The Scandalous Me: Jacqueline Susann Story


2h 1998

Brief Synopsis

Television movie based on the life of Jacqueline Susann, author of "Valley of the Dolls." A look at the triumphs and tragedies of Jacqueline Susann, who grew up during the Depression and tried her luck as an actress in New York City in the 1940s. What she lacked in talent she made up with moxie and

Film Details

Also Known As
Scandalous Me: Jacqueline Susann Story
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Alliance Atlantis Television Productions; Bell Media; Casablanca Sound Services; Medallion Pfa; Usa Network
Distribution Company
Atlantis Films
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

Television movie based on the life of Jacqueline Susann, author of "Valley of the Dolls." A look at the triumphs and tragedies of Jacqueline Susann, who grew up during the Depression and tried her luck as an actress in New York City in the 1940s. What she lacked in talent she made up with moxie and with the help of best friend Bea Cole, Susann caught the eye of press agent Irving Mansfield. They married and Susann entered a world of glamour and excess. When Susann drew on her experiences of the 1960s and wrote "Valley of the Dolls," a saga of sex, drugs and scandal, she achieved the celebrity she desired. At the time of her death from breast cancer in 1974, "Valley of the Dolls" was the bestselling novel of all time.

Crew

Marlene Aarons

Makeup Artist

Francesca Accinelli

Assistant Production Coordinator

Craig Alexander

Casting Director

Mark Berlet

Gaffer

Tony Bifano

Transportation Coordinator

Lisa Bishop

Other

Belinda Blyth

Stand-In

Rick Cadger

Dialogue Editor

Ian Campbell

Stand-In

Stephan Carrier

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Paul Deakin

On-Line Editor

Joseph Denke

Assistant Sound Editor

John Duncan

Legal Counsel

Ruth Dyer

Unit Publicist

Shem Ellis

Best Boy

Jimmy Encao

Hair Stylist

Anna Falsetta

Production Associate

Karen Fernandez

Assistant Camera Operator

Peter Fletcher

Property Master

Michele Francis

Assistant Editor

Michele Gallery

Screenwriter

Lazlo George

Director Of Photography

Ed Gernon

Executive Producer

Lorraine Grant

Colorist

Felix Gray

Assistant Director

Richard Haylock

Production Accountant

Ronayne Higginson

Assistant Sound Editor

Kevin Holland

Generator Operator

Jennifer Horvath

Advisor

Kevin Hourigan

Assistant Director

Karl Irvine

Assistant Director

Diana Irwin

Costume Designer

Mary Kahn

Executive In Charge Of Production

Randi Kirshenbaum

Legal Counsel

Randi Kirshenbaum

Consultant

Zameret Kleiman

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Michele Lee

Executive Producer

Deb Lefaive

Production Manager

Deb Lefaive

Line Producer

Ron Lightfoot

Construction Coordinator

Carlos Lopes

Music

Linda Maccormick

Makeup

Bill Macmillan

Sound Recordist

Matthew Marcus

Publicity

Bill Mcmillan

Sound Recordist

Mario Mercuri

Art Director

Jan Peter Meyboom

Producer

Lesley Meyers

Production Coordinator

Don Mueller

Executive Story Development

Lesley Myers

Production Coordinator

Jeff Nelson

Location Manager

Shannon O'connor

Assistant

Richard Ostlund

Executive Development

David Pamplin

Key Grip

Gail Parker

Animal Trainer

Mike Patterson

Property Master

Dino Pigat

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Joanne Polley

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Michael Rintoul

Camera Operator

Adam Roberts

Post-Production Supervisor

Pamela Roberts

Hair Stylist

Barbara Seaman

From Biography ("Lovely Me")

Paul Shikata

Effects Editor

Susan Shipton

Editor

Anita Simard

Assistant Costume Designer

Hali Simon

Publicity

Chris Stagg

Dolly Grip

Dean Stinchcombe

Other

Peter Sussman

Executive Producer

Harold Thrasher

Production Designer

Jerri Thrasher

Set Decorator

Mike L Turner

Colorist

Marie Vapenikova

Script Supervisor

Craig Webster

Editing

Steve Wilkie

Photography

Barbara J. Zitwer

Co-Executive Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Scandalous Me: Jacqueline Susann Story
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Alliance Atlantis Television Productions; Bell Media; Casablanca Sound Services; Medallion Pfa; Usa Network
Distribution Company
Atlantis Films
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States December 9, 1998

Began shooting June 7, 1998.

Completed shooting July 10, 1998.

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