As part of its exclusive line of DVDs spotlighting Hollywood’s legendary actors and actresses, WHV will release TCM Greatest Classic Legends: Doris Day. The set will include the sparkling shipboard musical Romance on the High Seas (1948), the sharp-shooting western musical Calamity Jane (1953), the fascinating Ruth Etting biopic Love Me or Leave Me (1955) and the delightful domestic comedy Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (1960).
Special features in the TCM Greatest Classic Legends: Doris Day collection include the vintage shorts “Let’s Sing a Song From the Movie,” “A Modern Cinderella,” “Roseland” , “A Salute to the Theatres”; the classic Looney Tunes cartoon “I Taw A Putty Tat”, and newsreels about Calamity Jane’s gala premiere and awards. The value-packed collection is available through TCM’s online store at http://shop.tcm.com and other fine retailers, beginning March 13.
TCM is celebrating Day’s screen career with TCM Star of the Month: Doris Day, a five-night collection of movies April 2-6. The week will include 28 films, spanning from her star-making debut in Romance on the High Seas (1948) to her mid-’60s romantic comedies.Track Listing for the new double CD:
Disc 1: The Leading Lady of the Movies 1. On Moonlight Bay 2. Till We Meet Again 3. It Had To Be You 4. I’ll See You In My Dreams 5. It’s Magic 6. By The Light Of The Silv’ry Moon 7. Secret Love 8. I Speak To The Stars 9. Love Me Or Leave Me 10. At Sundown 11. Shaking The Blues Away 12. Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera) 13. Pillow Talk 14. My Romance 15. Little Girl Blue
Disc 2: The Leading Lady of Song 1. Easy To Love 2. Imagination 3. You Go To My Head 4. Don’t Take Your Love From Me 5. But Beautiful 6. The Song Is You 7. Our Love Is Here To Stay 8. Oh, But I Do 9. Here We Go Again 10. Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread) 11. In Love In Vain 12. With A Smile And A Song 13. Desafinado (Slightly Out Of Tune) 14. Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (Quizás, Quizás, Quizás) 15. There They Are
THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION WAS released to coincide with Doris birthday. It contains 24 songs which span Day's career featuring everything from lushly orchestrated ballads to bouncy novelty songs. It is also available now and contains the following songs: 1. Que Sera, Sera 2. Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps 3. Heaven Tonight 4. Oops 5. Pillow Talk 6. Sentimental Journey 7. A Very Precious Love 8. Secret Love 9. Don't Take Your Love From Me 10. Cuddle Up A Little Closer 11. Teacher's Pet 12. It's Magic 13. The Song is You 14. The Deadwood Stage 15. Love Me or Leave Me 16. Fly Me To The Moon 17. Dream A Little Dream of Me 18. You'll Never Walk Alone 19. Lullaby of Broadway 20. Close Your Eyes 21. Everybody Loves A Lover 22. Bewitched 23. When I Fall in Love 24. My Heart
NEW AND CURRENT DORIS RELEASES ARE WONDERFUL, BUT... IT'S ALWAYS FUN TO LOOK BACK
The Way We Were... (OR The Way She Was) WHAT A LEGACY
ABBA SAYS: "THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC"
MORE OF JOHN DENVER AND DORIS
SOME SPECIAL DORIS DAY TRIBUTES
TOM SANTOPIETRO, "CONSIDERING DORIS DAY"
A JAZZ TRIBUTE FROM LAURA DIDIER & JIM MARTINEZ TRIO
HER AMAZING STORY: LISTEN TO THE MUSIC!!!
SHE WAS/IS A VERY POPULAR LADY (EVEN WITH CO-STARS)...EVERYBODY LOVES HER
DORIS WITH PERRY COMO IN 1970'S TV SPECIAL
WITH GORDON MACRAE IN "MOONLIGHT BAY"
DORIS AND ROCK: COMEDY TEAM OF THE CENTURY
WITH JOHN RAITT IN "PAJAMA GAME"
WITH CLARK GABLE & GIG YOUNG, "TEACHER'S PET"
TAPPING WITH GENE NELSON, "TEA FOR TWO"
SHE DESERVED AN OSCAR MORE THAN ONCE. HERE, FOR AN EXTENDED SEGMENT (WITHOUT TALKING) IN "MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH"----WATCH THE FACIAL EXPRESSIONS AND HOW WELL THEY TELL THE VIEWER EXACTLY WHAT IS GOING ON:
IN "THAT TOUCH OF MINK" CO-STARRING CARY GRANT, DORIS' SCENE WITH THE CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE IS A COMEDY CLASSIC
WITH HOWARD KEEL AS "CALAMITY JANE", the most popular musical of all time in the UK (smart!)
WITH REX HARRISON IN "MIDNIGHT LACE", THE HYSTERICAL BREAKDOWN DESERVED AN OSCAR. THE FILM ALSO AFFECTED HER PERSONAL LIFE. TALK ABOUT METHOD ACTING!!!
Most folks fell in love with Doris in her first two films. Here she is with JACK CARSON AND BUGS BUNNY in Movie #2, "MY DREAM IS YOURS"
WITH DANNY THOMAS IN "I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS", she played the sympathetic woman behind the man, the strength in the relationship.
WITH STEVEN BOYD IN "JUMBO", she brought the circus to life and her interpretation of "Little Girl Blue" was an oscar-winning performance:
WITH ROCK HUDSON AND TONY RANDALL IN "PILLOW TALK": For this one, she was nominated, but she lost to a foreign film star, Simone Signoret, who should have won for foreign film. Comedy performances (the hardest to do, ask any actor) seldom if ever win an Oscar. Time for a change!!!
WITH JAMES GARNER IN "THE THRILL OF IT ALL"/ more classic comedy
BUT, MOST OF ALL, AS RUTH ETTING IN "LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME" which sadly was not even nominated:
DEDICATED TO DORIS The song "You Make Me Think About You" was used in Doris' last film and was written directly for her but never recorded by her. It was recorded by Johnny Mathis, who was a fan of Doris, and he sings it for her here...
FRANK SINATRA WAS A FAN OF DORIS AND WANTED HER TO STAR WITH HIM IN VEGAS. HE ALWAYS SAID SHE WAS THE BEST OF THE FEMALE SINGERS AROUND. HERE'S ONE FROM FRANK JUST FOR DORIS: "THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT"
WHEN THEY WERE BOTH STARTING OUT ON STATION WLW IN CINCINATTI, OHIO, ANDY WILLIAMS AND HIS BROTHERS USED TO HARMONIZE WITH DORIS. TO THIS DAY, SHE IS HIS FAVORITE.
MELINDA SCHNEIDER (FROM AUSTRALIA) DOES DORIS DAY!
JAZZ ARTIST NELLIE MCKAY DOES AN ALBUM TRIBUTE TO DORIS, "NORMAL AS BLUEBERRY PIE"
ONE OF THE BEST SINGERS AROUND TODAY, MICHAEL BUBLE' DOES A LOT OF THE SONGS ASSOCIATED WITH THE GREAT SINGERS. IT IS TIME FOR HIM TO RECORD A TRIBUTE ALBUM FOR DORIS! HE WOULD DO AN INCREDIBLE JOB ON SOME OF HER SUPER BALLADS. ARE YOU LISTENING, MICHAEL?
When asked about her favorite performers, Sarah Vaughan said: "I dig Doris Day", and here in Doris' honor she performed a song that celebrates Dodo's Birthday Month, "I'LL REMEMBER APRIL"
SEVERAL PEOPLE INCLUDING A FEW CELEBRITIES CALLED THE SAMPOD TOLL FREE NUMBER TO WISH DORIS A HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN THEIR OWN WORDS OR EMAILED A MESSAGE FOR US TO RECORD. (CLICK THE PLAYERS BELOW TO LISTEN)
THESE FAN/FRIEND MESSAGES CAME AFTER THE DEADLINE AND ARE STILL ARRIVING. WE WILL POST THEM AS THEY COME IN:
IT MAY BE LAST, BUT IT IS CERTAINLY NOT LEAST.....CAROL JOHNSON PRESENTS HER LATEST SCRAPBOOK FOR DORIS, A COMPILATION OF BIRTHDAY WISHES TO DORIS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD, and especially from her friends and fans on sampod:
OUR SECOND ANNUAL "MIKE AND CAROL SHOW": "Talking about Doris and a Few Other Things...From Baltimore to Georgia"