Jackie Susann

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    May 29, 2012

    Fire Island Update! I Was There!

    This past weekend, it seemed like every single person on the island approached me with their own version of what--or who--they think caused last year's fire at the Pines. Whatever theory you plug into--and whether or not you're convinced that the insurance money in escrow will cover the massive rec ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Once Is Not Enough Is Must-See Camp

    Any serious camp lover has surely seen classic films like Valley of the Dolls and The Love Machine, adapted from the works of the queen of glossy Hollywood sexcapades, the lacquered-haired Jackie Susann. But another gem from her cinema canon, 1975's Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough, is a cri ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    The 10 Best Bitchy Comments Of All Time

    ​Who would know better than me? The 10 dissiest, wickedest, bitchiest sass-o-grams (whether in movies or in life) are as follows: 10) "She doesn't write, she types!" (Gore Vidal re popular author Jackie Susann) 9) "She looks like a truck driver in drag." (Truman Capote re the very same ... More >>

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    October 13, 2010

    Camp Flashback: Valley of the Dolls Casting Weirdness

    ​The 1967 campfest Valley of the Dolls is the ultimate glossy film about three show biz glamour girls who fall into a big bottle of pills. (They should remake it with Britney, Paris, and Lindsay.) Interestingly, the book's author, Jackie Susann, wanted Liza Minnelli to play the part of risin ... More >>

  • Theater

    August 19, 2008

    A Venture Through The 12th Annual New York Fringe Fest

    Get out your coolie hats and your bloody Popeye clothes.

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    August 12, 2008

    Trash Scribe Jackie Susann Lives Again at Fringe Festival

    At one point, Jackie Susann was a bigger author than God, as she liked to remind people. Her roman-a-cleft-chin Valley of the Dolls outsold the bible for a lot of the saucy '60s. And the self-promotional and stylish cranker-outer of best sellers still just won't die. I just saw a Fringe Festival pla ... More >>

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    January 19, 1999

    NY Mirror

    ''At Kurfew, the revelers sloppy-kiss as if their only romantic experience was from watching Freddie Prinze Jr. movies.''