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by paul
31 Jul 2019, 12:21
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: The Doris Day Forum
Replies: 68
Views: 14345

Re: The Doris Day Forum

In response to Ania, I agree about this Forum being quite special and for the most part, our "meetings" here have always been so civilized, informative and classy, as one would expect from Doris Day admirers. With a few exceptions when things got a little tense about a decade or so ago, those on the...
by paul
31 Jul 2019, 12:15
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: It Happened to Jane
Replies: 97
Views: 60607

Re: It Happened to Jane

For a long time I have felt that Columbia should have called the movie something more catchy like "All Aboard!" They could have also said, "Climb aboard for laughs, for romance and for some unexpected surprises as Doris takes on the 'meanest man in the world" Using art work that would have emphasize...
by paul
25 Jul 2019, 08:13
Forum: DORIS DAY PHOTOS
Topic: 2019 Doris Day pictures
Replies: 479
Views: 86447

Re: 2019 Doris Day pictures

Doris did indeed bloom during this time period. With her television series recently wrapped, she astonished veteran reporters in Hollywood by making so many public outings. I checked my files and the picture of her and Billy was snapped at the March 15, 1973 benefit screening of "Last Tango". Less t...
by paul
24 Jul 2019, 11:59
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: The Doris Day Forum
Replies: 68
Views: 14345

Re: The Doris Day Forum

Bryan - I will second everything that Michael so perfectly stated. I found the older Forum around 2002 or 2003 and remember feeling as though I'd stumbled on a secret treasure. Within weeks, those who posted became members of my extended family and I looked forward to anything and everything they wi...
by paul
18 Jul 2019, 14:38
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: The Tunnel of Love
Replies: 75
Views: 43883

Re: The Tunnel of Love

I think the original choice of leading man, Glenn Ford, might have made it work somewhat better. He was more adept at playing comic roles. No offense to Richard Widmark who tries, but his forte was not romantic leading man. By not really opening it up, with the exception of the opening credits, film...
by paul
30 Jun 2019, 12:04
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: THE PAJAMA GAME
Replies: 177
Views: 130784

Re: THE PAJAMA GAME

Good luck in getting some titles screened for next April. If you are successful, please let me know. We might just drive-up from New Hampshire to attend a showing!!! :)
by paul
30 Jun 2019, 09:46
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: THE PAJAMA GAME
Replies: 177
Views: 130784

Re: THE PAJAMA GAME

I agree with all of the comments about "The Pajama Game". One of my real joys about teaching the "More Than Freckles" class a few years back, was watching the reaction of students to "The Pajama Game". It's a real revelation for many as to the stunning skills of Miss Day in her role. It's a classic ...
by paul
15 Jun 2019, 12:35
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?
Replies: 91
Views: 58724

Re: Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?

Thanks Johnny for your subsequent remarks to my post. Below is the list of top moneymaking films in the United States for the week of August 14, 1968 in the order of their popularity per Variety. ROSEMARY’S BABY Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes FOR LOVE OF IVY Sidney Poitier, Abbey Lincoln WHERE WERE YOU...
by paul
15 Jun 2019, 11:16
Forum: DORIS DAY PHOTOS
Topic: 2019 Doris Day pictures
Replies: 479
Views: 86447

Re: 2019 Doris Day pictures

Johnny - Hello! It was actually Peter that provided that great pic of Doris and Jack. I only provided the info about their last meeting in late 1962!! Yes, it is a great photo and thank you Peter!!
by paul
15 Jun 2019, 09:35
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Kennedy Center Honors for 2019: Doris Day? Dick van Dyke? Berry Gordy?
Replies: 13
Views: 3777

Re: Kennedy Center Honors for 2019: Doris Day? Dick van Dyke? Berry Gordy?

Michael - George Stevens Jr. said in an interview several years ago, that the Kennedy Center Honors had been offered to Doris Day but she declined - in a "..lovely, gracious and charming manner..." In addition, the American Film Institute offered her their honor - TWICE!! She declined both times bec...
by paul
15 Jun 2019, 09:15
Forum: DORIS DAY PHOTOS
Topic: 2019 Doris Day pictures
Replies: 479
Views: 86447

Re: 2019 Doris Day pictures

Although she'd not seen him in years, Doris visited Jack at Christmastime, 1962, shortly before he passed away at the request of his fourth wife.
by paul
15 Jun 2019, 09:10
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Forum Banners 2019-2020
Replies: 665
Views: 109449

Re: Forum Banners 2019

LOVE THE BANNER!!! I was fortunate enough to be at that July, 1985 Press Conference in Carmel, and Doris did indeed look radiant. This banner captures the glow that radiated to everyone in attendance.
by paul
15 Jun 2019, 09:08
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?
Replies: 91
Views: 58724

Re: Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?

I feel compelled to once again come to the defense of "Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?". I know my opinion is based on my own experiences of seeing the film when it came out, but it is not nearly the horrific motion picture that some might believe it to be. However, there are circumstances ...
by paul
11 Jun 2019, 10:42
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: The Doris Day Forum
Replies: 68
Views: 14345

Re: The Doris Day Forum

This Forum has been a source of endless joy throughout the years. I go back to the beginning days and may have even been part of a Forum that Bryan had prior to that. In the "early days", before social media had really become dominant, coming here was like being part of a very special club or organi...
by paul
26 Apr 2016, 17:49
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: It Happened to Jane
Replies: 97
Views: 60607

Re: It Happened to Jane

Johnny - I'll be teaching the class again this fall in New Hampshire. You are more than welcome to drop in for a session should you travel south!! :) The studio tried reissuing "It Happened to Jane" after the huge success of "Pillow Talk" and Jack's success in "Some Like it Hot" but it did no busine...
by paul
25 Apr 2016, 17:51
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: It Happened to Jane
Replies: 97
Views: 60607

Re: It Happened to Jane

Johnny - It is a delightful film and gives Miss Day a chance to do all of the things she does so well. She plays a mother in a most believable manner, is a career woman - and you really believe that she could indeed run her business. She also gets to play comedy, handle more dramatic scenes with hon...
by paul
24 Apr 2016, 10:21
Forum: DORIS DAY PHOTOS
Topic: 2016 Doris Day Pictures
Replies: 701
Views: 319144

Re: 2016 Doris Day Pictures

Ania - Love the last two pics you posted of Doris at the 1975 premiere of Jacqueline Susann's "Once is Not Enough". It was a benefit screening for Actors and Others for Animals. While most of us in attendance were not overwhelmed by the film itself, it raised a tremendous amount of money for a great...
by paul
21 Apr 2016, 08:59
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: The Tunnel of Love
Replies: 75
Views: 43883

Re: The Tunnel of Love

Jas - My apologies for bursting the Kelly bubble. I met him twice and he had no interest in even being courteous to someone who was not in his league. I think what he did to Judy during the making of "The Pirate" (which lost some 2.2 million), is unforgivable. More than anything else, it contributed...
by paul
21 Apr 2016, 07:59
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: The Tunnel of Love
Replies: 75
Views: 43883

Re: The Tunnel of Love

Bryan - According to the financial records at MGM, "Tunnel of Love" - According to MGM records the film earned $1,750,000 in the US and Canada and $940,000 elsewhere resulting in a loss of $701,000 .[1] That would certainly refute a budget of $ 500,000 and would support the MGM records as indicating...
by paul
18 Apr 2016, 09:04
Forum: DORIS DAY PHOTOS
Topic: 2016 Doris Day Pictures
Replies: 701
Views: 319144

Re: 2016 Doris Day Pictures

I especially like the shot from the "Benji" premiere with the Luddens, etc. Also the picture from the 1975 premiere of "Once is Not Enough" which I had the good fortune to attend. It was a benefit for Actors and Others for Animals.
by paul
13 Apr 2016, 12:51
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: News, Events and Comment
Replies: 644
Views: 183476

Re: News, Events and Comment

Thanks Michael. "The Turning Point" is a very good film and Shirley and Anne were both Oscar nominated as Best Actress for it and it was a great box-office success. However, Doris and Audrey would have notched it up into a classic for the times. The reasoning behind casting them was that the film go...
by paul
12 Apr 2016, 19:50
Forum: DORIS DAY PHOTOS
Topic: 2016 Doris Day Pictures
Replies: 701
Views: 319144

Re: 2016 Doris Day Pictures

"The Thrill of it All" promo picture was actually taken on the front steps of Miss Day's Beverly Hills home on North Crescent Drive.
by paul
11 Apr 2016, 18:21
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: News, Events and Comment
Replies: 644
Views: 183476

Re: News, Events and Comment

An added note about "The Turning Point" is this excerpt from a story by Richard Crouse that ran in December of 2010: The Turning Point (which ties The Color Purple for most nominations with no wins) starred Shirley MacLaine and Anne Bancroft as lifelong rivals; one who left the ballet to become a wi...
by paul
11 Apr 2016, 18:15
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: News, Events and Comment
Replies: 644
Views: 183476

Re: News, Events and Comment

You're right Johnny - it would have been a very find opportunity. In addition, Miss Day was considered for the 1977 film, "The Turning Point" as noted below: Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Doris Day and Joanne Woodward were considered for the lead roles in this film which in the end went to Anne Bancr...
by paul
10 Apr 2016, 13:51
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: News, Events and Comment
Replies: 644
Views: 183476

Re: News, Events and Comment

As an afterthought - the 1970's films were so dominated by Woody Allen and Neil Simon, for comedies and by disaster films involving ships, buildings, planes and an assortment of animals. Then you had movies like "The Exorcist". I'm not sure where Doris Day would have fit in with many of these althou...