Monday, April 7, 2014

The Dodo is not extinct…

My evil plans were to resurrect Thrilling Days of Yesteryear’s award-winning* feature Doris Day(s) this week since I had also promised a new installment of Serial Saturdays…but while I was able to fulfill the commitment of posting Chapter 14 of Riders of Death Valley (1941) on the blog (and it was riveting stuff, was it not?) I fell woefully short in the Doris department.  The reason for this is because I spent this weekend gorging on the free goodies offered up during our HBO/Cinemax preview (which I will highlight in a post later today), as well as working on a few things for Radio Spirits.  (I had the Riders chapter done before all this.)  I’m really hoping to have Doris back on the blog next Monday where she belongs.

But I thought I would share with you the above photo, which I rooked off of Jackie Joseph-Lawrence’s Facebook page (not to mention the one of Dor clapping); while we haven’t progressed that far in our weekly dissections of The Doris Day Show you might be aware that Joseph was a co-star on the sitcom from 1971-73, along with Mister John Dehner.  Some of Dodo’s friends got together and threw a big birthday shindig in her honor last week…and everyone had their gasts flabbered when Ms. Day made her presence at said affair since she’s been somewhat reclusive in recent years.  Anyway, the above snap was taken of the two women during that raucous get-together; I had a mad crush on Jackie during the show’s run that has yet to subside and she’s the real reason why I drop in on the occasional Josie and the Pussycats rerun from time to time as well.

For those of you who availed yourself of Me-TV’s tribute to Doris’ ninetieth natal anniversary with airings from her sitcom yesterday afternoon…well, I did try to warn you.  You have no one to blame but yourselves.

*This is a lie.  Sorry about that.

1 comment:

Stacia said...

I meant to send you an email with all this but of course I forgot (in part because something sinister is lurking on my PC) -- doesn't Doris look great? It was so nice to see new pictures of her.