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Rock legend Bruce Johnston recalls his buddy Terry Melcher & working on songs from Doris Day’s latest album “My Heart”

Rock legend Bruce Johnston recalls his buddy Terry Melcher & working on songs from Doris Day’s latest album “My Heart”

September 9, 2011 8 Comments

We feel immensely privileged to be able to bring to you now an interview with Rock legend Bruce Johnston who is a member of The Beach Boys, an accomplished producer and solo artist, as well as a GRAMMY award-winning songwriter – best known for having penned “Disney Girls” and Barry Manilow’s #1 hit “I Write […]

Multi-Platinum selling Producer Ted Carfrae talks about producing on Doris Day’s latest album “My Heart” and gives a track-by-track appraisal!

Multi-Platinum selling Producer Ted Carfrae talks about producing on Doris Day’s latest album “My Heart” and gives a track-by-track appraisal!

August 26, 2011 7 Comments

Over the last 30 years, Ted Carfrae has been a prominent name on the UK and USA music scene having produced, engineered and mastered many hit records for Universal, EMI and Sony/BMG. He has to date achieved Gold and Platinum Sales Award status and worked with singers as diverse as US Seventies icon David Cassidy, […]

Mattel’s Director of Marketing Liz Grampp talks to this site about their new Barbie Collector gift set celebrating Doris Day & Rock Hudson’s “Pillow Talk”

Mattel’s Director of Marketing Liz Grampp talks to this site about their new Barbie Collector gift set celebrating Doris Day & Rock Hudson’s “Pillow Talk”

July 4, 2011 No Comments

Mattel released on the 16 June 2011 their Barbie Collector “Pillow Talk” gift set which features Ken and Barbie paying homage to their on-screen idols Doris and Rock! The “Pillow Talk” gift set retails for around $70-80USDs (item #V7160) and is available now from all good toy stores across the USA and Canada (e.g. Toys […]

NYC photographer Michael Williams talks about his lifelong love of dolls and what he thought of Mattel’s NEW Barbie “Doris & Rock” giftset!

NYC photographer Michael Williams talks about his lifelong love of dolls and what he thought of Mattel’s NEW Barbie “Doris & Rock” giftset!

February 26, 2011 No Comments

  The New York City photographer and graphic designer Michael Williams was the first to snap Mattel’s ‘Barbie’ doll homage to Doris Day & Rock Hudson at the 2011 New York International Toyfair. We thought we’d invite Michael for a quick chat about his impressions of the toyfair and Mattel’s delightful dolls. Do tell us how you got […]

Garry McGee talks about what inspired his book “Doris Day: Sentimental Journey” which is now out in paperback!

Garry McGee talks about what inspired his book “Doris Day: Sentimental Journey” which is now out in paperback!

January 17, 2011 1 Comment

In 2005, the Iowa based author and documentary-maker Garry McGee published his in-depth guide to the work of Doris Day entitled “Doris Day: Sentimental Journey“. We have just received from the author’s publisher McFarland a new 2010/11 paperback edition. Although it is a straight re-issue of the 2005 edition we would still recommend it to any fans who haven’t […]

Melinda Schneider talks about her admiration for Doris Day and her new hit album ‘Melinda does Doris’

Melinda Schneider talks about her admiration for Doris Day and her new hit album ‘Melinda does Doris’

August 18, 2010 4 Comments

As we previously reported, the singer-songwriter Melinda Schneider has just released her tribute to Doris Day ‘Melinda does Doris’. Having just heard the album in full we were impressed by what is a very enjoyable collection of songs by a lady who is so clearly a talent of the Australian country music scene. We actually […]

Doris Day chats to Pierre Patrick about her successful years on American televison

Doris Day chats to Pierre Patrick about her successful years on American televison

June 17, 2010 4 Comments

Below is the transcript of the first interview which Doris Day granted Pierre Patrick to talk about her successful television sitcom ‘The Doris Day Show’ (from Mothers Day 1996). Pierre Patrick’s latest book”A Beautiful Day – The Doris Day Companion” is available now. Pierre: Happy Mothers Day. Doris: Thank you very much. It’s great that […]

Rock Hudson & Doris Day: Hollywood’s Golden Couple

June 5, 2010 2 Comments

It was in 1959, when Hollywood’s hunkiest leading man of over 40 pictures, Rock Hudson was first paired by Universal Pictures with the wholesome girl-next-door, Doris Day. Doris Day and Rock Hudson’s first movie together was ‘Pillow Talk‘. The making of the feature film enabled the two stars, who had barely met before, to really […]

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The Warner Bros. Years

June 4, 2010 No Comments

Top hat, tails and icons of the silver screen have always stirred my imagination. Astaire, with or without Ginger, used the outfit as the perfect extension of his screen persona, whilst no one donned it as glamorously or perversely as the ambivalent Marlene Dietrich in her movies. Then there was Doris Day!… The up-and-coming Warner […]

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An interview with the singer Nellie McKay

An interview with the singer Nellie McKay

April 23, 2010 No Comments

Nellie McKay’s “Normal As Blueberry Pie – A Tribute To Doris Day” album is available now. We want to wish Nellie a very Happy Birthday for today (13th April). Below are some questions which we’d love you to answer please for the ‘Discovering Doris’ website: How did you first discover Doris Day and what did she […]

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2015 Doris Day Calendar – It’s Almost Ready!

The printers have just sent us these proofs for checking. Everything is looking lovely and we are expecting to...

Pre-order today the strictly limited 2015 Doris Day wall calendar!

We know it has been a long time coming but we are just thrilled to say that TODAY! we are officially launching our...

OTD in 1953 – Warner Bros. released Doris Day’s Calamity Jane

It was 61 years ago today that Doris Day’s much adored Calamity made her debut on cinemas across the...