Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Holy Pillow Talk, Batman!

Ahh, bliss! BBC4 are repeating the sixties Batman series. Which, although I wasn't around in the sixties to watch, I have fond memories of thanks to the repeats on early-morning ITV in the eighties. Those were the days. And being on that channel and not bothering to turn the telly off led me to another interesting discovery - did you know Doris Day was still alive? It's news to me. I don't know why, but I'd just automatically assumed that she was dead. I'm going to have to look up all the other people I've been assuming were no longer with us now, just to make sure they're not going to be turning up unexpectedly on my doorstep. I'll start with Julius Caesar.

The documentary, which I turned off after five minutes despite being vaguely interested in Doris Day and her continued existence, was one of those horribly badly made ones with sort of semi-dramatisations of what the narrator is saying in the background, so that when it recounts how she was hit by a train at the age of thirteen we hear train sounds, clanging bells and a scream. Yuck. If the documentary about me contains anything even vaguely like that, I'm going to sue somebody. Or at least decry it in public as loudly as possible. The filming's finished now, I don't know if I mentioned that - Nick is now busy editing it into some kind of coherent whole (I don't envy him), and it'll be out either late this year or early next, I forget which. So mark your diaries.


Anonymous said...

Julius Caesar to Ceaser Romero to The Joker. Interesting.

Zoomy said...

Gorsh, I never thought of that! Heehee, it's funny how the subconscious works. Especially since tonight's episode's special guest villain was the Riddler.

Mary Anne said...

Thank God, Doris Day is still alive and well and living in the Carmel Valley in California with her brood of four-legged friends. Talk about a screen legend with CLASS!

I had the opportunity to get to know her and be her secretary during the 70s when she was filming "The Doris Day Show" at CBS. I also lived with her for over a year and we had great times together.

Now, after all these years, my manuscript of 32 years ago will debut next month. I have written a book, unlike many which deal mainly with her career. My story takes the reader up-close and personal "day at a time" with America's Sweetheart.

An Indiana Girl's Sentimental Journey to Doris Day's Hollywood and Beyond

due out October 2007 from
Hawthorne Publishing

For the past 30+ years Doris has devoted her entire life to animal welfare and was given the Presidential Medal of Honor in 2004, not for her acting, but for her work with the animals.

Holy Pillow Talk...DORIS DAY is alive and well!!!!

Hope you enjoy the book!

Mary Anne Barothy


Katy said...

Do we need to block our diaries for the next 6 months or will you give us a clue a bit nearer the time, darlin'?

Zoomy said...

And long may she live! Thanks for commenting, Mary Anne, I'll make sure to get the book!

Anonymous said...

Doris Day is one of the last of the great movie queens. She was a movie star when you could proudly call someone that.

Today, most of the "stars" are like TV stars since they are on television everyday as a result of shows like Extra, Entertainment Tonight, even the cable news shows are reporting on every move Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, George Clooney make and even those that don't act or sing like Nichole Richie and Paris Hilton!

Miss Day, on the other hand, rarely appeared on TV during her illustrious career in films and as a top recording star. It was only after she was forced into doing a TV series (thanks to her underhanded husband/manager) that she did a TV series.

She, along with Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley MacLaine, Debbie Reynolds, Sophia Loren and Kim Novak are all that is left of the 50s and 60s movie goddesses.

Long Live Doris Day!