The Best of Everything (novel)
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First edition cover
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster|
|September 2, 1958|
The novel was one of the first to be bought for film adaptation before the manuscript had been edited so the film company would be involved in the marketing of the book. It was also one of the first novels to use the author as a marketing tool—complete with full-color jacket photography of author Rona Jaffe by photographer Philippe Halsman.
In 1959, the novel was adapted into a film of the same name released by Twentieth Century Fox directed by Jean Negulesco and starring Diane Baker, Hope Lange, Stephen Boyd, Suzy Parker, Robert Evans, Brian Aherne and Joan Crawford. Longtime Fox music director Alfred Newman wrote the final musical score of his contract with the studio for the film.
- "Books Published Today". The New York Times: 23. September 2, 1958.
- Korda, Michael (1999). Another life: a memoir of other people (1st ed.). New York: Random House. ISBN 0679456597.
- "The Best of Everything: A New Play". Retrieved 8 August 2012.
- "'Mad Men' Era Women: Their Tale". Theater Reviews. The New York Times. p. C1. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
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