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Re: Doris Day 2015 Quiz

Unread post by Renie » 13 Aug 2017, 15:36

Yes, Peter, thanks so much for sending that link to the award ceremony. I had last seen that video a while ago. I am moved by Norman Jewison's tribute to Doris and reminded of how down to earth and human Doris Day truly is. In my view, this is what sets her apart from other famous people.

And thank you Tex. I need a little time and then I'll post my next quiz question.

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Unread post by Renie » 13 Aug 2017, 22:33

Here's the next quiz question. In addition to the fact that Doris Day starred in all these films, what other one thing do they all have in common? Young Man With A Horn; I'll See You In My Dreams; The Winning Team;
Calamity Jane; and Love Me Or Leave Me are the films.

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Unread post by Johnny » 14 Aug 2017, 00:15

Young Man With A Horn is based on the life of jazz musician Bix Beiderbecke.

I'll See You In My Dreams is based on the life of lyricist Gus Khan and Grace Le Boy.

The Winning Team is based on the lives of baseball great Grover Cleveland Alexander and his wife Amiee.

Calamity Jane is a musical loosely based on the life of Calamity Jane.

Love Me or Leave Me is based on the life of torch singer Ruth Etting and her relationship with Marty Snyder.

Is the answer to the quiz that these five films are based on real life characters?
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Unread post by Renie » 14 Aug 2017, 09:29

Yes, Johnny, you got it right! I'm passing the quiz torch on to you. Have fun.

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Unread post by Johnny » 14 Aug 2017, 10:19

Thanks Renie!

This quiz question should not be too obscure but if it is, there is a second question to choose.

Question #1.

When did Doris hire her first personal assistant and what was their name?
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Question #2
What were the films where Doris Day wore a wedding dress?
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Unread post by Renie » 16 Aug 2017, 21:59

With regard to a previous question about children Doris had in her movie roles, I found another child. At the very tail end of That Touch of Mink, Doris and Cary Grant are married and they are strolling through the park with their baby in a carriage. We are left to wonder how old the baby is and whether it's a boy or girl. We do see the baby when Gig Young, also out for the stroll, picks him/her up.

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Unread post by Musiclover » 16 Aug 2017, 23:44

If I recall correctly, the baby in "That Touch of Mink" was dressed in pink -- so probably it's a girl.

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Unread post by Musiclover » 17 Aug 2017, 00:13

Johnny, as to Question #2: "It's a Great Feeling," "Winning Team," and "Calamity Jane" are 3 that come to mind. I think maybe either or both "On Moonlight Bay" and "By the Light of the Silvery Moon," too -- but am not certain; haven't seen them for many years. DD's character got married in no fewer than 6 other films, but a traditional wedding dress wasn't shown in any of those.

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Unread post by webmaster » 17 Aug 2017, 02:28

April in Paris:

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Unread post by Renie » 17 Aug 2017, 09:07

The question is: "What were the films where Doris Day wore a wedding dress?"

With it worded this way, we would have to count "I'll See You In My Dreams." Doris' wedding to Danny Thomas is not included in the movie. However, shortly after we know they were wed, there's a scene with Doris looking at their wedding picture hanging on the wall, in which she's wearing a wedding dress.

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Re: Doris Day 2015 Quiz

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Post by Musiclover » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:44 pm

If I recall correctly, the baby in "That Touch of Mink" was dressed in pink -- so probably it's a girl.

I went back and looked at the end of the movie again. The baby is dressed in white.

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Unread post by Johnny » 17 Aug 2017, 12:50

Question #1 Answer:

When did Doris hire her first personal assistant and what was their name?

According to David Kaufman's book, Doris Day, The Untold Story of The Girl Next Door, Doris hired her first personal assistant in early 1949. Her name was Lee Levine.




Question 2 answer:
The films in which Doris wore a wedding dress are:
It's A Great Feeling
I'll See You On My Dreams
The Winning Team
By The Light of The Silvery Moon
Calamity Jane
April In Paris (white lace, no veil)

Great work Musiclover and Renie. Perhaps you could each post a quiz question.

Bryan.

I was puzzled by the April In Paris photo posted of Doris in the traditional wedding dress.Doris & Ray's characters are married by a ship's captain\ minister who is an imposter. Doris wears a white lace dress with a thin black belt and I believe there are some black buttons on it. I will post
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Unread post by Renie » 17 Aug 2017, 15:41

Thanks Johnny. I need a little time and then I'll post something.

I was puzzled about the April In Paris wedding gown picture too. But then I remembered seeing a picture of Doris in a dance costume that said it was from Lullaby of Broadway but it was actually from Love Me Or Leave Me. This wasn't on this Forum but I can't recall where it was. I chalked it up to someone not really knowing what they were doing. I have found a number of mislabeled DD pictures on Ebay too.

With regard to DD's first hired personal assistant, I was going to suggest that strictly speaking, her first personal assistant would have been Alma Kappelhoff, since birth. However, she wasn't hired by Doris so that answer wouldn't work. :D

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Unread post by Renie » 18 Aug 2017, 07:31

I found yet another Doris child in Lover Come Back. The film ends with Doris being wheeled into a hospital delivery room as she and Rock Hudson are being remarried.

And the wedding dress previously posted and labeled "April in Paris" is actually from "It's a Great Feeling" at the very end of the movie.

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Unread post by Renie » 18 Aug 2017, 08:02

Here's a new quiz. I found 12 Doris Day movies in which the character she portrays has a first name that starts with the letter "J." How many can you find? State the name of the movie and the first and last names of Doris' character in it.

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Unread post by Musiclover » 18 Aug 2017, 11:48

Good challenge, Renie.

It's a Great Feeling -- Judy Adams
Young Man With a Horn -- Jo Jordan
West Point Story -- Jan Wilson
Calamity Jane -- Jane Canary
Man Who Knew Too Much -- Jo McKenna
Julie -- Julie Benton
It Happened to Jane -- Jane Osgood
Pillow Talk -- Jan Morrow
Send Me No Flowers -- Judy Kimball
Do Not Disturb -- Janet Harper
Glass Bottom Boat -- Jennifer Nelson
Ballad of Josie -- Josie Minnick

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Unread post by Renie » 18 Aug 2017, 15:37

Musiclover:

You are SO right! Good going. You win. Please post another quiz when you're ready.

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Unread post by Johnny » 27 Jan 2018, 17:50

Since there has not been a Doris quiz question in a while, the following question occurred to me. It may be a debatable one, but let's see where it goes. Good luck.

How many of Doris' 39 films were set in New York city or state?
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Unread post by howard » 27 Jan 2018, 18:35

In many of her films the locale was anybody's guess. My guess, however, would be 16.
Like Irene Dunne done.

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Unread post by webmaster » 27 Jan 2018, 22:10

Please Don't Eat the Daisies
That Touch of Mink
Maybe:
Pillow Talk, Lover Come Back, Lullaby of Broadway

As Howard asks, set there (story) or filmed there (location)>
She made a few films set in or near the UK, Midnight Lace, Do Not Disturb, Caprice in part, but it was obviously on a Hollywood sound stage.

Don't know where Howard got 16 from!
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Unread post by Johnny » 28 Jan 2018, 03:00

I will give my estimate in about a week's time. This will give forum members time to give their answers. Looking at all the Doris Day films, it is a challenge to give an exact number but I will try.
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Unread post by Musiclover » 28 Jan 2018, 12:34

In addition to the 5 Bryan noted, I would say:

Tea for Two, West Point Story, part of I'll See You in My Dreams, part of Young Man with a Horn, part of Love Me or Leave Me, Teacher's Pet, The Thrill of it All, and Where Were You When the Lights Went Out. Possibly part of My Dream is Yours, too, but I don't recall for sure.

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Unread post by Johnny » 07 Feb 2018, 10:18

The story locations for Doris Day's 39 films:

Romance On The High Seas :New York initially
My Dream Is Yours: New York
It's A Great Feeling: Los Angeles
Young Man With A Horn: New York
Tea For Two: New York
The West Point Story: New York State
Storm Warning: Rockpoint
Lullaby of Broadway: New York
On Moonlight Bay: Indiana
Starlift: San Francisco
I'll See You In My Dreams: Chicago-New York-LA
The Winning Team: Chicago -St.Louis
April In Paris: New York -Paris
By The Light of The Silvery Moon: Indiana
Calamity Jane: South Dakota -Chicago
Lucky Me: Miami
Young At Heart: Connecticut
Love Me Or Leave Me; Chicago -New York
The Man Who Knew Too Much: Morocco-London
Julie: Carmel, California
The Pajama Game: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Teacher's Pet:New York
The Tunnel of Love:Westport,Connecticut
It Happened To Jane:Maine-New York
Pillow Talk: New York
Please Don't Eat The Daisies: New York
Midnight Lace: London
Lover Come Back: New York
That Touch of Mink:New York -Bermuda
Billy Rose's Jumbo: Midwest America
The Thrill of It All: New York
Move Over Darling: Monterey California
Send Me No Flowers: Location Unknown-Suburbs
Do Not Disturb: Kent and London England
The Glass Bottom Boat:Santa Catalina Island
Caprice: Swiss Alps -Paris
The Ballad of Josie: Arapahoe Wyoming
Where Were You When The Lights Went Out: NY
With Six You Get Eggroll:Toluca, California

According to this list the number of Doris Day films located in New York (State) is 16.

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Unread post by howard » 07 Feb 2018, 12:11

Well i'll be gobsmacked!
Like Irene Dunne done.

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Unread post by Musiclover » 15 Apr 2018, 12:01

It's Howard's turn to pose a question . . . but may I sneak this one in that just occurred to me?:

Identify the one thing that the title songs from these films have in common: "Teacher's Pet," "Please Don't Eat the Daisies," Mover Over, Darling" and "Glass Bottom Boat."

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