Isn't She Great | 2000

Adaptation, Comedy
Before Jacqueline Susann published her best-selling novel "Valley of the Dolls," she was deteremined to find her place in the spotlight. When a friend told her that "talent wasn't everything" she embarked on a quest to ...more

Cast

... Jacqueline Susann

Actor

... Irving Mansfield

Actor

... Florence Maybelle

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... Michael Hastings

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... Henry Marcus

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... Maury Manning

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... Debbie

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... Radio Actor

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... Shecky

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... Brad Bradburn

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... Professor Brainiac

Actor

... Bambi Madison

Actor

Writers

Screenplay

Source Material (from article)

Company

American Humane Association

Production Company

Production Company

Balsmeyer & Everett Inc

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Bens of Montreal

Production Company

Bernard Geis Associates Inc

Production Company

Synopsis

Before Jacqueline Susann published her best-selling novel "Valley of the Dolls," she was deteremined to find her place in the spotlight. When a friend told her that "talent wasn't everything" she embarked on a quest to find someone to promote her. She found Irving Mansfield, a manager and publicist who fell in love with her and came up with a crazy idea: write a book. When Susann protested she had no writing experience he gave her golden advice: "Write what you know." And with that she turned her personal dramas with crazy, drug-addicted, sex-craved hopeful movie stars into an engrossing book that featured taboo subject matter and a vocabulary that would shock a sailor. Shunned by publishers at first, Jackie's charm and committment to personally publicizing the book would eventually change the way books were written and sold. With this battle won, Susann would go on to face larger demons, including the pitfalls of fame and her rapidly deteriorating health.

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