Valley of the Dolls - Anne, 1962 Summary & Analysis

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Anne, 1962 Summary

Lyon Burke becomes the vice-president of the law firm Bellamy, Bellows, and Burke. He marries Anne Welles the next day. Henry, who had conspired with Anne to enable Lyon to purchase the business, warns Anne that her secret will be revealed at tax time. They do not know how Lyon will react.

Lyon abandons his writing career to build the business. George Bellows, the president of the firm, wants to sign on Neely O'Hara when she is released from the psychiatric hospital. He suggests that they book her for one-night shows and accepts that she has gained weight instead of slimming her down for appearances. Lyon has reservations about her reliability but agrees.

Anne gets pregnant. Neely's show is a success at venues across North America. When the show is a success in New York City, Neely falls into her old star habits and becomes difficult again...

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