Valley of the Dolls - Anne, 1957 Summary & Analysis

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Anne, 1957 Summary

Anne Welles and Kevin Gilmore, the man that made her famous as the Gillian Cosmetics Girl, are lovers. Kevin, a widower with adult children, is at Anne's home when she receives a phone call from her friend, the actress Neely O'Hara. Neely wants to leave Hollywood to stay with Anne in New York City; Anne is worried about how desperate Neely seems, especially in light of some rumors that are circulating.

Kevin asks Anne if she is in love with him or if she is still in love with Lyon Burke, her former lover. Anne tells him that kind of passionate love is for schoolgirls and that she enjoys his company, she enjoys him in bed, and she enjoys working for him. "Perhaps this is love", she explains. At the beginning of their relationship, Anne had wanted to get married and Kevin would not. Now, Anne does...

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