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Seven and a Half Cents? & Once a Year Day?
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Seven and a Half Cents is right. Once a Year Day is not unless I missed something.

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There Once Was a Man?
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Ania thought Doris' apartment number in Pillow Talk was 2001. Correct. Just saw it on her door in the movie.

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Yes, the two song/dance numbers from Pajama Game are There Once Was a Man and Seven and a Half Cents. In both, Doris' blouse/sweater pull up and she pulls them down while continuing to sing and dance before anything out of the way happens.

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He-he. :) Doris is certainly not a flasher! Thanks for that, Renie.

Ania, feel free to post a question or two.

Here's an easy one in the meantime. In which of Doris' films was she in the UK (or supposed to be in the film) and in which film did she pretend to be English?
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Midnight Lace is one, Do Not Disturb is another and part of The Man Who Knew Too Much was another. Are there more? As far as Doris pretending to be English was concerned, my mind is blank at the moment.

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Speaking of wardrobe malfunctions, I recall reading in a Walter Winchell column back in 1956, that during one of the more streneous dance numbers in "The Pajama Game." Doris ripped her slacks. Winchell mentioned that it occurred during the "picnic" dance routines, but Doris was wearing a white pleaded dress. So it is possible it happened during the "Seven And Half Cents" number. Can any of you verify this account?
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This is a wild guess on Doris pretending to be English--"Glass Bottom Boat" This involves the scene when Rod Taylor looks at Doris and imagines her to be different "spy" characters. I'm thinking of Doris dressed all in yellow and mimicking "James Bond."
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Yes, you got those three right, Renie. I wondered if she'd made it to London in Caprice but I think it was just Paris and Switzerland.

I wasn't thinking of The Glass Bottom Boat, Tex - but here's a clue; she was pretending to be a Lady. :)
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Doris' characther pretended to be very English in Lucky Me [dark wig] and sang with a very passable Scottish accent too in this film - i think on top of all the other accolades - DD had a real ear for languages- I just adore her Spanish chorus in "Be True to Me" from Latin for Lovers.

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Correct Jas! :)

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To Tex: First of all, is it OK to call you Tex? Regarding Walter Winchell, I was not aware of his comments about Doris having ripped her slacks during a dance number in Pajama Game. Yes, she did wear a dress to the picnic. So I think the 2 numbers where this could have happened were Seven and a Half Cents and There Once Was a Man. But, if it happened during filming, they would have surely edited it out. With slacks, it wouldn't be an easy fix on camera. Renie

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Renie, Yes it's all right to call me Tex. Thanks for your reply to the slacks issue. I'm working on a couple of topics for future quizzes. Thanks for your contributions to this fun column.
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Here's one for you music buffs, what was on the 'A Side' of the release of Caprice (which was on the flip-side) by Columbia Records?
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This single is not in my collection; however, based on the recording dates in my catalogue notes, my guess is that the other side of "Caprice" was probably "Sorry."

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Correct - well done. :)

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OK. How about this one?: One of Doris's cherished friendships was with a former dancer who co-starred in 3 films with her. Who was that person and what were the 3 movies?

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My first thought was Gene Nelson (3 films together) but I don't think he was a cherished friend especially.

Next Billy De Wolfe, who fits the bill (former dancer and cherished friend) but they only made 2 films together).

Can you confirm it's neither of those and I'll think some more?
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I think that person was Jack Carson in Romance on the High Seas, My Dream Is Yours and It's a Great Feeling, which just happened to be Doris Day's first 3 movies. I didn't know that Jack Carson was a former dancer until I looked it up.

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Sounds credible - well thought out - didn't think he was a former dancer either. The first film I saw him in (onTV!) was Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) so assumed he's always been an actor.
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Keep trying! I wasn't thinking of Gene Nelson or Billy deWolfe. (Didn't know Carson had been a dancer, so it's not him either, but that's a good guess.) It's someone more well known than any of those three.

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OK. How about James Cagney? He was in The West Point Story, Starlift, and Love Me or Leave Me with Doris. And he was a dancer. Renie

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Could it be Tony Randall? (dear friend and in 3 films).

I came across the following about him on Wikipedia:
In 1958, he played the leading role in the musical comedy Oh, Captain!, taking on a role originated on film by Alec Guinness. Oh, Captain! was a financial failure, but Randall received a Tony Award nomination for his legendary dance turn with prima ballerina Alexandra Danilova.
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Miriam Nelson? PS- great to see her at 92 looking so great recently sending birthday wishes from Hollywood to DD in Carmel. She was in Pillow Talk [the pregnant lady] - however, not sure if she was in other DD films?

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