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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - August 21st

1874: Edmund Mortimer (born Edmund Mortimer Olson), who starred with Ginger in the films “Flying Down to Rio” (as Nightclub Patron), “Upperworld” (as Banquet Guest), “Change of Heart” (as Man Reading Paper in Brisbane’s Office), “Swing Time” (as Roulette Player), “Stage Door” (as Actor in Powell’s Waiting Room), “Vivacious Lady” (as Library Committee Member), “The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle” (as Nightclub Extra), “The Major and the Minor” (Cadet Ball Guest), and “I’ll Be Seeing You” (as Floorwalker in Women’s Shop), was born in New York City.

1891: Bert Roach (born Egbert Roach), who starred with Ginger in the films “Hat Check Girl” (as Party Guest), “Rafter Romance” (as Drunken Tenant), and “Once Upon a Honeymoon” (as Ship Bartender), was born in Washington, D.C.

1901: Albert S. Rogell, who directed the Ginger films “The Tip-Off”, “Suicide Fleet”, and “Carnival Boat”, was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

2015: FXM RETRO aired “Teenage Rebel”.

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

September 12, 2017 @ 2:30 P.M. Upperworld
September 25, 2017 @ 3:00 A.M. Twist of Fate
October 12, 2017 @ 8:45 A.M. Week-End at the Waldorf

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':

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

'Blurb' about Flying Down to Rio...

..in today's edition of 'Parade' magazine, which is a weekly 'periodical' that is included in many Sunday newspapers around the country.
I'm sure there is probably an 'e-link' to this Q&A on Parade's website, but I just scanned it in for your instant perusal.
It would have been cool if they could have expounded a bit on the method used to create the effect...but it is just cool to see Ginger and Fred's Pic in a current edition of something.



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Sincerely, JWalker

3 comments:

  1. Too bad it doesn't explain specifically how they were doing it. Wouldn't you think it would be harder to actually film them in the air?

    Lauren

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  2. Some of the distant shots look like they were actually in the air, perhaps they hired professionals to do those parts (not sure what you call them, have seen similar stunts done at air shows) and just spliced that footage together with the closeups of the actors? I think they did well with the technology available to them then....but the trapeze act is a little hard to suspend disbelief on! ;)

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  3. ...I wonder if the Rio DVD has info regarding the 'techniques' used for the effect... most of the DVDs in the G&F box set have audio commentary,I believe.

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