Dolls! Dolls! Dolls! by Stephen Rebello audiobook

Dolls! Dolls! Dolls!: Deep Inside Valley of the Dolls, the Most Beloved Bad Book and Movie of All Time

By Stephen Rebello
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Since its publication in 1966, Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls has reigned as one of the most influential and beloved pieces of commercial fiction. Selling over thirty-one million copies worldwide, it revolutionized overnight the way books got sold, thanks to the tireless and canny self-promoting Susann. Turned in 1967 into an international box-office sensation and morphing into a much-beloved cult film, its influence endures today in everything from films and TV shows to fashion and cosmetics tributes and tie-ins. Dolls! Dolls! Dolls! digs deep into the creation of that hugely successful film—a journey nearly as cut-throat, sexually-charged, tragic, and revelatory as Susann's novel itself—and uncovers how the movie has become a cherished, widely imitated camp classic, thanks to its over-the-top performances, endlessly quotable absurd dialogue, outré costumes and hairdos, despite the high aspirations, money, and talent lavished on it. Screenwriter-journalist-film historian Stephen Rebello has conducted archival research and new interviews to draw back the velvet curtain on the behind-the-scenes intrigue, feuds and machinations that marked the film's production. In doing so, he unveils a rich, detailed history of fast-changing, late 1960s Hollywood, on screen and off.

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Summary

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A Kirkus Reviews Pick for Summer

Since its publication in 1966, Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls has reigned as one of the most influential and beloved pieces of commercial fiction. Selling over thirty-one million copies worldwide, it revolutionized overnight the way books got sold, thanks to the tireless and canny self-promoting Susann. Turned in 1967 into an international box-office sensation and morphing into a much-beloved cult film, its influence endures today in everything from films and TV shows to fashion and cosmetics tributes and tie-ins.

Dolls! Dolls! Dolls! digs deep into the creation of that hugely successful film—a journey nearly as cut-throat, sexually-charged, tragic, and revelatory as Susann's novel itself—and uncovers how the movie has become a cherished, widely imitated camp classic, thanks to its over-the-top performances, endlessly quotable absurd dialogue, outré costumes and hairdos, despite the high aspirations, money, and talent lavished on it. Screenwriter-journalist-film historian Stephen Rebello has conducted archival research and new interviews to draw back the velvet curtain on the behind-the-scenes intrigue, feuds and machinations that marked the film's production. In doing so, he unveils a rich, detailed history of fast-changing, late 1960s Hollywood, on screen and off.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A blissful treasure trove of gossipy insider details that Dolls fans will swiftly devour.” Kirkus Reviews
“Through extensive research and interviews, Rebello draws back the curtain on Susann’s soapy saga, offering insight into the behind-the-scenes secrets in bringing the book to the big screen.” Hollywood Reporter
“Rebello is a skilled writer and shrewd observer of Hollywood…If gossip is your doll, Rebello has the hookup.” Los Angeles Times
“Full of surprises and even suspense—revealing how cut-throat and puerile Hollywood can be…A book to simply enjoy, especially after seeing the film, which I strongly recommend you do.” Washington Post
“With great detail and heavy research, the book is as heady and colorful as the pulsating Pucci prints Susann so famously wore. It’s everything you could have ever possibly wanted to know about the book history loved to hate.” Vogue

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Author

Author Bio: Stephen Rebello

Author Bio: Stephen Rebello

Stephen Rebello is a screenwriter and author of several nonfiction books, including Reel Art: Great Posters from the Golden Age of the Silver Screen. He has also written feature articles for such magazines as Movieline, Hollywood Life, GQ, More, and Cosmopolitan. His celebrity interviews have drawn out provocative revelations from Matt Damon, Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Drew Barrymore, Charlie Sheen, Scarlett Johansson, Clive Owen, Jerry Bruckheimer, Sharon Stone, Gillian Anderson, Pierce Brosnan, and Tom Cruise, among others. Born in Massachusetts and a resident of Southern California, he is currently a contributing editor at Playboy magazine. Hitchcock, a 2013 dramatic feature film inspired by Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, stars Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, and Jessica Biel.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 12.54
Audience: Adult
Language: English