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by docwheels
16 Sep 2020, 17:22
Forum: BOOKS ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Doris Mentioned in New Book about Hitchcock and Actors
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Doris Mentioned in New Book about Hitchcock and Actors

In Dan Callahan's brand new book - The Camera Lies: Acting for Hitchcock - Doris's performance in The Man Who Knew Too Much is briefly discussed. Basically, this author thought Doris overacted ("histrionic" and "uncontrolled") in the scene where she's given sedatives by Jimmy Stewart but he thought,...
by docwheels
04 Sep 2020, 11:23
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 45
Views: 2383

Re: Sad News

I'm also saddened by this news. I only came to this forum after Ms. Day had died and there was no way to sign up. I contacted Bryan directly and = to my great amazement - he responded quickly and helpfully explaining there were questions about maintaining the board. Thankfully, I guess others also w...
by docwheels
04 Sep 2020, 11:17
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Carmel Home Up for Sale - Proceeds to DDAF
Replies: 0
Views: 375

Carmel Home Up for Sale - Proceeds to DDAF

The Wall Street Journal's Friday "real-estate" section has an article and pictures about Doris Day's Carmel home going up for sale - with proceeds to DDAF. You can find the article at https://www.wsj.com/articles/doris-day-california-home-for-sale-11599142396. If you get a box that says you need to ...
by docwheels
17 Jun 2020, 09:33
Forum: FILM & AUDIO CLIPS, VIDEOS
Topic: New Podcast (June 2) on Doris
Replies: 0
Views: 826

New Podcast (June 2) on Doris

The BBC has issued a new podcast in their "Great Lives" series: Dolly Alderton on Doris Day (June 2, 2020). There are interviews with Dolly Alderton (a young British columnist) and Tamar Jeffries McDonald (an academic who did extensive research for her dissertation on Doris Day that became the book ...
by docwheels
28 May 2020, 16:42
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Did Doris Lend Her Name to A Fur Company in the 50's
Replies: 1
Views: 1414

Did Doris Lend Her Name to A Fur Company in the 50's

1955_VF_doris day inc_ad.jpg Was doing some database searching in prep for teaching my "Jung, Doris Day, and Hope" course again in the fall - this time via Zoom - and ran across something that has me curious. Attached is a 1955 Vanity Fair ad for Doris Day Inc - America's most honored name in furs....
by docwheels
28 May 2020, 16:30
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: September Song and My #1 Dream
Replies: 6
Views: 1304

September Song and My #1 Dream

UPDATE: Found "My Number One Dream Came True" on YouTube - assume that was the song the reviewer was referring to. But, only thing I can find for September Song with Les Brown is JoAnn Greer's version with the band - understand she became the band's female singer in 1953 - nice voice but not the uni...
by docwheels
01 May 2020, 17:52
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Doris-Rock and Que Sera Sera In Intro to Mrs America
Replies: 1
Views: 496

Doris-Rock and Que Sera Sera In Intro to Mrs America

Hulu's new weekly show about Phyllis Schlafly - starring Cate Blanchett - started the April 30 episode (episode 5) with a direct nod to Doris Day. I'm not sure they meant this as a compliment - but, if you'd like to see the 45 seconds where Rock-Doris are name dropped and Que Sera Sera is played you...
by docwheels
01 May 2020, 17:45
Forum: BOOKS ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Doris Continues to Make the Cover of Magazines
Replies: 1
Views: 2608

Doris Continues to Make the Cover of Magazines

While desperately searching for something to read - with all the libraries and book stores closed - I was delighted to see Doris Day's happy face smiling out at me from the magazine rack at the grocery store. The May 4 edition of Closer Weekly (see the cover at https://www.magazinecafestore.com/clos...
by docwheels
27 Mar 2020, 23:05
Forum: BOOKS ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Long Review of Day-Hudson Movies
Replies: 3
Views: 974

Long Review of Day-Hudson Movies

AVClub - a pop culture site - has a long review on the Doris Day-Rock Hudon movie trilogy; focusing particularly on Pajama Game . Although the piece includes the obligatory analysis of how the Day-Hudson films violate today's gender standards, the author continually returns to the point that the fil...
by docwheels
19 Feb 2020, 22:03
Forum: DORIS DAY PHOTOS
Topic: 2020 Doris Day photos
Replies: 186
Views: 28783

Re: 2020 Doris Day photos

I've had to remove some links on this post as it went to an unsafe web page that set off my anti-virus program. - Bryan Can use some help with this one. Who is the man on the piano. He looks a little like Paul Francis Webster or Frank Comstock. The label said it was George Weidler, but that isn't hi...
by docwheels
09 Feb 2020, 10:03
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Doris Day on Live Radio Shows 40's/50's
Replies: 223
Views: 106950

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

Hi Peter: Forgive my ignorance - but when you write "rare radio shows back" do you mean you found a document that lists the song order for each appearance OR do you mean you found an actual recording/transcription of each show? If it's that you found recordings/transcriptions - could you share some ...
by docwheels
30 Jan 2020, 17:41
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Chatting about Doris...
Replies: 190
Views: 46243

Re: Chatting about Doris...

I ran across https://www.filmsite.org/100greatfilmstars7.html which lists Doris among the top 50 actresses. On this website they are not ranked. The book (The Goddess and the Girl-Next-Door) that sent me to the FilmSite.org location said Doris was ranked at 40th. Since the ranking criteria includes ...
by docwheels
27 Jan 2020, 22:40
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Grammy's In Memorium Included Doris
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Grammy's In Memorium Included Doris

Doris is shown for about 4 seconds singing Que Sera, Sera (the 2nd time) from The Man who Knew Too Much. You can see it starting about 16 seconds into the video

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... e=emb_logo[/youtube]
by docwheels
10 Dec 2019, 23:00
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: The Ballad of Josie
Replies: 66
Views: 46300

Re: The Ballad of Josie

Your group of 8-12 year kids aren't the only ones who enjoy "The Ballad of Josie. I was at my 91-year old father's apartment earlier this week. As I was at the kitchen table going through papers and bills and tending to matters he no longer wants to handle, I kept hearing him chuckle as he was sitti...
by docwheels
23 Nov 2019, 21:51
Forum: BOOKS ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Doris Day Mentioned Quite Positively in New Book: The Movie Musical by Jeanine Basinger
Replies: 2
Views: 1315

Doris Day Mentioned Quite Positively in New Book: The Movie Musical by Jeanine Basinger

Jeanine Basinger's "The Movie Musical" is a thorough review of American musicals - past and present. It looks at musicals by name and at musical stars from the 30's to the present. In the midst of all this Doris Day stands out as one of the author's favorite musical stars. The author starts out chro...
by docwheels
20 Nov 2019, 21:46
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Doris Day Mentioned in Ford vs Ferrari
Replies: 1
Views: 732

Doris Day Mentioned in Ford vs Ferrari

Was watching the great new movie Ford Vs Ferrari. About half way through the movie there was a discussion between a Ford executive (Josh Lucas playing Leo Beebe) and Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) about whether Ken Miles (Christian Bale) was an acceptable driver for a Ford racing team. Beebe was adaman...
by docwheels
14 Nov 2019, 15:52
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Les Brown, Jr. on Doris Day and a new recording!
Replies: 23
Views: 4331

Re: Les Brown, Jr. on Doris Day and a new recording!

In full recognition that these songs have been previously available in other collections - boy did Les Brown Jr. do the magnificent voice of Doris Day proud in his remix. I downloaded digital files from Amazon instead of waiting for a CD - and I've been happy all day. The one downside I find is that...
by docwheels
12 Oct 2019, 14:59
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Doris Day on Live Radio Shows 40's/50's
Replies: 223
Views: 106950

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

It's sort of odd that "Do Nothing 'Til You Hear From Me" is on a country music website because it was strictly a jazz number, one of Duke Ellington's compositions. Just goes to show that things can be found in the most unlikely places! Thought the forum might be interested in what I learned about t...
by docwheels
30 Sep 2019, 16:53
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Lessons from "Judy" for any possible Doris Day Biopic?
Replies: 2
Views: 1390

Lessons from "Judy" for any possible Doris Day Biopic?

Anyone seen the new biopic "Judy"? If not, I recommend it- with the reservation noted below. But before I get to that reservation, a couple of "what do you think" questions if you've seen the movie: 1) Since biopics these days seems to focus around specific time frames or incidents - not an entire l...
by docwheels
23 Sep 2019, 19:56
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Chatting about Doris...
Replies: 190
Views: 46243

Re: Chatting about Doris...

Thanks for highlighting the 2019 Emmy's "In Memorium." I didn't watch live but did find just that segment - with Halsey singing "Time After Time" - at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy4oClmBdxo. Doris is shown second in the tribute at 0:53 seconds. One commenter said that the tribute is in the chro...
by docwheels
18 Sep 2019, 18:18
Forum: BOOKS ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Booklist for DayReaders
Replies: 37
Views: 41939

Re: Booklist for DayReaders

You can find a copy of the picture of Marilyn Monroe at the November 1954 wrap party for The Seven Year Itch - with Doris dancing in the background - at https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/marilyn-monroe-dances-with-co-star-tom-ewell-at-the-wrap-news-photo/530980652?adppopup=true Getty als...
by docwheels
10 Sep 2019, 11:38
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Products that Doris Endorsed
Replies: 8
Views: 3894

Re: Products that Doris Endorsed

In addition to what Judy mentioned above, Doris filmed a commercial for a margarine spread in the mid-seventies. It was directed by a high profile director but I cannot recall his name at the moment. And then there was that misguided attempt by Barry Comden to launch a Doris Day Pet Food line but t...
by docwheels
10 Sep 2019, 11:34
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Products that Doris Endorsed
Replies: 8
Views: 3894

Re: Products that Doris Endorsed

Hi, Docwheels -- When Doris endorsed Swan soap, she was actually a weekly cast member of Bob Hope's radio show. In the early 1950s, though, she began endorsing other products on her own. Two that I recall are Lustre Creme shampoo and Lux soap. Later she did print ads for Parker pens, Napier jewelry...
by docwheels
09 Sep 2019, 13:39
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Products that Doris Endorsed
Replies: 8
Views: 3894

Products that Doris Endorsed

As I've been listening to the 1948-1949 Bob Hope radio shows on which Doris was a routine guest, I've recognized that her voice was a regular part of the Swan Soap ads that were integrated into the show. I've pulled out three examples that you can listen to or download from my Google Drive (see belo...
by docwheels
22 Aug 2019, 17:29
Forum: FILM & AUDIO CLIPS, VIDEOS
Topic: 1985 Tribute Song by Brenner & Beresford
Replies: 0
Views: 3396

1985 Tribute Song by Brenner & Beresford

On a not-very-good 1985 European album entitled "Eleven Songs for Doris Day," there is one original tribute song written by Andrew Brenner and Stephen Beresford. It is sung by Deb'bora (Deb Martin). I found it a touching "biography" song and thought members of the forum might enjoy it since I don't ...