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Ms. Doris for the first time

Posted: 16 Aug 2010, 14:35
by xpersian
When did you heard about Ms. Doris for the first time?

Because I´m new here, first I would like to say hello to everybody
here and ask for patience with my english because it´s not my
native language so please forgive me.

It´s maybe two years when I have started listen old Big Bands.
First it was Glenn Miller (which is still my most popular) then Benny
Goodman and later I discovered Les Brown with one beautiful female voice which
engaged me forever. And when I think about it it was wonderful concurrence of circumstance.
So this was my first meeting with this wonderful and gentle lady
with heart at right place. Until than I deeply honour and admire her
as singer,actress and what is the most important as a great human which
today cold world needs so much.

Can anybody else remember when first heard about Ms. Doris?

Bye
Hana

Re: Ms. Doris for the first time

Posted: 17 Aug 2010, 13:43
by webmaster
Welcome to the forum, Hana!

I was 11 - maybe a bit younger, it was a while ago :wink: - when I first saw a Doris Day film. I still remember it and I'm still a fan. I think of it like being a Catholic, which I was brought up as, you can lapse, but 'once a Doris Day fan, always a Doris Day fan', to paraphrase. It's a bit like having a friend that you liked when you first met them and you are still friends many years later.

Re: Ms. Doris for the first time

Posted: 17 Aug 2010, 14:59
by Jas1
Welcome Hana.

My first memory of Doris was when I was very young (7 0r 8) watching By the Light of the Silvery Moon one Easter with my grandmother and family. The start of a life long love affair.

Re: Ms. Doris for the first time

Posted: 17 Aug 2010, 16:31
by puck
welcome Hana.
My first encounter with Doris Day was also the film "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" she captured my heart, with her spontaneity, her vitality, her voice, and from that moment on started, what Jas says " The start of a long time love affair".

Re: Ms. Doris for the first time

Posted: 17 Aug 2010, 16:44
by Summersun
Hello Hana,

You have started a great topic. :D It is very interesting to know how people got to know Ms Day.

I'm a new fan. I was 21 when I first laid eyes on "Pillow Talk". It was on tv one night and as I was switching channels, I instantly got hooked. To my eyes, this gorgeous goddess of a woman was annoying this enchanting handsome man on a shared telephone line. What a thrill, what a discovery!!! That was it! I'm 25 now and I'm learning more and more about this fabulous Lady everyday. She sure is one of a kind :)

Christie

Re: Ms. Doris for the first time

Posted: 17 Aug 2010, 17:17
by CalamityLisa
Hi Hana!
My story is pretty similar to Christie's. I was switching channels one night and somehow I got stuck to the last 5 minutes of "Pillow Talk". I was so thrilled about her that the other day I bought all her movies on DVD I could find. Since then I collect everything about her I can get and afford. That was about 5 years ago when I was nearly 11.
I'd say it was love at first sight! Lisa

Re: Ms. Doris for the first time

Posted: 17 Aug 2010, 17:56
by Summersun
CalamityLisa wrote:Hi Hana!
My story is pretty similar to Christie's.
Hello Lisa,
how bizarre!!! I got to see the first 15 minutes...the commercials went on and I, unfortunately, fell asleep!!! It took me a year to find which movie I had seen!! I guess, "Pillow Talk" is a European thing! I see you are from Germany, I'm from Greece. For a year I was looking for a movie called "bedroom secrets"..that is how "Pillow talk' is titled in Greece! Just curious, what was your first complete DD Film you saw? Mine was "Teachers Pet".
:D
Christie

Re: Ms. Doris for the first time

Posted: 17 Aug 2010, 18:11
by CalamityLisa
My first complete movie was "Send me no flowers", which was shown right after "Pillow Talk". It seems that you have the same problem in Greece: The truly good movies are shown at an inhumane time! So my discovery of Doris was about 2 o' clock in the morning. Unforunately they show only a few of these great old movies on TV here.

Re: Ms. Doris for the first time

Posted: 17 Aug 2010, 18:23
by Summersun
CalamityLisa wrote: It seems that you have the same problem in Greece: The truly good movies are shown at an inhumane time! So my discovery of Doris was about 2 o' clock in the morning. Unforunately they show only a few of these great old movies on TV here.
Yep...you are correct! My discovery was 4 o'clock in the morning. We are truly unlucky..no TCM no nothing! It's a real shame. But we manage..don't we ?? :) It's nice to meet you. So young and on the right track!

:D
Christie

Re: Ms. Doris for the first time

Posted: 18 Aug 2010, 11:42
by Jiminy Cricket
My first contact with Doris was hearing a few of her songs when I was 14... a year later I saw "Send Me No Flowers" for curiosity and I wasn't completely in love with her YET! Just watching "Pillow Talk" a week later that I became a devoted fan. So... it wasn't love at first sight! hehehe.

Re: Ms. Doris for the first time

Posted: 18 Aug 2010, 11:55
by webmaster
Nice one, JC. :)

RE: "We are truly unlucky..no TCM no nothing! It's a real shame."

Christie, don't you have cable or satellite where you live?

I've got cable, that's the only way I can see TCM, etc.

Re: Ms. Doris for the first time

Posted: 18 Aug 2010, 17:03
by Summersun
webmaster wrote:Nice one, JC. :)

RE: "We are truly unlucky..no TCM no nothing! It's a real shame."

Christie, don't you have cable or satellite where you live?

I've got cable, that's the only way I can see TCM, etc.
We do have cable...only 1 cable company called Nova (talk about monopoly!). It offers some international channels, but not TCM. Something that comes close to it is MGM but it's not worth the 40 euros a month, and that is the value pack! MGM primarily broadcasts movies from the 70's and beyond. :(

I had to check...it's a satellite channel not cable...sorry...:)

Re: Ms. Doris for the first time

Posted: 18 Aug 2010, 19:08
by unadka
I met Doris in Calamity Jane and that was love at first sight. She was so great in everything that I hardly believed it's possible. "Our" romance lasts more then 50 years and she is my No 1 actor and singer although I love many. I own copies of all her 39 movies and am colecting songs and OTRs with her as a guest or star. Right now I ordered a CD with 203 Bob Hope shows because it includes two shows with Doris I didn't have till now.
Nada

Re: Ms. Doris for the first time

Posted: 19 Aug 2010, 20:44
by TCMMovieFan
Summersun wrote:
CalamityLisa wrote:Hi Hana!
My story is pretty similar to Christie's.
Hello Lisa,
how bizarre!!! I got to see the first 15 minutes...the commercials went on and I, unfortunately, fell asleep!!! It took me a year to find which movie I had seen!! I guess, "Pillow Talk" is a European thing! I see you are from Germany, I'm from Greece. For a year I was looking for a movie called "bedroom secrets"..that is how "Pillow talk' is titled in Greece! Just curious, what was your first complete DD Film you saw? Mine was "Teachers Pet".
:D
Christie
Hello !
Are the Doris Day movies in Greece dubbed in Greek or do they use subtitles ? I was always interested to know.
Thanks.

Re: Ms. Doris for the first time

Posted: 19 Aug 2010, 21:01
by TCMMovieFan
My first introduction to Doris took place in 1966. I was only 7 and the movie GLASS BOTTOM BOAT was released.
It was being shown in a small movie house that was located in a small mountain town in upstate New York where I spent my summers as a lad at my grandparents house. I went with my folks and a group of people of mixed ages---there were some children slightly older than myself. Of course being only 7 - what would I know about her ? I dimly recalled that she seemed like a 'very nice lady with a warm smile' or something to that effect. I also remember that she seemed to come across as being tons of fun - someone enjoying herself. A bright and cheery type.
Then I asked my Dad about her. He told me that she is an excellent singer and that in his LP library he showed me the soundtrack album of the soundtrack from YOUNG MAN WITH A HORN - the one where Doris sings with Harry James playing the trumpet. I had never noticed this album before but again I was only 7 so these were my very first experiences of knowing about Doris. She had not yet gone to TV - that was to be 2 years off.
Then I heard nothing of her. I did not get to see her subsequent films for some reason. I dimly recalled seeing the titles on various movie billboards of the time but who knows why I did not go. I was still a child - guess the family was busy and they did not go - or maybe someone told them that her latest efforts were not so good - its hard to say at this point. It was sooooo many years ago !
Then came her TV series and then her TV special with Perry Como (who was and still remains quite a family favorite !) and I remember watching her faithfully because on CBS Monday Nights it had to be HERE'S LUCY following Doris Day. Those were my 2 most favorite shows as a child. I was only into musical programs and/or comedies - Period ! I am still much the same but since they are no longer producing any of those I am in quite a predicament.
Yet for some reason I did not stick with the Doris show. I think at some point CBS changed its schedule and she was on at a different time and evening. I did not keep with it. I was now entering High School and had tons of homework and again who knows ?! She had her 1975 special but I missed it. Then she wrote her book and I recall seeing her on various talk shows to plug the book and somehow at that point she did not seem the same to me. Children and teens seem to have more basic perceptions than adults. I recall her initial 'fun lady' image to me as a kid and I sort of expecting that she would probably be like that at all times. Such is a person's naivety. She seemed quite reserved on those talk shows or maybe it was the subject matter of her book and her 'real life' --- in the 1970's a great many 'images' were being dispelled. Being a teen I did not know how to react. Then of course she 'retired' after that and I did not read or hear much about her work with the animals.
It was not well into the video age that I got to see the rest of her movies though I did see PAJAMA GAME on TV sometime around 1975 -- it was on a local station - with commercials ! UGH ! Bet it was edited, too !

Re: Ms. Doris for the first time

Posted: 20 Aug 2010, 13:05
by lovemeorleaveme
Hana....welcome to the forum! We're so happy to have you! Your English is excellent, so don't worry!! :)

My first memories of Doris go way back to my childhood, when my mother would go about the house singing her songs. We didn't have a television, and didn't go to movies, so I didn't know, until later, that Doris was also a movie star. I simply fell in love with her through her music. When I was a young adult (in the '80's), I discovered Doris' movie/television work, and have been collecting every title that I can find since then! :) So you see, I've loved her ever since I can remember; and even though she doesn't know me, I feel that she is like a member of my family because she has always been in my life through her music :)

Recently, on one of my visits home to see my parents, my mom and I were listening to one of Doris' CD's in the car, and singing along, just like the old days. :) It was so much fun, and brought me right back to my childhood, and I will always treasure these memories! :)

I don't know if Doris realizes just how much she is in peoples' hearts; I hope she is receiving back some of the happiness that she has brought to so many others for so long!

Hope you're having a lovely "Day" :)
God Bless!

Re: Ms. Doris for the first time

Posted: 21 Aug 2010, 13:12
by xpersian
Hello everybody,
thank you all of you for such nice welcome, you are so sweet.

Those are really very interesting stories. I see that most of you
heared for the first time about Ms. Doris throught her movies while
me throught her music. You know last year I have been through a tough
period and her music help me so much to overcame it. A friend in need
is a friend indeed. :D

When you plunge deep in to her music you will hear it. Some of her songs
are very sad and make you cry others are so funny. And suddenly you have
feeling that life can´t be so difficult and with smile on your face you can
achieve everything. Maybe that´s message from her to all people in
whole world because not even her life wasn´t always full of happines
but even today she can rejoice in ordinary things and what´s more
she help homeless animals which is amazing.

So now I consecutively buy every of her albums and movies and spend
wonderful time with them. Yesterday I saw dvd with Calamity Jane and
I must say that I really enjoy it. I just love her, she is just wonderful.

God Bless you all
Bye
Hana

Re: Ms. Doris for the first time

Posted: 21 Aug 2010, 15:34
by howard
"she is just wonderful"

Ain't it the truth!