This Day in GINGEROLOGY - November 25th
1877: John Larkin (born John Larkin Smith), who starred with Ginger in the film “The Tenderfoot” (as Depot Porter), was born in Wilmington, North Carolina.
1899: Ethan Laidlaw, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tip-Off” (as a Henchman), “Magnificent Doll” (as Sanders), and “The first Travelling Saleslady” (as Juror), was born in Butte, Montana.
1913: Dorothy Coonan Wellman, who starred with Ginger in the films “42nd Street” (as Chorus Girl) and “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Gold Digger), was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1964: Clarence Kolb, who starred with Ginger in the film “Carefree” (as Judge Joe Travers), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 90.
2006: Helen Brown Nichols, who would later become known as actress Phyllis Fraser, first cousin of Ginger, died in New York City, at the age of 90.
2010: TCM aired “Top Hat”.
2011: TCM aired “Shall We Dance”.
2012: TCM aired “Top Hat”.2014: TCM aired “That’s Entertainment! III”.
Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):
December 14, 2015 @ 2:45 A.M. Tender Comrade (102 min)
December 18, 2015 @ 2:00 P.M. Swing Time (103 min)
December 18, 2015 @ 8:00 P.M. I'll Be Seeing You ( 85 min)
Next GingerFilm(s) (on FXM Retro - all times Eastern) - NOTE - the FXM Retro site is kinda 'cryptic' as far as specific times, so please check local listings for 'specific times':
December 1, 2015 @ 3:15 A.M. Tales of Manhattan (127 min)
Next GingerFilm(s) (on GetTV - all times Eastern):
November 26, 2015 @9:05 P.M. Tight Spot (140 min with commercials)
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
...from the TCM store, these bottles are again available, at quite a reduced cost! Here's the link to the spot on the TCM site:
TCM site - Ginger Rogers Milk Bottles
I am pretty sure most of y'all have already purchased one or more of these from the initial offering (I'm with you in that group), so, if you know someone else who would like one or more, or if YOU would just want a couple more, this is a nice opportunity.
Hi everybody .... I see TCM has reduced the price of the Ginger Rogers Ranch Quart Milk Bottles ... a really good price!And I see that if you order over $49, there is free shipping...
Pick some up for holiday gifts!
Contrary to what some purchasers have stated, the milk bottles are the real thing, manufactured in 1942 and from Miss Rogers 4R ranch dairy ... The signature on the COA is genuine and from the trustee of the estate (I didn't have the heart to ask him to personally sign over 500 milk bottle COA's so he gave me permission to reproduce his signature on the COA).
I certainly enjoy reading all the wonderful comments from fans on here ... you love her almost as much as I do :)
...good enough for ME!
Hope this helps y'all out if you are thinking of purchasing one or more of these... it really is a cool piece of Gingerbilia to own... hope everyone out there gets one!
Y'all have a great 'Turkey Day Prep' week... it's almost that time!!!
Thursday, November 5, 2015
...BTW, THIS pic is MUCH better representative of our Independence Rose, don'tchathink?
in the interim...
Thursday, October 29, 2015
I have a blog called Gingerology.
It's about all things...
Ginger Rogers, that is.
Maybe I should post on this blog once in a blue moon (I think we actually HAD one of those since the last post...)
It's been hectic, busy, yada yada yada... Ginger had a pretty hectic schedule back in the day as well.
...speaking of which...
...cannot be adequately described in mere words... Thanks to whomever posted this one on FB...
...This visual perfection serves to remind me WHY this blog exists... in a VERY optimum manner...
Back at it. I will... um...
...on second thought, let's not go the route of "I will..." or "I'm gonna...", as those declarations always seem to meet a untimely fate...
Let's just leave it at... I'm here... and gonna be keepin' it GINGERY at every opportunity... hope y'all are doing the same!
KIG - and I WILL... ...well, you know...
Thursday, August 20, 2015
HERE is a link to what is to be 'A London Celebration' course of study for Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers!
I'm pretty sure Kat or someone else over on FB has rung this up, but The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has acquired what is described as "The Spectacular Dress worn by Ginger Rogers in the 1944 film Lady in the Dark" - which could ONLY be the 'Jenny Dress'... as well as one of Fred's original 'formal tail-suits'... the 'class' is also in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the release of the RKO film 'Top Hat'.
...Gingerologists in proximity of the Empire State can catch a new production of Lynette Barkley and Christopher McGovern's musical Backwards in High Heels, which will run from August 13 to September 20 at the Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford, New York.
...for those susceptible to imbibing, HERE is the 'recipe' for the 'Ginger Rogers' cocktail, brought to you from...none other than DisneyParks! They've come quite a way from the juice and cookies set, for better or worse...
...HERE's a neat deal... which makes me wonder... how many Rogers ARE in Missouri, and are related to 'Daddy John', thus Ginger?
......THIS... no, wait a minute... THIS is a very cool post or whatever, which includes an original newspaper ad for all ten of Ginger and Fred's films! Oh yes, I am 'borrowing' each of them for my GingerCache... Thanks, Immortal Ephemera, whoever the heck you are!!! ...and, BTW, the Scratch-and-Sniff Quack Attack tickets are interesting, at minimum...
ANOTHER GingerFilmFest... well, a weekly viewing of a different GingerFilm, at the Jackson County, Oregon, Library... it's in Talent, Oregon (apropos, as Ginger had an infinite supply of it), which is just south of Medford. The schedule: 9/2 - Swing Time; 9/9 - Stage Door; 9/16 - Bachelor Mother; 9/23 - The Major and The Minor; and 9/30 - Storm Warning. Hope some of the good folks in the Pacific Northwest can make it to some of these...
...well, that's all I got for now... I DO believe... ...but if not, I'll get back with y'all... PROMISE!
Until that time...
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Well, TCM is dedicating this Wednesday - August 5, to Ginger's favorite dance partner, Fred Astaire!
...and with that, of course many Ginger and Fred films are being aired that day - in fact ALL of them, except for The Barkleys of Broadway... and not in 'chronological order'.
...so, it may be a good day to crank the DVR up and let it do it's thang all day... just see the schedule in the 'Ginger on TV' section above...
In addition to Ginger and Fred films, TCM is also airing quite a few of Fred's best 'non-Ginger' films as well, just after 'Shall We Dance' wraps up... "You Were Never Lovelier", with Ginger's VERY lovely distant cousin, Rita Hayworth... "The Band Wagon", with dynamo Cyd Charisse... "silk Stockings", again with Miss CC... and "Royal Wedding" with Jane Powell.
Hope all is well with everyone... I've been a bit busy catching up from work this week, since the vacation the week before... but it's getting 'stabilized' now... kids start back to school in a few weeks... ALWAYS something cooking around here, but... still wanting to pick up the GingerActivity here... as noted in the 'banner message' above, I didn't get to get to Ginger's birth house in Independence... the closest I can say is we stopped at a McDonald's in Independence on the way out for breakfast...
It is my hope that I can continue to make 'G-ology' interesting and informative regarding the 'Beautiful Science' of VKM, which is SUCH a great topic!!! ...And remember, your comments are what make Gingerology click - so keep cranking them out!
Thanks again, JW