This image is currently on my laptop’s desktop and makes me smile.
This photo of Doris Day appeared on the front cover of Collier magazine in 1952 to promote the film “April in Paris”. The six dyed poodles astound me! They must be much more docile than cats, because six dyed cats would probably look very grumpy.
Doris is an under-appreciated artist, her perpetual sunniness was typecast into a kind of virginal heroine who (whilst likeable) fell out of fashion in the ’60s. Her voice is clear and resonant and her beauty in no doubt. When we think of ’50s movie stars, it’s so tempting to summon Marilyn and Brigitte and forget about that other talented blonde, Doris Day.
Ah, well, as perhaps she would say: “Que Sera Sera”.