Isn't She Great


1h 33m 2000

Brief Synopsis

Before Jacqueline Susann published her best-selling novel "Valley of the Dolls," she was deteremined to find her place in the spotlight. When a friend told her that "talent wasn't everything" she embarked on a quest to find someone to promote her. She found Irving Mansfield, a manager and publicist

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

Before Jacqueline Susann published her best-selling novel "Valley of the Dolls," she was deteremined to find her place in the spotlight. When a friend told her that "talent wasn't everything" she embarked on a quest to find someone to promote her. She found Irving Mansfield, a manager and publicist who fell in love with her and came up with a crazy idea: write a book. When Susann protested she had no writing experience he gave her golden advice: "Write what you know." And with that she turned her personal dramas with crazy, drug-addicted, sex-craved hopeful movie stars into an engrossing book that featured taboo subject matter and a vocabulary that would shock a sailor. Shunned by publishers at first, Jackie's charm and committment to personally publicizing the book would eventually change the way books were written and sold. With this battle won, Susann would go on to face larger demons, including the pitfalls of fame and her rapidly deteriorating health.

Crew

Tevin Adelman

Set Production Assistant

Charles Albertine

Song

Steve Allen

Song

Colin Anderson

Steadicam Operator

Andrea Kenyon And Associates

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Paul Anka

Song

Christine Anthony-trudelle

Location Assistant

Meredith Apel

Apprentice

Serge Archambault

Other

James Archer

Assistant Property Master

Carole Arpin

Assistant Property Master

Johanne Assedou

Production Assistant

Burt Bacharach

Song

Burt Bacharach

Music

Randall Balsmeyer

Visual Effects

Joane Baptiste

Other

Alex Barder

Assistant

Bob Baron

Adr

Monica Barraza

Production Assistant

Michael Barry

Rerecording

Stephane Beaudoin

Swing Gang

Andre Bedard

Swing Gang

Annie Belanger

Assistant

Monica Benazides

Dga Trainee

Ariane Benmergui

Production Assistant

Michelle Benoit

Assistant Director

Anne Berrie

Other

James R Bilz

Props

Jeff Blatt

Apprentice

David Bolton

Adr

Jim Boniece

Best Boy

Tim Boyle

Other

Pierre Brassard

Assistant Director

Tracy Braunstein

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Andre Brochu

Construction

Michel Brochu

Construction

James Brown

Song Performer

James Brown

Song

Nat Brown

Song

Rosina Bucci

Casting

Gilbert Bureau

Other

Amy Burt

Set Decorator

Nathan J. Busch

Hair Stylist

Louis Bush

Song

Jennifer Bydwell

Researcher

Teena Byl

Production Assistant

Frances Calder

Set Decorator

Jean-francois Campeau

Assistant Set Decorator

Claude Cardinal

Stand-In

Jean-andrt Carrière

Assistant Art Director

Johnny Carson

Song

Verne Caruso

Hair Stylist

Annick Chartier

Makeup Artist

Pierre Cheminat

Production Assistant

Eric Chentrier

Sound

Andre Chouinard

Swing Gang

Lisa Cofini

Post-Production Accountant

Don Cohen

Sound Mixer

Katherine M Cohen

Assistant Production Coordinator

Kathleen Corgan

Location Assistant

Isabelle Cornell

Assistant

Isabelle Cote

Graphic Artist

Jean-bernard Cote

Stand-In

Luc Daneau

Swing Gang

Alan Dangerio

Hair

Hal David

Song

Catherine Dawe

Location Manager

June De Camp

Other

Sandy De Crescent

Other

Jean-maurice Deernsted

Key Grip

Louis Deernsted

Director Of Photography

Stephane Deernsted

Best Boy Grip

Milton Delugg

Song

Nadine Demeule

Video Assist/Playback

George Detitta Jr.

Set Decorator

Linda Devetta

Makeup

Lee Dichter

Rerecording

Kenna Doeringer

Adr Editor

Richard N Dolan

Best Boy

Tim Donahue

Set Production Assistant

Claudette Duff

Assistant Editor

Genvieve Duguay

Set Production Assistant

Bruce Dukov

Other

Earle Dumler

Other

Raymond Dupuis

Art Director

Loren Elkins

Assistant

Lisa Emerson Machione

Costumes

Geoffrey Erb

Director Of Photography

Jason Fisher

Assistant Production Coordinator

Judie Fixler

Extras Agent/Coordinator

William Floyd

Assistant Director

Yves Fontigny

Set Production Assistant

Tom Ford

Rigging Gaffer

Rejéan Forget

Hair Stylist

Gilles Fortier

Rigging Gaffer

Gary Foster

Music

Stephane Frechette

Unit Manager

Eames Gagnon

Best Boy

Mary Gambardella

Script Supervisor

Micheline Garant

Production Manager

Patrick Garcia

Swing Gang

Dean Garvin

Assistant Director

Francois Gascon

Assistant Property Master

John Gaskin

Production Accountant

Benoit Gauthier

Stunt Coordinator

Paule Girardin

Other

Mick Gormaley

Assistant Sound Editor

Jerry Gray

Song

David Greenhouse

Other

Marco Grégoire

Production Assistant

Carole Grise

Accountant

Rick Grovinazzo

Original Music

Alain Guilbault

Props Buyer

Peter G Hackman

Other

Robert Herbert

Craft Service

Phil Hetos

Color Timer

Olivier Hetu

Production Assistant

Dan Higgins

Other

Mildred Hill

Song

Patty Hill

Song

Thierry Hoffman

Boom Operator

Tina Hong

Accounting Assistant

Sam Hutchins

Assistant Location Manager

Claude Jacques

Props Buyer

Matthew Jemus

Assistant Director

Nils Johnson

Video Assist/Playback

Gary Jones

Music Supervisor

Zsolt Kadar

Assistant Director

Steven Kasow

Music

Todd Kasow

Rerecording

Todd Kasow

Music Editor

Suzie Katayama

Other

Joan Kauffman

Assistant Costume Designer

Steve Kirshoff

Special Effects

Tommy Klines

Assistant Camera Operator

Ray Kluga

Art Director

David Knox

Camera Operator

Michael Korda

Source Material (From Article)

Dan Korintus

Dialogue Editor

Ken Korrall

Location Manager

Phillip Kurdyla

Production Assistant

Ted Kurdyla

Unit Production Manager

Ted Kurdyla

Executive Producer

Esther Lacaille

Unit Manager

Louis-rene Landry

Animator

George Lara

Foley

Pierre Yves Larouch

Production Assistant

Joann M Laub

Post-Production Supervisor

Steven Lawrence

Makeup Artist

Jean-guy Leblanc

On-Set Dresser

Haidee Lefebvre

Other

Alice Lehrer

Stand-In

John Leonidas

Transportation Captain

Maryse Lesage

Assistant

Isabelle Letourneau

Art Department Coordinator

Gary Levinsohn

Executive Producer

John Lewin

Gaffer

Patricia A Liberati

Accountant

Charlotte Lightfoot-magyar

Accounting Assistant

Mitch Lillian

Key Grip

Karl Walter Lindenlaub

Director Of Photography

Mike Lobell

Producer

John A Machione

Assistant Director

John A Machione

Unit Production Manager

Susan Macquarrie

Set Decorator

Barry Malkin

Editor

Brian R Mannain

Construction Manager

Charlie Manoquinn

Dolly Grip

Theresa L Marsh

Accounting Assistant

Gaetan Marsolais

Art Assistant

Roman Martyn

Location Assistant

Brick Mason

Art Department

Gilles Mayer

Rigging Gaffer

Francis J Mcbride

Other

Eddie Micallef

Production Assistant

Kay Michaels

Art Department Coordinator

Kiersten Pilar Miller

Set Production Assistant

Michael W. Mitchell

Sound Effects Editor

Gilles Montreuil

Accounting Assistant

Minor Mustain

Stunt Coordinator

Tom Nelson

Sound Mixer

Joseph Oppenheimer

Other

Lois Otto Nalepka

Production Coordinator

Rene Paiement

Stand-In

Glen Pangione

Construction Coordinator

Michel Parent

Production Assistant

Francesca Paris

Hair Stylist

Michele Paris

Makeup Artist

Dean Parks

Music

Stella Pauline

Special Thanks To

David Pearson

Location Assistant

Jacques Pellerin

On-Set Dresser

Louis-martin Pepperall

Production Assistant

Lyse Pomerleau

Wardrobe

Philippe Pommier

Production Assistant

Marie Quesnel

Production Coordinator

Dennis Radesky

Transportation Co-Captain

Henri Rene

Song Performer

Rick Riccio

Other

Judy Richter

Production Supervisor

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2000
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video July 18, 2000

Released in United States Winter January 28, 2000

Based on the New Yorker magazine article "Wasn't She Great" by Simon & Schuster editor-in-chief Michael Korda.

Project was previously set up at TriStar Pictures.

Began shooting May 20, 1998.

Completed shooting August 14, 1998.

Released in United States Winter January 28, 2000

Released in United States on Video July 18, 2000