Booklist for DayReaders

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Booklist for DayReaders

Unread post by Peter Flapper » 10 Feb 2011, 17:45

Hi all,

I have tried to make a list with books about Doris/Doris' films, these titles are all known by me, but ofcourse there could be more. The list isn't complete, but can be a help for other Doris fans. So if you know other titles, please do add them below so that I can complete the list.

It's not my intention to rank the books!!!!

P

Doris Day – Triompf Der Populaire Charme! Een Verhaal Van Onze Tijd
- Hans Ebeling
- 1952 Photolux – Apeldoorn (Dutch)
- Hardback

Doris Day – The Dramatic Story Of America’s Number One Box Office Star
- Tedd Thomey
- 1962 Monarch Books Inc. Derby, Connecticut
- Paperback

Doris Day
- Peter Lemberg
- 1962 N.V. Leiter Nypels, Maastricht (Dutch)
- Mimosareeks 133
- Paperback

Doris Day – Her Own Story
- A.E. Hotchner
- 1975 William Morrow and Company Inc. New York
- Hardback

Doris Day – Her Own Story
- A.E. Hotchner
- 1976 Bantam Book, New York
- Paperback

Doris Day
- A.E. Hotchner
- 1976 In Den Toren, Hoorn (Dutch)
- Paperback

Doris Day
- A.E. Hotchner
- 1976 In Den Toren, Hoorn (Dutch)
- Hardback

Doris Day – Pyramid, Illustrated History Of The Movies
- George Morris
- 1976 Pyramid Communications Inc. New York
- Paperback

The Films Of Doris Day
- Christopher Young
- 1977 Citadel Press, Secaucus N.J.
- Hardback

The Doris Day Scrapbook
- Alan Gelb
- 1977 Grosset & Dunlop, New York
- Hardback

The Doris Day Scrapbook
- Alan Gelb
- 1977 Grosset & Dunlop, New York
- Paperback

Doris Day – Ihre Filme, Ihr Leben – Heyne Filmbibliothek
- George Morris
- 1983 Wilhelm Heyne Verlag GmbH & CO. KG München

Doris Day
- Eric Braun
- 1994 Orion, London
- Paperback

Doris Day
- Eric Braun
- 1998 Orion, London
- Paperback

Doris Day – The Illustrated Biography
- Michael Freeland
- 2001 Andre Deutsch LTD, London
- Hardback

Doris Day
- Eric Braun
- 2004 Orion, London
- Paperback

Doris Day – Sentimental Journey
- Garry McGee
- 2005 McFarland & Company Inc. Publishers, Jefferson, North Carolina & London
- Hardback

Que Sera, Sera – The Magic Of Doris Day Through Television
- Pierre Patrick & Garry MacGee
- 2006 Bear Manor Media, Albany

Considering Doris Day
- Tom Santopietro
- 2007 Thomas Dunne Books, New York
- Hardback

Day At A Time – An Indiana’s Girls Sentimental Journey To Doris Day’s Hollywood And Beyond
- Mary Anne Barothy
- 2007 Hawthorne Publishing, Carmel, Indiana
- Hardback

Doris Day – The Untold Story Of The Girl Next Door
- David Kaufman
- 2008 Virgin Books, New York

Doris Day – Reluctant Star
- David Brett
- 2008 JR Books, Cromwell Press, Trowbridge, Wiltshire
- Hardback
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Doris Day – Reluctant Star
- David Brett
- 2009 JR Books, CPI Bookmarque, Croyden
- Paperback

The Doris Day Companion – A Beautiful Day
- Pierre Patrick & Gerry McGee
- 2009 Bear Manor Media, Albany
- Paperback

Filmbooks:

Professor Cupido (Teachers Pet)
- Fay & Michael Kanin
- 1959 N.V. Leiter – Nypels, Maastricht (Dutch)
- Mimosareeks
- Paperback

Please Don’t Eat The Daisies
- Jean Kerr
- 1960 Pan Books, London
- Paper Books

Slaapkamergeheimpjes (Pillow Talk)
- Marvin H. Albert
- 1960 N.V. Leiter – Nypels, Maastricht (Dutch)
- Mimosareeks 103
- Paperback

Midnight Lace
- William Drummond
- 1960 Pan Books, London
- Paperback

Stem In The Mist (Midnight Lace)
- William Drummond
- 1961 N.V. Leiter – Nypels, Maastricht (Dutch)
- Mimosareeks 123
- Paperback

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Unread post by cranhill » 13 Feb 2011, 15:11

Hi, There's also the four hardback books that were published by The Bear Family in Germany, these were with the four CD sets.

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Unread post by puck » 23 Mar 2011, 05:56

There is also Film books from:

" Julie" , 1956, by Andrew L. Stone.
Paperback.

" The Tunnel of Love" 1958, by Peter de Vries.
Paperback.

" That Jane from Maine" ( " It Happened to Jane"), 1959, by Marvin H. Albert.
Paperback

" Move over Darling" 1963, by Marvin H. Albert.
Paperback

" Send me no Flowers" 1964, by Robert L. Knippe.
paperback.

" Do not Disturb" by Marvin H. Albert.
paperback.

" The Glass Bottom Boat", 1966, novel by Bradford Street.
paperback.

" Caprice" 1967, by Julia Withers.
paperback.

" With six you get Eggroll" 1968/reprint-1970, by Gwen Bagni and Paul Dubon.
paperback.

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Unread post by Peter Flapper » 23 Mar 2011, 15:37

Thank you Puck for your reply.

Greetings,

P

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Unread post by puck » 24 Mar 2011, 11:27

Thank you Peter for this topic, love it, you have a wonderful job.

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Unread post by Godney » 08 Apr 2011, 00:53

Greetings All as One,
Great info here. Does anyone know of documentation of the relationship between D Day and Ernest S. Holmes, founder of Religious Science/Science of Mind? I have yet to read any books about Doris, but have always loved her movies! Thanks.

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Unread post by rickyray » 21 Aug 2011, 00:10

My friend Al is a snowbird from Connecticut and will be back here in florida next month was in a bookstore tonight in New Haven Ct., and saw Doris Day Books. The man who runs the store said he wrote two of the books. It turned out to be Pierre Patrick!!! Al said his friend Ray Lyons met Doris and Pierre said he knew me well and that he was with Doris in Carmel for her birthday this year and she is doing very well. What a small world!!!

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Unread post by gerard » 07 Jan 2012, 18:07

There is a need for more literature on Doris. I still do not think we have captured the essence of this woman.
We are left wondering "what is a day in her life like?". I have been told she can be quite business like and I am sure that is true... but there is no inkling of this in her literature. They have taken the grocery run for her life!

We are left with a disconnect - one moment she is charming people, and the next she is throwing an effigy of her husband in a tree! I imagine she sometimes is somewhat like she in in her films - sweet, even sentimental, but also irascible. It is all these qualities that make her interesting.
"As long as its show business, I'm happy." One of these days, I am going to quit smoking these things.

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Unread post by Jas1 » 08 Jan 2012, 11:40

I agree Gerard; Doris Day the real (not reel) person has to be many things and not all sweetness and light (though I am sure she is a wonderful,kind, respectful and caring person)!

She is obviously somewhat complex (as probably all big stars are and indeed, as most people are! ) = she is obviously /was/ obviously a very vivacious, sensual and sexy lady too - and not virginal at all- just listen to this lady's voice in her recordings - that is one sexy woman who has loved and known about it!

The complexities (for me) make Doris even more interesting and certainly do not detract! I am certainly not one of those fans/friends who want to put Doris on a pedestal as some kind of Saint - although for the work she has done for animals - she is certainly way up there for me as a true caring amazing woman who has used her fame wisely and to great effect for the innocent animals.

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Unread post by howard » 08 Jan 2012, 15:06

Beautifully put, Jas. And very true.
Like Irene Dunne done.

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Unread post by lovemeorleaveme » 10 Jun 2012, 10:34

Jas, I love the way you speak of Doris--it's obvious that you have a deep respect and love for her!

Hope you're having a lovely "Day"! :D

God Bless,
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Unread post by Jas1 » 11 Jun 2012, 18:30

Thank you Rachel.

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Unread post by Becky » 11 Jun 2012, 21:41

I want to buy one of those books. Which would be the best one for lots of pics and facts/info?
I've been wanting to get a book about her for a while now

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Unread post by howard » 12 Jun 2012, 10:19

I recommend her autobiography entitled "Doris Day, Her Own Story."
Like Irene Dunne done.

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Unread post by Lauren Benjamin » 12 Jun 2012, 20:02

I totally agree with Howard. Start with reading her own story in her own words and then go from there.

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Unread post by Becky » 12 Jun 2012, 20:51

Thanks!

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Unread post by mikeydv » 12 Jun 2012, 22:43

I go with Doris and her own take. HER OWN STORY is the best one out there. After that, Tom Santopietro does an amazing job and is not derogatory in any way. Eric Braun and Michael Freedland have also done marvelous jobs.
Most of the others are far too opinionated, and some are downright insulting.

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Unread post by Becky » 28 Jun 2012, 09:22

I went to the library yesterday. Was specially there to find her bio written by Doris herself. No luck, however I went "OOOOOH! YAY!" when I spotted 'Considering Doris Day' and issued that pretty fast (hahaha :lol: )
Haven't read it yet. Disappointed in the lack of pics in it though :/. I'm not really much of a reader myself, I used to but I have to really get into a book to read it properly and not 'skip' most of it. If it is written up like a historical document, then I will not get into it. I have a book about Susan Boyle and it is completely awful...I got up to page 60 and all it was, was just a mish-mash of newspaper articles opinions! I was completely bored stiff!

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Unread post by Johnny » 28 Nov 2015, 15:16

Thank you Peter, Cranhill and Puck for all the information on the Doris Day booklists. I can't believe that after eight years with this forum that I did not see these lists.

I am keen to read more books on Doris' films, in particular, on Midnight Lace, Love Me Or Leave Me, Julie, Teacher's Pet, Move Over Darling and Caprice. It is interesting to read what Doris and her co-stars say about their experiences working on the films. I also appreciate information from the Directors, Costume Designers and Cinematographers.

The casting decisions and stories are also fascinating and are of major interest to me.

Thanks again.
Johnny

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