A&E’s magical Doris Day television biography is released on DVD

September 5, 2005 3 Comments

Fans lobbying convinces the American TV network to release their definitive Doris Day biography on DVD.

In October 1998, the A&E network premiered “It’s Magic” which is their truly captivating and informative biography on Doris Day. It charts her life and career exploring her private and public successes and failures.

The in-depth biography narrated by Peter Graves lasted nearly 2-hours and featured rare photographs as well as clips from her feature films and music recordings. It also contained newly commissioned candid interviews with friends and colleagues, such as band-leader Les Brown, official biographer A. E. Hotchner, acting co-stars James Garner, Kaye Ballard, Jackie Joseph, Edie Adams and Terry Melcher (Doris’s son).

A DVD of the programme was released in 2004 by the A&E network exclusively on their website after persistent campaigning from Doris’s fans. On 6 September 2005, the DVD went on general sale across America thanks to a licensing deal with Image Entertainment. Used copies of the VHS video edition are still available.

It’s Magic
Label: Image Entertainment USA

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3 Comments to “A&E’s magical Doris Day television biography is released on DVD”
  1. […] is the cream of the crop and that is A&E TV’s “Doris Day: It’s Magic” (available now on DVD). This 1998 documentary was produced by the internationally renown American television network with […]

  2. […] Les later became the musical director of Bob Hope’s radio and television shows in 1947 accompanying him on 18 global tours entertaining the US troops. The Band of Renown also played for broadcasting stars like Dean Martin & Steve Allen. In the 1980s, Les reunited with Doris for her cable television series ‘My Best Friends’.  Les can be seen talking about his years with Doris Day on A&E’s stunning DVD biography ‘It’s Magic‘. […]

  3. […] of all is the German production team have not tried to compete with the “authorised” 1998 A&E Biography which I consider to be the most definitive television programme about Doris Day (especially as it […]

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