Valley Of The Dolls - Film Screening & Book-Signing

Wed, May 2nd, 2018

Film Screening and Book Signing with co-author of Patty Duke's Memoir

VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, the 1967 camp classic returns to the Music Box for the first time since 2010 when Oscar winner Patty Duke appeared in-person. Before her death in 2016, the beloved, multiple award-winning actress discussed the film and other highlights of her unparalleled career with Bill Jankowski, and the two co-authored the recently released memoir, IN THE PRESENCE OF GREATNESS - MY SIXTY YEAR JOURNEY AS AN ACTRESS.

After the film, Jankowski will discuss his warm friendship with the actress, share behind-the-scenes details from Duke's career and sign copies of the book. Richard Knight Jr., founder and president of the Queer Film Society (a partial beneficiary of the event), hosts the evening. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Jankowski will also be signing copies starting at 6pm until the screening starts.

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Valley Of The Dolls - Film Screening & Book-Signing

Wed, May 2nd
Valley of the Dolls


Valley of the Dolls

A FILM BY: Mark Robson
WRITTEN BY: Jacqueline Susann (novel), Helen Deutsch (screenplay)
STARRING: Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Paul Burke

Featuring a Book Signing with BILL JANKOWSKI, co-author of Patty Duke's Memoir IN THE PRESENCE OF GREATNESS - MY SIXTY YEAR JOURNEY AS AN ACTRESS

In New York City, bright but naive New Englander Anne Welles (Barbara Parkins) becomes a secretary at a theatrical law firm, where she falls in love with attorney Lyon Burke (Paul Burke). Anne befriends up-and-coming singer Neely O'Hara (Patty Duke), whose dynamic talent threatens aging star Helen Lawson (Joey Bishop) and beautiful but talentless actress Jennifer North (Sharon Tate). The women experience success and failure in love and work, leading to heartbreak, addiction and tragedy.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1967
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 123 mins
Format: DCP

Music Box Theatre

3733 N Southport Ave Chicago, IL 60613 773 871 6604