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Collecting Doris Day

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Hi all,

I've tried to make a little list for "starting" collectors... feel free to respond...

* cd's (all her albums are available online)
* dvd's films/tv shows/interviews/appearances
* real film tape
* records 45/33/75/16 + picture discs
* cassettes
* real to real tape
* mp3 files
* posters films
Doris
* lobbycards
* front of the house cards
* photos film
publicity
private
events
* postcards smal (there are lot of country's who made them (English, Swedish, Dutch, Belgium etc.)
normal
large
extra large
* chewing gum cards
* cigar bands
* match boxes
* stamps
* mugs
* books
* magazines
* fan magazines (Doris Day Society, Friends Of Doris Day a.o.)
* clippings
* Doris Day & Rock Hudson Barbie
* Doris Day buttons
* Doris Day pet foundation items
* signed checks
* letters from Doris
* film scripts
* television scripts
* radio transcriptions
* personal items
* Doris Day nail polish
* Doris Day flower
* items from a Doris Day film
* music books with songs some with Doris on cover
* sheet music
* film press books
*
*

And much more...

P

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Well done, Peter! Maybe insert a separate point for sheet music after music books?

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Impressive collection Peter.

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This list of collectible items is mind blowing. Wow - I had no idea there were so many options.

I've said this before but I wasn't born with the collectibles gene. The only Doris Day materials I own are DVD's of her movies and television show along with CD's of her recordings. I don't collect movie posters, old magazines, lobby cards or anything else. I know many fans cherish these items, but I've never gotten into collecting memorabilia. I guess I am more into the work, the performances - that is what speaks to me the most.

Impressive list, Peter, and thank you for unearthing so many dazzling photos of Doris. You amaze me.

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I'm a bit like you, Michael - although I do seem to have 'collected' a lot of Doris material! :wink:

Certainly most of her films - but I've been doing that for years, converting DVDs to digital versions I keep on various computer drives and backups - must have hundreds. And music CDs - most of her albums and everyone else I like.

My latest passion is audio books. I wrote to David Kaufman a week or so ago to try and persuade him to get his book on Doris converted to audio - all the major stars are covered but only one short item on Doris.

I was shocked to find out that his partner Ken had died in June. He's still very upset so now isn't the time to pursue it. Did you all know about that?
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Hi all,

Came across this article on Alan Moore:
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslo ... 90d1839028

It fits with this topic.

Enjoy reading,

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Alan Moore meets Doris Day for the first time at her home in Los Angeles in 1976.

Great photo of Alan & Doris!
“The first time we met was totally unexpected,” Mr Moore said.
“I was visiting friends from a fan club in England, to which I belonged, and happened to mention I was going to the US.
“They told me they would tell Miss Day I was coming — and I rang her doorbell and there she was. She had been expecting me.”
The meeting ended with afternoon tea and has been followed by several meetings since. “She has a lot of time for her loyal fans,” Mr Moore said.
Thanks for that, Peter!
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Thanks for that link, Peter. Very nice article.

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Bryan, hadn't heard that and sorry to hear about David Kauffman's partner.

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Thanks Jas. It's going to take him some time to come to terms with it.
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Is the Doris Dan Australian Fan Club still in existence? Some time ago I sent an email there to ask whether I could join it and the email did not go through. I have the address. Perhaps I shall write a letter.

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Hi Patricia,

Welcome to the forum! Yes, the Doris Dan Australian Fan Club is still going strong. The person who runs it, Alan Moore, is a member of the forum. He goes under the name of aussiealan - do a search for the name and you should find a post or two of his - click the contact option and either PM or email him.

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Yes indeed the Australian Doris Day Society is still in existence after 27 years!! I've tried to close it down a few times but all the members pleaded with me to keep it going as there were NO other fan clubs to subscribe to. Of course, we now have social media for those who have access to it and there are many wonderful sites devoted to our dear Doris...this Forum being one of them.
Our convention was a huge success but will probably be the last as we are mostly an ageing collective and travelling becomes a little more difficult. I still try to produce a 16 page newsletter every few months to keep members informed of (the very few) DD happenings these days. We have members worldwide and indeed a couple of the Forum people are members as well. I'm sorry Patricia that you couldn't reach me when you tried a while back but I can be contacted by email at [email protected] or you can mail me at P.O. Box 607, Woy Woy, NSW, Australia, 2256 for information on how to join. I will try and attach the group photo we had taken.
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That's a great photo, Alan. (Click twice to see full size.) And fab that 'Doris' could be there for the event! :wink: :) Keep up the good work. My motto is I'll keep the forum going as long as Doris is with us - assuming I don't fall off a cliff or something.

I was going to say that the UK, US, and Australia is a kind of Doris (Bermuda) Triangle - there used to be Doris websites everywhere when I first started this one, but, as you've pointed out, there are a lot of (international) social media groups now.

Thanks for linking up with the forum. I'm also on very good terms with Stephen Munns who runs Discovering Doris in the UK. We're all helping to keep the flame alive, so to speak. :)
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Hi Alan and all Australian fans,

Great group, beautiful photo. Hope you'll find a way to stay in touch with each other. Maybe this forum could be a help to stay in touch.

Peter

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