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Initial post: Nov 28, 2006 4:59:35 PM PST
when i first saw this i thought i was losing my eyesight because lucy is so unfocused. it is funny, isn't that what they did to doris day in her films so they could hide wrinkles
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 8, 2007 5:23:47 PM PDT
pepper says:
Are you talking the soft focus filter they use in the movie Mame? That's exactly why they did it. Lucille thought she did't look good for the big screen and they used the soft focus technique to hide her now growing older faults. I have also noticed this in the Doris Day Show, what movies of Doris' did they do it in?

In reply to an earlier post on May 28, 2007 6:13:28 AM PDT
M. Bell says:
Lucy is also out of focus in "Critic's Choice". But that was ten years before "Mame". The teased lensing is less obvious. Cigarettes, California sun and alcohol aged Lucy a great deal. She had a good team of makeup artists and special effects cameramen to keep her glamour intact. Doris Day used the soft focus stuff to hide her freckles!!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 7, 2007 3:54:46 PM PDT
Tom Gilbert says:
In Doris Day's case it was to hide freckles.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2007 6:38:59 AM PDT
M. Bell says:
"Pillow Talk", "Do Not Disturb", "Move Over Darling" TO NAME JUST A FEW. Because Ms. Day had crowsfeet in addition to an abundance of freckles. During the 1940s and 50s, Doris Day had a pastey, almost waxy foundation used to conceal her freckles.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2007 6:39:59 AM PDT
M. Bell says:
Ms. Day had crowsfeet in addition to an abundance of freckles. During the 1940s and 50s, Doris Day had a pastey, almost waxy foundation used to conceal her freckles.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2007 6:40:21 AM PDT
M. Bell says:
Ms. Day had crowsfeet in addition to an abundance of freckles. During the 1940s and 50s, Doris Day had a pastey, almost waxy foundation used to conceal her freckles.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 24, 2007 3:49:46 PM PDT
Despite crow's feet and freckles, I think Doris Day has a timeless "girl next door," innocent beauty. She's remained lovely her entire life. And, I love her movies. No matter what, they make me feel better about life.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 3, 2008 4:48:22 AM PST
TKO TOM says:
The focus filter was used on Doris Day because of her not wanting viewers to see the freckles that she had so many of.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 28, 2008 2:12:19 AM PDT
The jonquil says:
Ditto for me.
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