Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls

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Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls
Written by Laurence Heath
Story by Jacqueline Susann
Directed by Walter Grauman
Starring Catherine Hicks
Lisa Hartman
Veronica Hamel
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Renee Valente
Cinematography Robert L. Morrison
Editor(s) Sidney Katz
Running time 3h 53min
Production company(s) 20th Century Fox Television
Distributor Columbia Broadcasting System
Original network CBS
Original release October 18, 1981

Jacqueline Susann's Valley of the Dolls is a 1981 TV miniseries adapted from the 1966 novel Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann. The miniseries was directed by Walter Grauman, with Susann's husband Irving Mansfield as executive producer.[1]




The Washington Post's Tom Shales reviewed the miniseries and called it a "leaden and laborious remake" and found the 1967 film to be superior.[2]


  1. ^ O'Connor, John J. (October 19, 1981). "TV: 'Valley of the Dolls' Gets Facelift". The New York Times. Retrieved January 8, 2018. 
  2. ^ Shales, Tom (October 19, 1981). "A Leaden Remake of 'The Dolls'". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 8, 2018.