The final curtain call for Doris Day. A lovely person, apparently, but her screen persona was quite, shall we say, twee?

YesterDay.

We say goodnight to Doris today,
At ninety-seven she’s faded away,
No more virtuous parts will Doris play,
Bye, Americas eternally virginal sweetheart.

Perpetually preppy peppy Doris Day,
No movie dared show her going astray,
Not the kind of girl to take a roll in the hay,
Always the sweet girl-next-door, never the tart.

‘No no no’ our Doris must always say,
No petting, no rucking up of the duvet,
No deflowering of Doris, no hint of foreplay-
Not even with Rock Hudson gayly playing his part.

Doris was forever doomed to portray
The gal who favoured pajamas over negligee,
The blonde who’d kneel before bed- and pray!
No impassioned puckering could prise her lips apart.

2 thoughts on “The final curtain call for Doris Day. A lovely person, apparently, but her screen persona was quite, shall we say, twee?

    1. obbverse Post author

      I found almost all I saw was a will they? won’t they? waste of ninety minutes of precious movie time. Still, they made money, and the format was enough to furnish a twenty year career. I guess these films were pretty racy in the buttoned-down fifties and early sixties though.

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