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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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

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

she's still alive?

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

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

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

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

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

que sera sera

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

well obv!!

i totally heart DD

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

Doris is completely classic!

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

Great material

Fine arrangements

Flawless vocal delivery

Irresistible looks

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

four 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 (nine years ago) Permalink


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

four years pass...

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

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

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

Nicole, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 15:39 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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.”

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

such an amazing singer.

scott seward, Wednesday, 23 September 2015 00:33 (two years 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 (two years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

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