A television adaption of the novel "Valley of the Dolls", about the lives of various glamorous women living in Southern California.

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 22 minutes

Premier: None

Valley of the Dolls - Valley of the Dolls - Netflix

Valley of the Dolls is the first novel by American writer Jacqueline Susann. Published in 1966, the book was the biggest selling novel of its year. To date, it has sold more than 31 million copies, making it one of the best-selling works in publishing history.

Valley of the Dolls - Reception - Netflix

The book was published by Bernard Geis Associates on February 10, 1966, and “took off like a Cape Canaveral space shot.” Although Publishers Weekly, in an advance review, called the novel “big, brilliant and sensational” (if “poorly written”), the book received largely negative reviews. Gloria Steinem panned the book in The New York Herald Tribune as did the reviewer in The New York Times. Time magazine called it the “Dirty Book of the Month”, and said, “It might more accurately be described as a highly effective sedative, a living doll.” Despite the poor reviews, the book was a commercial juggernaut. On May 8, 1966, in its ninth week on the list, the book reached #1 on the New York Times Best Seller List, where it remained for 28 consecutive weeks. With a total of 65 weeks on the list, the book became the best selling novel of 1966. By the time of Susann's death in 1974, it had entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the best selling novel in publishing history, with more than 17 million copies sold. By 2016, the book had sold more than 31 million copies.

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