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Day 2: Doris Day

First of all, I would like to thank everyone for making the first day of the TCM Summer Under the Stars Blogathon such a huge success. Make sure you check out all the great posts dedicated to Humphrey Bogart from day one.

For Day 2, we spend the next 24 hours on the lovely Doris Day.

Here’s some fun trivia on Ms. Day:

  • For over 20 years, Doris Day has owned the Cypress Inn, a quaint Bed and Breakfast in Carmel-by-the-sea, California. (
  • Day was a dancer before she was a singer and actress. She was spotted by a Paramount talent scout who wanted to bring her out to Hollywood. Before she made it out to California, Ms. Day was in a car accident which left her with a broken leg. Unfortunately the injury ended her dancing career. During her recovery, Ms. Day took up singing. Lucky for us! (
  • Day’s 3 time co-star and good friend Rock Hudson had a rather unique nickname for her : Eunice. Why? Because it made him laugh. (Vanity Fair)
  • In recent years, Day received a surprise phone call from a fan: Colin Firth. During their chat, Firth said that when he was a kid, he had a crush on her. Day was quite impressed and flattered, but had to admit she didn’t know who he was. (


On to today’s blog entries…

Jill from Stix on the Beach is back with A Difference A Day Makes. Follow Jill on Twitter at @BellaKarma,

Returning again to the Blogathon is Mary from Classic Film Watch with 2 entries: Day’s film debut Romance on the High Seas and the fun musical Lullaby of Broadway.

2012 Blogathon alum Jennifer Garlen from Virtual Virago, and author of Beyond Casablanca: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching, joins in with a look at Day’s fantastic performance as Ruth Etting in Love Me or Leave Me. Follow Jennifer on Twiter at @garlengirl

Aurora from Once Upon a Screen returns with a great post on Calamity Jane, one of Day’s personal favorites.

Margaret Perry may not be a huge fan of Doris Day, but she still put together a fun post filled with quotes and anecdotes.

Jessica from Comet Over Hollywood joins in today’s tribute to Ms. Day with her piece From Hollywood Party to Leading Role

Over at The Moviola, Carley dishes about how Calamity Jane almost destroyed her parents marriage. It’s totally funny now, though.


Kimblery Truhler, style expert and owner of the fabulous site GlamAmor, has graciously allowed us to share some past pieces on Doris Day and her fabulous sense of style. First up is a look at Day’s colorful wardrobe in Please Don’t Eat the Daisies . Next is the gorgeous Norman Norell designs Day wore alongside co-star Cary Grant in That Touch of Mink. And finally, Kimberly discusses the legendary Jean Louis designed wardrobe from Pillow Talk. Amazing costumes. Plus it’s Doris Day, Rock Hudson, and Tony Curtis! The best threesome since…ever? (and can we get a hell yeah for Thelma Ritter and Allen Jenkins? #TeamThelma)


Stay tuned! More posts to come.


Friend of The Fence, Angela, of The Hollywood Revue, is back with her Blogging Under the Stars event. Each day, Angela will blog about every single featured star during the Summer Under the Stars festival. She’s also kind enough to contribute to our Blogathon. Blogging every day is no easy task! Make sure you head over to Angela’s site and cheer her on!


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Jill Blake

Jill Blake is the owner of the classic film website Sittin’ on a Backyard Fence. She is also a co-founder and editor of the film site The Black Maria and film editor at CC2K. In 2012, she was interviewed on-air by Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz. In 2013, she was a featured guest on the TCM podcast. In her spare time Jill is a stay-at-home mom, wife, fried okra connoisseur, and the neighborhood’s own L.B. Jeffries.



Lovely Post on Doris Day!

I just Love “Doris Day” Day on TCM!

Enjoyed reading the story of Colin Firth calling Doris! How sweet! A call from the infamous Mr. Darcy! Guess he knows great talent when he sees it. I love it!

I admire Doris Day and so enjoy her Movies! Thank you, again, for this great post.

God Bless You, Doris Day!

Michael Nazarewycz

Hello there! This is Michael (rooting around the tunnels of Jill’s site – hehe). I’ve updated your link on both of our blogs. Thanks again for participating!


Thanks, Michael! Sorry about that! :-)

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