We have seen the Diva Dionne Warwick previously this year. Here she is the featured singer to the soundtrack of the movie In The Valley Of The Dolls. It’ really not my fav album of hers so I am interested to research the movie and find out what it’s all about. 

wiki: Valley of the Dolls is a novel by American writer Jacqueline Susann, published in 1966. The “dolls” within the title is a slang term for downersbarbiturates used as sleep aids.

Valley of the Dolls was an instant success when it was first published. Since then it has sold more than 30 million copies. As the first roman à clef by a female author to achieve this level of sales in America, it led the way for other authors such as Jackie Collins to depict the private lives of the real-life rich and famous under a veneer of fiction.   

1967 film

In 1967 it was adapted into a dramatic film of the same name which was directed by Mark Robson, and stars Susan HaywardBarbara ParkinsSharon TatePatty Duke, and Paul Burke.

1981 TV miniseries

The novel was adapted again for television in 1981 as Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls, a TV miniseries adapted from the novel.

1994 TV series

In 1994 a late-night, syndicated television soap operaValley of the Dolls, starring Sally Kirkland ran for one season using a loose adaptation of the premise. 

I may keep the album now and read the book. I have no doubt it will get remade as a movie soon. The concept of addiction to pharmaceuticals and the famous is not new and this book proves it. Interesting that Dionne sang the soundtrack and her relative Whitney died of them just a few short months ago. EPIC. Let’s add this to my list of movies to see!

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