Saturday, July 9, 2016

Hooked on "Dolls"



In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the publication of Jacqueline Susann’s immortal bestseller, Valley of the Dolls, Mark Griffin will introduce a special screening of the 1967 film adaptation starring Barbara Parkins, Sharon Tate and the incomparable Patty Duke (as tormented superstar Neely O’Hara).  

Released by 20th Century-Fox a year after Susann’s novel became a publishing industry phenomenon, the movie version of Valley of the Dolls is widely considered ‘The Queen Mother of Cult Classics’ and the ultimate guilty pleasure.  In addition to the three leads, the film also features Oscar winners Susan Hayward and Lee Grant and in a contractually arranged cameo appearance, Jacqueline Susann herself.  

This invitation only event takes place on Saturday, July 16th, 2016 at the Eveningstar Cinema in Brunswick, Maine.  In addition to Griffin’s introductory remarks, this Valley extravaganza includes surprise guests, a trivia contest and a thematically appropriate luncheon served at Henry and Marty restaurant (as Lee Grant says in the movie, “I’ll start heating up the lasagna…”).    



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