Leonard Maltin's comments about Doris

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Leonard Maltin's comments about Doris

Unread post by Musiclover » 15 Jan 2019, 12:55

I stumbled across a column film critic/historian Leonard Maltin wrote about Doris in 2010 and wanted to share it, even though it's not current. See it at leonardmaltin.com/doris-day-speaks.

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Re: Leonard Maltin's comments about Doris

Unread post by jmichael » 16 Jan 2019, 07:21

I remember listening to this interview a few years ago.

What strikes me now is how unconnected to show business Doris was. She was never bitten by the stardom bug and considered it a job. It was a job she enjoyed but the joy came more from the experience and the people, not the fame aspect. Having just finished Todd Fisher's memoir about life with mother Debbie Reynolds, father Eddie Fisher and sister Carrie Fisher, I can tell you that Debbie and Doris were polar opposites. Debbie's entire life revolved around show business. She was happiest on a stage entertaining people. It was remarkable to read how much every award and accolade meant to Debbie. She craved recognition from her peers, whereas Doris couldn't care less.

Thanks for posting this Judy.

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Re: Leonard Maltin's comments about Doris

Unread post by webmaster » 18 Apr 2019, 10:11

You can isten to the audio below (1hr 2m) top of page:

Celebrating Hollywood Legend Doris Day Oct 30, 2010
https://www.wnyc.org/story/99264-celebr ... -doris-day
What a difference a Day makes...

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Re: WNYC Music Host Jonathan Schwartz Interview with Miss Day

Unread post by texas gonzalo » 18 Apr 2019, 22:44

Thanks a million for posting the Johnathan Schwartz interview with Doris Day. The 62 minute interview was in many ways an eye opener for me. Although most of the comments made by Miss Day about her singing and movie career were familiar, it was great to hear them from Doris Day herself. This is interview is "must listen" event for all Doris Day fans to experience. The revelations in Miss Day's own words answered many questions I had about such events as "South Pacific," her train/automobile accident, and her recording activities. Particulary intriguing was her statement about why she did not move to Capitol Records. I recall reading that Frank Sinatra tried to pursuade her to move after he went from Columbia Records to Capitol Records. She was very open about her losing the lead in "South Pacific" to Mitzi Gaynor. There are so many other facts expressed by her which makes this interview so important. Do set aside this hour and listen to the interview. You will be glad you did. Thanks again Bryan, and Happy Days, Texas Gonzalo

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