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

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Neely, March, 1946 Summary

The opening of Neely O'Hara's own show is a huge success. When Helen Lawson, the star of Hit the Sky, starts treating Neely badly, Neely leaves the show. She signs on with Century Productions to make movies for $1,000 a week, which requires a move to California. Her fiancé, Mel Harris, does not want to leave New York City because it will mean sacrificing his own career as a radio writer. Neely promises that she will quit in five years after making her money, and says that she will not go to California if he will not go with her. Mel agrees to go.

Neely, March, 1946 Analysis

Neely is famous enough that Helen Lawson—a show business legend—considers her a rival. Neely is confident enough to pursue her own shows instead of appearing in shows made popular by other people. Mel sacrificing his...

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