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by Johnny
17 Sep 2021, 22:06
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Jumbo
Replies: 104
Views: 97560

Re: Jumbo

I often. think while reading the wonderful DD Forum posts on Doris Day films that every piece of information has been written about them and there can't be anything else to discover. I then feel excited when I discover new pieces of information. I came across the following trivia written about Billy...
by Johnny
10 Sep 2021, 15:38
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: That Touch of Mink
Replies: 120
Views: 139985

Re: That Touch of Mink

Production Notes on A Touch of Mink: The film was released in New York City on June 14-1962 and in the United States on June 19-1962. The film grossed $17.6 million at the box office, earning $7.9 million in theatrical rentals in the United States and Canada. It was the 4th highest-grossing film of ...
by Johnny
03 Sep 2021, 18:39
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Lover Come Back
Replies: 128
Views: 124571

Re: Lover Come Back

In the biography of Rock Hudson, the author Mark Griffin writes about Doris and Rock's film Lover Come Back: "Rock Hudson and Tony Randall agreed Lover Come Back was the most successful of their films." ..."The critics concurred. Even the notoriously difficult to please Bosley Crowther gave Lover Co...
by Johnny
25 Aug 2021, 20:12
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Midnight Lace
Replies: 164
Views: 153946

Re: Midnight Lace

In David Kaufman's book on Doris Day, the following passage on Doris' performance in Midnight Lace reads: "The role in Midnight Lace generated a good deal of Oscar buzz. Dorothy Kilgallen was the first one to predict that Day "might well win an Academy Award for her emotional performance", as did Ea...
by Johnny
22 Aug 2021, 09:36
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Facebook
Replies: 2
Views: 2346

Re: Facebook

I missed this post. Thank you so much Peter.

It is another beautiful photo of Doris that is new to me.
by Johnny
22 Aug 2021, 09:29
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Please Don't Eat the Daisies
Replies: 133
Views: 131026

Re: Please Don't Eat the Daisies

In David Kaufman's book on Doris Day , there is interesting information on Please Don't Eat the Daisies. "Having produced Love Me or Leave Me, (Joe) Pasternak recruited the film's co-writer Isobel Lennart to create the screenplay for Please Don't Eat the Daisies. Though he did not take credit, Paste...
by Johnny
14 Aug 2021, 19:32
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Pillow Talk
Replies: 165
Views: 163917

Re: Pillow Talk

In Rock Hudson's biography by Mark Griffin I was surprised to read that no theaters wanted to book Pillow Talk . The following passage explains: "No one wanted to book it" remembered producer Ross Hunter. "The big movie chains all sadly told me after seeing the picture that sophisticated comedies li...
by Johnny
10 Aug 2021, 19:46
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Let Us Remember
Replies: 409
Views: 225790

Re: Let Us Remember

Let Us Remember:


On August 10- 2020, our wonderful webmaster Bryan James passed away. Your memory and all brilliant work as the creator of the Doris Day Forum remains close to our hearts. Your absence and joy is deeply missed.
by Johnny
03 Aug 2021, 22:02
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: It Happened to Jane
Replies: 100
Views: 80561

Re: It Happened to Jane

It Happened To Jane Movie Trivia: Jack Lemmon wrote that he thought this was a good , funny movie that didn't do well because of its' "terrible title". He thought he and Doris Day had very good chemistry together, and he regretted that they never made another film together. This was one of Doris Day...
by Johnny
03 Aug 2021, 21:36
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Chatting about Doris...
Replies: 207
Views: 121109

Re: Chatting about Doris...

Thank you Peter. It is wonderful to hear from you. I think I have found you on Instagram and am following. If it is not you, the person is a great Doris Day fan. I have watched the two DVDs Celebrating Doris and Doris Forever. I enjoyed all the interviews from Doris' co- stars. It is wonderful to he...
by Johnny
31 Jul 2021, 16:47
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: The Tunnel of Love
Replies: 78
Views: 59915

Re: The Tunnel of Love

In David Kaufman's book on Doris Day , he writes about The Tunnel of Love: "The film was further undermined by the decision to alter the play's risque ending. In the stage version , a question remains whether or not Augie actually fathered a baby with another woman that he and Isolde adopt.Un the fi...
by Johnny
24 Jul 2021, 14:03
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Teacher's Pet
Replies: 87
Views: 86906

Re: Teacher's Pet

"There is another important and entertaining passage about Teacher's Pet in Tom Santopietro's book Considering Doris Day. It reads: "What makes Teacher's Pet so much fun to view nearly fifty years after its' initial release is that this battle of the sexes takes place between two equally successful ...
by Johnny
17 Jul 2021, 10:26
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: THE PAJAMA GAME
Replies: 180
Views: 168062

Re: THE PAJAMA GAME

Some Pajama Game Movie Trivia : "Patti Page was considered for the lead role played by Doris Day" "Columbia Records original soundtrack album vaulted to 9th place on Billboard's charts in 1957." "George Abbot wanted Marlon Brando to star." "Final film of actress Carol Haney" "The Sleeptite Pajama Fa...
by Johnny
11 Jul 2021, 11:09
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Chatting about Doris...
Replies: 207
Views: 121109

Re: Chatting about Doris...

My purchases from the Doris Day Animal Foundation store arrived promptly this week. I ordered : the book Doris Day’s Best Friends the CD Doris Day -Early Days - 1939-1950 2 DVD’s - Celebrating Doris - Forever Doris Centennial Birthday Doris Pewter Angel Pin -1922-2022- Inscribed: “In Our Hearts Fore...
by Johnny
10 Jul 2021, 19:37
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Julie
Replies: 165
Views: 130723

Re: Julie

Discovered this trivia about Doris Day's film Julie: "While making this film on location, Doris Day repeatedly complained to her husband Martin Melcher, whose first film as a producer this was, that she felt I'll and needed to rest. He insisted that she adhere to her Christian Science beliefs - and ...
by Johnny
02 Jul 2021, 16:15
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Chatting about Doris...
Replies: 207
Views: 121109

Re: Chatting about Doris...

Really exciting news today from the Doris Day Animal Foundation.. the DDAF store now offers shipping throughout North America, UK Australia. Shipping to Europe may happen at a later date. There is a good selection of mugs, tees, music, Doris Day celebration cd's and an exceptionally beautiful pewter...
by Johnny
01 Jul 2021, 20:44
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: The Man Who Knew Too Much
Replies: 129
Views: 116440

Re: The Man Who Knew Too Much

In David Kaufman's book on Doris Day there is an interesting passage on Alfred Hitchcock choosing Doris for the lead in The Man Who Knew Too Much. "Given his notorious obsession with "cool" blondes Day was a surprising choice for Hitchcock. Though blonde, she was far from cool. The director shrewdly...
by Johnny
22 Jun 2021, 20:36
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Love Me or Leave Me
Replies: 191
Views: 174839

Re: Love Me or Leave Me

In Tom Santopietro's book Considering Doris Day there is an exceptional insightful passage on Doris' performance in Love Me or Leave Me. It reads: " Doris Day had never previously behaved like such a tough, driven woman onscreen, but so assured is her acting that one believes her every step of her o...
by Johnny
11 Jun 2021, 09:02
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Young at Heart
Replies: 101
Views: 89178

Re: Young at Heart

When Young at Heart was released, the conductor Ray Heindorf was not given credit, because of the new ruling at the time that stated that he had to be credited as a "Music Supervisor and conducted by" policy , which he disliked. This is one of the Warner musicals that bears no credit to any composer...
by Johnny
01 Jun 2021, 10:25
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Lucky Me
Replies: 102
Views: 88685

Re: Lucky Me

In David Kaufman's book on Doris Day, there is an interesting observation from actor Robert Cummings who worked opposite Doris Day on the film Lucky Me. According to Robert Cummings, Day chose him as her leading man. When I first met Doris, I didn't know who she was, he recalled. I was doing a tense...
by Johnny
26 May 2021, 18:32
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Calamity Jane
Replies: 150
Views: 142293

Re: Calamity Jane

Here is some surprising IMDb triva on the movie Calamity Jane. Day's performance inspired the look and voice of Jessie from the Toy Story franchise. Doris Day recorded the song Secret Love in only one take. Doris Day had to lower the sound of her natural , voice in order to sound more gruff to play ...
by Johnny
17 May 2021, 22:46
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: By the Light of the Silvery Moon
Replies: 48
Views: 49282

Re: By the Light of the Silvery Moon

I came across this quote from Doris Day on the passing of Gordon MacRae: "His voice was magnificent, and no one sang like him. We had so much fun when we made films together, and our favourites were On Moonlight Bay and By The Light of the Silvery Moon.." I came across these two interesting quotes f...
by Johnny
14 May 2021, 12:42
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Let Us Remember
Replies: 409
Views: 225790

Re: Let Us Remember

Let Us Remember: On May 14- 1987, gorgeous actress, dancer Rita Hayworth died at age 68. 🌹🕊️ Some of Rita's films are: The Strawberry Blond Blood and Sand Gilda ( iconic role) The Lady From Shanghai Miss Sadie Thompson Pal Joey Separate Tables On May 14-1998 , singer, actor Frank Sinatra died at age...
by Johnny
13 May 2021, 09:14
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Let Us Remember
Replies: 409
Views: 225790

Re: Let Us Remember

Let Us Remember: On May 13-1961, actor Gary Cooper died at age 60. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1943 for his role in Sergeant York.He won the award again in 1952 for High Noon. Some of his films are:🕊️🕊️🕊️ Beau Geste Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Along Came Jones Love in the Afternoon On May ...
by Johnny
10 May 2021, 19:42
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Let Us Remember
Replies: 409
Views: 225790

Re: Let Us Remember

Let Us Remember: On May 10- 1964, actress and dancer Carol Haney died at age 39. Some of Carol's films are: Ziegfeld Follies Tea for Two Kiss Me Kate The Pajama Game On May 20-1977, legendary actress Joan Crawford died at age 72. Joan won the Academy Award in 1945 for her role in Mildred Pierce. Som...