Considering Doris Day

Books and articles about Doris Day.
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HOward
Thanks for the info on CONSIDERING...it is a great help to me - my book,

DAY AT A TIME..
An Indiana Girl's Sentimental Journey
To Doris Day's Hollywood & Beyond

is due out in October and things are going well - so much is happening so fast - can't wait to share all of this with everyone.

Thanks again for posting these wonderful reviews on Tom's book.

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Thank you Howard, It was interesting to read all the reviews.However my favorite book due out in OCTOBER,is the one im waiting for...Our own Marry anne,s book. Im waiting with baited breath for this wonderful book.

All the inside info and facts and time spent with the GREATEST entertainer that ever lived, none other than DORIS DAY,yes thats the book I eagerly look forward to reading.Thank you again howard for all you do for us. :D
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Does anyone know how to get in touch with Nellie McKay, the singer who wrote the wonderful 2-page review of CONSIDERING DORIS DAY in the New York Times on June 3, 2007?

Please e-mail me at: [email protected]

Thanks!

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Hi there,

Today I found this interview withTom Santopietro online, Tom speaks with the host about his book.

http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/episod ... ents/82743

This interview might be added on this forum before, but I couldn't find it.

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Finally have a copy of this at a very reasonable price. Looking forward to starting it after the weekend...

Nice to read all the comments here too... :)
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I am in the process of reading the santopietro book (considering doris day ) and was amazed by the fact that he said that doris gets 200 letters per day from fans...Its a wonder any of us ever get a reply. Bless her heart, she needs to call in the national guard to help her go through all that mail lol. No wonder her garage was full of mail, im sure it must get a bit overwhelming at times. Doris and betsy must get wore out trying to keep up with all that mail. Im sure that all her personal mail has to be delt with as well, :shock: .
Thank you doris for taking the time to write to us even though you are so very busy. Bless your heart , we love you , you are awesome. :D
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I just finished this book and really enjoyed it. It's a good overview of her work and I especially enjoyed the chapter on her music from the beginning of her career to the end. And about her tv apperences which I don't know that much about. I have to differ with him on his opinon on Romance on the High Seas, Calamity Jane, and Send Me No Flowers as not very good movies. And I'm surprised that he thinks It Happened to Jane as a charming movie (I've never seen it but just heard that it's not as good as her others) if he dosen't like Calamity Jane and ROTHS.
I really like the report card in the back...that's really neat.

But he keeps comparing Doris to B. Streisand. I know he wrote her book before Doris' but is that all he knows? :mrgreen:
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Good review, sunnyday. I have to agree on all you stated too. :wink:
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I completely agree with your review! I also thought that he mentioned Barbra Streisand alittle too much, but other than that it was great! Oh and he should have rated Pillow Talk better he put Lover Come Back over Pillow Talk!!! :shock:
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An interview with Thomas Santopietro about his book Considering Doris Day. :)

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Anirban wrote:An interview with Thomas Santopietro about his book Considering Doris Day. :)
Thanks for the link - it's a lovely read. I really like his answer to why he thought Doris was/is so underrated...
She had an enormous range, but made it all look so easy that people took the talent for granted. She could play everything from comedy (James Garner called her the Fred Astaire of comedy), to the heaviest of dramas, like Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much, and musical dramas, like Love Me or Leave Me. Only the biggest of talents make it look effortless, but people didn't acknowledge how rare that is. People have a tendency to equate great acting with drunk scenes or beautiful actresses purposely appearing dowdy- it's why comedies are so rarely acknowledged in awards season.
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I have to disagree with his views about DD's early films at WB. They might not have been as well produced or conceived as the musicals of MGM - nevertheless these early DD films were entertaining and fun to watch. They were unpretentious movies that made no pretense to be what they are ---- pleasant family fare ! Period ! Musicals with to get one's minds off their problems. Sure wish we could find current movies such as these today-------there is nothing particularly entertaining about today's movies.
"Romance on the High Seas' I found to be highly amusing and it kept going at a nice pace------why is it so important about the costumes ? What does that really have to do with one's enjoyment of the film ? Is it really quite relevant ?
OK DD did record some 'silly' novelty tunes during the 1950's but at that time - such songs were the 'fad' ! Practically ALL the famous singers from that time did record such stuff ! Even jazz legends such as Ella Fitzgerald were known to record and perform one of those 'ditties' or two. Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney, Patti Page, et al. So why is this writer making it seem that DD was the 'specialist' of this type of song while such novelties abounded during that era ?
It would be nice to be able to truly read a good appreciation book on DD's accomplishments without any current modern day 'spin'.......she was active artistically during a certain span of time and it is totally unwise to view a film from 1950 or to listen to a popular song from 1952 with the eyes and ears of someone in 2010 !
If that were the case then how could one enjoy DD's work or the work of many others from her era ?
I am sorry but to me - such modern re-interpretations of an artist's accomplishments often turns to picky over-analysis and this need to dispense with the magic that made DD and many others so unique does subtract from much of the initial enjoyment !

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