A Woman’s Touch

Ms. Day is back... Doris Day was, of course, typically cast as a plucky, elegant songstress or would-be songstress, but few roles she played were as unique as 1953's Calamity Jane, a musical very loosely based on the life of the famous Wild West figure. Well, unique to Doris Day, anyway. The movie opens with Calamity … Continue reading A Woman’s Touch

Doris Takes A Cruise

Glad to see you, Miss Doris... Sometimes ya just gotta get away. It's not exactly doable these days, but the urge is real. We'll get there, folks. Someday we'll be able to move around freely again. It may take a while, but we'll get there. Until then, we do what we can, and last night … Continue reading Doris Takes A Cruise

In Love and War

Hello, Ms. Day... I'll admit, up until a few days ago the first and only time I saw The Pajama Game was my freshman year of high school, when it was our spring musical. Back then, I thought it was fun and different--I had been used to musicals like Fiddler On the Roof and Annie, so "Steam Heat" and "Hernando's Hideaway" … Continue reading In Love and War

George’s Final Days

It's Mr. Hudson! Doris Day and Rock Hudson are a perennially favorite screen team. They only made three movies together, but they're all memorable and fun. The last of them was 1964's Send Me No Flowers, a tale of hypochondria, hysteria, and hilarity. George (Rock Hudson) has it tough. He may live in a perfect house with … Continue reading George’s Final Days