The Legacy of Success Foundation will hold their second annual Linen Brunch Aug. 12th at Creative Events of Dallas.
The event takes place at 11:30 a.m. at 1333 B Oak Lawn Avenue in Dallas, TX hosed by David Lewis.
Creative Events, a full-service event planner, was ranked #6 in the Dallas Business Journal in 1998 and was founded in 1996.
For more information, call 214-762-3061.
In unrelated event news Aug. 17-Sept. 9 the Uptown Players presents “Valley of the Dolls” regional premiere at the Trinity River Arts Center, 2600 Stemmons Freeway, Suite 180. The play, written by Jacqueline Susann, features the unforgettable character of Neely who goes from spunky to addicted. The story centers on three women who battle fame, booze, pills, and men. The adaptation of the book is directed by Bob Hess and Doug Miller with choreography by Paula Morelan. The book burst on to the literary scene of the 1960s and took the country by storm. A sequel was subsequently made in 1970 and for ten years there has been talk in Hollywood of an updated version.
Much has changed since the book Valley of the Dolls was published in 1966 which captures the lives of an all-female band, The Kelly Affair. The author had a bit part as a reporter in the original film. The book was the top selling American novel ever, according to research. If you buy the box set you will be treated to numerous extras such as screen test clips, backstage interviews, celebrity and fan stories and other footage for the die hard fan. Candice Bergen was originally considered for the part of Anne and the late Joan Crawford was also almost a choice for one of the roles. Judy Garland was fired from the film playing the part of Helen. Ginger Rogers, who then read for the part of Helen hated the script and turned it down. Marlo Thomas was also talked about for the role of Anne and Raquel Welch refused to play the part of a tragic showgirl.
The film, which also starred Patty Duke, Barbara Parking, and Sharon Tate was X-rated upon its release and panned by critics but gained a huge cult following with the outrageous, exaggerated, entertaining camp story. References to the character of Casey’s pills were played using miniature dolls in the film which was considered shocking upon its release.
“The characters closely resembled those of celebrities we knew,” said writer Keith Phipps.
“As for ‘Valley of the Dolls’ it’s almost in the ‘so bad it’s almost good’ mode,” writes Noel Murray of avclub.com. (http://www.avclub.com/content/node/49943). “Commentary tracks on the second disc (of the box set) are almost better than the movie itself.”
In other event news, The Resource Center of Dallas will hold its third annual job fair Aug. 29th and is seeking employers interested in having a booth there. The event, being held from 5-8 p.m., is intended to help bring diversity to the workplace. The address is 2701 Reagan Street in the Activities building.
For information, call 214-528-0144.
The agency is also seeking an associate executive director.
The organization’s Third Annual Summer Strut Home and Garden Tour will take place Sept. 9th. The homes of Devonshire will be featured. during the event which is being held from 4-7 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person or $90 a couple.
For details on all of the above, go to rcdallas.org.