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RE: IT HAPPENED TO JANE - Just saw this and wanted to share with everyone - A town in Connecticut will be having a 'DORIS' Day tomorrow - To commemorate the anniversary of the filming, the Southington Historical Society is holding a “Doris” Day on Saturday. The town has issued a proclamation for Day, who is now 96. Thought you might like to read the story below...enjoy!
http://www.myrecordjournal.com/News/Lif ... ngton.html
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Thanks for posting this, MA.
Like Irene Dunne done.

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Thanks so much doris-day-fan for the article on the Doris Day celebration of the filming of It Happened To Jane in Connecticut. This charming and underappreciated well crafted film deserves recognition just as Doris Day does. She is an international treasure.

Thanks again.
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I posted the TCM August schedule for Summer Under The Stars (Doris on TCM), focusing on an entire day of films each day for 31 stars.

Sunday, August 12th, there is an entire day of Doris Day films.
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Hi all,

Mirian Nelson died.

From: Doris Day Animal Foundation (DDAF)
Doris and all of us at DDAF mourn the passing of Doris’ treasured longtime friend, dancer/choreographer/director, Miriam Nelson. Miriam, alongside her then husband, Gene Nelson, worked with Doris on “Tea for Two” and “Lullaby of Broadway,” choreographing the dance numbers (including the elaborate staircase dance in the latter) and had a cameo in “Pillow Talk.”

Miriam (or “Mim,” as Doris called her) was a shining light and an uplifting force of nature, with a treasure trove of stories from the glory days of Hollywood. Fans and supporters who attended DDAF’s 2017 Carmel fundraiser where Miriam was a special guest, were not only treated to a sampling of those fascinating experiences, but a tap dance as well—at 97 years old!
Doris and all of us at DDAF will be forever grateful for Miriam’s kindness, generosity and friendship. Our hearts go out to her son Chris and dear friend James, who shared many excellent adventures with her right up to the end.
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Thank you Peter for the Doris Day Foundation post on Miriam Nelson. It is a beautiful tribute.
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Yes - RIP Miriam - she had a great life and looked amazing at 97 years old at Doris' birthday the last year.

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I heard this previously but someone who lives in Carmel has confirmed that Cafe Stravaganza closed. If you recall, Doris spoke highly of the owner, Harry, and his food on the Magic 63 radio birthday tributes. Several fan gatherings were held there over the years and Harry was always pleasant and friendly. I'm sad to see this wonderful restaurant close after so many years.

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Hi all,

On https://www.dorisday.com it's time to sign the online Doris Day 97th birthday card.

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Hi all,

In the music section I posted about a new Doris Day cd.
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Thanks so much Peter.
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Spot the obvious mistake department:

Movie Review: The Hustle:

"The Hustle" (MGM) suffers from being a mechanical ride, punctuated by occasional attempts at crass humor, through a plot based on outdated notions of cleverness and sophistication. It's a gender-swapped remake of 1988's "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," which itself was based on a 1964 Doris Day comedy, "Bedtime Story." And the roots show."

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Today I received from my friend Michael in New York an interesting obituary on Wayne Fitzgerald who died at age 89. His obituary appeared in the October 9th edition of the New York Times.

Wayne Fitzgerald was a Hollywood title maker for Doris and Rock's film Pillow Talk. The obituary states," Wayne Fitzgerald put a thrown-pillow ballet at the beginning of Pillow Talk".

"He opened Bonnie and Clyde with an evocative montage of vintage photographs. He started Footloose off with two dozen pairs of dancing feet."

Title making is a subject rarely discussed but has a definite impact on the beginning of a film by setting a mood for the audience.
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Thanks for sharing Johnny.

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Love how they describe Doris in this brief tribute on the Vanity Fair web site:

"Doris Day
A singer-actress with the keen ability to embody both sexiness and wholesomeness, Doris Day will forever be remembered as a true Hollywood icon who always left us wanting more."
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Thanks so much Howard for sharing this Vanity Fair information on Doris. It is beautifully and artfully stated.
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Howard, that is a wonderful quote. So true - she left us wanting more.

This is minor but I thought it was worth mentioning because it demonstrates the impact Doris' music has had on younger generations of performers. In a recent interview promoting her new holiday album, Idina Menzel said she wanted to record a Jazzy, Big Band, Swing album of holiday music and she listened to artists like Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald and Doris Day as part of her research. I would never have put Idina and Doris in the same sentence because their styles are so different, but apparently she admires Doris' music.

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Thank you Michael.

This is another interesting gem of information about the importance of Doris's music. This is why the Doris Day Forum is so valuable. It keeps the genuine importance of Doris' work topically current.
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Here's a recent article taken from Jazz Times:

Doris Day: Her Jazziest Moment
Remembering a singer with the voice of a friend

There are certain singers we might consider ’tweeners, occupying some liminal space between jazz and pop. Judy Garland is one of these, though I’ve always heard the commanding jazzer’s way with phrasing in her voice. So too with the recently deceased Doris Day, ever since I first experienced her breathy melismas from “Que Sera Sera” in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1956 remake of his own The Man Who Knew Too Much.

https://jazztimes.com/features/columns/ ... oment/?amp
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Thanks for sharing Howard.

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