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by Musiclover
09 Jul 2020, 10:53
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Doris Day on Live Radio Shows 40's/50's
Replies: 219
Views: 99056

Re: Doris Day on Live Radio Shows 40's/50's

Excellent work, Peter. Thank you!
by Musiclover
01 Jul 2020, 09:45
Forum: DORIS DAY PHOTOS
Topic: 2020 Doris Day photos
Replies: 157
Views: 15031

Re: 2020 Doris Day photos

Ditto, Michael. Peter, you're amazing.
by Musiclover
20 Jun 2020, 10:24
Forum: DORIS DAY PHOTOS
Topic: 2020 Doris Day photos
Replies: 157
Views: 15031

Re: 2020 Doris Day photos

Peter, these are so nice. The 1957 head shot is one of my all-time favorites.
by Musiclover
19 Jun 2020, 21:27
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Cypress Inn
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Cypress Inn

Every quarter the city of Carmel-by-the-Sea publishes a list of the top 25 businesses that produced the most sales tax revenue, which ends up in the city's treasury. Learned today that Terry's Lounge at Cypress Inn makes the list consistently. I bet that's a legacy Doris never expected to leave!
by Musiclover
19 Jun 2020, 21:21
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Chatting about Doris...
Replies: 180
Views: 24542

Re: Chatting about Doris...

Johnny, White Shoulders is indeed still on the market. I wear it frequently, but didn't know that it was a favorite of Doris's, too.
by Musiclover
18 Jun 2020, 09:48
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Chatting about Doris...
Replies: 180
Views: 24542

Re: Chatting about Doris...

Nice find, Johnny. I recall a brief interview with Kym Karath, in which she commented about how she loved the smell of Doris's perfume when filming "The Thrill of It All."
by Musiclover
12 Jun 2020, 10:59
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Love Me or Leave Me
Replies: 190
Views: 136103

Re: Love Me or Leave Me

In my view, Doris gave the best performance of her entire career in this picture. The film as a whole is just wonderfully put together, including the masterful work of Isobel Lennart (who also wrote the screenplay for "Please Don't Eat the Daisies").
by Musiclover
02 Jun 2020, 09:26
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Young at Heart
Replies: 100
Views: 64783

Re: Young at Heart

Well said, as always, Michael. I totally agree.
by Musiclover
29 May 2020, 11:58
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: September Song and My #1 Dream
Replies: 6
Views: 607

Re: September Song and My #1 Dream

Docwheels, the recording date on my copy of "My Number One Dream Came True" (music by Les Brown, lyrics by Bud Green) is 8/29/46. That would make it one of the final 3 or 4 songs Doris sang with Brown. I believe it was recorded in a studio; it does not sound like a recording from a bandstand.
by Musiclover
28 May 2020, 10:54
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Forum Banners 2019-2020
Replies: 665
Views: 108999

Re: Forum Banners 2019-2020

Extraordinary banner, Puck and Bryan! Love it.
by Musiclover
06 May 2020, 11:33
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Music critic Will Friedwald on Doris Day.
Replies: 13
Views: 3333

Re: Music critic Will Friedwald on Doris Day.

Johnny, thanks for the quote from Narendra Kusnur. I like the similes he used to describe Doris's voice.
by Musiclover
05 May 2020, 14:36
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Music critic Will Friedwald on Doris Day.
Replies: 13
Views: 3333

Re: Music critic Will Friedwald on Doris Day.

Here's a chuckle -- another gem from Friedwald, this about Bing Crosby's recording of "Tell Me Why," which Doris sang in "On Moonlight Bay": Bing tried to "out-poignant" her rendition.
by Musiclover
27 Apr 2020, 11:00
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Let Us Remember
Replies: 364
Views: 124323

Re: Let Us Remember

Johnny, the letter from Ginger Rogers to Doris was dated December 6, 1979, a week after the Masquers Club in Hollywood had honored Ginger. She thanked Doris for her telegram on that occasion and wrote that the only thing better would've been if Doris could have attended the event.
by Musiclover
25 Apr 2020, 10:41
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Let Us Remember
Replies: 364
Views: 124323

Re: Let Us Remember

Johnny, did you notice that one of Doris's items auctioned by Julien's was a sweet handwritten thank-you note to her from Ginger Rogers? The winning bid was just over $5100.

One of my favorite Ginger Rogers films is "Bachelor Mother."
by Musiclover
25 Apr 2020, 10:33
Forum: DORIS DAY PHOTOS
Topic: 2020 Doris Day photos
Replies: 157
Views: 15031

Re: 2020 Doris Day photos

The costumes Debbie Reynolds collected over 4+ decades were auctioned in 3 separate events beginning in 2011 by Profiles in History, a California auction house. The total from the first 2 auctions was $25 million. A video of Debbie speaking at one of the auctions can be found on her website (Debbier...
by Musiclover
18 Apr 2020, 10:32
Forum: DORIS DAY PHOTOS
Topic: 2020 Doris Day photos
Replies: 157
Views: 15031

Re: 2020 Doris Day photos

Such a fine collection of Monterey Film Festival photos, Peter -- thank you! Doris's enjoyment of the evening is so apparent.
by Musiclover
12 Apr 2020, 12:16
Forum: DORIS DAY PHOTOS
Topic: 2020 Doris Day photos
Replies: 157
Views: 15031

Re: 2020 Doris Day photos

The photo of Doris with Emil Gilels leads me to wonder who the other 2 men were with them. Gilels was a Russian-born pianist who began a series of tours to different countries in the mid-1950s. On every tour he was accompanied by KGB agents. If you would like to watch a few minutes of one of his sol...
by Musiclover
10 Apr 2020, 11:51
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Music critic Will Friedwald on Doris Day.
Replies: 13
Views: 3333

Re: Music critic Will Friedwald on Doris Day.

Hi, Peter -- Glad you enjoyed reading these Friedwald excerpts. In my view, he's a really astute music historian and I love the humor he interjects into his reviews.

Happy Easter weekend to you and the other Forum members, too.

Judy
by Musiclover
09 Apr 2020, 20:29
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Music critic Will Friedwald on Doris Day.
Replies: 13
Views: 3333

Re: Music critic Will Friedwald on Doris Day.

Will Friedwald's book called The Great Jazz & Pop Vocal Albums is an in-depth critique of nearly 5 dozen albums recorded between 1948 and 2002. The work of Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, and Frank Sinatra is represented by 2 albums apiece, as is the work of Peggy Lee and Sarah Vaughan. Th...
by Musiclover
06 Apr 2020, 10:39
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Chatting about Doris...
Replies: 180
Views: 24542

Re: Chatting about Doris...

Thanks for this link, Michael. I made some notes during the auction and was interested that the 4 Golden Globes combined fetched nearly as much as the Model A car. Doris's partner at Cypress Inn, Denny Levett, owns a number of collectible cars, which led me to wonder whether he might've been the hig...
by Musiclover
06 Apr 2020, 00:18
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Forum Banners 2019-2020
Replies: 665
Views: 108999

Re: Forum Banners 2019

I'm pretty sure it was not taken in Spain. That outcropping on the left looks quite a bit like Morro Rock, which is about 100 miles south of Monterey. Morro Bay is about 20 miles north of Pismo Beach. There are photos of the Melchers in Monterey in the early 1950s, and they also went to Pismo Beach ...
by Musiclover
02 Apr 2020, 12:50
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Forum Banners 2019-2020
Replies: 665
Views: 108999

Re: Forum Banners 2019

Michael, this is really sweet. I think Doris would love it (and would probably be in tears like I was at the finale). Thank you!
by Musiclover
30 Mar 2020, 11:16
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Chatting about Doris...
Replies: 180
Views: 24542

Re: Chatting about Doris...

Johnny, my notes show 2 different recording dates for "S' Wonderful", one in January 1950 and the other in May 1951. I don't which one was used in "Crime Wave."
by Musiclover
29 Mar 2020, 21:21
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Johnny Mandel comment about Doris
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Johnny Mandel comment about Doris

A book called "The B Side" contains an interview with multi-award winning songwriter and arranger Johnny Mandel. In it he recalls being hired by Mitch Miller to arrange an album for Doris. While he was working on it, Miller said that he wanted Mandel to write in the style of Ray Coniff, using "wordl...
by Musiclover
29 Mar 2020, 12:08
Forum: DORIS DAY PHOTOS
Topic: 2020 Doris Day photos
Replies: 157
Views: 15031

Re: 2020 Doris Day photos

Peter, this latest group of photos from you is really special. I especially like those in which Doris is wearing the blue and white striped shirt. In what year would you say they were taken? I'm thinking 1956 or 1957.