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by John M
26 Sep 2009, 16:23
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Doris praised on Robert Harris' radio show
Replies: 9
Views: 5550

Re: Doris praised on Robert Harris' radio show

Great radio show, Lauren. Thanks so much for sharing it with us all! :D I agree Doris could have continued recording, as her contemporaries did. Most especially Ella. Even after her voice wasn't what it had been, she went to a smaller Jazz label, Pablo, and recorded a great series of albums with jus...
by John M
18 Sep 2009, 15:29
Forum: DORIS DAY PHOTOS
Topic: Doris Day Photos started 20 Aug 2009
Replies: 202
Views: 155361

Re: Doris Day Photos started 20 Aug 2009

Great pics. Especially the ones with Marty. I also love the one with John Raitt. Terrific! And pics of Doris wearing my favorite outfit from Pillow Talk !! I LOVE that dress and the jewelry. Too bad you hardly get to see it the film since it's mostly hidden under the coat or the table. Jake, no, the...
by John M
17 Sep 2009, 15:27
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Peter, Paul And Mary/End Of An Era
Replies: 9
Views: 5035

Re: Peter, Paul And Mary/End Of An Era

Lisa, it's a very sad day in the music business, but I'm sending my thoughts and prayers out to you and all her friends and family for whom it's a much more personal and direct loss.

At least she isn't suffering anymore and she leaves quite a legacy of wonderful music to enrich the world.
by John M
13 Sep 2009, 21:39
Forum: DORIS DAY PHOTOS
Topic: Doris Day Photos started 20 Aug 2009
Replies: 202
Views: 155361

Re: Doris Day Photos started 20 Aug 2009

I think Doris' Tocula Lake house is a far better home that her home in Beverly but prices in TL are far less than BH - and so Doris and Marty probably bought what they thought at the time was enough for them. Her home in Beverly was called by some as "modest." It was too close to the curb but they ...
by John M
13 Sep 2009, 18:42
Forum: DORIS DAY PHOTOS
Topic: Doris Day Photos started 20 Aug 2009
Replies: 202
Views: 155361

With Six You Get Eggroll house 2009

Since the Toluca Lake house is literally just around the corner from the house they used in With Six You Get Eggroll , I swung around to get a pic or two of that house today. It's being rennovated in a MAJOR way. Here it is today, alongside a pic I posted here of it a couple of years ago, when it st...
by John M
13 Sep 2009, 18:32
Forum: DORIS DAY PHOTOS
Topic: Doris Day Photos started 20 Aug 2009
Replies: 202
Views: 155361

Doris' Toluca Lake house 2009

As promised, I swung by Doris' Toluca Lake home this weekend and snapped a few pics of what it looks like today. Very similar to how it looked in the '50's. It has been kept up beautifully by subsequent owners. This is Doris' 2nd home in Toluca Lake; the one she lived in with Marty after they marrie...
by John M
13 Sep 2009, 18:05
Forum: DORIS DAY PHOTOS
Topic: My new Shutterfly web site with photos of Doris
Replies: 31
Views: 20131

Re: My new Shutterfly web site with photos of Doris

Thanks Lauren. Great pics. I especially love the one with Terry.
by John M
11 Sep 2009, 13:02
Forum: DORIS DAY PHOTOS
Topic: My new Shutterfly web site with photos of Doris
Replies: 31
Views: 20131

Re: My new Shutterfly web site with photos of Doris

GREAT pics! THanks to Jason for sharing them with Lauren, and thanks to Lauren for sharing them and her new Doris photo site! 8)

Again, even in candid snapshots, Doris' smile is beyond radiant. :D
by John M
11 Sep 2009, 12:53
Forum: DORIS DAY PHOTOS
Topic: Doris Day Photos started 20 Aug 2009
Replies: 202
Views: 155361

Re: Doris Day Photos started 20 Aug 2009

Well, I noticed the article said that even though the house came furnished, Doris did decorate it. Not sure how much she did. She did say in her book that one reason she was so excited about moving into the Beverly Hills house in 1955 was that it was the first home she ever had that she furnished an...
by John M
10 Sep 2009, 21:28
Forum: DORIS DAY PHOTOS
Topic: Doris Day Photos started 20 Aug 2009
Replies: 202
Views: 155361

Re: Doris Day Photos started 20 Aug 2009

Yes, Bryan. That is Doris' second house in Toluca Lake. She and Marty bought it in 1951 from Martha Raye for $42,000, including the furnishings. They moved into it the day they returned from their honeymoon. The house is still standing and looks pretty much the same on the outside. (Doris' first hou...
by John M
10 Sep 2009, 12:47
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Army Archerd Dies today - September 8, 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 5034

Re: Army Archerd Dies today - September 8, 2009

Even in these candid, unposed pictures, could her gorgeous smile be any more radiant?? :D
by John M
17 Aug 2009, 22:11
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Doris Day: General Discussion 2
Replies: 260
Views: 84187

Dreamed about Doris Last Night

Last night I had one of those very vivid dreams that seem especially real until you wake up. I dreamed Oprah was honoring several people who had made a difference in the lives of animals, and it was a big, well-promoted TV special, and the the last segment was extra-long and was an interview with Do...
by John M
16 Aug 2009, 16:56
Forum: BOOKS ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: MERV GRIFFIN BIOGRAPHY
Replies: 14
Views: 19627

Re: MERV GRIFFIN BIOGRAPHY

I'm sure Merv may have wanted to believe he would have had a big career a la Gordon MacRae, but in reality he was way too short. He could have played the second banana who always lost the girl, but he could not have starred opposite Doris. Of course, Gordon MacRae didn't invent "Jeopardy" and "Wheel...
by John M
16 Aug 2009, 16:49
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Eunice Kennedy Shriver Was A Fan
Replies: 7
Views: 3983

Re: Eunice Kennedy Shriver Was A Fan

suzie wrote:Whats really neat is that she does not try and have such an impact, she just is a huge impact naturally. Its all a part of her wonderful charm. :D
So true, Suzie. You hit the nail right on the head.
by John M
11 Aug 2009, 00:22
Forum: FILM & AUDIO CLIPS, VIDEOS
Topic: Actors and Others Event Video with Doris Day
Replies: 14
Views: 9494

Re: Actors and Others Event Video with Doris Day

Great clip! Thanks for posting it Diane! :D
by John M
06 Aug 2009, 01:33
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Doris Day Show (Radio) Volume 3?
Replies: 0
Views: 1658

Doris Day Show (Radio) Volume 3?

Has anyone heard any info about a third volume of her CBS radio show coming out on CD?
by John M
06 Aug 2009, 01:28
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Was "I Can't Give You Anything but Love" issued as a single?
Replies: 5
Views: 3976

Re: Was "I Can't Give You Anything but Love" issued as a single?

It was a small group directed by Van Alexander, who also did the chart. It was done for a radio transcription service for broadcast on her CBS radio show and was never released as a single.
by John M
06 Aug 2009, 01:18
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Doris Day: General Discussion 2
Replies: 260
Views: 84187

Re: Doris Day: General Discussion 2

Michele, I think each of the Bear Family sets are essential to any Doris fan (as long as one can afford them.) So much awesome music and the books are terrific too!
by John M
04 Aug 2009, 23:51
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Midnight Lace
Replies: 163
Views: 127189

Re: Midnight Lace

Megan, yes Roy was his name. He was stalking them verifying that Peggy and Tony where really having an affair. Then I think he was going to tell Kit about it when he showed up at her door that one morning. And he probably planned to kill Peggy and Tony (at least confront them, but he did bring a gun...
by John M
31 Jul 2009, 12:43
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Doris Day: General Discussion 2
Replies: 260
Views: 84187

Re: Doris Day: General Discussion 2

Replying to my own post ( :) ) here's a link to a short audio clip of Jack Nitzsche talking about the recording of 'Move Over, Darling' and Marty's reaction to it. He also briefly mentions 'Let the Little Girl Limbo' and other recordings that Columbia deemed too much of a departure for Doris and ne...
by John M
25 Jul 2009, 17:53
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Doris Day: General Discussion 2
Replies: 260
Views: 84187

Re: Doris Day: General Discussion 2

Just found out that The Victim is posted on YouTube in its entirety. Seems like a good copy too.
by John M
25 Jul 2009, 17:22
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Doris Day: General Discussion 2
Replies: 260
Views: 84187

Re: Doris Day: General Discussion 2

Hello everyone, I'm new here so forgive me if I'm in the wrong area. Please re-direct me if that's the case. I'm trying to find out the name of a movie, or maybe it was a "made for TV movie" that DD did. All I can remember was it was a drama, or maybe mystery. Think it may have been in the late 60'...
by John M
22 Jul 2009, 00:18
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
Replies: 3
Views: 2728

Re: BETTER LATE THAN NEVER

Mike, you have EXCELLENT taste. What a gorgeous song. And, yes, it was from Cover Girl and was sung in the film by Gene Kelly and Martha Mears, who dubbed for Rita Hayworth. But of course, it's been recorded many, many times. I actually really like Rod Stewart's version from his "Great American Song...
by John M
13 Jul 2009, 21:03
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: WARNER BROS SCREEN TEST OF DORIS DAY
Replies: 3
Views: 737

Re: WARNER BROS SCREEN TEST OF DORIS DAY

Since it is estimated that well over 50% of all films made before the advent of safety film in 1949 have been lost forever due to disintegration, I highly doubt the footage even exists anymore. Add to that the fact that the test was actually for Michael Curtiz Productions, Inc. and not Warner Bros.,...
by John M
03 Jul 2009, 13:06
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Woman sues to have name of anonymous web poster revealed
Replies: 3
Views: 2887

Re: Woman sues to have name of anonymous web poster revealed

Well of course that has nothing to do with being "critical" of someone. That person mis-stated facts about an event which did paint the woman in a bad light; there's a big difference between being kicked out for having too short a dress and being kicked out for exposing yourself to children. The for...