Saturday, May 18, 2019

Saturday 9: Secret Love

Sam’s Saturday 9: Secret Love (1953)

On Saturdays I take a break from the heavy stuff and have some fun…

Unfamiliar with this week's song. Hear it here.

Rest in peace, Doris Day (1922-2019)

Here is a little known fact about me… I saw Doris Day when they were filming “It Happened to Jane” in Chester CT. My father packed the family up in the car taking us on an adventure, he didn’t say what or where but just drove us one Sunday afternoon down to Chester and we watched the filming for about an hour.

1) In this song Doris admits she's spoken to the stars, "the way dreamers often do." Do you often daydream?
Oh yes.

2) What's the last secret you kept? (It doesn't have to be romantic.)
I am keeping a secret now, waiting for a news release to come out.

3) While "Secret Love" was one of Miss Day's best-selling records, and the song won an Oscar, she did not perform it at the Academy Awards Ceremony. She said she was just too nervous to sing it live before an international television audience and an auditorium full of entertainment professionals. When did you last suffer an attack of nerves?
The last panic attack was when I was writing my Capstone paper for grad school.

4) Doris' well-publicized attack of Oscar stage fright was unexpected because she began her career as a band singer, performing before live audiences every night. But she reportedly did develop more phobias over the years, including a fear of flying. Is there anything that scares you now, as an adult, that didn't frighten you as a child?
Height. I now get vertigo in high places, step ladders, walking across bridges, looking over a balcony, etc.

5) Doris Day made 39 movies between 1948 and 1968. She said one of her favorite things about filmmaking was working with costume designers on her wardrobe. Do you enjoy shopping for clothes?
No. It is just something that has to be done.

6) Doris confessed that when she had to lose weight for a role, she gave up ice cream. If we checked your freezer, would we find any ice cream?
Yes, I am having a party tomorrow and I bought ice cream for dessert.

7) In 1985 she hosted a cable show called Doris Day's Best Friends. She used the show as a platform to promote pet adoptions and animal welfare. Most of the guests were  celebrity friends who reportedly donated their salaries for appearing on the show to Doris' pet foundation. Did you more recently ask a friend for a favor, or perform a favor for a friend?
I think it is about equal, I just did a favor for a friend last week.

8) For more than 20 years, Doris co-owned the Cypress Inn in Carmel, CA. The Inn expects to continue on without her, and maintain the pet-friendly policies she introduced. Have you ever traveled with your dog or cat?
I don’t have either. One time I traveled with a friend and she had a cat, I was in the back seat and the cat kept stepping on my head to see out of the front of the car. On the way home I called “Shotgun” first and sat in the front seat.

9) Random question: What's the last thing you complained about?
Someone who cut me off, ran a stop sign and made a left turn right in front of me. (Ah… so much fun driving in a city.)

Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend!

Party time!
This afternoon I'm having a party at my house, one of my three annual parties. So I will probably reply to your meme on Sunday


  1. It Happened to Jane is trending now on Amazon Prime! Now that I know the Diana connection, I'll give it a look.

  2. #9... I hate when this happens to me! Have fun at your party!

  3. The vwery same thing happened to use driving the other day.. screwball drivers can get your last goat.. well, if you keep goats that is! Have a great weekend!

  4. That kind of driving is the norm around here, I think. Pittsburgh is rated one of the worst places in the country to drive and I believe that rudeness extends into the outlying areas as well! Enjoy your party! I hope you are having better weather for it than we are.

  5. So at my blog I asked for favorite Doris Day movies. I will have to catch "It happened To Jane" too! That is such a neat story!
    You sat in the backseat and the cat sat in front...did I read that right? That is messed up.
    Have a great time at your party! I loved your answers! Have a great weekend!

  6. Hope you have a wonderful party! Vertigo is the strangest sensation. Over the past couple of years I've been having random bouts of it.

  7. Most people don't take their cat on vacation with them. Sheesh! Aside from all the fur all over the seats.. there are plenty of reasons a cat can ruin a vacation.
    Hope you get some great news soon, and have a fun party! Happy weekend, Diana!

  8. A party! I love that you saw Doris Day filming. Too cool.