You’ve got to climb Mount Everest..

..to reach The Valley of The Dolls. The beautiful, and now strangely forgotten, Barbara Perkins gazing wistfully but hopefully out of a train window as it speeds past Stockport Viaduct on its way to New York and maybe a new life..
Birthday girl Dionne is her usual, magical self on the theme tune, which is desperate to have been written by Burt but was actually the work of Dory and Andre Previn – surely their finest..
And while we’re surelying – this is surely the best opening scene ever to feature a yellow cab pulling up at a sidewalk in Manhattan, is it not?..

..No, of course it’s not – this is..

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