Doris Day: The Lady In Pink

Lately I have been noticing Doris Day everywhere! On tv, magazines and at my local Theatre & Community Hub so I thought it would be only fitting to write a little something in her honour and I came across an interesting article from Modern Screen Magazine in 1956.

Although it is widely known Doris Day was a triple threat, she could sing, dance and act, details regarding her personal life are much less known.

Happily, it seems Doris Day and her family are a close-knit unit who banter and breakfast everyday together on a protein rich breakfast with freshly squeezed orange juice yet she still managed to maintain a 23-inch waist due to her energetic schedule.

Doris shares her entertaining tricks and it seems having friends with restricted diets or dislike of certain foods was as complicated in 1956 as today.  Her solution, invite them over for cocktails and hor d’oeuvres then depart to a favourite restaurant before returning home to socialise over another drink and music.  Sounds like a good night out to me! 

The article also details Doris’s house and décor (she has a pink room!) and work schedule but right now food is on my mind….

If your keen for a little Doris Day in person and you live within the Blue Mountains why not book in to see country music singer Melinda Schneider (winner of 6 Golden Guitars) pay homage to one of her musical heroes, Doris Day at the Blue Mountains Theatre in Melissa Does Doris from July 2nd or why not pick up an album, it debuted at #1 on the ARIA Jazz and Blues chart remaining there for 9 weeks. 

Alternatively, why not read the article, pop on a classic film and enjoy a few positive vibes (and maybe a cocktail or 2!)

Image: Modern Screen Magazine, Lady in Pink Article

Source: Modern Screen Magazine 1956

Many thanks to The Media History Project – for sourcing,scanning and preserving these wonderful magazines.