The time Doris Day visited The Atlanta Journal -- and the Fox Theatre

January, 1949 - ATLANTA, GA -- Entertainer Bob Hope and Doris Day tour the new Atlanta Journal building on Forsyth Street in Atlanta, GA. (AJC file photo)
January, 1949 - ATLANTA, GA -- Entertainer Bob Hope and Doris Day tour the new Atlanta Journal building on Forsyth Street in Atlanta, GA. (AJC file photo)

Credit: COPY

Credit: COPY

Actress and singer Doris Day was a star of Hollywood movies, but she also appeared onstage, including a 1949 visit to Atlanta's Fox Theatre in a program headlined by comedian Bob Hope.

Doris Day has died at the age of 97, officials with her foundation said Monday.

During their visit to Atlanta, Hope and Day toured The Atlanta Journal, which was then a separate paper and competitor of The Atlanta Constitution.

Paul Jones, who covered the Fox Theatre show for The Constitution, wrote that spectators paid "upwards of $3 a seat -- many dishing out $3.30 for standing room." The show began at 10 p.m. following Bob Hope's radio broadcast "at the Woman's Club here."

In addition to Doris Day, the Fox show included singer Billy Farrell, who sang "Blue Skies," and the Les Brown orchestra.