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by joe t.
25 Mar 2008, 20:08
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Latin for Lovers
Replies: 21
Views: 11439

Doris' recordings

JohnM, Do you have a target date for publishing your book on Doris' recordings? Santopietro made an attempt at reviewing her recordings but, to me, it was hit and miss. He got some things right and completely ignored other major recordings. You seem intent on a more methodical analysis of her vocal ...
by joe t.
04 Mar 2008, 22:50
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Pillow Talk
Replies: 164
Views: 135076

anniversary cake

What's interesting about the cake Doris and Marty are sharing on their 8th anniversary (and also Doris' birthday) is that, across the top of the cake is written "Any Way the Wind Blows". This photo was taken on the set of "Pillow Talk". The working title of the film was originally "Any Way the Wind ...
by joe t.
11 Feb 2008, 11:14
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Doris Day GRAMMY Award 2008
Replies: 138
Views: 77619

Magnificent!

Yes, it was perfect that Tony Bennett and Natalie Cole presented the award to Doris.

I choked up when Tony said "THE MAGNIFICENT DORIS DAY". I was also happy with where her award was placed in the show (which was quite good overall I thought).

Thank you Tony and Natalie.
by joe t.
30 Dec 2007, 13:24
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Interesting article
Replies: 6
Views: 3811

great comments

From the Basinger article:

"indescribable pizzazz"

Why didn't I think of that?? It's perfect!

And:

""Doris Day really has punch on screen," says Basinger. "She's unique. She can do it all . . ."

That's perfect too!
by joe t.
13 Sep 2007, 13:02
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Music - Music - Music
Replies: 28
Views: 14069

What???

Dayniac,

"A Purple Cow" I knew of.

But "A Load of Hay"??? LOL!

Glad I never heard that one!!
by joe t.
04 Apr 2007, 17:02
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: BETTY HUTTON - 1921-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 10682

photo of Betty and Doris

Ralph, My recollection is that the photo was taken at the Photoplay Gold Medal Awards dinner. I think Betty had won the award the prior year probably for "Annie Get Your Gun" and probably presented the award to Doris who won Most Popular Actress for 1952 for "Lullaby Of Broadway". I used to have tha...
by joe t.
29 Jan 2007, 10:59
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Move Over Darling
Replies: 145
Views: 116419

MOD

At the time it was announced, I thought it was a bad idea that Doris was going to do a movie that Marilyn had started and then died while in the middle of filming it. I thought it was in poor taste. I recall reading that MOD was part of a deal with 20th Century Fox that Doris would get to do "Sound ...
by joe t.
28 Jun 2006, 21:51
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: At The World Cup: Doris Day!
Replies: 4
Views: 4849

World Cup crowd chanting

Having watched part of the game, it may have been the crowd chanting the song. The soccer matches are often boring (for us Americans) because the score is often zero-to-zero or one-to-zero, but the audience is always into the excitement of the game and there is a constant background singing or chant...
by joe t.
17 May 2006, 13:01
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: THE PAJAMA GAME
Replies: 178
Views: 137236

Fast Forward

Lauren,

Just below the video are some buttons which control what you see. The first button is Pause, the second is Stop, third is Fast Reverse and fourth is Fast Forward.

Have fun.

Joe
by joe t.
15 May 2006, 10:34
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: THE PAJAMA GAME
Replies: 178
Views: 137236

Doris at 2.5 inches tall

Lauren, How do you find all this stuff?? Amazing! Watching the opening credits of PG, I was surprised to see that the orchestral arrangements were done by Nelson Riddle and Buddy Bregman. I always hoped Doris would do an album with Nelson Riddle who did fantastic arrangements for Sinatra's albums in...
by joe t.
09 Mar 2006, 22:58
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: I'll See You in My Dreams
Replies: 69
Views: 42659

"See You In My Dreams" was the first of Doris' pictures that I saw at New York's Radio City Music Hall. "Dreams" was the featured movie along with the famous Christmas stage show. It was a big treat for me to be taken to the "big city" to see a Doris Day movie! Although primarily a "musical", the st...
by joe t.
17 Dec 2005, 14:00
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Love Me or Leave Me
Replies: 190
Views: 143789

Woody Allen quote

Liz Smith quotes Woody Allen:

“. . . I saw Love Me Or Leave Me with Doris Day three days running when it was first released. And those imprints stay with you forever."
by joe t.
28 Nov 2005, 23:55
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Replies: 47
Views: 40880

Warmed over OMB

For me, in the spring of 1953, "Silvery Moon" did not offer much to get excited about. It was a lesser version of "On Moonlight Bay" which I thought was funnier. However, I did purchase the album of songs from the film (on four 78rpm discs). It was the second of Doris' albums that I bought and at th...
by joe t.
16 Nov 2005, 00:50
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Jumbo
Replies: 101
Views: 77407

Disappointed

When I read in the paper that Doris had signed to do a circus picture, "Jumbo", which was a less-than-smash-hit Broadway musical from the early 1940s, my heart sank. At the time, Doris was on a roll with one box office hit after another and I couldn't imagine who in their right mind would think that...
by joe t.
14 Oct 2005, 10:30
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: THE PAJAMA GAME
Replies: 178
Views: 137236

Shelley Winters quote

Ralph, My recollection is that Shelley Winters was living in Paris at the time and had just broken up with either a husband or boyfriend and was in an emotional depression. Doris' poignant reading of the "April In Paris" lyric had Shelley playing the record over and over and over. A friend visited h...
by joe t.
06 Oct 2005, 15:25
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Calamity Jane
Replies: 149
Views: 117410

Anticipation!

In early 1953, the gossip columnist Hedda Hopper wrote something like this in the New York Daily News: “Warner Brothers plans to pull out all the stops for Doris Day’s next picture, ‘Calamity Jane’. And being the Number 1 female star at the box office, she deserves it.” This was exciting news. But t...
by joe t.
28 Sep 2005, 11:14
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Pillow Talk
Replies: 164
Views: 135076

Some comments about "PT"

Some not-so-excellent comments regarding the excellent “Pillow Talk” rating I gave above. During filming, the working title was “Anyway The Wind Blows”. This was probably driven by Marty Melcher trying to get a song he was publishing to be the title of the picture. Ross Hunter changed the title to “...