Announcing the Doris Day Blogathon!

Doris Day has become one of the 20th century's greatest entertainers, so imagine my surprise that she hasn't been given her very own blogathon! Since Ms. Day is one of my absolute favorites, obviously that had to change, so I invite you to join me in celebrating the triple threat on April 1-3, 2017!

I know, it's four months away, but that just gives you four months to prepare, right? (I also kind of wanted to make sure I announced this blogathon before anyone else could. It's happened before, so you can't call me paranoid. Just kidding, you totally can.) Although it's some time away, April 3rd is Doris's birthday... and she's still with us!

Here are the rules:
You can write about anything relating to Day -- her films, her music, her personal life, her work with animals, her role as a style icon, the list goes on! I also won't limit how many posts you want to do.

Because there is so, so much you can write about, I'd prefer no duplicates. Sorry guys, it's first come, first serve.

You can post on any of the three days of the blogathon, or you can post early! I only ask that you be sure to send me your link and I'll try to post it as soon as possible. Also, since the blogathon is in April, if you would like me to send you an email to remind you a week or so in advance, please provide that in your comment.

Now grab a banner, spread the word, and I'll see you in April!

List of Participants:
Love Letters to Old Hollywood | The Pajama Game (1957)
Cinema Cities | Calamity Jane (1953)
Back to Golden Days | Pillow Talk (1959)
Phyllis Loves Classic Movies | the friendship between Day and James Garner
Champagne for Lunch | Move Over, Darling (1963)
Critica Retro | Young at Heart (1954)
The Wonderful World of Cinema| a tribute to Day
Crimson Kimono | The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
The Old Hollywood Garden | Lullaby of Broadway (1951)
Old Hollywood Films | Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
Reelweegiemidget Reviews | With Six You Get Eggroll (1968)
Whimsically Classic | It's a Great Feeling (1949)
Christina Wehner | a tribute to Day's singing
LA Explorer | On Moonlight Bay (1951) and By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)
It's a Wonderful Movie | the film fashion of Day
Vintage Anne | April in Paris (1952)
In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood | Day's work with animals

With love,


  1. So glad someone is hosting a blogathon dedicated to the fabulous Doris Day! I'd like to write about Calamity Jane for the occasion. :)

  2. What a wonderful idea! I love Doris Day. :)
    Could I please take "Pillow Talk"? If I remember correctly, that was the first Doris Day film I ever saw. And it's also one of my all-time favorites.

    -Cátia. xo
    Back to Golden Days (

    1. It's one of my faves, too. Thanks for joining!

  3. Right now I'm thinking of writing about her friendship with James Garner. I know my library has both of their autobiographies!

    Lovely banners!!

    1. That's an awesome topic! Thank you for signing up!

  4. I'd like to write about Move Over, Darling! :-)

  5. Here I am! I haven't read all the posts for the Vincente Minnelli blogathon, but I'd like to claim Young at Heart (1954) for the Doris Day blogathon.

  6. Wonderful Michaela! I love Doris :)
    I'd like to write a general tribute to her.
    My blog is The Wonderful World of Cinema

  7. Hello again and Happy Holidays! There's a lot of Doris Day movies to choose from. I'd like to cover The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) Dan

    1. Great choice, and I'd argue an essential one. Thanks for joining!

  8. I'd like to write about Love Me or Leave Me for Old Hollywood Films.

    Thanks for hosting!

    1. You've got it! Thanks for participating!

  9. Hi, would love to join in - will get back to you with film x BTW, would like to officially invite you to the Here's Jack Blogathon, to celebrate Jack Nicholson's birthday

    From Gill at Realweegiemidget Reviews x

  10. Hi me again - can I do "With 6 you get Egg Roll"? Thanks, Gill from Realweegiemidget Reviews,

    1. Great! I'll check out your blogathon and see if I can come up with anything.

    2. Brill x Be great if you can join x Thanks for having me in yours xx

  11. I love Doris Day! I'd like to do "It's a Great Feeling."

  12. How did I miss this!! Might I rhapsodize about her voice and songs and what a great singer she is and what it's meant to me?

    1. I would love that! Thanks for signing up!

  13. I'd love to write about On Moonlight Bay and By the Light of the Silvery Moon for LA Explorer.


    1. Love those two films! Thanks for joining!

  14. Oh my goodness!!! This is an absolutely wonderful, lovely idea to celebrate Doris Day's Birthday! I absolutely love Doris Day, too - we actually share the same Birthday!!!

    I just discovered you are doing this... If only I had seen it sooner - all my favorite movies were chosen. (Bummer!)

    If possible, I would just love to write about the Fashion of Doris Day on Film!!!

    Thank you for doing this! I always do a special April 3rd Birthday post on my site, but it will be so fun to join you all this year to do this special blogathon birthday tribute to Doris Day!!!

    Blessings! Net

    1. Sorry your faves were taken, but I'm happy that you're still joining! That's a superb topic! Doris is definitely a fashion icon. I'll be updating the roster this evening.

  15. {Fellow Hoosier native here! :)} I saw this via Simoa (Champagne For Lunch) and would love to join in as I adore Doris. If possible I'd love to write about the often unloved April In Paris :)

    1. Glad you found me! I'm all about celebrating the films that people don't often champion. Thanks for joining! I'll be updating the roster tonight.


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