Monday, October 10, 2011

all aboard for fun time

anyone who likes patty duke will be familiar with her terrific portrayal of neely in 'Valley of the Dolls.' i can't recall how this film was received when it first came out but i do know that it continues to fascinate. interestingly:

'Before it sold over 30 million copies and was made into a blockbuster film, Sussan’s most famous work was rejected by ten different publishers, largely due to its taboo themes of sex, drugs, and alcohol abuse. Of course, the rejections didn’t only deal with the subject matter, one editor who looked at the manuscript critiqued, “She is a painfully dull, inept, clumsy, undisciplined, rambling and thoroughly amateurish writer whose every sentence, paragraph and scene cries for the hand of a pro.”'

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