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Unread post by Musiclover » 22 Jan 2018, 11:45

Very sweet thought, Johnny.

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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 22 Jan 2018, 13:33

Hi Johhny,

That's an nice idea!!!
Thanks for thinking about it.

Doris my Valentine... WoW!

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Unread post by doris-day-fan » 26 Jan 2018, 15:49

Great idea Johnny...think Doris might appreciate that very much. Valentine's Day will be here before we know it, so get those cards in the mail.
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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 02 Feb 2018, 13:12

Hi all,

Doris is on the cover and in the February 2018 Carmel Magazine, there is an online edition:
https://www.facebook.com/carmelmagazine/
http://www.e-digitaleditions.com/i/9343 ... pring-2018

Enjoy,

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Unread post by doris-day-fan » 07 Feb 2018, 20:36

Just received the Winter 2018 issue of CARMEL Magazine with Doris on the cover - with a six (6) page story...it is promoting her upcoming 3-day birthday celebration (March 29-31) coming up in Carmel - a nice tribute to our Girl!!! It's a great story honoring our Girl Next Door with some very nice photos. Thank you CARMEL Magazine!
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Unread post by Johnny » 15 Feb 2018, 19:11

Pillow Talk is showing on Turner Classic at 10:15 tonight, Thursday, February 15th. There is usually an interesting introduction to the film by host Ben Manicwick and a short commentary after the film.
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Unread post by Jas1 » 16 Feb 2018, 06:52

Please keep us advised Johnny.

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Unread post by Johnny » 22 Feb 2018, 00:26

On Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 4 p.m. (eastern time), Love Me Or Leave Me is showing on Turner Classics channel.
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Unread post by Johnny » 04 Mar 2018, 12:56

On Sunday, March 4-2018, (today), Send Me No Flowers with Doris Day and Rock Hudson is showing on TCM at 2 p.m. (eastern time)
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Unread post by jmichael » 14 Mar 2018, 11:07

This popped up on my Yahoo news feed today.

It’s from an interview that actress Barbara Rush recently gave to Fox News. She speaks fondly of Rock Hudson and how much he loved Doris before they worked together.

She still has fond memories of Rock Hudson, her co-star in “Captain Lightfoot, “Taza, Son of Cochise” and “Magnificent Obsession” in the ‘50s.

“He started off in film pretty much the same time I did,” she said. “He was a lot of fun to be with. He had a wonderful sense of humor. He loved to laugh. We just had the best time working.”

Rush insisted Hudson was head over heels for Doris Day long before the pair bonded as close friends on and off the screen.

“He loved Doris Day before he even met her,” said Rush. “He did, he absolutely did. He just loved her singing. We were on location [filming] and he would play some of her music. He just loved it. Doris had such a wonderful singing voice. I remember him playing her records on the jukebox. He played it a lot.”
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Unread post by howard » 14 Mar 2018, 11:14

Thanks, Michael. Very interesting.
Like Irene Dunne done.

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Unread post by Johnny » 14 Mar 2018, 12:20

Thank you so much Michael for the report from Barbara Rush on Rock Hudson's love for Doris Day.

Rock's warmth and humour mirrors Doris' and is likely the source of their luminous on-screen chemistry in their three films together.

Isn't there a song called I loved him (her) before I met him (her)? Perhaps this is a line from a song.
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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 14 Mar 2018, 14:02

Hi Michael,

That's an interesting find too. The love between Rock and Doris is always visible on screen I think. There are sparkling moments in the films, in The Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff special, in the David Hartman interview and Doris Day's Best Friends. Doris eyes always light up when she speaks of Rock, not about his dead (she is very hurt/sad then), but about working and their friendship.

Thanks for sharing!

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Unread post by Jas1 » 15 Mar 2018, 06:26

Thanks Michael for that- love to read these snippets.

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Unread post by webmaster » 22 Mar 2018, 07:33

I read that Rock listened to Sentimental Journey as he went off on a ship to do his national service and became a big fan.

From a Doris Day Alert dated yesterday:

The 'legendary publicist', Pat Kingsley, in a Q&A session was asked if there might be anything else she'd like to add? A piece of parting advice? Maybe one more revelation from a ground-breaking career?

Something about one of her (oh-so-many) A-list clients? (Tom Cruise, Robert Redford, Al Pacino, Jodie Foster, Lily Tomlin, Jack Nicholson, Sharon Stone, Doris Day, Natalie Wood, Candice Bergen, Mary Tyler Moore, Jack Nicholson and Sally Field.)

Did she always get her own way with her A-list clients?

Kingsley may have wielded the power of the press, but she couldn't convince longtime client Doris Day to do what she wanted.

She once went to the multi-talented performer with an incredible opportunity for a 10-page spread in Life magazine to celebrate her 40th birthday.

"It was 10 pages in Life magazine - you couldn't have imagined that! Kingsley explained. I went to Doris and said that they really wanted to do this and it was the best photographer and the best writer, and she said, 'Nah. I don't think so.'

Kingsley pressed on. "Doris asked me, 'Why would I want to do it?' I told her it was because you're No. 1. She said, 'Then what's the point?' I said, 'OK, would you do it as a favor to me?
She said "No, but let's go to the basketball game tonight.' And she didn't do it!" :)
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Unread post by Johnny » 22 Mar 2018, 08:27

Thanks so much Bryan for this insightful story from Doris' publicist.

It is consistent with a quote from Betty White in Considering Doris Day which is: "Doris Day's least-impressed fan is Doris Day herself".
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Unread post by webmaster » 22 Mar 2018, 11:57

Yes, I believe Doris is a very modest down-to-earth person. However, since I posted that, another possible aspect of it occurred to me.

The story about Warner Bros persuading her to take two years off her real age when they signed her in 1947. That would have made her 41 about to be 42 on her '40th birthday'! That may have been too much for her to contemplate - a 10-page spread in Life Magazine that wasn't actually true. Although that kind of practice was common in those days, for a basically honest person, it would have been hard to swallow. Not to mention the embarrassment if someone challenged it.

But I don't think she was 'publicity-hungry' anyway so she may well have turned it down for that reason.
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Unread post by Johnny » 22 Mar 2018, 12:24

An important and tragic comment on endangered animals:

The last male white rhinoceros on earth died this week. The only hope for their survival is the transplantation of his frozen sperm into the last two white female rhinos.

Please spread the word to help prevent the extinction of more magnificent animals.

It has been reported that elephants will become extinct within 30-40 years as well as tigers.

It is preventable if enough people take action and speak out.
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Unread post by Jas1 » 26 Mar 2018, 08:23

Bryan- I agree, I think the age thing had a lot to do with turning down the mag offer- although I am in no way criticising DD for turning it down or for those 2 years.

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Unread post by Johnny » 27 Mar 2018, 19:25

Has everyone received an email from the DDAL asking if you would like to send a birthday message to Doris?

I sent mine today.
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Unread post by Musiclover » 27 Mar 2018, 21:07

So did I, Johnny. It's an easy and meaningful thing to do for Doris.

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Unread post by Johnny » 27 Mar 2018, 22:42

Great to hear Musiclover.

Let's hope Doris gets birthday messages from everyone to let her know how much she is loved.
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Unread post by Johnny » 28 Mar 2018, 09:57

On Thursday morning, March 29th., The Winning Team with Doris Day and Ronald Reagan is being shown at 10:00 a.m. eastern time on TCM.
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Unread post by webmaster » 28 Mar 2018, 10:05

I sent a birthday greeting as well - thanks for the tip.
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Unread post by Johnny » 30 Mar 2018, 09:59

Please note Doris' delightful film Calamity Jane is showing on TCM at noon on Saturday March 31st.

If you get the opportunity, please share this film with a young person who may not know Doris' work. There is a high probability that Calamity Jane will leave indelible happy memories as it did for me and many of our forum members.
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