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One of my favorite films of hers. Love the profile shot above. This film was a harbinger of what was to come in terms of her dramatic gifts. Thank you for all of these.

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Banner is amazing, just fantastic!Doris in this picture is brilliant and captivating at the same time Och jak piękne goddess Just magic... Face of angel a sleeping... The film itself beautiful.


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anialek36 wrote:Banner is amazing, just fantastic!Doris in this picture is brilliant and captivating at the same time Och jak piękne goddess Just magic... Face of angel a sleeping... The film itself beautiful.
You are quite right...fantastic

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Fabulous new photo!! "The face of an angel sleeping." Very well put, Ania!

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Another mystery, what happened to the film, Fifth Avenue Follies, that Doris mentioned in the natural looking interview? Bet Paul our expert would know. Doris had the same look for her first TV talk show appearance with Merv Griffin in 1970. Little make up and her hair pulled back and letting it all hang out. She really has always been herself and the beauty from within shines through. Another such look was for the Barabra Walters interview for her book in 1976. Ms Walters is finally stepping down as she asked Doris if she had enough in that interview. Took Walters decades to decide to retreat to her own living room and give someone else a chance to shine as Doris said she did with no regrets.

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ray wrote:Another mystery, what happened to the film, Fifth Avenue Follies, that Doris mentioned in the natural looking interview? Bet Paul our expert would know. Doris had the same look for her first TV talk show appearance with Merv Griffin in 1970. Little make up and her hair pulled back and letting it all hang out. She really has always been herself and the beauty from within shines through. Another such look was for the Barabra Walters interview for her book in 1976. Ms Walters is finally stepping down as she asked Doris if she had enough in that interview. Took Walters decades to decide to retreat to her own living room and give someone else a chance to shine as Doris said she did with no regrets.

Wasn't Fifth Avenue Follies the working title for what eventually became Where Were You When The Lights Went Out?

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"Fifth Avenue Folly" was to have been the third film of the 20th Century Fox deal signed with producer Aaron Rosenberg who co-produced with Marty the first two films of the deal ("Move Over, Darling" and "Do Not Disturb").

The third title was to be "Fifth Avenue Folly". I've read the script and it was hilarious.....it dealt with a woman (Doris) who as part of her divorce settlement from her wealthy husband, was awarded his Fifth Avenue Department Store.

It was glamorous, sophisticated and very well written. It would have been a tremendous hit because it allowed the Doris character an opportunity to play a really good career woman role as she struggles to restore the Department store to its former lustre.

Unfortunately when the spy-film craze took off in 1965/66, Rosenberg and 20th Century Fox decided to jump on that bandwagon for the third film of the deal and created "Caprice" to take advantage of this. In the weeks immediately after "Do Not Disturb" opened (December, 1965), "Caprice" was quickly put together and Frank Tashlin who had directed "The Glass Bottom Boat" was signed to direct, because the early rushes on "Boat" had been so good. "Fifth Avenue Folly" was then relegated to the dust bin and never filmed.

Collectors Book Store which used to be on Hollywood Boulevard had, for sale, a dozen or more of the scripts for "Folly" back in 1974 and I purchased a couple for $ 5.00 each.

Had it been filmed, it would have been at least as successful as "The Glass Bottom Boat".

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Paul, wonderful information and thank you for clearing that up.

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As additional information, the New York Public Library apparently has a copy of the screen treatment, see below information:

Fifth Avenue Folly by Jack Kirkland and Charles Greene, n.d.
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Clean typescript of a screen treatment based on an original story by Jack Kirkland.

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Absolutely fabulous! And the way the light drops in! Love it.
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Paul so sad that "Fifth Avenue Follies" got pushed aside for "Caprice," Caprice was one of her movies that I really never cared for. The way you describe Follies with the scrip calling for her to be a successful business woman would have fit Doris so well. I love seeing her play a beautiful successful business woman, fits her to a tee. Thinking of "Pillow Talk", when she played a Interior Decorator, she fit that part so well, and her clothes she wore were gorgeous. :D

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Guys, hate to be a grouch but this is the Banners topic!

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my apologies.....

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No need, Paul - thanks for the info, good to see you posting again.

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Great banner - such a Doris expression.

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LOVE the banner and love the film. In 2000 the Bing Theatre at the L.A. County Museum ran a new print of the film to a packed house of more than 600...there was applause after each number. The banner perfectly captures the fun aspect of Miss Day's performance which is so deftly mixed with some exceptional dramatic acting by her that should receive more notice from critics when they discuss her career. This was only her second film and yet she packs a genuine punch in every scene.

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Funny, it didn't register that it was only her second film - I thought it was a few more down the list.

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Thanks for the info Paul - love the new banner with her great smile - a very happy look - something so needed after all the crap happening in the world - her smile makes you forget a little.
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Thanks for all the interesting information Paul:) Bryan amazing, great banner of the wonderful Doris. And of course, a great movie


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Love the movie, and I love the banner. Makes me "tick!"
Like Irene Dunne done.

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howard wrote:Love the movie, and I love the banner. Makes me "tick!"
ME TOO

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Strikingly gorgeous and uplifting! Thank you, Bryan.

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What a thrill when the banner pops up,very Dorissy,she looks smashing in this picture.
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Is this with little Freddie?
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That's her son, Terry (I think!)
Like Irene Dunne done.

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Do you mean the little boy in the film, Dorine? Looks a bit blonde to be Terry, Howard?

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I'll make this the last of "My Dream is Yours":

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