15 November 2011

Doris Day Sings About a Geiger Counter

In the 1949 Warner Brothers musical My Dream is Yours, a young, fresh and radiant (and distinctly non radioactive!) Doris Day  stars as Martha Gibson, a singer who moves to Hollywood to audition for a network radio program called Hour of Enchantment.

So, she gives it her best shot and - with no irony - sings about a geiger counter. Mmm.

Why does she choose to belt out a love song about a geiger counter to ensure her big break? Who can say.  Yet the song is delivered with such radioactive pep that she gets the job even though the fatcat sponsor of the radio show dismisses the tune as boogie woogie and too modern.