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Friday, March 18, 2016

Scott Rogers: The Steve Allen Show- Diana Dors: Hooray For Love in 1960

Source:Scott Rogers- English Muffin Diana Dors, on the Steve Allen Show, in 1960.
Source:The Daily Review

"It's only been 10 years of waiting for a decent copy of this video to show up, and Wa La, here it is.  This is the full 6 minutes of Diana Dors on the Steve Allen Show.  Her song and dance starts 3 minutes in.  "Hooray For Love" was written in 1948 by Harold Arlen and Lee Robin.  The original airing date was March 28th 1960.  For my American friends that might not know who Diana Dors is, she was the UK's answer to  Marilyn Monroe, married to actor and game show host Richard Dawson. (Hogan's Heroes and Family Feud)

The original video was very dark.  It's been repaired using every video tool I have, but the lighting still comes and goes.  All in all it came out pretty good.  *The audio track is remastered in simulated stereo."

From Scott Rogers

Source:Scott Rogers- English Muffin Diana Dors, on The Steve Allen Show, in 1960.
It’s simply not possible for me to see too much of Diana Dors right now and believe me I’ve tried. If I don’t get over this compulsion fairly soon I might seek professional help.

Diana along with Anita Ekberg, Ava Gardner, Liz Taylor, Shelley Winters, are my favorite not just Golden Age Hollywood Goddess’s right now, but my favorite Hollywood Goddess’s right now. Add Angie Dickinson, Marilyn Monroe and Kim Novak to that list. Diana, was so adorable with a hot baby-face, English accent and personality to match.

I’ve seen The Run For Doom which is her Alfred Hitchcock Hour episode from 1962, probably twenty times now. And it’s a very good show, but she makes it great. Simply because of her performance on it. Her presence on it is simply overwhelming by the way she moves and her adorable facial expressions. But keep in mind she was a hell of a lot more than a baby-face goddess with a great voice and personality. She was a hell of an actress and a very funny performer as well. She reminds me a lot of Shelley Winters as far as personality and comedic timing.

Diana could make serious parts look funny and keep people staring at her with her with her add living. Again watch The Run For Doom. Or be the funniest person in the room when you let her go off the cuff. Like she did with Bob Hope, Steve Allen and many others.

As far as Hooray For Love, again Diana had many talents. She played a singer nightclub singer/gold digger in The Run For Doom. And in this performance she’s singing Hooray For Love on The Steve Allen Show, (Got me for who that show was named after)

Great face, great voice, great body on a 5’6 frame. Tall and curvy, but definitely not too tall and I just wish she lived a lot longer and had a much longer career. Because she was so special.

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