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Unread post by Jas1 » 12 Oct 2017, 10:50

There is a 2 page article that is respectful in this weeks UK edition of National Enquirer - about DD leaving provisions for her 4 leggers. 6 or so Pics, including one from the 90th [92nd] celebrations with DD wearing sunglasses.

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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 05 Nov 2017, 04:44

Hi all,

On dorisday.com: Beautiful Day in Cincinnati
http://www.dorisday.com/news/beautiful- ... cincinnati

Enjoy reading,

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Unread post by webmaster » 05 Nov 2017, 09:53

Thanks, Peter, I did enjoy reading it! A great account of the organisation and celebration of Doris Day day in Cincinnati in September.

It also links to the video of the occasion, for those who haven't seen it:
https://archive.org/details/10170927Coun
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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 24 Nov 2017, 15:19

Hi all,

Rose Marie - "Wait For Your Laugh" is out: https://twitter.com/RoseMarie4Real
On Rose Maries Twitter I found the photo below:
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Remembering the crazy fun Doris and I had on her show-no one I'd have rather been in a dumpster with going over lines! She's the greatest.
Hope some of you will see the film and share your thoughts!

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Unread post by webmaster » 24 Nov 2017, 18:47

A lot of people have become famous through knowing Doris. She's a star who's shone a light on the people who have supported her.
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Unread post by Johnny » 24 Nov 2017, 19:34

I will check out Netflix to see if Wait For The Laughs is listed. I am looking forward to seeing it.

The photo of Doris and Rose Marie in the dumpster reading their lines is a knockout. I have seen it before.

Thanks so much Peter.
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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 25 Nov 2017, 05:00

Hi all,

Just found Rose Marie's Facebook site... What a treat to see all the photo's of her and all her legendary friends including Doris.

https://www.facebook.com/MissRoseMarie/ ... =3&theater

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Unread post by Musiclover » 25 Nov 2017, 12:12

There's a recent review of "Wait for Your Laugh" at variety.com.

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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 26 Nov 2017, 04:06

Thanks Judy for that information. I will look for it.

Found a great baseball/Winning Team item online:
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/President-Rona ... SwEOpaGfe6

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Peter Flapper wrote:
24 Nov 2017, 15:19
Hi all,

Rose Marie - "Wait For Your Laugh" is out: https://twitter.com/RoseMarie4Real
On Rose Maries Twitter I found the photo below:
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Remembering the crazy fun Doris and I had on her show-no one I'd have rather been in a dumpster with going over lines! She's the greatest.
Hope some of you will see the film and share your thoughts!

P

I was fortunate enough to attend the first LA screening of Wait For Your Laugh last weekend. This is an excellent documentary about Rose Marie's eventful life. Doris is only mentioned once, but Rose Marie thinks she is absolutely wonderful. The old footage they collected is amazing as are the revelations about her experiences with Al Capone, Bugsy Siegel and just about every big name in show business. RM emerges as a force of nature who is still as sharp as a tack. We were thrilled that she made an in person appearance at the theater for a brief Q & A after the movie ended. What a memorable evening it was!

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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 27 Nov 2017, 14:27

Hi Michael,

Thanks for sharing, hope to hear some more!

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Unread post by howard » 01 Dec 2017, 13:05

From the just-released book: "Seduced by Mrs. Robinson":

"Most interesting is the section devoted to casting, in particular, the role of Mrs. Robinson. Early contenders included Ava Gardner, Jeanne Moreau and Doris Day. Although America’s favorite girl next door wrote in her autobiography that she turned it down because she couldn’t see herself in the role, Gray notes that Day’s manager-husband never even showed her the script. Bancroft wasn’t originally considered because she was only 35.
Like Irene Dunne done.

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Unread post by webmaster » 01 Dec 2017, 17:15

I suppose Marty's morals at the time (heavily into Christian Science) drew the line at sex. Other 'sins' were permitted - as long as your intentions were good.

For Doris, I think it was more of an image thing. She couldn't see the Doris Day she created 'rolling around in the sheets with a man half her age'. Which makes sense. It would have been totally playing against type and what would have been the advantage for her? She'd had enough of Hollywood by then anyway.
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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 03 Dec 2017, 05:52

Hi all,

On Doris website, some information about her 96 birthday celebrations:
http://www.dorisday.com/news/join-us-fo ... -in-carmel

Sounds good!

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Unread post by webmaster » 11 Dec 2017, 18:12

Just In case you haven't seen it:

Doris Day Is Living Her Best Life as She Enters Her Late 90s
Dec 10, 2017 2:00 pm / By Samantha Lear

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"Seems like that “Que sera, sera” approach to life has done wonders for Doris Day! We don’t see much of the Hollywood icon these days but don't take that as a sign that she's not doing well. In fact, as she approaches a century old, she is thriving! The actress and singer celebrated a major milestone birthday this year, reminding fans of her early work — like films Pillow Talk and Calamity Jane — that she hasn’t gone anywhere. Doris hasn’t appeared on-screen in decades, but she has a very full life away from the public eye. It’s about time we checked in with the beloved icon and how she’s been doing."

Read More: http://www.closerweekly.com/posts/where ... ive-148487
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Unread post by Jas1 » 12 Dec 2017, 06:51

Thanks for that Bryan - lovely to read - hope they have got her net wealth right- although I am just so grateful after the financial mess Doris recovered what she needed to live a comfortable life- so many didn't have financial security for one reason or another.

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Unread post by webmaster » 12 Dec 2017, 07:43

Yes, Jas. I was also a bit surprised to read:

"After nine years alone, Doris wed Barry Comden, a much-younger businessman and restaurateur, but they couldn't overcome their age difference and they split in 1981."

I don't think that's true, is it? I think it was more to do with personal differences and issues such as the fiasco with the pet food business that Barry set up.

They also said her film career lasted 25 years (1948 to 1968 is 20 years).

But good to read a positive piece, especially health wise.
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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 12 Dec 2017, 11:54

Hi Bryan,

Thanks for sharing that story.

A new post from Doris o her own website:
http://www.dorisday.com/news/doris-holi ... -blog-post

And you can hear Doris on:
https://www.dorisdayanimalfoundation.org/

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Unread post by Jas1 » 13 Dec 2017, 09:50

Doris sounds great, does my heart good to hear her.

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Unread post by jmichael » 14 Dec 2017, 06:03

As James commented, the sound of her voice lifts my spirits to the sky. We are so fortunate to still have her with us and to know that she enjoys a good quality life. Oh, that Clara Bixby!

Michael

Speaking of the magic of Doris - I wanted to add that while I was in LA recently, our good friend and fellow board member, Howard Green, arranged a private screening of her performing It’s Magic on the 1949 Oscar telecast. Anyone can request a viewing through the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and it is an experience that every Doris Day fan should have. I can’t explain how moving it was to watch her sing this song in front of an audience. She was spectacular in the way she added a few subtle changes to make the lyrics even more touching. If she was nervous, it didn’t show as she sang every note with ease and incredible warmth. My deep thanks to Howard for making a dream come true.
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Unread post by howard » 14 Dec 2017, 11:58

Michael, you're very welcome. It wasn't entirely unselfish on my part, I'm sure my enjoyment of watching this rare video clip was every bit equal to yours. What surprised me most about it was how poised Doris seemed to be while performing in front of such a prestigious industry crowd. She's always spoken about her stage fright, and that evening must have been grueling for her, but you would never know it. She sang beautifully, looked wonderful, and I hope all our DD friends get a chance to see it at some future date. Here's an interesting quote on the subject from David Kaufman's book: "The Untold Story of the Girl Next Door."

Her friend and p.r. agent Warren Cowan:

"One night Ronnie and I took Marty and Doris to the SHARE show. It was held every year and the wives of celebrities would dance - they were like the Rockettes: Lucille Ball, Janet Leigh and Bob Stack's wife ... after the dance, there was an auction, and somebody bid a thousand dollars for Doris to sing a song. And I'll never forget it. She grabbed my hand and squeezed it very hard before going up to the piano. It was at Ciro's nightclub, and there must have been 800 people there. I remember saying to Marty, as she was walking down to the stage, 'I can't tell you how very sorry I am that I put her in this position.' And he said, 'Don't worry: She's like a cat that always lands on her feet.' She sang 'It Had To Be You,'" continued Cowan, "and it was one of the most memorable moments I've ever had in my experience in show business. It was the only time that I ever heard Doris sing in public, and it was magnificent." Though Day did appear at SHARE events in the future, she never sang at one again"
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Unread post by webmaster » 14 Dec 2017, 12:57

Divine recollections and experiences, Howard & Michael. :)

I almost feel I was there, both of your descriptions are so vivid. Thank you. 8)
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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 15 Dec 2017, 13:17

Hi Micheal & Howard,

Wish I was there... loved to see the clip of course and a meeting with you both would be a thrill!!!
Thanks for sharing your stories.... It's not secretly filmed??? :wink:

Came across this little clip about Doris Day and Rose Marie
http://video.foxnews.com/v/567003701800 ... show-clips

Hope the link works,

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Unread post by webmaster » 15 Dec 2017, 13:50

Yes, it works, Peter. Sweet that they have been friends for more than 50 years. Doris must have more friends than anyone else I can think of!
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Peter Flapper wrote:
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Hi Micheal & Howard,

Wish I was there... loved to see the clip of course and a meeting with you both would be a thrill!!!
Thanks for sharing your stories.... It's not secretly filmed??? :wink:

Came across this little clip about Doris Day and Rose Marie
http://video.foxnews.com/v/567003701800 ... show-clips

Hope the link works,

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Hi Peter,

I would love to meet you too. If I ever have the opportunity, I will try not to bombard you with questions about where you find all those rare photos of Doris. You have a gift!

We were asked not to videotape or take photos of her Oscar performance and we complied with their rules 🙁. Sorry!

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