Doris Day, classic or dud?

Message Bookmarked
Bookmark Removed

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 (12 years ago) Permalink

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

Larcole (Nicole), Thursday, 14 August 2003 17:47 (12 years ago) Permalink

she's still alive?

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Thursday, 14 August 2003 17:47 (12 years ago) Permalink

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

amateurist (amateurist), Thursday, 14 August 2003 17:48 (12 years ago) Permalink

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

amateurist (amateurist), Thursday, 14 August 2003 17:49 (12 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 (12 years ago) Permalink

que sera sera

Andrew L (Andrew L), Thursday, 14 August 2003 22:50 (12 years ago) Permalink

well obv!!

i totally heart DD

mark s (mark s), Thursday, 14 August 2003 22:51 (12 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 (12 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 (12 years ago) Permalink

Doris is completely classic!

Orbit (Orbit), Friday, 15 August 2003 01:18 (12 years ago) Permalink

Great material

Fine arrangements

Flawless vocal delivery

Irresistible looks

the pinefox, Friday, 15 August 2003 13:15 (12 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 (12 years ago) Permalink

4 years pass...


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 (7 years ago) Permalink


Fluffy Bear Hearts Rainbows, Saturday, 26 January 2008 07:26 (7 years ago) Permalink

4 years pass...

from her quiet retirement in Carmel:,0,3792060,full.column

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 15:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

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

Nicole, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 15:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 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 (3 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 (3 years ago) Permalink

You must be logged in to post. Please either login here, or if you are not registered, you may register here.