A Doris Day/Frank Tashlin Totem Pole


In the 1960s, when eternal virgin Doris Day could have been doing the groundbreaking The Graduate, she was instead making fluffy, candy-colored Frank Tashlin comedies, namely 1966’s The Glass Bottom Boat and 1967’s Caprice, films that took Dodo, respectively, under water and down a slippery slope.

(The next year, she’d be in total darkness in Hy Averback’s Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?).

Courtesy of this totem pole, we can take in the visual swirl of the Day/Tashlin canon, complete with psychedelia, gender play, and fascinating career choices.

Have you ever seen anything gayer than Paul Lynde by the canape table in full drag as Dom DeLuise pops his eyes?