From 1940 Mar-Ken Yearbook, as a Freshman:
DORIS BRIAN (Born in Pocatello, Idaho)
Look out, bugs! – – here comes Doris! It’s true, they better scatter, for here comes “Do Do”, all set to be a bacteriologist (although strange for a girl) and she means business – bug business. But really, otherwise she possesses normal qualities, for she relishes the mastication of food – if she doesn’t have to do the dishes! Second only to the eating of food, Doris enjoys a good roller skate, and too, finds real delight in her original hobby of collecting samples. Her favorite book has been the colorful “Wizard of Oz”, and rhapsodies must be her special item. Play “Big Town Rhapsody” or “Rhapsody in Blue” and she’ll thrill through and through.
From the September 27, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
•Sophomores: Doris Brian – a prize student of the Sophomores went to Pomona and broadcasts.
•SNOOPER: Entertaining at the Pomona Fair recently were those triple song birds, the Brians. And very nice too, I hear.
From the October 25, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
YOU AND I, FROM PRIMARY TO JUNIOR HIGH: The Brian Sisters – – are not in school this week. They are working in a Twentieth Century Fox picture starring Alice Faye. After seeing Alice in “Lillian Russell” and hearing her on the radio we are looking forward to a good performance in “Tin Pan Alley.”
From the November 8, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
WHO’S WORKING: The Brian Sisters – – Finished work in “Tin Pan Alley.”
From 1941 Mar-Ken Yearbook, as a Sophomore:
Doris Brian — Pocatello, Idaho
Truckin’ up to meet us with a Boogie Woogie beat,
Is Doris “Boogie” Brian with her rythmn hot and sweet
It seems she loves to roller-skate, likes tennis games and cheese,
And she wants to learn to play real Boogie Woogie if you please.
From 1942 Mar-Ken Yearbook, as a Junior:
One July morning in Idaho, a baby girl with a healthy pair of lungs was born to the Brians. The healthy lungs ought to do her a lot of good because she wants to become a singer. “Red” likes to play the piano, sing and roller skate, but not all at the same time. Her favorite song is “Never Again”s, and she particularly likes writing screwy letters.