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Doris Mention in Jean Arthur's Biography

Posted: 14 Jun 2012, 16:23
by HilB126
I'm currently in a bit of a Jean Arthur mood lately, so I've been watching all the movies I can get my hands on. I also picked up her biography from the library and lo and behold, there was a Doris mention in it!

The story revolves around Jean's beloved house, Driftwood. It sits right on the coast in Carmel. It became too costly to keep up so she put it on the market in the early 70s.

"Soon thereafter, Driftwood had a buyer, a doctor from Salinas who paid $450,000. Doris Day had come to see the property earlier, but Arthur stopped her at the gate and told her that because of the delicate ground covering the house was not suitable for dogs, which she knew Day owned in droves. 'This is a house for cats,' Arthur explained. 'If you want dogs, go up to Carmel Valley, buy ten acres and grow all the dogs you want.'"

Guess she listened to Jean cause that's exactly what she did!

Re: Doris Mention in Jean Arthur's Biography

Posted: 17 Jun 2012, 12:37
by webmaster
Thanks interesting - thanks.

And Jean Arthur is great! I've seen quite a few of her films on TV.

Jean Arthur and James Stewart in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington".

Looks like she and Doris had something in common. :wink: