Monday, November 5, 2007

Fun To Do List: #1

Watch all of Doris Day's movies in chronological order (minus the ones that aren't available on DVD yet or never show on TCM).

This weekend it was Romance on the High Seas. Doris' first movie and the only movie she smokes in (See comments). She was actually a heavy smoker in real life until her late 20s which is so surprising to me. She really does have a goody goody image even to those of us who didn't grow up with her.

I like this movie. The songs aren't great, but Doris is certainly fun to watch in this one--alternating between high society and nightclub singer persona. She really was a natural in front of the camera.

2 comments:

Barbara said...

What a great thing to do. To watch all of Doris Day's movies in order.
She was a star from the very beginning. She did smoke in several others, off hand I can think of: Tea for Two, Julie, Glass BottomBoat, Young Man with a Horn.
How many movies do you have?

glorious.girl said...

Oh, thanks for the correction. I have seen the Rock Hudson-Doris Day movies many times and a few others and I'd never seen her smoke in any of them. It was quite shocking for me to see her smoking although I know it was very common for many actors and actresses.

I own the Rock Hudson-Doris Day set and Young at Heart plus my mom has an extensive collection. And the rest, I will get from Netflix. Any other movies you recommend?