Doris Day and Her Wardrobe of Magic Stay-On Clothes

Doris Day paper dolls This paper doll book about the singer and actress Doris Day was released by Whitman in 1957.

Owing to the 'magic stay-on' process, this book's doll was not simply another die-cut paper doll, but made of stiffer cardboard with a laminated surface - the clothing pieces 'stuck' to the doll by static electricity, manually applied (i.e., rubbing the accessories against the doll's surface).

This paper doll book was fairly elaborate. It featured a gatefold cover and a whopping twelve pages of outfits and accessories. A backdrop of a sunny California pool scene was provided for Doris to show off her clothes in front of.

Doris Day, with her beauty, singing talents, and acting abilities, has been a beloved star for decades, first gaining national attention with her hit song "Sentimental Journey" as early as 1945. Recorded with Les Brown and His Band of Renown, the song became an unofficial coming-home theme for millions of veterans returning from World War II. By the time of this book, Day had appeared in several films, most notably Alfred Hitchcock's The Man Who Knew Too Much the year before, where she sang the song that would become her signature tune, "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)."

As of this writing, Doris Day is living in Carmel-By-The-Sea, California.