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Blond Ambition: 1946

Blond Ambition: 1946

July 1946. New York. "Doris Day at the Aquarium, jazz club on Seventh Avenue." Medium format negative by William Gottlieb for Down Beat. View full size.


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Class Act

I lived for a number of years in Carmel, California, where Ms. Day resides, and had frequent "bump intos" with her over the years. To those who do not gush all over her, and only tourists would do that, she remains gracious and low-key, as likely to chat you up in the grocery line as any other neighbor.

And though it is a superficial criterion at best, she is still pleasant to gaze upon as well.

Two, three, *four*

In 1946 Doris Day was still singing with the Les Brown band; perhaps she's preparing to perform the immortal "Celery Stalks at Midnight."

She started with the big bands

when she was 16.


IMHO the bare midriff look was no more attractive then than it is now. A beautiful person like Miss Day did not need to draw the viewer's eye to an expanse of blank skin.

Classy Lady

I've been in love with Doris Day since the first time I ever saw her in a movie, probably in the 1950s. She is still an awesome lady and a friend to animals. A pure class act.

I never knew

... Doris Day was so beautiful.

Before she was ...

I guess this photo taken back when Oscar Levant knew her.

Long time ago

I remember being young and pretty like this. Bet she does too. It was a lot of fun.

All That Talent, All Those Looks

She then grew more talented and more stunning as she matured into old age.

Hey Freckles

If you look very closely, you can see the freckles that movie studios developed special lenses to hide when Ms. Day appeared in the movies.

Nice to know that she is still around today at 96.


Doris is very definitely of the feminine persuasion, so shouldn't the title say "blonde ambition"?

["Blonde" is the noun used for a blond person of the feminine persuasion: Get a load of that blonde at the bar. The adjective is "blond" regardless of gender. - Dave]

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