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by jmichael
03 Sep 2020, 20:44
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Sad News
Replies: 62
Views: 11788

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: 196
Views: 71907

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: 722

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: 109448

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: 3
Views: 1320

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: 188
Views: 52222

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: 135845

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: 188
Views: 52222

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: 69572

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: 2373

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: 188
Views: 52222

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...
by jmichael
26 Jul 2020, 13:56
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: The Tunnel of Love
Replies: 77
Views: 51161

Re: The Tunnel of Love

This must have been about the time Marty realized they were in financial trouble due to Rosenthal’s mismanagement because the quality of her mid-fifties, post/WB period was top drawer. Ok, there was Julie but at least it made money and gave her a challenging part. Tunnel however feels like a money g...
by jmichael
25 Jul 2020, 05:30
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Chatting about Doris...
Replies: 196
Views: 71907

Re: Chatting about Doris...

All time favorite character or supporting actresses.

Eve Arden
Maggie Smith
Thelma Ritter
Audrey Meadows
by jmichael
22 Jul 2020, 13:22
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Message from Bryan
Replies: 7
Views: 2373

Re: Message from Bryan

Bryan,

Hope everything turns out OK and you're feeling better soon.

We miss you.

Michael
by jmichael
19 Jul 2020, 06:42
Forum: OFF TOPICS
Topic: Vintage Film Classics
Replies: 37
Views: 16780

Re: Vintage Film Classics

Today on the Sunday morning film noir TCM series, Cry Danger (1951), was shown. The film stars Dick Powell, Rhonda Flemming, Richard Erdman, Jean Porter and William Conrad. It is directed by Richard Parrish. Seeing Cry Danger for the first time was a delightful and enjoyable surprise on several fro...
by jmichael
13 Jul 2020, 10:07
Forum: THE FILMS OF DORIS DAY
Topic: THE PAJAMA GAME
Replies: 178
Views: 148650

Re: THE PAJAMA GAME

Johnny, thank you for sharing these tidbits. I agree that Babe Williams and Doris Day were a match made in movie heaven. Babe's fierceness, her resolve, her integrity - all of that suited Doris to a tee. Doris was pretty much always the motor that made her movies run. She had a real presence about h...
by jmichael
13 Jul 2020, 05:17
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Chatting about Doris...
Replies: 196
Views: 71907

Re: Chatting about Doris...

Just saw this on Facebook.

Martin Woodsford, who ran an International Fan Club based in the UK, is writing a book about Doris. I don't know him personally or know anything about the book.

Michael
by jmichael
10 Jul 2020, 21:31
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Chatting about Doris...
Replies: 196
Views: 71907

Re: Chatting about Doris...

Four more favorite actresses from the Classic Film era.

Bette Davis
Barbara Stanwyck
Gloria Grahame
Audrey Hepburn

Top Four Actors

Clark Gable
Jimmy Stewart
Montgomery Clift
Spencer Tracy

Next Four

Cary Grant
William Holden
Gary Cooper
James Dean
by jmichael
10 Jul 2020, 16:13
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Chatting about Doris...
Replies: 196
Views: 71907

Re: Chatting about Doris...

Johnny,

Thanks for going first. I struggle with narrowing it down to four.

Doris Day
Lana Turner
Joan Crawford
Katharine Hepburn

Michael
by jmichael
10 Jul 2020, 12:49
Forum: THE MUSIC OF DORIS DAY
Topic: Doris Day on Live Radio Shows 40's/50's
Replies: 223
Views: 122113

Re: Doris Day on Live Radio Shows 40's/50's

Peter, you really are a wizard because the amount of detailed information here is staggering. What a marvelous job you’ve done.

I love the newly discovered version of “Again” that you posted above. It’s gorgeous.

Thank you,
Michael
by jmichael
10 Jul 2020, 12:33
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Chatting about Doris...
Replies: 196
Views: 71907

Re: Chatting about Doris...

Saw this on Twitter today.

Photo: Classic Film TV Cafe.

Who are your Top Four choices?
by jmichael
08 Jul 2020, 19:43
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Chatting about Doris...
Replies: 196
Views: 71907

Re: Chatting about Doris...

WWYWTLWO never got a DVD release and it is virtually impossible to find now. Here’s what IMBD says about it: “Along with Remains to Be Seen (1953), Flame and the Flesh (1954) and The Subterraneans (1960), this is one of very few films from the mid-century MGM library that appears to be lost, outside...
by jmichael
08 Jul 2020, 10:54
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Chatting about Doris...
Replies: 196
Views: 71907

Re: Chatting about Doris...

Take a look at this clip and see how crisp, bright and colorful this print is. It's dazzling.




Michael
by jmichael
06 Jul 2020, 22:35
Forum: TALKING ABOUT DORIS DAY
Topic: Chatting about Doris...
Replies: 196
Views: 71907

Re: Chatting about Doris...

Romance On The High Seas is now available on BLU RAY from the Warner Archive Collection.

https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Romance- ... ay/269768/

Michael
by jmichael
30 Jun 2020, 05:41
Forum: DORIS DAY PHOTOS
Topic: 2020 Doris Day photos
Replies: 188
Views: 52222

Re: 2020 Doris Day photos

Love these high quality BW photos from Julie. Doris and Louis Jourdan made a handsome couple on screen.

Peter, I hope you know how much we appreciate your photos. You are one of a kind.

Thank you,
Michael