Midnight Lace

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Doris Day Wardrobe Test

Unread post by Ralph » 13 Jan 2007, 20:09

At YouTube, there is a wardrobe test for "Midnight Lace" narrated by the designer herself (in what sounds like German to me).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=risKXOGvFOs

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Midnight Lace DVD

Unread post by René » 12 Feb 2007, 16:24

With so many Doris films being released on DVD, does anyone know when a Region 1 DVD of this film will be available?

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MIDNIGHT LACE

Unread post by Peter Flapper » 16 Feb 2007, 11:49

Hi Ralp,

You've got it right, it's Irene who talks about Doris fashions on Midnight Lace and yes she and the narrator are dubbed in German. I've made that piece on Youtube, but I have no time to make it better.

Peter

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Tests

Unread post by Ralph » 11 Apr 2007, 23:01

It's amazing how similar this test is to Marilyn Monroe's for "Somethings...Give." Doris seems to love doing these wardrobe tests. Can you imagine the tests for "Pillow Talk," "LMOLM," "Thrill of It All," and "Please...Daises"?

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Miss Day's Fashions.

Unread post by Jas1 » 12 Apr 2007, 05:28

I know, [re- clothes] - see my other post [somewhere]? Clothes - certainly from Pillow Talk onwards, were a big thing to Doris Day in her films and this is evident. Her wardrobe was up there on a par with the chic of Audrey Hepburn. Few other actresses had such class and panache - I mean, look at Doris in Touch of Mink - and then compare to the much younger [at the time] Jane Fonda - who looks almost matronly in some of the clothes in her films - pre- Barefoot in the Park and Barbarella I mean. Doris [like every other area] does not get the recognition she deserves for being a fashion plate of the highest order!

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Re: Tests

Unread post by Ralph » 13 Apr 2007, 11:41

Ralph wrote:It's amazing how similar this test is to Marilyn Monroe's for "Somethings...Give." Doris seems to love doing these wardrobe tests. Can you imagine the tests for "Pillow Talk," "LMOLM," "Thrill of It All," and "Please...Daises"?
Isn't there a wardrobe test on one of Day's DVDs for "Caprice"? I think it's on one of Day's TV extras.

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Unread post by John M » 13 Apr 2007, 12:34

No, there is no movie related footage at all on any of the TV sets, except for one film trailer on each set. All the remaining extras on each set are soley TV related.

Universal should definitely put whatever wardrobe tests remain (even if it's just still in some cases) on their DVDs. Their DVDs have nothing on them, except a trailer sometimes.

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Re: Tests

Unread post by Ralph » 13 Apr 2007, 22:38

Ralph wrote:
Ralph wrote:It's amazing how similar this test is to Marilyn Monroe's for "Somethings...Give." Doris seems to love doing these wardrobe tests. Can you imagine the tests for "Pillow Talk," "LMOLM," "Thrill of It All," and "Please...Daises"?
Isn't there a wardrobe test on one of Day's DVDs for "Caprice"? I think it's on one of Day's TV extras.
I think I confused it with "The Glass Bottom Boat" which is on one of them.

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Unread post by Debbi Austen » 13 Apr 2007, 23:37

On Caprice in the interview with the designer they show several stills of Doris posing in costume next to the the designer's drawing. Also on Do Not Disturb, in the photo gallery their is one section devoted to fashion, showing the designers drawing and Doris posing in the costume. In each photo Doris has a great big smile on her face.

Back to Midnight Lace~ I have a tape with three of Doris' movies on it. Right after Julie is Midnight Lace. I truely believe that M L is one of her great preformances. Recently I read in My Own Story (A E Hotchner), that she wasn't acting. She really was terrified, reliving the nightmare she lived with Al Jordan. She actually fainted after doing one of the scenes. She asked Marty later never to put her in this type of movie again.
The Doris Day Show

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Re: Tests

Unread post by John M » 13 Apr 2007, 23:59

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Re: Tests

Unread post by John M » 14 Apr 2007, 00:02

Ralph wrote:
Ralph wrote:
Ralph wrote:It's amazing how similar this test is to Marilyn Monroe's for "Somethings...Give." Doris seems to love doing these wardrobe tests. Can you imagine the tests for "Pillow Talk," "LMOLM," "Thrill of It All," and "Please...Daises"?
Isn't there a wardrobe test on one of Day's DVDs for "Caprice"? I think it's on one of Day's TV extras.
I think I confused it with "The Glass Bottom Boat" which is on one of them.
Ralph, that footage appears on The Glass Bottom Boat DVD, in the featurette "Every Girl's Dream." I LOVE to see Doris modelling the mermaid tail. And she and Rod Taylor look like they're having a blast.

Debbie, I agree about ML. GREAT performance. And it holds up so much better than a lot of Damsel-in-Distress performances from the era. It's not as theatrical, and it's very heartfelt.

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Unread post by Natalier » 14 Apr 2007, 05:46

I have just looked at the glass bottom boat extras. I thought Doris and Rod were having funny dressing up. I think that must be the fun part of getting to make a film all the outfits you get to wear.
Its a great feeling

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Unread post by dayniac » 25 Apr 2007, 19:47

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In this movie she definitely had some beautiful clothes and looked fantastic in them !

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Unread post by puck » 01 Jun 2007, 05:38

Hello Bryan.

There are great pics of Doris on www.dvdbeaver.com

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Unread post by dayniac » 05 Jun 2007, 15:45

I think this is so cute !


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Unread post by puck » 13 Jun 2007, 06:39

here are some the pics that www.dvdbeaver.com/ shows.
I do love the movie and Doris acting.
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Midnight Lace pic

Unread post by webmaster » 17 Jun 2007, 12:31

This is an amazing pic - filming at the theatre - click to enlarge:

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/310/ ... antom3.jpg

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Unread post by howard » 17 Jun 2007, 14:05

Great picture, Bryan. Love those behind-the-scenes shots. Thanks!

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Unread post by puck » 18 Jun 2007, 05:29

great picture, Bryan, Thank you.

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Unread post by Tanja » 18 Jun 2007, 07:07

Thank you Bryan, I love the picture!!!

Tanja :D

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Unread post by dayniac » 22 Jun 2007, 17:26

Here are a couple of fun pics of Doris clowning around on the set.

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Hope you enjoy them !

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Midnight Lace pic

Unread post by webmaster » 08 Oct 2007, 06:55

The opera box pic on here:

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Unread post by Barb_DDD » 08 Oct 2007, 10:39

Bryan,
That's cool. I always enjoy looking at the pictures that show how they made the movies.
Barb

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Unread post by webmaster » 08 Oct 2007, 11:44

It's a great pic, isn't it? Doris is preparing for the part by the look on her face.

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