VALLEY OF THE DOLLS
1967, 20th Century Fox, 123 min, USA, Dir: Mark Robson

“You know it's bad to take liquor with those pills,” warns small town girl-turned-supermodel Anne (Barbara Parkins) to Broadway diva/train wreck Neely (Patty Duke). Neely's answer: “They work faster.” Based on Jacqueline Susann's runaway bestseller - which practically created a cottage industry in glossy, sex-drenched soap operas on page and screen - director Mark Robson’s bitchy, booze-angst-sex-drugs-fueled cult classic cautions against the perils of show business. The tragically beautiful Sharon Tate was nominated for a Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer in her role as B-movie queen Jennifer.


EYE OF THE DEVIL
1966, Warner Bros., 92 min, UK, Dir: J. Lee Thompson

When French nobleman David Niven is summoned to his vineyard after an unproductive season, he tells wife Deborah Kerr to stay behind. She doesn’t listen, and soon discovers the rural estate is run by ancient pagan practices that exact a terrible toll. With the ever-creepy Donald Pleasance and, as sibling witches, David Hemmings and Sharon Tate (in her first major film role).


DON’T MAKE WAVES
1967, Warner Bros., 97 min, USA, Dir: Alexander Mackendrick

Wonderfully sly, wistful satire of Malibu beach culture in the ’60s from the director of SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS. East Coast schlep Tony Curtis reinvents himself as a sun-tanned swimming pool salesman, amid a carnival of muscle boys, surfer girls, astrologers, skydivers and more. One of the great lost comedies of the ’60s - as good as THE LOVED ONE or LORD LOVE A DUCK. With Sharon Tate.


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