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There's Only One Star in a Helen Lawson Production!

For a deft new adaptation of Valley of the Dolls at Empty Space Theatre in Seattle, costume and wig designer Dennis Milam Bensie followed the 1967 movie closely, but emphasized colors more. “I wanted the women to stand out,” he says, using sophisticated golds for established actress Helen Lawson (center and top right), and spangly reds, soft pinks, and severe purples respectively for the entertainment wannabes Neely, Jennifer, and Anne. “The men I put in green-brown tweeds, warm but

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