Pillow Talk Overview:

Pillow Talk (1959) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Michael Gordon and produced by Ross Hunter, Martin Melcher and Edward Muhl.

Pillow Talk was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2009.

Academy Awards 1959 --- Ceremony Number 32 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressDoris DayNominated
Best Supporting ActressThelma RitterNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Richard H. Riedel; Set Decoration: Russell A. Gausman, Ruby R. LevittNominated
Best Music - ScoringFrank DeVolNominated
Best WritingStory by Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene; Screenplay by Stanley Shapiro, Maurice RichlinWon
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BlogHub Articles:

Doris and Rock Engage in Pillow Talk

By Rick29 on Aug 17, 2020 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Doris Day as Jan. Interior designer Jan Morrow shares a party line with composer Brad Allen--and that's a problem. You see, Brad (Rock Hudson) is a lothario who uses the telephone to woo his admirers. When Jan (Doris Day) complains to the telephone company, it sends a female representative, who imm... Read full article


COMEDY GOLD #15: Doris Day in Pillow Talk (1959)

By Carol Martinheira on May 17, 2019 From The Old Hollywood Garden

COMEDY GOLD #15: Doris Day in Pillow Talk (1959) On May 17, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized We sadly lost the great Doris Day on Monday, so I’ve decided to talk about one of my favourite performances of hers, and the only Oscar nomination she received, in the magni... Read full article


The Style Essentials - Doris Day Makes a Statement in Jean Louis for 1959's PILLOW TALK

on Apr 3, 2019 From GlamAmor

This year's TCM Classic Film Festival is almost upon us, including my Fashion in Film of TCMFF 2019 talk, so I wanted to make sure to share something here on GlamAmor to entertain you while I was away. I could think of nothing better than 1959's Pillow Talk. The film celebrates its 60th anniversary ... Read full article


From the Archives : Pillow Talk ( 1959 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on Dec 7, 2017 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Doris Day offers Tony Randall some candy during a break in between filming scenes from Pillow Talk ( 1959 ) in this "candid" publicity photo. This was the first of three films Day and Randall would make together. From the Archives is our latest series of posts where we share photos from the Silverb... Read full article


Pillow Talk (1959)

By Cameron on Feb 20, 2017 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/4363/Pillow-Talk/#tcmarcp-1008398-1008399 ?Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. Pillow Talk?was the first of three films starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day, and Tony Randall. It was also one of the earliest “sex comedies,” a genre that would flo... Read full article


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Quotes from

Jonathan Forbes: Marry me and I'll smother you with private phones!


Jonathan Forbes: I found this goldmine, I'm not going to tell an old claim jumper like you how to get to it.


Jonathan Forbes: In Texas there's nothing but a bunch of prairie dogs and stuff, and even the air out there -- there's nothing in it but air. In New York, you've got air you can sink your teeth into -- it has character.


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Facts about

Rock Hudson insisted he would not make the film unless Nick Adams was given a part.
Julia Meade (Marie) did a commercial every Sunday night live on Ed Sullivan's show, Toast of the Town, in New York City. So every Saturday she flew back to New York City.
Ross Hunter wrote that after he made this film, no theatre managers wanted to book it. Popular movie themes at the time were war films, westerns, or spectacles. Hunter was told by the big movie chains that sophisticated comedies like "Pillow Talk" went out with William Powell. They also believed Doris Day and Rock Hudson were things of the past and had been overtaken by newer stars. Hunter persuaded Sol Schwartz, who owned the Palace Theatre in New York, to book the film for a two-week run, and it was a smash hit. The public had been starved for romantic comedy, and theatre owners who had previously turned down Ross Hunter now had to deal with him on HIS terms.
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