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A Compilation of Doris Day Favorites

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As per usual, my plans for a post have been derailed by grad school. God, I cannot wait to be done with school in May. In the meantime, I'm slowly losing my mind and I have practically no free time, which is why I had to change my topic for my Doris Day blogathon. I knew I couldn't commit to doing any kind of review or really anything that required a lot of brain power, so I'm taking the easy way out: I've put together a random collection of my Doris Day favorites. It's not a remarkable piece by any stretch of the imagination, but I am just so exhausted from life right now and I couldn't let Doris's birthday go by without honoring her in some small way.
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Five Favorite Songs

"Pillow Talk"
As soon as I heard this title tune play over the opening credits of Doris's 1959 classic, I knew I would love the film. It is so catchy and bouncy and fun. Every time I hear it, I find myself singing along and doing a little dance…

The Fourth Annual Doris Day Blogathon is here!

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I don't know about you all, but these past few weeks have been a bizarre mixture of stress, frustration, and anxiety. Which means I'm more than ready to talk and read about Doris Day for the next three days! If there is anybody who can spread some sunshine during this time, it is definitely her.
Participants, please leave me a comment below once you are ready to submit your entry. I'll try to post them as soon as I can!

Rick's Real/Reel Life | A Latter Day Doris Day Fan 'Fesses Up!

The Wonderful World of Cinema | Tea for Two (1952)


Musings of an Introvert | That Touch of Mink (1962)


Love Letters to Old Hollywood | Doris Day Favorites


Box Office Poison | Send Me No Flowers (1964)


In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood | Julie (1956)


Are You Thrilled | a personal piece about the author's mother and her perspective on Pillow Talk


Pure Entertainment Preservation Society | Film Fashion Friday: Doris's ensemble in My Dream is Yours


Realweegiemidget Reviews | Pil…

Five Reasons to See... Wintertime (1943)

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When Norwegian millionaire Hjalmar Ostgaard (S.Z. Sakall) and his niece Nora (Sonja Henie), an amateur skating champion, arrive in Canada to wait for their quota numbers in order to emigrate to the United States*, they are tricked into staying at the shabby Chateau Promenade by its desperate owner, Skip Hutton (Jack Oakie). Skip and his partner, Freddy Austin (Cornel Wilde), have just one more day to convince their creditors to keep the hotel open and Skip believes that Ostgaard is just the man to help them.

Freddy quickly admits to Nora what Skip's idea is, but rather than be upset, she is charmed by the hotel (and Freddy) and the three of them scheme to convince her uncle to invest in the Chateau Promenade. It works, but trouble immediately appears when Nora and Freddy are kept apart by Marian Daly (Helene Reynolds), a flirty photographer for an influential winter sports magazine whose publicity would help the hotel. On top of that, the Ostgaards' millions are cut off when …