On this day 50 years ago, Jacqueline Susann’s Valley of the Dolls was released. It would take a month before the book would make it to the New York Times Bestseller list, but once it got there it would remain there for a record-breaking 65 weeks, breaking to number 1 in May. A year later, a movie based on the book was…
If you love subversive, macabre art, then these Victorian Dolls are for you. Along with the self-disemboweling one, there's also a porcelain figurine with an open throat wound, one with half its skull exposed, and one that's decapitated. And looking so ladylike the whole time!
Yes, Oscar winner Lee Daniels working on an adaptation of Jacqueline Susann's 1966 novel about pill-popping, fame and women with ambition. For TV. (The book was turned into a film in 1967.) Hopefully NBC doesn't want a watered-down version and lets Daniels keep the drugs and the abortion in the story.
Kids! For some reason, sitting on a towel on some sand near water has always been viewed as a valid excuse to abandon all literary aspiration and read lurid, purple prose. And we'll take it! Some all-time favorites:
Mattel and Stacey Irby-McBride debuted the So In Style line of black dolls to record levels of praise - and criticism. "Three dolls can't represent the whole African-American community," McBride says, not realizing her statement is the root of the issue.
According to Marc Lacroix, manager of one of the world's leading mannequin producers, European designers don't buy black mannequins, plus-sized mannequins are irrelevant, and Saudi customers only buy the headless and limbless.