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MBC Interactive Archive Project - 1960s - Mavericks of the New Hollywood: BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS by Russ Meyer

  • 27 Nov 2019
  • 7:00 PM - 8:55 PM
  • Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall, 1130 Washington Ave, South Beach
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MBC Interactive Archive Project -

1960s-Mavericks of the New Hollywood

Presented by the Miami Beach Film Society

WED, NOV 27, 9p:

BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS

Directed by RUSS MEYER/1970/1hr, 49mins.


Japanese flyer ("chirashi") for BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, 1970. #MBCarchive

Russ Meyer was the King of sexploitation, so he was a shoo-in to direct the “not a” sequel to Hollywood’s scandalous Valley of The Dolls, directed by the much more mainstream Mark Robson. Of course, Meyer outdid the original in outrageousness and trashiness, with the help of young Robert Ebert who wrote the script.

“In 1970, Twentieth Century-Fox, impressed by the visual zing “King of the Nudies” Russ Meyer had been bringing to bargain-basement exploitation fare, handed the director a studio budget and the title to one of its biggest hits, Valley of the Dolls…Transgressive and outrageous, this big-studio version of a debaucherous midnight movie is an addictively entertaining romp from one of cinema’s great outsider artists.”-Criterion Collection



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