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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - May 23rd

1882: James Gleason, who starred with Ginger in the films “Suicide Fleet” (as Skeets), “Change of Heart” (as ‘Hot Dog Vendor’), “Tales of Manhattan” (as Joe), ”We’re Not Married!” (as Duffy), and “Forever Female” (as Eddie Woods), was born in New York City.

1898: Frank McHugh, who starred with Ginger in the film “Professional Sweetheart” (as Speed Dennis), was born in Homestead, Pennsylvania.

1910: Adrienne Dore, who starred with Ginger in the film “The Thirteenth Guest” (as Winston’s Date), was born in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

1962: Churchill Ross (born Ross Weigle), who starred with Ginger in the film “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Small Blond Man), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 61.

2012: TCM aired “Primrose Path”.

2016: FXM RETRO aired “Tales of Manhattan”.

GingerTelevision...

Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):

May 30, 2019 @ 11:30 A.M. - Monkey Business
June 15, 2019 @ 1:00 A.M. - Stage Door
June 30, 2019 @ 4:30 P.M. - Monkey Business

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

GingeRemembrance 2019


A day of sorrow, but also of reflection as to how much Ginger means to us... she is greatly missed, and will be ever remembered so fondly... 




Friday, March 8, 2019

...and ANOTHER GingerFilm is hitting the mass-market!!!

...The WB folks have been busy... ...methinks a fellow Gingerologist has been planted amongst the crew out there and has been going to town on the GingerFilm catalog for distribution... keep on rocking, y'all!!!

This time, it's...

...IN PERSON, from RKO - 1938. This is one that should have been distributed a LONG time ago, as it's Ginger's first 'solo' effort in terms of 'song and dance', sans Freddie... therefore a pretty interesting film, and DEF 'required Gingerologist viewing' (...well, they ALL are, but, you know...). Amongst all of that, the story itself is pretty entertaining as well, with a nice supporting cast, and a solid 'male lead' in George Brent.  The only one about this one is that the dude keeps 'stringing along' Carol (Ginger's character, duh) as to her having to prove to him her identity as a film star... but that's pretty much the plot line, thus it is sustained for the majority of the film... Well, y'all probably know this one pretty well anyway, but for those who HAVEN'T seen it... rectify that situation with the purchase of this DVD... DO IT NOW!!!
...this is not the EXACT pose for the poster (which, BTW is dang near my favorite GingerFilm poster... Roxie might beat this one out by a smidge...), but it is the inspiration, for dang sure... 

…Well, it's actually 'available for pre-order'... which honestly seems like I got 'burned' by this once, not sure if it was WB Archive or some other outfit, but... I'll just wait until it's available… even though it's a 'made-to-order' DVD (Most ALL WBA titles are...)  For those who are less wishy-washy, HERE is the link to the pre-order...

AAAAAND, for the record, purt near EVERYONE over on the "It's a Ginger Rogers Thang" group on FB knew about this one well before moi, so... thanks for the solid updating over there, y'all… I need to step up my game here, yupyupyup… 

Hope y'all are all doing well!  I hope to get something going here, but... I'm still setting up shop (literally) for my new home occupation... I'm 'breaking even' at this point, with a fair bit of 'potential clients' ahead... here's hopin'!!! 

KIG!!!

Hu
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

...NEW GINGERFILM out on Warner Archive DVD!!!!


...none other than Miss Glory herself has FINALLY been restored and placed on Warner Brothers Archive DVD!!! The 1933 RKO film PROFESSIONAL SWEETHEART is an interesting tale which finds Ginger at her sassiest! I definitely recommend this one (duh) for any of y'all who haven't seen it!  There are only TWO issues I have with this film: the first is that about halfway along in the film, a dude whomps Ginger... knocks her OUT... I know it really is a 'pivotal point' in the film, but... it still doesn't sit well with me... at ALL...   the OTHER beef I have doesn't sit well with me either, and that's the fact that the tunes Ginger sings in the film are... well... NOT Ginger... they are 'dubbed' in or whatever (can't remember who - doesn't matter - NOT Ginger, so... GRRRR). OTHERWISE, the film is pretty awesome, although Ginger is QUITE sassy, to the point of bawdy in this one...

Here's the link for purchase, through WB Archives:

Professional Sweetheart on DVD!!!

And for posterity, here's the link for the HueyReview I did for the film back in September 2011:

HueyReview for Professional Sweetheart - September 18, 2011

...so... if THAT isn't enough to get you to Pony (different GingerFilm) up the money to buy this one, maybe Miss Glory will barrage you with volumes of the Encyclopedia Gingertannia!!!

...still one of my all time fave 'gifs' or whatever... 

Well, it HAS been a bit since the last post... for those who aren't aware, I have actually started my own business, a work-at-home deal! SO, been quite involved with that since the first of the year... hopefully I can get back into the GingerGroove, especially with this being the 10th Anniversary of Gingerology!!! I hope to have some special stuff lined up sooner or later...

Hope all of y'all are doing well, and thinking about those in the ArcticBlast… Godspeed to y'all… 

KIG!

Hu
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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

hey y'all!

...well, lots of time has passed since my last post... and there is a decent reason behind that...

Beginning January 1, 2019, I am embarking on a new career, forming my own business! And with that, there's been quite a bit of stuff going on, with 'winding down' at my soon-to-be former employer, and getting everything in line for the new business... which is QUITE extensive... but I think it's close...

...so, what does that mean for G-ology?

Well, I hope to keep things going here, but... it may well be 'few and far between' for the next 4-6 months, until I can 'stabilize' my business...

But I'll definitely check in over on FaceBook regularly...

...as for the here and now, MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of you and yours!!!

And thanks for hanging around here... 2019 will mark the tenth anniversary of Gingerology, so there will HAVE to be some stuff happening, right?

KIG, Y'all!

Hu
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

...well, October has slipped by...

...without a GingerPost...  It's been pretty busy here at Gingerology, unfortunately with non-Gingery things... work - school for kids - minor illnesses - etc...  as usual, Time Slips Away (sounds like a good song title, no?) 

As for Halloween, which it IS...
...yeah, I STILL don't really like this film, because of... that...

I've pretty much missed the fact that there were ghost tours at the Ginger House Museum the past few weeks... if anyone out there partook, please jump over to FaceBook and clue us in... I'm kind of 'torn' regarding ghosts, as I've never seen one... but wouldn't be surprised if there were such a thing... and, if so, who knows if Ginger is actually there... heck, she didn't live there that LONG, y'all (although I am totally fascinated and in love with that house FOREVER...) ...but WAS born there, so... hey, I don;t know how any of that stuff is supposed to work, so...

..and as to Ginger, well... I'm digging all the greatness over on FaceBook... AMAZING all the new pictures and articles that are on display there... go check them out!
...like this cool one - I've seen it before, but did NOT 'have' it, for some weird reason... it reminds me of BethRose of the FindingGinger blog, who had a shot set up pretty much like this one... well, heck, here it is (hopefully she won't mind...)
...well, SOME differences, but I know she said she was inspired by Ginger!!! ...this kind of gets me thinking back to the 'salad days' of Gingerology and all the awesome folks I became acquainted with that shared the common goal of... well, finding Ginger! ...films, that is...
...and also reminds me of all the awesome folks (i.e. Gingerologists) I've gotten to know since!!!

I'm hoping to find time to do a few things on this here blog, but... alas, that time hasn't found me yet... MAYBE SOON...

Hope Y'ALL are doing fine!

Until then...

KIG!
Hu
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Hometowns to Hollywood Busby Berkeley Blogathon 2018

Hometowns to Hollywood Busby Berkeley Blogathon 2018
...including the Gingerology entry of 'Gold Diggers of 1933'...