Another frabjous Day

In case Felicia Day didn’t do it for you, we’ll back up a couple of generations:

Doris Day doing her best Ruth Etting

This of course is Doris Day, circa 1955, in what appears to be a shot from Love Me or Leave Me, a somewhat-fictionalized version of the life of singer Ruth Etting. This particular portrait seems to be flopped from a poster of the time — or the poster was flopped from the portrait.

Are there more Days to come? Stay tuned.

8 comments

  1. Brett »

    23 September 2010 · 11:25 am

    I had always wondered what “frabjous” meant and had no idea it was such a pleasant definition.

  2. CGHill »

    23 September 2010 · 11:29 am

    The guy was chortling in his joy, fercryingoutloud. :)

  3. Brett »

    23 September 2010 · 3:43 pm

    Surely, but many different things can bring joy. Not all of them might be frabjous ;-)

  4. Jeffro »

    23 September 2010 · 8:47 pm

    Que sera sera!

  5. Baby M »

    24 September 2010 · 6:50 am

    Seize the day!

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  7. David R. Graham »

    27 September 2010 · 1:39 pm

    I remember that picture from the time of its original circulation. It was a stunner then and remains so. But for the life of me I cannot remember exactly how it was first put out by the studio. Your guesses are close but not quite on, and unhappily, my memory cannot supply the facts. But the picture is most welcome to see again, as are so many lovely visions of that era.

  8. CGHill »

    27 September 2010 · 6:58 pm

    Let’s hope someone comes forward with a negative, or something, and a story to go with it.

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