...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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Friday, October 16, 2009

...The First EVER Gingerology POLL!!!!

...hey, everyone else is doing it, so why not here at G-ology?

SO, the poll topic is as follows:

Of the five choices to follow, pick what you think is the best movie poster from a Ginger movie - the five chosen happen to be my personal faves... in other words, I would seriously consider hanging any of these on the ol' wall... (well, heck, ANY Ginger pic / poster will garner that honor, but these are to me are amongst the 'coolest'...)

Two things to keep in mind whilst voting:

ONE: The poster DESIGN is the main criteria here... how it captures the 'essence' of the movie, and generally how 'Gingery' it is!!! It should NOT be solely based on "this is my favorite VKM movie"... also, to a point, anyway, how well the poster image actually resembles Ginger...think these are all pretty well done...some others not appearing here are really not, unfortunately...

TWO: Yes, I know...there are no GandF posters here, primarily because there are so DANG many variations of them, you could do a separate poll on any single movie from the series!!! So, could be a future poll, maybe?












OK... that's it... the 'poll' spot is on the top right of the blog...you can vote for more than one.... so, vote, vote, vote!!! Jwalker...

VKMfan

24 comments:

  1. Oh this is easy peasey cakey!
    Well, since I can select multiple answers. :D
    In Person, because look at the movement in the artwork, and Fifth Avenue Girl because of those sharp, crisp (reminiscent of art deco) lines. So they are opposing styles but both lovely in their own right!

    Lauren

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  2. Here I'm, reporting to poll, sir ;) Let's see... It's pretty easy here. My vote goes to the Fith Avenue Girl poster. Is simple, elegant, few colors and the design is terrific.. plus, Ginger looks fantastic on it. Yeah, that's the poster that I would go for.

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  3. So many good posters. Tried and tried to keep an open mind, really I did. But when it came down to the moment, I just had to cast my vote for the one with Jimmy Stewart.

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  4. This is a hard decision!!! It would have to come down to the Fifth Avenue Girl poster or the In Person one. I'm not sure!!! Either Fifth Avenue Girl because of the colors and crisp texture it has, or the very detailed In Person one.......

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  5. Well, I really like them ALL, so not really going to pick a 'fav'...well, for now, anyway... will decide before it is over, tho! Thanks for the input! Tell your friends!!! :-)

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  6. I voted for Roxie Hart because I own this poster in full size! It's very striking.

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  7. "I voted for Roxie Hart because I own this poster in full size! "
    Huey is muy jealous, to be sure.

    Lauren

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  8. Yup...I have REALLY been thinking about getting that Roxie one...know it's a 'repro', but no matter... it would be neat to find an 'original', but probably would want too many bones for it...

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  9. Well, I WAS going to vote for Vivacious Lady, because of Jimmy, but I chose Fifth Avenue Girl because I love the design and her outfit!
    I love the In Person poster, too!

    Good poll! :)

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  10. ...Thanks, Jen! Looks like 5th Ave. Girl may be the one to beat...it is pretty cool, although being the only 'full body' shot (well, I guess Roxie is too) - but the outfit she has on, and the graphics on it, which are somewhat sparse, but quite effective... makes for a very nice poster.

    In Person is just a cool painting of Ginger...one of the better drawings of her I have seen for a poster...unfortunately, some are just not that good of a likeness - like the 'Lady in the Dark' poster...well, the legs are pretty good :-), but the face is just not even close, IMHO... that is why it did not make the cut for this poll...

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  11. "well, the legs are pretty good :-)"
    Ahaha! Yeah I know what you mean though, some of the drawings just completely botch her face! I sort of want to hire the artist who made the In Person poster.

    Lauren

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  12. I think the worst depiction of Ginger has to be the poster for Top Hat - it doesn't look a thing like her!

    The Barkleys of Broadway poster is pretty good, though.

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  13. Lauren - I really am a big fan of the In Person poster... that would be a cool one to get 'full-size'...

    AC - Which 'Barkley's' poster are you referring to? There are at least 3 I have seen - the coolest one to me is the one where they have thin black stripes in front of them with the movie title and their names in the stripes... just a cool arrangement, and it is on a white background...

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  14. JWalker, sorry! I'd forgotten that there were more than one! (I haven't seen the one with stripes!)

    This is the one I was talking about:

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511KMCSS8BL._SL500.jpg

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  15. ...That one is cool, AC! actually, all of them which I have seen for 'Barkleys' were very well done.
    Here is a link to the one I was referring to:

    http://www.movieposter.com/poster/MPW-10067/Barkley_s_of_Broadway.html

    It is just a bit different - but I think it is pretty cool...

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  16. Hey who voted on MD? I need some more computers to rig it so my favourite ones will win. :D I should go to the school libraries, haha!

    Lauren

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  17. ...are you trying to rig the election?

    Hey, this isn't Pakistan!!!

    ...but then again, if you feel compelled to use 'extra' voting sources to achieve your desired goal, then go on with your bad self!!!

    ...not that I would do such a thing... :-)

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  18. "not that I would do such a thing"
    I guess you reformed since LAST POLL you cheating piece of cake!

    But don't you think I deserve a double vote since I'm an artist? I think that counts for two. :D
    Alright I'm just messing around, it's like an hour wait to use a computer. Not worth it! :)

    Lauren

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  19. it is a very close vote, which isn't surprising, since all 5 are just killer posters... in the event of a tie, I will cast the deciding vote... any suggestions? :-)

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  20. 5th Ave or In Person!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Lauren

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  21. ...those are probably my two faves... although 'Roxie' is right there, too...

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  22. ...Miss Grey prevails! It is a very well done poster... not sure if you can get it anywhere, tho...
    I will 're-cap' the poll results tomorrow, most likely...

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  23. ...FINAL RESULTS...

    Fifth Avenue Girl - 6 votes

    Magnificent Doll - 5 votes

    In Person - 4 votes

    Roxie Hart - 4 votes

    Vivacious Lady - 4 votes

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Thanks again, JW

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