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by jmichael
17 Sep 2020, 07:12
Forum: BOOKS ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Doris Mentioned in New Book about Hitchcock and Actors
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Doris Mentioned in New Book about Hitchcock and Actors

I often wonder if some of these critics and authors have children. If they did, they might understand what abject parental panic and fear look like. It's a feeling of helplessness, guilt and terror like no other. Toss-in Jo McKenna's high strung nature, her resentment towards Ben for uprooting her t...
by jmichael
16 Sep 2020, 11:45
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 38
Views: 2102

Re: Sad News

Thats a nice idea, Johnny. I like it. In case you missed it before, here is a link to donate money to the Marie Curie hospice care provider who assisted Bryan during his transition. I donated a few days ago and it was easy to do. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Bryan-Robert-James?utm_campaign...
by jmichael
16 Sep 2020, 07:53
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 38
Views: 2102

Re: Sad News

What a beautiful tribute, Ania.

I completely understand how you feel. His presence is everywhere on the forum. Bryan is the forum. How can he no longer be here? This is a huge loss.

Michael
by jmichael
15 Sep 2020, 14:16
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 38
Views: 2102

Re: Sad News

I've just spoken with Jacques. He is in communication with the British Library and they are very interested in archiving the DorisDay.net website and the forum . They would archive the website and forum as they exist at that point in time and the repository of information stored here would have a pe...
by jmichael
15 Sep 2020, 10:12
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 38
Views: 2102

Re: Sad News

Jacques have contracted the Britsh Libery and ask if they would be interested in archiving doris day.net and they say yes. So Bryan and Doris will always with us. thank you Jacques. Did ask him to email Micheal..To post this message, but I did got some time to post it. Thank you, Puck. This is very...
by jmichael
12 Sep 2020, 07:58
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 38
Views: 2102

Re: Sad News

I've added a link above for those who wish to donate to the Marie Curie Hospice in Hampstead. This morning, I received a lovely email from Jacques, Bryan's partner of 23 years. Here is what he said: I am Bryan's partner of 23 years and I regrettably have some bad news for you regarding Bryan. He pas...
by jmichael
11 Sep 2020, 15:54
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 38
Views: 2102

Re: Sad News

I updated my previous post to include the comments beneath Bryan's photo.

Michael
by jmichael
11 Sep 2020, 15:32
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 38
Views: 2102

Re: Sad News

The Doris Day Tribute page on Twitter posted this beautiful photo today. Bryan's partner, Jacques, asked him to share it with the fans. I'm hoping it will be OK to post it here. According to the Tweet, they played Doris's music at the funeral. So sweet, so fitting. Here's the text that went with the...
by jmichael
11 Sep 2020, 09:27
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 38
Views: 2102

Re: Sad News

Update -

I've reached out to the phpBB software support team to see if anyone there can provide direction.

I'll let everyone know when I receive a response.

Thanks,
Michael
by jmichael
11 Sep 2020, 08:01
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 38
Views: 2102

Re: Sad News

Hi Robert, I just read your last post. Sorry, but I don't know anything about Dianne or what her duties were as an administrator. Your point about the size of the files is a valid one. If the site resides on "free, open-source bulletin board software," then he could have been paying extra for them t...
by jmichael
11 Sep 2020, 07:39
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 38
Views: 2102

Re: Sad News

I'm hoping Bryan authorized someone to handle things and they will provide an update at some point. We don't know if the forum resides on a hosted platform or a private server or how to gain access to the administrative functions. If it resides on a dedicated space provided by a hosting platform, Br...
by jmichael
09 Sep 2020, 06:52
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 38
Views: 2102

Re: Sad News

A beautiful tribute, Johnny. Thank you.

Michael
by jmichael
07 Sep 2020, 08:18
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 38
Views: 2102

Re: Sad News

I want to thank everyone who shared their thoughts about Bryan and what he meant to you. It appears he did not grant administrative rights to anyone else and I'm unclear what the future holds for the forum. It is entirely possible that it will vanish one day without advance notification to the membe...
by jmichael
04 Sep 2020, 09:33
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Chatting about Doris...
Replies: 190
Views: 45410

Re: Chatting about Doris...

No, actually I have not heard or read anything about her animals but I'm confident that Doris left clear instructions for their care going forward.

Johnny, in case you missed it, please read this thread about dear Bryan.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5041

Michael
by jmichael
03 Sep 2020, 20:44
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 38
Views: 2102

Sad News

I learned today that our webmaster and friend, Bryan James, passed away on August 10. Many of you probably read his recent post in which he shared that he had been ill and was awaiting test results to determine what was wrong. Shortly after he posted, I emailed him to see how he was doing but receiv...
by jmichael
03 Sep 2020, 17:14
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Chatting about Doris...
Replies: 190
Views: 45410

Re: Chatting about Doris...

Her Carmel estate is up for sale.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/movies/celebr ... E2?ocid=sf

Michael
by jmichael
02 Sep 2020, 06:55
Forum: BOOKS ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Excerpts from critic Gary Giddins
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: Excerpts from critic Gary Giddins

Judy,

Thanks for this. I am not familiar with Giddins but I will check him out.

Michael
by jmichael
02 Sep 2020, 06:50
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Lover Come Back
Replies: 127
Views: 100000

Re: Lover Come Back

LCB was a worthy follow-up to the smash hit Pillow Talk. Delbert Mann's direction was deft, nimble and light. He knew how to pull off a sight gag and he understood comedic rhythm and timing. His pacing was just right. Take another look at Do Not Disturb or Tunnel Of Love if you want to see the diffe...
by jmichael
29 Aug 2020, 14:48
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: The Discovering Doris Day Tribute site
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Re: The Discovering Doris Day Tribute site

Rob, I haven't been able to confirm it but I suspect the site was taken down and the webmaster created a Twitter account to provide updates about Doris going forward. Very few of the websites and fan forums that were launched in the early to mid-2000's are still around because more and more people a...
by jmichael
29 Aug 2020, 13:14
Forum: DORIS DAY PHOTOS
Topic: 2020 Doris Day photos
Replies: 186
Views: 27981

Re: 2020 Doris Day photos

I agree and many of these are new to me.

Thank you, Peter.

Michael
by jmichael
26 Aug 2020, 14:18
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Midnight Lace
Replies: 163
Views: 124982

Re: Midnight Lace

This a mixed but mostly favorable review. Yes, there's a cheeky tone to it but Crowther didn't take the film too seriously because it was more about high end production values and movie star glamour than spinning a nitty-gritty yarn about a woman in peril. The plot is a direct descendant of Gaslight...
by jmichael
24 Aug 2020, 10:42
Forum: DORIS DAY PHOTOS
Topic: 2020 Doris Day photos
Replies: 186
Views: 27981

Re: 2020 Doris Day photos

Peter, You always find so many rare and beautiful photos. Thank you for posting them on the forum. They brighten everyone's day. No word from Bryan since his last post on July 22. I have also emailed him but not heard back. Just hoping he will return soon. We sure miss him. I check the forum daily a...
by jmichael
05 Aug 2020, 10:06
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: It Happened to Jane
Replies: 99
Views: 63069

Re: It Happened to Jane

It's hard to pinpoint why it didn't fly at the box-office. The title, the lack of effective studio promotion or maybe audiences were looking for something different from Doris at the time. After Tunnel Of Love and Teacher's Pet the year before, audiences might have preferred Doris in a dramatic or m...
by jmichael
30 Jul 2020, 12:52
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Message from Bryan
Replies: 7
Views: 757

Re: Message from Bryan

Bryan,

Just checking to see how you are doing. We miss you.

Virtual Hugs,
Michael
by jmichael
29 Jul 2020, 19:21
Forum: DORIS DAY PHOTOS
Topic: 2020 Doris Day photos
Replies: 186
Views: 27981

Re: 2020 Doris Day photos

Peter and Ania, Thank you both for posting these rare and precious photos. I may not always comment on them, but I can assure you I look at all of them with sincere appreciation. In case some of you may not have seen Bryan’s recent message, he has been ill and unable to be on the forum. We’re hoping...