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I saw my first Dorris Day film when I was in high school. It was a lazy Saturday afternoon and I was channel surfing when I became mesmerized by the interior shots of her character's apartment in the film Pillow Talk. I was hooked. Not only was her character an interior designer, but the movie was good! For those of you who don't know [shame on you!], Doris Day was the Julia Roberts/Cameron Diaz/Renee Zellwegger/Kate Hudson of the 50's/60's. Her (along with Rock Hudson) can be credited, perhaps, with creating the romantic comedy genre but if not, they certainly perfected the whole "miscommunication/sexual innuendo" style humor.

Although Dorris Day had many hits like Lover Come Back and Send Me No Flowers, Pillow Talk is by far my favorite of the Dorris Day franchise. As I mentioned before, Dorris Day's character, Jan Morrow, is an interior designer who shares a "partyline" with her playboy neighbor, Brad Allen, played by Rock Hudson. Without giving too much of the plot away, the movie plays out a little something like this...characters meet, something silly ensues, they hate each other, they fight, they exude massive amounts of sexual tension, then said characters realize they are in love, cue the bestselling movie soundtrack and finally roll the credits. Pretty much standard formula for a romantic comedy however this film is wildly entertaining, slightly provocative and despite being shot in 1959, it is still relateable today. Not to mention, it was nominated for several Oscars including Best Art Direction-Set Decoration. Here are a few images to wet your appetite...now go rent it or buy it today!!! Or watch the intro clip here.

~Images: Courtesy of hookedonhouses.net

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