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Valley of the Dolls Chapter Summary & Analysis - Neely, January, 1946 Summary

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Neely, January, 1946 Summary

Neely O'Hara is having a wonderful year. She is a critical success in her role in Helen Lawson's show, Hit the Sky. She shares a luxurious apartment with Anne Welles and Jennifer North. She and her boyfriend Mel Harris are each earning two hundred dollars a week (although she spends her money as fast as she gets it). People are starting to recognize her when she goes places, too. On New Year's Eve, Mel suggests that they get married. Neely agrees, but asks that they wait until the lease runs out on her apartment in June.

Neely, January, 1946 Analysis

This chapter showcases what it was like to be a young, successful, and single woman in New York City just after World War II. Anne, Jennifer, and Neely are friends who enjoy each other's success. Neely's reason for postponing her wedding until the lease runs out...

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