Saturday Pairing: Valley of the Dolls and the Harvey Wallbanger Cocktail

I am such a fan of this film! The opening theme song by Dionne Warwick stays on repeat on my Pandora playlist! What a great idea to pair it with a delicious cocktail! Now, it’s ON!!! #ValleyoftheDolls


Valley of the Dolls Valley of the Dolls

Sorry I missed yesterday; I had a bad case of the “cocktail flu” and was offline, watching a delightful classic movie: Valley of the Dolls from 1967.

Neely is Needy Neely is Needy

It is unthinkable to me that Patty Duke did not win the Oscar for her portrayal of Neely O’Hara or, as our generation calls her, LiLo. Yes, it was over-the-top, but have you met people like that? They are over-the-top. She was fucking stone-cold brilliant in that role.

Sharon Tate as Jennifer Sharon Tate as Jennifer

Sharon Tate was transcendently beautiful, perpetually slightly confused-looking, and perfectly cast as Jennifer, the doomed showgirl-cum-housewife with no particular talent outside generating pity and taking off her clothes. At least she had no illusions either.

Barbara Parkins on left Barbara Parkins on left

Barbara Parkins was beautiful, classic, a brunette of the Royal Doulton type with china-white skin, enormous panda eyes, and hair that was too well-brought-up to…

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