Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I love Doris Day!


Okay, here is a bit of a confession for you. I love to read celebrity autobiographies on occasion. I don't know why I am a tad bit embarrassed by this guilty pleasure, I guess somehow I am afraid it lumps me with the supporters of the paparazzi. I do prefer autobiographies, my rational is that if they wrote about their lives they are basically inviting me in, right? Although I must honestly admit that I will on occasion read a biography too, but I always feel like I more accurately get to understand a person when they are the contributor. Probably more accurate too. My very favorites are actors and actresses from Hollywood's golden age. I adored Katherine Hepburn and Audrey Hepburn's books. I really enjoyed this one too. I have always loved Doris Day, Pillow Talk is a major fixture of my growing up memories. She definitely one of the actresses responsible for my love of old movies. I really enjoyed her book too. I was written about thirty years ago. She was very honest and frank I felt, not trying to glitz up her "image", a word she says she hates. Somehow it is always a bit of a comfort to remember that everyone, even beautiful, funny, lovely Hollywood people have problems. Sometimes lots of them. But what I enjoyed was that this wasn't a "woe -is-me" book. It really was about surviving some really awful things, sometimes having a terrible time getting through them, and then still staying that lovely, lite-up lady that was so fun to watch!

6 comments:

Diane Duda said...

I love her too. I caught the last 2 minutes of Pillow Talk the other day, and was so wising I'd happened upon it earlier. :(

love.boxes said...

I love the book Audrey Hepburn's son wrote about her.

craftydiane said...

I have always loved Doris Day. Have you ever seen her in that movie with Jimmy Stewart, "The Man Who Knew Too Much"? She sang the song "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be). I watched it has a little girl and would go around for days singing that song. I love to hear her sing. I have the same book you read. I too, love to read the celebirty autobiographies. I very rarely read a biography. I love the old movies! I sat this past Saturday and Sunday watching some old ones as I sewed. So glad to know someone else likes them and the autobiographies as much as me. You should read Lauren Bacalls. I love her and loved Humphrey Bogart!
Have a Blessed Day,
Diane

Sarah Smiles said...

I also love Doris Day and Audrey Hepburn and Katherine Hepburn. That sounds fun to read their books. I don't think you are weird. I love Pillow Talk we watched Move Over Darling even more because someone taped it off the TV. She is so fun to watch.

agapanthas and goldsworthy said...

you are not alone on your love of old movies! i must read a few autobiographies. i read one about a girl growing up as nazi youth (against her better judgement) and it was such a good book to read. xx

KKJD1 said...

I like to read biographies too but I like to read about old music singers like Dolly Parton and Ronnie Milsap. So I guess we all like to know about other peoples lives in some form or fashion.
Blessings, Karen