Doris Day, classic or dud?

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This is a no brainer. CLASSIC. She was gorgeous, she was a great (often underrated) singer, she was totally ebullient on-screen, she was a protofeminist, she loves animals, she hasn't come out of her early retirement to do bad TV guest spots... I mean Jesus Christ can Doris Day get some love?

(Also classic for being the no. 1 inspiration to a young Terence Davies.)

amateurist (amateurist), Thursday, 14 August 2003 17:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Of course she is. It seems silly to think otherwise.

Larcole (Nicole), Thursday, 14 August 2003 17:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

she's still alive?

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Thursday, 14 August 2003 17:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Yes, she's still alive and she's a big animal rights activist!

amateurist (amateurist), Thursday, 14 August 2003 17:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I wonder what Alex in NYC thinks of Doris Day...

amateurist (amateurist), Thursday, 14 August 2003 17:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Probably loves her because she guested on a Wedding Present song. Sorta (and it's actually one of the best moments of the band's existence.)

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 14 August 2003 22:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

que sera sera

Andrew L (Andrew L), Thursday, 14 August 2003 22:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

well obv!!

i totally heart DD

mark s (mark s), Thursday, 14 August 2003 22:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

IIRC, her first big hit as a singer was Sentimental Journey with the Les Brown Orchestra in the 1940s. Very classic stuff.

As for all those wink-wink "sex romp with a blushing virgin" films she made with Rock Hudson, they're entertaining, providing you've been innoculated aganst the 1950s virus, but I think impressionable children should not watch them without an adult who recalls the harrowing 1960s.

Granted, I don't Doris should be held accountable for the 1950s. They weren't her fault. I blame Hugh Hefner much more. So, classic.

Aimless, Friday, 15 August 2003 00:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'd love to see Alex in NYC come in here and threaten to set non-Doris-Day fans on fire.

s1utsky (slutsky), Friday, 15 August 2003 00:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Doris is completely classic!

Orbit (Orbit), Friday, 15 August 2003 01:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Great material

Fine arrangements

Flawless vocal delivery

Irresistible looks

the pinefox, Friday, 15 August 2003 13:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Aimless have you seen Mark Rappaport's Rock Hudson's Home Movies? It unpacks those Hudson/Day sex comedies (the ones with the gay guy seducing the 40-year-old virgin)--sometimes dubiously, but always entertainingly.

amateurist (amateurist), Friday, 15 August 2003 15:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

OH GOD I AM HAVING MULTIPLE DORIS DAY ORGASMS DRUNKEN RANDOM DORIS DAY SHUFFLE YES YES YES OH

She's a class act, and what a sweet set of pipes. Hello angels, am I in heaven? Yes indeed!

Fluffy Bear Hearts Rainbows, Saturday, 26 January 2008 07:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

PLUS, GAUNTLET SUCKS AND SO DOES SPY HUNTER. DEFENDER IS OK.

Fluffy Bear Hearts Rainbows, Saturday, 26 January 2008 07:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

from her quiet retirement in Carmel:

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-morrison-doris-day-20110107,0,3792060,full.column

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 15:04 (four years ago) Permalink

I didn't know (or maybe I just forgot) Terry Melcher was dead.

Nicole, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 15:39 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Pillow Talk drags when it tries to be funny and perky.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 25 March 2012 21:23 (four years ago) Permalink

yer probably more a Lover Come Back type

Send Me No Flowers has Paul Lynde

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Monday, 26 March 2012 02:33 (four years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

“After a 47-year absence, Doris Day might be heading back to the big screen in a new film directed by Clint Eastwood.” Citing a story in the German tabloid Bild, the Guardian‘s Benjamin Lee reports that Eastwood, 85, has approached Day, 91, with a screenplay. “It’s unknown what the role is but she is allegedly delighted with the opportunity and is involved in negotiations to make a return. She has allegedly made two demands: the film must be shot in Carmel and a cut of the profits must go to her animal welfare charity. Her last film was the 1968 romantic comedy With Six You Get Eggroll.”

http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/sep/22/doris-day-out-retirement-clint-eastwood

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 22 September 2015 16:33 (one year ago) Permalink

Saw this yesterday. Didn't get too excited because of the weird source, but we'll see.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 22 September 2015 16:45 (one year ago) Permalink

Had not really thought about it before, but of course she's only 6 years older than Eastwood.

Love, Wilco (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 22 September 2015 18:21 (one year ago) Permalink

i'm hoping they're c-starring in a remake of The Night Porter.

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 22 September 2015 18:30 (one year ago) Permalink

"Uh uh. I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I kinda lost track myself. But being that with six you get eggroll, and I know you love eggrolls, you've gotta ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?"

Love, Wilco (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 22 September 2015 18:52 (one year ago) Permalink

such an amazing singer.

scott seward, Wednesday, 23 September 2015 00:33 (one year ago) Permalink

damn, was looking forward to her popping up in Star Wars VIII.

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 23 September 2015 10:55 (one year ago) Permalink

six months pass...

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