...and we are OFF...

...to GINGERFEST!!! Hope to see y'all there! I have put the 'Day in Gingerology' on auto-pilot for the next 4-5 days, which of course contains Ginger's 107th birthday remembrance! Y'all be safe and have a Gingery week!!!
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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - July 12th - 17th

July 12

1945: Jack Briggs, Ginger’s third husband, returns home from his WWII tour of duty in the Pacific theater, which he began in December 1943.

1981: Lynton Brent, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Thirteenth Guest” (as Prisoner), “Follow the Fleet” (as Deck Officer), “Stage Door” (as Powell’s Aide), and “The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle” (as Mechanic), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 83.

1987: Harold Goodwin, who starred with Ginger in the films “Hat Check Girl” (as Walter Marsh), “Broadway Bad” (as Reporter), and “Romance in Manhattan” (as Doctor at Police Station),died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 84.

1988: Joshua Logan, who directed Ginger in the musical play “Miss Moffat”, died in New York City, at the age of 79.

July 13

1907: Greta Granstedt (born Greta Irene Granstedt), who starred with Ginger in the film “Hat Check Girl” (as Party Guest), was born in Scandia, Kansas.

1961: Alan Marshal, who starred with Ginger in the film “Tom, Dick and Harry” (as Dick), died in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 52.

2015: GetTV aired “Tight Spot”.

2018: The Film Society at Lincoln Center in NYC presented the films “Flying Down to Rio”, “The Gay Divorcee”, “Swing Time”, “Top Hat”, and “Follow the Fleet”, as part of their Fred and Ginger Film Series.

July 14

1892: Al Hill, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tenderfoot” (as Spud – a Thug), “Don’t Bet on Love” (as one of Shelton’s Hoods), “Stage Door” (as Taxi Driver), “Lucky Partners” (as Officer Bob Clark), and “Magnificent Doll” (as Man), was born in New York City.

1915: Toby Wing (born Martha Virginia Wing), who starred with Ginger in the film “42nd Street” (as Blonde in ‘young and Healthy’ Number), was born in Amelia Court House, Virginia.

1954: Al Hill, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tenderfoot” (as Spud – a Thug), “Don’t Bet on Love” (as one of Shelton’s Hoods), “Stage Door” (as Taxi Driver), “Lucky Partners” (as Officer Bob Clark), and “Magnificent Doll” (as Man), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 62.

1970: Preston Foster, who starred with Ginger in the films “Follow The Leader” (as Two-Gun Terry) and “You Said a Mouthful” (as Ed Dover), died in La Jolla, California, at the age of 69.

2018: The Film Society at Lincoln Center in NYC presented the films “Swing Time”, “Shall We Dance”, “The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle”, “Carefree”, and “The Barkleys of Broadway”, as part of their Fred and Ginger Film Series.

July 15

1885: Tom Kennedy, who starred with Ginger in the film “42nd Street” (as Slim Murphy), was born in New York City.

1892: Charles R. Rogers, who produced the Ginger films “The Tip-Off”, “Suicide Fleet”, “Carnival Boat”, and “Sitting Pretty”, was born in New York City.

1902: Bruce Manning, who, along with Jack Skirball, co-produced the Ginger film “Magnificent Doll”, was born in New York City.

1905: Dorothy Fields, lyricist for songs from the Ginger movies “Roberta”, “In Person”, and “Swing Time”, was born in Allenhurst, New Jersey.

1907: Craig Reynolds (born Harold Hugh Enfield), who starred with Ginger in the film “Don’t Bet on Love” (as Reporter), was born in Anaheim, California.

1956: John ‘Skins’ Miller, who starred with Ginger in the film “Don’t Bet on Love” (as R. M. Bigsby, Undertaker), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 65.

1994: Vina Gale (born Hervina Gale), who starred with Ginger in the film “Flying Down to Rio” (as Dancer), died in Honolulu, Hawaii, at the age of 86.

1999: The American Film Institute (AFI) unveiled its list of top 50 film legends, 25 male, 25 female; Ginger placed as #14 female, just below Grace Kelly and just above Mae West (…and strangely enough, a ‘mix’ of those two would most likely result in a quite “Ginger-y” actress!)

2018: The Film Society at Lincoln Center in NYC presented the films “Roberta”, Shall We Dance”, and “Carefree”, as part of their Fred and Ginger Film Series.

July 16

HAPPY 107th BIRTHDAY, GINGER!!!!!

1821: Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science (which Ginger practiced), was born in Bow, New Hampshire.

1886: Isabel La Mal, who starred with Ginger in the film “The Thirteenth Guest” (as Marie’s Mother), was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

1911: At 2:00 a.m., Lela Emogen McMath gave birth to Virginia Katherine McMath at their home at 100 West Moore Street, Independence, Missouri; VKM weighed 7.5 pounds. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GINGER!!!

1994: Independence, Missouri celebrated Ginger’s birthday as she made what would be her last visit to her hometown; her birth house was ‘dedicated’ officially.

2011: VKMfanHuey and his crew, as well as “Fred & Ginger Mad” (a.k.a. as ‘Kat and Baby’), were at 100 West Moore Street in Independence, MO. on the occasion of Ginger’s 100th Birthday!

2013: TCM aired “Lucky Partners”.

2013: FMC aired “Change of Heart”.

2014: TCM aired “The Tip-Off”, “You Said a Mouthful”, “Finishing School”, “The First Traveling Saleslady”.

July 17

1880: Wong Chung, who starred with Ginger in the film “Rafter Romance” (as Chinese Waiter), was born in San Francisco, California.

1905: William Gargan (born William Dennis Gargan), who starred with Ginger in the film “Follow The Leader” (as a Gangster), was born in Brooklyn, New York.

1967: Cyril Ring, who starred with Ginger in the films “A Shriek in the Night” (as Eddie, Morgue Attendant) and “Tales of Manhattan” (as Assistant Taylor (Boyer Sequence)), died in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 74.

1980: Don ‘Red’ Barry (born Donald Berry), who starred with Ginger in the film “Flying Down to Rio” (as Dancer), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 68.

GingerTelevision...

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

July 22, 2018 @ 6:30 A.M. Fifth Avenue Girl
July 27, 2018 @ 9:30 A.M. Roberta

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':

...No Films Scheduled...

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

...Just a Friendly Reminder...

...that 'Having Wonderful Time' is airing on TCM at 6:00 am eastern, 5:00 am central tomorrow morning (8/19)... sure most of y'all have seen it, but, if not, it is a pretty neat movie, with some nice Ginger scenes...her best line: "...I'm a FIEND!!!!" Just too cool.

9 comments:

  1. Yay! Thanks for the reminder...I can actually record it tomorrow. I've seen it before, but since watching it the first time have developed a wee obsession with Betty Jane Rhodes. :)

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  2. ...wow - I had to do a bit of Googling to find the connection - she is the 'uncredited singer' in this movie! - honestly, I can't remember ANY singing in it (well, other than the 'Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho' ad nauseum...)...now I am going to have to watch it just to look for her... she did Melancholy Baby? That was like, the 'Stairway to Heaven' of the 40's, it seems! Again, I am in awe of your knowledge base! And, glad to see you back! ...or en route, or wherever you may be! Hope you had a great time!

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  3. Haha, ooh sorry about that. I coulda just told you, I suppose. You're right-- "uncredited singer." So I guess watching it won't really show any new facet to her acting but oh well.

    I liked her a lot in Sweater Girl, but it doesn't seem she's done much else, so I have to take what I can get, haha.

    Good point about Melancholy Baby. :)

    Yep-- all back. Got home yesterday night, thanks!

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  4. Cool - actually, I am off work today - not feeling too great (sinus - blah) - but I watched a few of the Red Skelton movies after 'HWT' - and really enjoyed the 'hoofing' of Elenor Powell - she was pretty cool - she reminded me of Kathleen Turner (well, not the dancing part, but they just 'favor' each other, IMHO).

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  5. Oh no! Sorry to hear you're not feeling well...feel better soon. :)

    Yes-- Eleanor Powell, Ruby Keeler, and Ann Miller are my other dancing favorites...Eleanor especially. Have you seen Broadway Melody of 1940 (with Fred Astaire)?

    Haha, interesting about Kathleen Turner.

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  6. Thanks, Juliette - I am doing fair now...sometimes its not HOW sick you are, but WHEN you are...and Wednesday is never a good time...middle of the work week - blah. But will probably stragle (?) on in to work tomorrow...

    I think I have seen the '1940' movie with her and Fred...was that the one where they did a MINDBLOWING tap routine together? My mom said she was like the 'fastest twister' or 'pirouetter' (yeah, THAT's a word :-] ) in the business!

    As for the near future, I am going to check out 'Change of Heart' - just got it off the 'G' ("Gormogon")... are you on that? Hopefully so... sorry, sometimes I have trouble keeping track of everyone!

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  7. Agreed-- Wednesday might possibly be the worst day to get sick ever. Ah well, glad you're feeling (a bit) better! :)

    Yeah-- sounds like "Begin the Beguine," which is considered one of the best film dances of all time. Your mom sounds like a very cool lady, and very well informed. Until Ann Miller, she was also the fastest tapper.

    Ah, I'm not on 'G' yet, but hopefully will be soon-- been looking into it. Enjoy Change of Heart!

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  8. ...well, watched 'Change of Heart'...overall, a pretty good movie! Thought Ginger was...well, not very 'nice'...but DID look marvelous! The only thing was, seemed like the movie kinda 'wrapped up' a bit quick... seems like they should have had one more round of 'Madge vs. Catherine'...but then again, Catherine was the 'non-confrontational' type, and probably didn't want to make Ginger TOO bad, so... I guess one 'face-off' was about all that was needed... and Madge was obviously flighty anyway, so I pretty much figured she would land with Mack in the end...all's well that ends well, I reckon.

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  9. Aw, see I disagree. I think her best line was "Chick...I've got a backgammon table" - and then that GORGEOUS smile as they hug and the movie fades out.

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