Nancy Sinatra Interview with Doris in July 2013
In retrospect, not only this interview, but almost all of the interviews in the past few years...I have one major comment to the interviewer: JUST LET DORIS TALK! Just when she really gets going, the interviewers cut her off. WHY??
There are lots of questions I would like to hear her respond to, like some of these:
1. What REALLY made you leave the movies?
2. Why did you stop making records regularly?
3. Early in your career, you had your first million selling record with Buddy Clark. What do you remember about him?
4. In previous interviews, we have heard you talk about some of your co-stars in movies and on records. But how about a few words on these folks that we never hear you discuss:
Janis Paige? Cuddles Sakall? Billy Gray? Guy Mitchell? Frankie Laine? Johnny Ray? Your sisters in YOUNG AT HEART? Gig Young? Richard Widmark? Tony Randall? John Gavin? Ethel Barrymore? Rex Harrison? David Niven? Rod Taylor?
(this question alone could keep her going on and on)
5. What determined which songs that you had recorded got released or not? (PERHAPS, PERHAPS, PERHAPS and LET THE LITTLE GIRL LIMBO are just two that come to mind.)
6. What advice do you have for kids today thinking about making show business a career?
7. Can you name a couple of songs that you wish you had recorded?
8. Of all of your recorded songs, what were some of your special favorites?
9. You only did 2 tv specials. Why not more?
Ok...off my soapbox. But you get the idea. Generally speaking, Nancy did a good job, and she certainly showcased a lot of DD music. I especially liked when she played songs by Doris and Frank side by side to show the different treatments on the same songs. However...I would have liked it if Nancy had asked Doris to react to the different songs. You know...really LET HER