Doris Day - Eric BraunLondon: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1991, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Filmography; Discography;
From the cover: “Doris Day almost always portrayed the sunny, smiling, uncomplicated girl-next-door who just happened to have a voice that was pure magic. This authoritative biography of one of Hollywood’s best-loved stars traces a career that appears never to have faltered.
Now sixty-seven, Doris Day found fame in the early Forties as a singer with the Bob Crosby and Les Brown bands. She was an immediate success in her first film Romance on the High Seas and by the Fifties she was America’s favourite film star. In the late Fifties and in the Sixties she starred, almost always remaining virginal, in a series of bedroom farces with Gary Grant, Rock Hudson and James Garner. She was nominated for an Oscar for Pillow Talk in 1959. Her favourite film was Calamity Jane.
Doris Day has always mocked the ‘squeaky-clean’ image created for her, saying ‘I don’t even like apple pie — I prefer peach!’ Eric Braun shows how Doris’s personal life has been far different from her image as ‘The Constant Virgin’ and recounts her childhood and early days as a singer when a near-fatal car crash put paid to her budding career as a dancer.
For all Doris Day’s legion of admirers this first full biography will make essential reading.”