Dolly on Dolly Interviews and encounters

Dolly Parton

Book - 2017

Collection of interviews spanning five decades of Dolly Parton's career and featuring material gathered from celebrated publications including Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, Playboy, and Interview magazine. This book traces Dolly's evolution from her dirt-poor Smoky Mountain childhood to her reign as the undisputed 'Queen of Country Music.'"--Adapted from summary.

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Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press [2017]
Main Author
Dolly Parton (author)
Physical Description
xxi, 389 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, some color ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Blonde Ambition
  • Interview: Music City News
  • June 7, 1967 Interview Tape
  • Miss Dolly Parton: Blonde Bombshell of Great Smokies
  • September 27, 1970 The Tennessean
  • Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton
  • May 1971 The Great Speckled Bird
  • Say Hello to the Real Miss Dolly
  • October 20, 1974 The Tennessean
  • Part II. Elusive Butterfly
  • Interview: Dolly Parton
  • August 25, 1977 Rolling Stone
  • Playboy Interview: Dolly Parton: A Candid Conversation with the Curvaceous Queen of Country Music
  • October 1978 Playboy
  • Dolly Parton: The Sexy Superstar of Country Pop
  • January 1979 Cosmopolitan
  • Dolly Parton: Doin' What Comes Naturally
  • January 9, 1979 Family Circle
  • Part III. City of Schemes
  • The Unsinkable Dolly Parton
  • December 11, 1980 Rolling Stone
  • Interview: Dolly Parton
  • January 1981 Playgirl
  • Radio Interview
  • 1981 The Ralph Emery Show
  • Golly, Dolly! (What Will She Say Next?)
  • July 1982 Ladies' Home Journal
  • Part IV. Toast of Dollywood
  • Dolly's Dazzling Comeback
  • March 1984 Ladies' Home Journal
  • Dolly Parton
  • July 1984 Interview
  • Dolly Parton: "How I Came Close to Suicide"
  • June 1986 Ladies' Home Journal
  • "I Ain't Down Yet!"
  • July 1988 Redbook
  • Part V. Steel Magnolia
  • Daisy Mae in Hollywood
  • July 1989 Interview
  • One Tough Dolly
  • July 1995 Ladies' Home Journal
  • Welcome to the Dolly House
  • July 1997 Out
  • Dolly Parton-The Smartest Working Woman in Show Business
  • November / December 1999 No Depression
  • Part VI. CEO of Dreams Dolly
  • Parton: "I've Lived So Many Lifetimes"
  • December 27, 2002 Goldmine
  • Dolly Parton Talks About Days Future and Past
  • 2006 Q-Notes
  • Good Golly, Miss Dolly
  • March 2008 Ladies' Home Journal
  • Q&A: Dolly Parton on Lesbian Wedding Rumors & Boob Advice, Says Drag Name Is "P. Titty"
  • May 6, 2014 Between the lines
  • The Interview: The Industry of Doily Parton
  • May 11, 2014 Maclean's
  • About the Contributors
  • Credits
  • Index
Review by Library Journal Review

This collection of interviews charts Dolly Parton's 40-year career as a pop culture icon, gathering articles from Playboy, Interview, and Out magazines. Divided into six winsomely titled parts (e.g., "Blonde Ambition"; "CEO of Her Dreams"), it outlines the musician's journey from Sevierville, TN, to Nashville, then Hollywood. Parton's skillful control of her image means the content can be repetitive, with some truisms of her persona, like her relationship with reclusive husband Carl Dean, being honed over countless retellings. Other revelations are portioned out more carefully, such as the details of her rocky business partnership with country singer Porter Wagoner. Some of the most appealing interviews are from the last five years, and show Parton embracing her status as a gay icon. Minimal and succinct editorial notes keep things moving along, while candid moments are affecting and appear just frequently enough to keep the reader interested in the woman behind the savvy persona. VERDICT This polished tribute will be candy for Parton fans, while readers with a casual interest in pop culture will find it highly browsable and full of good humor.-Abigail Garnett, Brooklyn P.L. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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