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Doris Day’s public image was the one role she could never shake off | Hadley Freeman14 May 11:22am

Doris Day’s public image was the one role she could never shake off | Hadley Freeman

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‘Girl next door’ was a label that didn’t suit a woman whose life was anything but ordinaryHollywood has always prided itself on being the place where illusion is sold as reality. But no film director was ever as skilled at mining the gap between fantasy and fact as the studios’ PR chiefs in Hollywood’s golden era (1910-1960), imposing images on their stars that had about as much to do with the truth as pornography does with genuine sexuality.
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