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by TCMMovieFan
14 Aug 2010, 10:57
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: The Thrill of it All
Replies: 151
Views: 129833

Re: The Thrill of it All

For me - the scene where Doris nervously botches up her first commercial - with assistance from a pesty and annoying director (Bernie Kopell) who badgers her quite a bit - has me in entirely in stitches ! Her stammering and 'hems and haws' - the hesitancy and the way in which she brings it across is...
by TCMMovieFan
14 Aug 2010, 10:49
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: song from Glass Bottom Boat
Replies: 10
Views: 7826

Re: song from Glass Bottom Boat

I also recall some really pleasant and enjoyable background music during the party scene -- in it, the piano plays a prominent part - its an upbeat tune and performed in a 'high society' style - wish I knew the name of it. Those films often featured good background music - nice tunes though on many ...
by TCMMovieFan
12 Aug 2010, 19:42
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Hi there! I'm new here
Replies: 7
Views: 4035

Re: Hi there! I'm new here

Its really nice to have this forum and to hopefully get to meet other DD fans. For many years I thought I was the only one because I am a middle-aged person - I got to know Doris' work fot the first time when I was 7 - I was taken to a tiny movie theater in a small rural town in the mountains to see...
by TCMMovieFan
12 Aug 2010, 19:36
Forum: BOOKS ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Another book analyzing the Day persona...
Replies: 2
Views: 7124

Re: Another book analyzing the Day persona...

It is indeed wonderful to know that there is apparently continued interest in the work of DD - even though TCM is the only place where the average TV viewer - who may not be into video or DVD collecting - can get to see her films while it is almost next to impossible to catch her songs on the radio ...
by TCMMovieFan
12 Aug 2010, 19:14
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Doris Day's gospel songs
Replies: 7
Views: 4678

Re: Doris Day's gospel songs

I never knew that DD recorded Gospel songs ! We learn something new each and every day. Thanks !
by TCMMovieFan
12 Aug 2010, 19:12
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: LET THE LITTLE GIRL LIMBO
Replies: 5
Views: 3822

LET THE LITTLE GIRL LIMBO

Does anyone here know much about this song ? I have heard it at least once or twice. It sounds somewhat along same lines as EYDIE GORME'S 'BLAME IT ON THE BOSSA NOVA' - perhaps those two songs were released around the same time but was 'LIMBO' ever become popular if not a hit ? I know that EYDIE'S '...
by TCMMovieFan
12 Aug 2010, 19:07
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Recent Quote By BETTE MIDLER !
Replies: 5
Views: 3150

Re: Recent Quote By BETTE MIDLER !

I do wish I was born way too late. Were it not for TCM - I would not be able to see all the wonderful old films. I wish I could listen to those great songs from the past but there are no radio stations in my area that play Doris Day or Perry Como or Bing or any of those musical legends. This is odd ...
by TCMMovieFan
09 Aug 2010, 19:51
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: MAUREEN O'HARA 90 TH B-DAY CELEBRATION on TCM
Replies: 1
Views: 1710

MAUREEN O'HARA 90 TH B-DAY CELEBRATION on TCM

Folks, be sure to catch the 90 TH B-DAY celebration for the wonderful MAUREEN O'HARA on TCM on 8/17. For almost the entire day they will be featuring some of her famous movies !
Enjoy !
by TCMMovieFan
09 Aug 2010, 19:38
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Did Doris retire too early?
Replies: 55
Views: 20820

PBS & DD !

How many of you in this forum have been able to watch those recent PBS music specials in which the few remaining singing stars of the past appear and sing their hit tunes ? I personally have quite ambivalent feelings about this matter. Speaking as a resident of the USA - let's face it - the American...
by TCMMovieFan
09 Aug 2010, 19:21
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Did Doris retire too early?
Replies: 55
Views: 20820

UK Character Actresses !

Webmaster - you made a good point. I notice that there are any number of top quality actresses from the UK - the Mirrens, Denches, etc, that have managed to maintain their film careers past a certain age and distinguish themselves with any number of fine performances. Hollywood - for me, at least - ...
by TCMMovieFan
03 Aug 2010, 17:37
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: MITCH MILLER DEAD AT 99
Replies: 1
Views: 1865

MITCH MILLER DEAD AT 99

One of Doris' old bosses from Columbia Records - Mitch Miller - has passed on at the age of 99 in NYC.
by TCMMovieFan
03 Aug 2010, 17:35
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Did Doris retire too early?
Replies: 55
Views: 20820

Re: Did Doris retire too early?

I think that Doris' career lasted for as long as it possibly could. Her films after GLASS BOTTOM BOAT were not very good though it was not her fault. She was highly professional and still turned out fine performances in less than stellar material. The movie industry had changed and had she somehow m...
by TCMMovieFan
03 Aug 2010, 17:14
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Recent Quote By BETTE MIDLER !
Replies: 5
Views: 3150

Recent Quote By BETTE MIDLER !

Truer words have never been spoken !
[quote] YOU HAVE A DIFFERENT CLASS OF PEOPLE NOW WHERE THE TALENT ELEMENT IS MOSTLY GONE AND THE FAME ELEMENT HAS TAKEN OVER....WE ARE IN A VERY BLEAK TIME.
Any thoughts on this quote by Bette Midler ?
by TCMMovieFan
03 Aug 2010, 17:10
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Any Good Radio Stations Via The Web w/Doris Singing ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1823

Any Good Radio Stations Via The Web w/Doris Singing ?

I happen to reside in a large urban metro area. One would think with the many radio stations available up and down the dials - there would be at least 1 station where I could hear Doris or Perry Como or Jo Stafford, etc. Unfortunately not ! I am told that SIRIUS has a wonderful station specializing ...
by TCMMovieFan
18 Jul 2010, 23:02
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Did Doris retire too early?
Replies: 55
Views: 20820

Re: Did Doris retire too early?

Regarding Doris' early retirement - I do not think she had many options. Her movie career had faded largely due to the fact that her final films were not very good and Hollywood is not too forgiving a place. She was also well into her 40's at the time and ageism is alive and well in the movie indust...
by TCMMovieFan
18 Jul 2010, 22:37
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Kathryn Grayson
Replies: 5
Views: 5167

Re: Kathryn Grayson

Miss Grayson had a magnificent voice. I always enjoyed her singing. Wish she had made more recordings during her vocal prime.
by TCMMovieFan
18 Jul 2010, 19:45
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Doris Day deserves an Oscar
Replies: 58
Views: 21168

Re: Doris Day deserves an Oscar

Something is puzzling me - perhaps someone here can shed some light on this topic ! DD certainly deserves an honorary OSCAR though she is within her rights to decline for the reasons that have been mentioned and posted before-------she will not travel to L.A. so that's that ! Now back in either the ...
by TCMMovieFan
18 Jul 2010, 19:35
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Starlift
Replies: 33
Views: 28656

Re: Starlift

I have come to like STARLIFT which is probably not a popular opinion. Its a highly entertaining film - I do wish that DD's role was a bit longer - but she does get to sing 3 solo songs plus a cute duet with Gordon MacRae. It is always wonderful to hear her sing - period ! As for the role itself - it...
by TCMMovieFan
18 Jul 2010, 10:33
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: In USA - Very Tough To Hear DD Singing on RADIO
Replies: 10
Views: 4506

In USA - Very Tough To Hear DD Singing on RADIO

I happen to reside in a heavily populated area-----would you believe that there are no longer any commercial radio stations that play Doris Day recordings - indeed, none of the singing of any of her colleagues or contemporaries ? If one has the money - even in these economically challenging times - ...
by TCMMovieFan
17 Jul 2010, 17:02
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: DD Autograph Authentication
Replies: 1
Views: 2219

DD Autograph Authentication

Hello ! I am a lifelong DD fan and perhaps someone can kindly provide me with some input. Recently I went to another DD Forum that is combined with the Hollywood Database Website whose accurate name escapes me at the moment. A few people on that forum wanted to ascertain how they could receive an au...