A Lady Says Yes opened on January 10, 1945 at the Broadhurst theatre . Reviewers called it a "silly, harmless diversion" but they praised Carole's performance. Unfortunately A Lady Says Yes was not a hit and it closed after only eighty-seven performances. While working in the show Carole had a romantic relationship with her female costar Jacqueline Susann. In 1966 Jacqueline wrote the best-selling novel Valley Of The Dolls. The character of Jennifer North was based on Carole.
Jacqueline Susann, Carole, and Christine Ayres