Valley of the Dolls - Neely, February, 1946 Summary & Analysis

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Neely, February, 1946 Summary

Neely O'Hara signs on with Johnson Harris. They arrange for her to have her own show in addition to her role in Hit the Sky, and start grooming her as a star. She is assigned to a musical producer/arranger who only works with very famous people. He trains her voice and rehearses her relentlessly, and replaces all her clothes. Neely says that she still plans to marry Mel Harris in June and will always put her marriage ahead of her career.

Neely, February, 1946 Analysis

This chapter contrasts Neely's excitement about the personal attention she is getting and what it means for her career to her stated goals to work for a while and then get married. Her fiancé, Mel, has been personally promoting her, but it is never clear if he is affiliated with the Johnson Harris firm or if the name is a...

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