May 15, 2009

Vaseline: Her Own Story

This afternoon, after work, Carlos, Marshall and I went to the Symphony book fair. I go every year. It's a highlight of my sad little life.
I bought books for my class, a few for myself....but this isn't about me.

No, this about someone far more important.

In the stacks, Carlos found a real treasure. He came up to me and excitedly showed me his treasure:



Then he flipped the pages to show me where the hand of Fate itself had underlined this line:

"One night a week I make it a practice to cover my entire body, forehead to toes, with Vaseline. I buy Vaseline in huge jars for this purpose. I rub it in thoroughly and apply it thickly. I then put on a flannel nightgown and lightweight socks to cover my feet and go to sleep like that." (Hotchner, Doris Day: Her Own Story, p. 291)
I think part of his excitement was because we can't help but be reminded of this infamous Tyra Banks segment:




But Tyra ain't got nothing on Doris.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have some lubricating to do.

11 comments:

larry said...

how bizarre! she covered herself in vaseline???kinky...

ayem8y said...

Legend had it that Marilyn Monroe did the same thing and would be seen wandering down Hollywood boulevard looking that way all greasy. I want to try it but screw the flannel I need rubber sheets and a trick for the night.

TJB said...

Add Joan Crawford's mayonnaise facial recipe to the mix, and you'll be more greased up than Kelly McGillis's dildo belt.

MJ said...

That audience looks liquored up and lubed up.

Ur-spo said...

what was the point?
do tell us!

The Other Andrew said...

I recommend a water based lubricant.

mrpeenee said...

Doesn't "I buy Vaseline in huge jars for this purpose..." sound the tiniest bit defensive? As if Rumors about Ms Day and her tubs of Vaseline had been heard.

sam said...

the thought of mayonnaise on my face is causing me to get zits RIGHT NOW.

but that clip had me rolling. heh.

mrpeenee said...

Tag, details over at mrpeenee.

Elizabeth said...

1. I need to watch more daytime TV!

2. The vaseline part sounds so kinky and un-Doris. But the flannel nightie and the socks reassure me that it's all for the sake of her dewey-looking skin.

Breezy said...

I'm still giddy about finding that book. It's going on my summer reading list. hehe!