Camp Midnight's
Valley of the Dolls
Fall 2010 Screening Event Photos!!!
The Camp Midnight Presentation of Valley of the Dolls hosted by Mr. O'Day and featuring hilarious
performances from the Hell in a Handbag theatrical troupe (David Cerda as Jackie Susann, Ed Jones as Helen
Lawson/Susan Hayward) on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at Chicago's historic Music Box Theatre, home to
the Camp Midnight series was a resounding, sold out success!  Thanks to all for attending and a special thank
you to our special guest, Academy Award winner Patty Duke, star of the film who made this a once in a
lifetime, never to be forgotten event Chicago will never forget!  We love you Anna!
Special thanks to Dave Jennings, Brian Andreotti (and the entire Music Box staff), Mike Pearce and
Jankowski, and many others who worked tirelessly to make this such a memorable event.
Thank you Chicagoland!!!
Camp Midnight's Valley of the Dolls screening event with Patty Duke in
person was a sell-out smash!
Photos by
Rick Aguilar
Camp Midnight emcee Dick O'Day and Valley of the Dolls author Jacqueline Susann (David Cerda) in
pre-publicity photos by Camp Midnight photographer Rick Aguilar (thank you Rick!)
An assortment of random photos from the event (above)
Dick O'Day and Jackie Susann making their entrances in the theatre
Dick at the organ with the Valley of the Dolls "production secretary"
who "remembered" picking the sea weed out of Barbara Parkins's teeth
and contest winners with their vintage prize swag (Cathy, right, as Neely won the top prize)
Patty's surprise entrance from the back of the theatre - dueting on "Come Live with Me" with the onstage cast
delighted the audience who responded with a five minute standing ovation!
Patty Duke posing with Jackie Susann (David Cerda), Dick O'Day and Ed Jones as Helen  Lawson
and Patty singing "Come Live with Me" with Mr. O'Day
A warm, funny post-screening Q&A with Patty conducted by David Cerda, artistic director of Hell and a Handbag
Productions and Richard Knight, Jr., film writer for the Chicago Tribune and Windy City Times film critic;
A delighted Patty laughs as David looks on at the exclusive post screening autograph signing reception