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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - August 29th

1878: John Ince (born John Edward Ince), who starred with Ginger in the films “The Thirteenth Guest” (as Uncle John Morgan), and “Star of Midnight” (as Doctor), was born in New York City.

1906: Joe Sawyer (born Joseph Sauers), who starred with Ginger in the film “Campus Sweethearts” (as unnamed character), was born in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

1935: “Top Hat” made its premiere in New York City.

1938: Elliott Gould, who starred with Ginger in the film “The Confession” (a.k.a. “Quick, Let’s Get Married”) (as ‘The Mute’), was born in Brooklyn, New York.

1984: Harry Delmar, who directed Ginger in the film “A Night in a Dormitory”, died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 91.

GingerTelevision...

Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):
September 11, 2015 @ 2:30 P.M. Shall We Dance (109 min)
October 5, 2015 @ 9:30 P.M. Bachelor Mother (82 min)
October 6, 2015 @ 3:15 P.M. Finishing School (73 min)
October 15, 2015 @ 9:45 P.M. Gold Diggers of 1933 (97 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':

September 4, 2015 @ 7:30 A.M. Dreamboat (83 min)
September 5, 2015 @ 4:15 A.M. Dreamboat (83 min)

Next GingerFilm(s) (on GetTV - all times Eastern):
None Currently Scheduled...

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

...Odds and Ends...

...well, first off, HI!  Sorry I've been out of pocket here for the last few weeks... the kids are back in school, so... they are the priority now, of course... but things appear to be 'setting in' with them, so... I look to get back to 'normal Gingery programming' now!
...speaking of which, some Gingery Thoughts and Occurrences to follow...


...looks like Kat has a new class to take over in the Mother Country... 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'.
Overall, sounds like a great event for Gingerologists...so those near London Town please check it out... and REPORT back to us!!!

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...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.
It has overall garnered good reviews, although I'm sure any of us would go over it with a fine-tooth comb and sort out the inaccuracies... hey, it's what we G-ologists DO, right? There are lots of classic tunes to be heard, including 'Fascinatin' Rhythm' (not sure where Ginger connects with that tune...), 'Let's Call The Whole Thing Off', 'Embraceable You', 'Let's Face the Music and Dance', 'A Fine Romance', among others.
...this pic is from a previous run of the show, and is probably not the same actor/actress that will be on stage in N.Y. - It kinda looks like she has a Kitty Foyle dress on... see, there I go with the 'inaccuracies'... oh, well - hopefully some of y'all can catch the show and, again, report your findings to us!

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...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...
 ...it's pretty ironic that there is a cocktail named for our girl, even though she was a teetotaler...  I just dig the pic above to see 'Ginger Rogers' written in 'Disney font' - well, a somewhat reasonable facsimile thereof, at least - which reminds me I need to get rolling on the Ginger - Disney connection post... anyway, while we're all getting tipsy, here's another drink that provided a 'Gingery Moment' for me a few months back, courtesy of a local eatery's menu:
...'Gingerita' indeed!  Is this an homage to the fact that Ginger and Rita were distant cousins? Only in my head, y'all...  AND, check out the one directly above it...'Southern Gent'...well, shucks, y'all... This Southern Gent will always be paired with Gingerita, no doubt about THAT...

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 ...HERE's a neat deal... which makes me wonder... how many Rogers ARE in Missouri, and are related to 'Daddy John', thus Ginger? 
 ...of course, Mr. Dustin here is the Rogers, which makes you wonder...was he just LOOKING for a girl named Ginger to yield...Ginger Rogers as a wife?  "Hey, y'all... I'M married to Ginger Rogers..." ...yeah, that makes PERFECT sense to me! ...and, hope these folks don't mind that I placed them on here... but hey, if your name is 'Ginger Rogers', you may very well get play on Gingerology... and in this case, I dang near just wanna go on this registry site and pop on getting something for them... y'all might want to as well... it would be a neat way to display your Gingerology Badge, and do something cool in the process...   

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......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...

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...and yet 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...

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...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...

KIG, Y'ALL!!!

Hu
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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Gingerfilms...on Freddie's Day on TCM...


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...
...um, I don't think the one we stopped at was the same one Ginger's at in the pic above... ANYway, KC is a cool area in general, and lots of cool stuff to do there... highly recommend it!

Until then,
KIG, y'all!!!
Hu
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

...HAPPY GINGERTENNIAL +4!!!


....well, there's a few pics of GingerBirthday festivities out there, but none as 'unique' as this one... I'm still not sure whose head that is plastered atop the cake-wielding lady... but no matter, as long as Ginger's happy, right?

It's hard to believe it's been 4 years since GingerTennial, and my visit to Independence... getting to meet Kat and Baby (who is not a baby anymore!), and talking to the owner of the birth house... with that, guess what... I'm headed back to KC on Saturday!


My wife's Aunt and Uncle have moved near there - Overland Park, Kansas, and we are going to check out the new house they built... and while I'm in the area, I will most likely scoot over to 100 West Moore in Independence, Missouri to see how the old house is holding up... last I heard, the owner was wanting to sell, but that was probably a few years back, at least... I'll document what I can...

...but for the here and NOW, it's time to CELEBRATE GINGER!!! However you see fit... I am unfortunately in the midst of 'tying up loose ends' at work before we leave town, so working at home as well... but my plan is to get back to GingerFilms HEAVY post-KC, and get this blog back into shape...

Well, with that, hope all of Y'ALL have a great GREAT GT+4, and please reply with how you plan (or DID) celebrate the day... of course, a good start is to...

...Keep It GINGERY!!!!

Hu
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Sunday, July 5, 2015

....SIX Years of Gingerology!!!

...well, it's hard to believe I've been at this for six years... although it's kind of hard to remember life before Gingerology! Lots of great folks have passed thru the Halls of G-ology over that time, and of course many are still here today - and with the ever-growing GingerFaceBook Community, it's great to know that there are so many 'like-minded' folks out there when it comes to the 'beautiful science' of Miss Ginger Rogers!

As most of y'all know, this blog was formed primarily to 'search' other Ginger-themed blogs, and soon the goal was to hunt down GingerFilms... by hook or crook (as this was before WB Archives, among others, had released many of the GinerFilms available on DVD today...). Of course, my inspiration for making this blog 'ALL Ginger' was Beth Rose's great one, 'Finding Ginger'... and even tho she only did the blog for one year, her general love for all things Ginger rubbed off on me MOST thoroughly... alas, her blog has been 'dormant' for 5 years now, and I'm not sure how much longer a dormant blog is allowed to exist... so I suggest you go check it out... it's a neat trip for me to be reminded of how the World of Ginger opened up to me without mercy, and how other folks had that same feeling! Here's a comment I placed on there where my blog becomes...Gingerology!!! :
...Well, sorry to further go out on a limb, but just wanted folks to know that my blog (such as it is) is now entitled, "Gingerology"...trying to make it something worth checking out...please just drop by there if you feel so inclined, if just to critique... I need all the help I can get! I have listed the VKM movies I currently have, which is not NEAR what most of y'all have... I am in awe... but hopefully I can catch up one day...
Still think Beth's is the coolest blog EVER! Thanks, jwalke
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...and that gets me to the point to where I have to make my yearly 're-commitment' speech to myself, in hopes of getting Gingerology in a 'frequent groove'... time is never kind, and looking back, I'm really not sure how I did what I did over the last 6 years or so... so I'll have to redouble my efforts... which reminds me... if there are any of y'all out there who would like to 'guest post' or whatever, PLEASE contact me - or just reply to this post... I would be MOST happy to turn the blog over to a guest host...

Well, hope y'all had a great Independence Day, and will continue to stay safe...and, Gingery, of course!  Thanks again to all who have supported this blog for the past six years, I hope it has been of interest, and even to educate people about Ginger Rogers!

KIG, y'all!!!

Hu
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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Gingerology Changes...

...well, we are approaching the SIXTH anniversary of Gingerology, and I thought it was time to 'refresh' things a bit...most notably, changing the GingerPic header for the blog... it was REALLY tough to take Scharwenka out of that slot... it really became the 'face' of Gingerology... But she will remain on the right lower sidebar, as I have established the 'retired Gingerology Header Pic corner'...
...SIGH...

...But I dig the new GingerPic a lot, and hope you do as well... just a neat 'profile pic' of Ginger in color...not sure of the time frame, but maybe mid-1940's, just after the 'dark hair' timeframe...it just seemed to be the 'right' one, although there aren't ANY wrong GingerPics, right?

Also, did some 're-designing' of the color scheme, albeit a bit subtle... and changed the font type as well - all of this will hopefully result in a better 'reading experience' for all.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend, and gearing up for Independence Day...

Until then,

KIG, Y'ALL!!!

Hu
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