DORIS DAY to be honoured by Cincinnati
Doris Day’s birthplace of Cincinnati will honour the star later this month with
several celebrations around the city, these include:
September 27 at 2 pm: Council member P.G. Sittenfeld will introduce
an ordinance at City Hall to name a stretch of Walnut Street, between 6th
and 7th in the downtown Arts District “Doris
Day Way”. To commemorate the occasion, Mayor John Cranley will
officially proclaim a “Doris
Day Day”. The public is welcome and may arrive as early as 1:30 pm.
September 27 at 7pm: Esquire Theatre will hold a special screening
of “Pillow Talk.” A portion of the ticket proceeds will help raise funds for
Day Animal Foundation.
September 28 from 5 to 11 pm: Gorilla Cinema’s dog-friendly cinema
bar, the Video Archive, will have a Doris Day movie marathon and “Yappy
Hour.” A portion of the proceeds will again benefit DDAF.
In a statement, Ms. Day said,
“I am honored and absolutely delighted that the City of Cincinnati has
proclaimed a ‘Doris Day Day’ and named a street after me. My Cincinnati
roots go very deep, and my childhood holds such fond memories. I’m also very
grateful that, as part of the celebration, a portion of Esquire Theatre’s
September 27th screening of ‘Pillow Talk’, as well as a percentage of the
Video Archive’s September 28th movie
marathon and ‘yappy hour’ will benefit the Doris Day Animal Foundation —
especially at this time when the stranded, injured and displaced animals of
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma need our help the most.”
DDAF director and Doris’ long-time friend, Lea Price, will represent Ms. Day
with a very special message. All of the festivities are open to the public, so
tell your friends, and join the celebration if you are in the area!