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Unread post by webmaster » 11 Jun 2015, 05:20

I thought I'd open a topic for "News, Events and Comment" as I'm always seeing news items about Doris - please add anything you think other fans would be interested in.

I'll start with an upcoming show from Scott Dreier - also a forum member - you can find him on Facebook.
If you've seen the show it would be good to have your comments.

"Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre is once again proud to present award-winning performer Scott Dreier in "Doris and Me" as the first of its Summer Cabaret Series."

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Doris and Me is one man's quirky, lovable obsession with music and movie icon, Doris Day. Scott Dreier makes this more than your typical tribute show to a timeless artist, taking the audience with him on a sentimental journey to times gone by. As he lovingly shares through treasured songs, personal anecdotes, humor, heart, and many Doris Day stories and history, Scott Dreier never lets us forget how much he loves her and why he has become Doris Day's biggest fan. If you're a Doris Day fan, it's a must; if you're not, you'll be one by the end of the show. Some of the songs which are included - Sentimental Journey; It's Magic; Secret Love; Que Sera, Sera; Everybody Loves A Lover (and many more - hits and lesser known tunes, as well.)
http://www.broadwayworld.com/los-angele ... 1-20150608

DORIS AND ME will be performed on Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, June 21 at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $25. The CV Repertory Theatre is located in The Atrium, 69-930 Highway 111, in Rancho Mirage. Tickets are available at the theatre box office between 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM Monday-Friday, and two hours prior to show time...or Call 760-296-2966. To order tickets online visit http://www.cvrep.org.
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Unread post by Jas1 » 11 Jun 2015, 05:32

Great idea Bryan.

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Unread post by webmaster » 11 Jun 2015, 05:51

Thanks Jas. - would like to see Scott do his show!

New series about Charles Manson references Terry & Doris - isn't it time to forget him?

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The current NBC series “Aquarius” charts the rise of Charles Manson from wannabe rock star to murderous cult leader. It’s the latest example of how the Manson story continues to have a hold on pop culture 46 years after the Tate-LaBianca murders.

The Manson case is the subject of the current season of “You Must Remember This,” a storytelling podcast by Karina Longworth. She explores Manson trials, theories and infamy through the lens of a Hollywood historian.

"The thing that really brought me to the idea of doing an entire series about Manson, the murders, and all the people he knew in Hollywood, was realizing that he had this relationship with this guy Terry Melcher who was a record producer and the son of Doris Day. So, you can connect Doris Day to Charles Manson in one step, and that is just fascinating.

...these murders really shook up the Hollywood community. For instance, Terry Melcher, Doris Day's son, who believed that he was the intended target on the night of the Sharon Tate murders, got 24-hour armed guards and slept with a gun under his pillow. Warren Beatty put up thousands of dollars of his own money as a reward for finding the killer."
http://www.scpr.org/programs/the-frame/ ... es-manson/
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Unread post by Renie » 12 Jun 2015, 12:38

Amazon is now selling DVD's of all? or some? of Johnny Carson's Tonite shows. I understand that you can buy individual DVD's or the whole set. Doris made 3 appearances altogether I believe, 2 with Johnny and 1 with McClean Stevenson. Correct? If any of you know the dates of her appearances and have a lot of patience, you might be able to get copies of the shows on which Doris appeared. I don't have the patience and I'm not a fan of Amazon.

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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 14 Jun 2015, 02:51

Hi there,

This are the dates of the shows:
1973-11-26 with MacLean Stevenson
1974-09-02 with Johnny Carson, Rodney Dangerfield, Burt Mustin
1976-01-16 with Johnny Carson, Rex Reed, Donna Theodore, Dale Alexander

Haven't seen the one with MacLean Stevenson (an audioversion I tink it's on this site somewhere)
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Unread post by webmaster » 14 Jun 2015, 16:40

Thanks Peter.

Here's news of another show about Doris:

"Sonic Journey - The Life and Songs of Doris Day" by Renee Krosch
Who didn't love this wholesome American gal with her quick wit and sunny demeanour? Aussie country singing legend Melinda Schneider fell in love with Doris as a kid watching 'Calamity Jane' on television.

"She wanted to be a dancer but at age 14 she had a terrible accident in Ohio. Her car was hit by a train, twice, she broke her leg and was told she'd never dance again," Melinda explains. "While recuperating she discovered she could sing. It was Les Brown who wrote her first big hit 'Sentimental Journey'.
Soon after, her name was changed from Doris Kappelhoff to Doris Day, after one of her favourite songs the ballad Day after Day. After four turbulent marriages, rife with abuse and finally catastrophic financial ruin, Doris Day is testimony to the strength and resilience of women".

Melinda Schneider is performing a new version of her show on Doris Day and is travelling throughout the east coast June-August."
AUDIO INTERVIEW: https://soundcloud.com/702abcsydney/tx- ... ey-14-june
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Unread post by Renie » 14 Jun 2015, 21:09

I'm watching a British show, Last Tango in Halifax, on PBS. There's a new baby in the family and they've named her Calamity Jane. Interesting choice of names don't you think?

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Unread post by ray » 14 Jun 2015, 23:31

Doris's radio birthday message from 2008 are on facebook. Wish they would post her 2007 radio show with James Garner.

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Unread post by webmaster » 16 Jun 2015, 18:36

Why don't you ask them Ray? Or someone on here probably has it - if it's not posted already.

Calamity Jane as a name is funny, Renie! (Unless it happens to be your name!)


Gig Young: The Bizarre Death and Mysterious Burial of a Hollywood Oscar Winner:

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http://blogs.canoe.com/parker/news/the- ... ar-winner/

It's not new but a lot of it was new(s) to me.
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Unread post by Tybear2015 » 17 Jun 2015, 19:52

So sad about Gig Young. i really loved him, i thought he was a great actor.

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Unread post by ray » 17 Jun 2015, 19:58

Gig Young and Doris were a handsome couple in Young At Heart!! Till Frankie boy came on the scene:(

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Unread post by ray » 17 Jun 2015, 20:14

Gig was in four Doris Day Movies.
Young At Heart
The Tunnel Of Love
Teachers Pet
That Touch Of Mink

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Unread post by webmaster » 17 Jun 2015, 20:17

Thanks Ray. :)
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Unread post by webmaster » 21 Jun 2015, 17:49

Calamity Jane: The Deadwood Stage is a-rollin' on over the plains (um, to Leicester)
By Leicester Mercury | Posted: June 21, 2015

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I loved Doris Day and the songs are glorious, and if it wasn't for Doris Day the show wouldn't exist because the film was actually written for her. We're so lucky because we've got a few songs in the show which were written for the film but never made it to the final version, so it's a great chance for people who love the film to come and see those extra bits, as well as those who don't, to have a great fun night out."

So how do you attempt to fill the shoes of Doris?

"I searched the original Calamity Jane story and, apart from her being an alcoholic and smoking, she's very similar to me.

"And I can't really say I'm big on horse riding but, coming from Blackpool, I've been on a few donkeys.

"But seriously, it's a fantastic show. I love singing Secret Love and love belting it out. The group numbers are great, too, because rather than having an orchestra, the cast play all the instruments, so there's so much going on and all that music is at the same level as the company, rather than down in the pit, which really makes it all come alive.

"It's a love story for a woman trying to fit into a man's world, with some mistaken identity and a bit of vaudeville and a love triangle – it's just irresistible."
Read more: http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Calam ... z3djiQv0KN
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Unread post by Musiclover » 21 Jun 2015, 20:56

Oh, to be in Leicester for this!

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Unread post by webmaster » 25 Jun 2015, 17:51

UK great-grandmother celebrates 107th birthday with Doris Day music!
A buffet was laid on and Doris Day records were played as guests congratulated the great-grandmother on her milestone. Among those present were her daughters Margaret Craigen, of Whitley Bay, and Jean Burnett, 86, who also lives in the Kenton Manor home.

Margaret, 76, said: “Our mother received a birthday letter from the Queen - she has been getting one every year since she turned 100. “And the staff at Kenton Manor put on an excellent party. They decorated the home, put on a lovely buffet and Doris Day music. Our mum really enjoyed the day.”
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Unread post by Johnny » 25 Jun 2015, 18:11

Thanks Brian for a great new topic that will help everyone keep current on news and events about Doris.
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Unread post by webmaster » 25 Jun 2015, 18:20

Thanks Johnny - let us know if you spot anything,
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Unread post by Tybear2015 » 26 Jun 2015, 08:10

WOW! 107 years old that is amazing! I can't think of a better way to celebrate a birthday than with the music of Doris Day. I think it is wonderful that she is so loved and appreciated in the UK. Her fan base is awesome.
Thank you for sharing this story.

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Unread post by Lauren Benjamin » 26 Jun 2015, 09:33

NOTE TO RAY~ I looked through all of the radio shows from Doris' birthdays that I used to record years ago and I don't seem to have anything from 2007. Strange. If, however, I come across something in the future, I will upload it here and I will let you know.

Love the story about the 107-yr-old lady and her choice of listening to Doris on her birthday.

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Unread post by ray » 26 Jun 2015, 10:09

Thanks lauren, that's the radio show where James Garner was on.

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Unread post by Lauren Benjamin » 26 Jun 2015, 12:51

Ray~
Thanks for reminding me. Gosh, it has to be someplace in my huge collection. I remember that Doris and Garner were talking as if he didn't know that he was on the air. All he did is complain about his ailments.
I'll keep looking.

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Unread post by webmaster » 26 Jun 2015, 13:48

Lauren dear, this section is for news, events, comment. You haven't quite grasped this 'Topic' idea, have you? :lol:
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Unread post by Jas1 » 26 Jun 2015, 14:51

Great story re- the 107 year old - good taste!

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Unread post by Lauren Benjamin » 26 Jun 2015, 22:45

Well, to me it *is* news, about an event and I commented...........to Ray. See? Rats.

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