. Valley of the Dolls. The Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mark Robson et al.. Valley of the Dolls The Criterion Collection, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Robson, Mark, et al. Valley of the Dolls Blu-ray special edition ; widescreen., The Criterion Collection, 2016.

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