March 13, 2012

Top Media Join Forces to Honor Legendary Singer and Actress Doris Day

Three major media outlets are planning a multi-tiered celebration of one of Hollywood's most beloved stars: Doris Day. The celebration includes a new four-movie DVD package of memorable Day performances from Warner Home Video; a new double-CD set from Sony Masterworks (releasing April 3), with a collection of 31 songs curated by Day herself; and a five-night salute on TCM (April 2-6). This multi-pronged Doris Day tribute is timed to coincide with Day's birthday on April 3.

New CD Box Set

"I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Sony Music on this collection of my recordings," Ms. Day said.  "I sang hundreds of songs, but because I was so busy singing, I rarely had the time to be involved in the compilation of the albums.  So in this collection are some of my favorites, ones that I loved singing, and I hope you like them, too."

Doris Day: With a Smile and a Song is a new 31-song collection curated by Doris Day herself. Each disc in the 2-CD set celebrates a different facet of Day’s illustrious career. The Leading Lady of the Movies highlights favorites from her numerous films including “It’s Magic” from Romance On The High Seas (1948); the title track from Love Me Or Leave Me (1955) and, of course, “Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)," introduced in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956).

The Leading Lady of Song features hits from her favorite Columbia Records albums including “But Beautiful” from the 1956 release Day By Day; “Easy to Love” from the 1957 release Day By Night; “Fools Rush In” from the 1962 release Doris Day & Andre Previn: Duets; and the timeless title track from the album, "With A Smile and A Song," a perfect title to personify this incomparable singer, actress and entertainer.

Doris Day: With a Smile and a Song goes on sale April 3, in celebration of Doris Day’s birthday, and will be available through TCM's online store  as well as other fine retailers. A complete track listing for the two CDs is included at the end of this release.

4-DVD Set Release

TCM Greatest Classic Legends: Doris Day will include the sparkling shipboard musical Romance on the High Seas (1948), the sharp-shooting western musical Calamity Jane (1953), the fascinating Ruth Etting biopic Love Me or Leave Me (1955) and the delightful domestic comedy Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1960).

Special features in the TCM Greatest Classic Legends: Doris Day collection include the vintage shorts "Let’s Sing a Song From the Movie," "A Modern Cinderella," "Roseland" and "A Salute to the Theatres"; the classic Looney Tunes cartoon "I Taw A Putty Tat"; and newsreels about Calamity Jane's gala premiere and awards. The value-packed collection will be sold through TCM's online store and other fine retailers, beginning March 13.

TCM: 5 Nights of Doris Day

TCM will celebrate Day's screen career with TCM Star of the Month: Doris Day, a five-night collection of movies April 2-6. The week will include 28 films, spanning from her star-making debut in Romance on the High Seas (1948) to her mid-'60s romantic comedies. A complete schedule of TCM Star of the Month: Doris Day is included at the end of this release.

Doris Day: With a Smile and a Song

Two-CD Set On Sale April 3 from Sony Masterworks

Disc 1: The Leading Lady of the Movies

  1. On Moonlight Bay
  2. Till We Meet Again
  3. It Had To Be You
  4. I’ll See You In My Dreams
  5. It’s Magic
  6. By The Light Of The Silv'ry Moon  
  7. Secret Love
  8. I Speak To The Stars
  9. Love Me Or Leave Me
  10. At Sundown
  11. Shaking The Blues Away
  12. Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera)
  13. My Romance
  14. Little Girl Blue

Disc 2: The Leading Lady of Song

  1. Easy To Love
  2. Imagination
  3. You Go To My Head
  4. Don’t Take Your Love From Me
  5. But Beautiful
  6. The Song Is You
  7. Our Love Is Here To Stay
  8. Oh, But I Do
  9. Here We Go Again
  10. Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear To Tread)
  11. In Love In Vain
  12. With A Smile And A Song
  13. Desafinado (Slightly Out Of Tune)
  14. Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (Quizás, Quizás, Quizás)   
  15. There They Are

TCM Star of the Month: Doris Day, April 2-6

Monday, April 2

8 p.m. – The Lullaby of Broadway (1951)
9:45 p.m. – By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)
11:30 p.m. – My Dream is Yours (1949)
1:15 a.m. – On Moonlight Bay (1951)
3 a.m. – Romance on the High Seas (1948)
4:45 a.m. – Tea for Two (1950)
6:30 a.m. – It’s a Great Feeling (1949)
8 a.m. – Starlift (1951)

Tuesday, April 3

8 p.m. – Lover Come Back (1961)
10 p.m. – That Touch of Mink (1962)
12 a.m. – Move Over, Darling (1963)
2 a.m. – Do Not Disturb (1965)
4 a.m. – The Tunnel of Love (1958)
6 a.m. – Lucky Me (1954)
8 a.m. – Billy Rose’s Jumbo (1962)

Wednesday, April 4

8 p.m. – Midnight Lace (1960)
10 p.m. – Storm Warning (1950)
11:45 p.m. – The Winning Team (1952)
1:30 a.m. – Julie (1956)
3:30 a.m. – The West Point Story (1950)

Thursday, April 5

8 p.m. – Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (1960)
10 p.m. – The Thrill of It All (1963)
12 a.m. – The Glass Bottom Boat (1956)
2 a.m. – It Happened to Jane (1959)
4 a.m. – April in Paris (1952)

Friday, April 6

8 p.m. – Love Me or Leave Me (1955)
10:15 p.m. – Young Man with a Horn (1950)
12:15 a.m. – I’ll See You in My Dreams (1951)