See a digitally restored version of Valley of the Dolls Thursday night at the Texas Theatre in Oak Cliff. The film is part of a "Behind the Screen" reception by the nonprofit literary events organization, WordSpace, to launch its 2016-17 season.
WordSpace president Charles Dee Mitchell says they'll be serving the fizzy Neely O'Hara vodka cocktail (left), named for Patty Duke's character in the movie. (Get the recipe below.)
Mitchell chose the film and says he covertly read the book in 10th grade thanks to a friend: "She disguised it under a pasted-on cover of James Michener's Hawaii and brought it to school. We passed it around for over week with all the good parts marked."
Doors open at 7 p.m. for the reception; movie starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 with a cash bar and bites, 231 Jefferson Blvd., 214-838-3554. wordspacedallas.com.
The Neely O'Hara
1 part Vodka
1 part Ginger Syrup
squeeze of 1/2 lime
serve over ice with soda with a twist of Lemon, Lime or Orange