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-'''''Valley of the Dolls''''' is the title of a best selling [[novel]] by [[Jacqueline Susann]], published in 1966. It is widely considered one of the most commercially successful novels of all time.+'''''Valley of the Dolls''''' is the title of a [[best selling]] [[novel]] by [[Jacqueline Susann]], published in [[1966]]. It is widely considered one of the most commercially successful novels of all time.
-''Valley of the Dolls'' was an instant success when it was first published. Since then it has sold more than [[List of best-selling books|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.+''Valley of the Dolls'' was an instant success when it was first published. Since then it has sold more than [[List of best-selling books|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.
In [[1967]] it was adapted into a dramatic [[Valley of the Dolls (film)|film of the same name]] which was directed by [[Mark Robson]], and stars [[Barbara Parkins]], [[Sharon Tate]], and [[Patty Duke]]. The novel was adapted again for television in 1981 and in 1994 a late-night, syndicated television [[soap opera]] ran for one season using the name and a loose adaptation of the premise. In [[1967]] it was adapted into a dramatic [[Valley of the Dolls (film)|film of the same name]] which was directed by [[Mark Robson]], and stars [[Barbara Parkins]], [[Sharon Tate]], and [[Patty Duke]]. The novel was adapted again for television in 1981 and in 1994 a late-night, syndicated television [[soap opera]] ran for one season using the name and a loose adaptation of the premise.
 +==See also==
 +* ''[[Beyond the Valley of the Dolls]]'', a 1970 [[satire|satirical]] [[pastiche]]
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Valley of the Dolls is the title of a best selling novel by Jacqueline Susann, published in 1966. It is widely considered one of the most commercially successful novels of all time.

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.

In 1967 it was adapted into a dramatic film of the same name which was directed by Mark Robson, and stars Barbara Parkins, Sharon Tate, and Patty Duke. The novel was adapted again for television in 1981 and in 1994 a late-night, syndicated television soap opera ran for one season using the name and a loose adaptation of the premise.

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