DRESS UP: Valley of the Dolls

Join us in your pastel suits and lamé gowns for this pill popping classic — one of the ultimate indulgent doses of Sixties Mod fashion on film, wrapped up in the soapiest of manic melodramas! Amongst over 100 incredible, eye-popping costume changes, starlets Sharon Tate, Patty Duke and Barbara Parkins run headfirst into the perils of booze, pills (aka those titular “dolls”), fame and attitude-heavy men on their way to the top of the cutthroat showbiz ladder. Based on the wildly popular novel by pop sensationalist Jacqueline Susann, Valley of the Dolls is the most outrageous (and thoroughly entertaining) entry in the grand “young women making it big in the big city” movie tradition. In truth, the real star of the movie is famous fashion designer “Travilla”: after a storied life dressing movie icons like Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall, one of the artist’s career-crowning achievements was the non-stop parade of off-the-charts, “Big Sixties” pastel ‘n sequined gear that rains down on Valley of the Dolls like Niagara Falls.
Dir. Mark Robson, 1967, DCP, 123 min.

Watch Cinefamily’s original trailer for “Valley of the Dolls”!