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Doris Day Wardrobe Test

Posted: 13 Jan 2007, 20:09
by Ralph
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

Midnight Lace DVD

Posted: 12 Feb 2007, 16:24
by René
With so many Doris films being released on DVD, does anyone know when a Region 1 DVD of this film will be available?

MIDNIGHT LACE

Posted: 16 Feb 2007, 11:49
by Peter Flapper
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

Tests

Posted: 11 Apr 2007, 23:01
by Ralph
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"?

Miss Day's Fashions.

Posted: 12 Apr 2007, 05:28
by Jas1
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!

Re: Tests

Posted: 13 Apr 2007, 11:41
by Ralph
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.

Posted: 13 Apr 2007, 12:34
by John M
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.

Re: Tests

Posted: 13 Apr 2007, 22:38
by Ralph
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.

Posted: 13 Apr 2007, 23:37
by Debbi Austen
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.

Re: Tests

Posted: 13 Apr 2007, 23:59
by John M
Deleted duplicate post.

Re: Tests

Posted: 14 Apr 2007, 00:02
by John M
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.

Posted: 14 Apr 2007, 05:46
by Natalier
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.

Posted: 25 Apr 2007, 19:47
by dayniac
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In this movie she definitely had some beautiful clothes and looked fantastic in them !

Posted: 01 Jun 2007, 05:38
by puck
Hello Bryan.

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

Posted: 05 Jun 2007, 15:45
by dayniac
I think this is so cute !


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Posted: 13 Jun 2007, 06:39
by puck
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

Posted: 17 Jun 2007, 12:31
by webmaster
This is an amazing pic - filming at the theatre - click to enlarge:

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

Posted: 17 Jun 2007, 14:05
by howard
Great picture, Bryan. Love those behind-the-scenes shots. Thanks!

Posted: 18 Jun 2007, 05:29
by puck
great picture, Bryan, Thank you.

Posted: 18 Jun 2007, 07:07
by Tanja
Thank you Bryan, I love the picture!!!

Tanja :D

Posted: 22 Jun 2007, 17:26
by dayniac
Here are a couple of fun pics of Doris clowning around on the set.

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Hope you enjoy them !

Toni

Posted: 20 Aug 2007, 19:41
by dayniac
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Midnight Lace pic

Posted: 08 Oct 2007, 06:55
by webmaster
The opera box pic on here:

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Posted: 08 Oct 2007, 10:39
by Barb_DDD
Bryan,
That's cool. I always enjoy looking at the pictures that show how they made the movies.
Barb

Posted: 08 Oct 2007, 11:44
by webmaster
It's a great pic, isn't it? Doris is preparing for the part by the look on her face.