This Day in GINGEROLOGY - April 30th
1887: Hooper Atchley (born Lemuel Hooper Atchley), who starred with Ginger in the films “Hat Check Girl” (as ‘Detective’ Monahan), “Star of Midnight” (as Allen – Hotel Manager), and “Having Wonderful Time” (as Subway Rider), was born in Ebenezer, Tennessee.
1897: Noel Madison (born Noel Nathaniel Moscivitch), who starred with Ginger in the film “Hat Check Girl” (as Dan McCoy), was born in New York City.
1908: Eve Arden (born Eunice M. Quedens), who starred with Ginger in the films “Stage Door” (as Eve) and “Having Wonderful Time” (as Henrietta), was born in Mill Valley, California.
1969: Eddie Kane, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tenderfoot” (as Hat Salesman), “Bachelor Mother” (as District Attorney), “Broadway Bad” (as Eddie Berger – Jeweler), “Don’t Bet on Love” (as Eddie the Bookie), and “Twenty Million Sweethearts” (as Second Man in Brass Rail), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 79.
2011: TCM aired “Shall We Dance”.
2012: TCM aired “Having Wonderful Time” and “Tom, Dick and Harry”.2016: FXM RETRO aired “Tales of Manhattan”.
Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):
May 4, 2017 @ 12:45 P.M. Gold Diggers of 1933
May 4, 2017 @ 6:15 P.M. 42nd Street
May 17, 2017 @ 4:15 A.M. Finishing School
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':
None Currently Scheduled...
Thursday, October 29, 2009
...second, as for the poll! Fifth Avenue Girl was a close winner! I was glad to see each entry get multiple votes....each one was pretty cool in their own way. Thanks for all the input and votes...hope to have another poll going soon.
...third, I will be heading out of town this Saturday for a week...unfortunately, I am not as 'totally portable' as most of y'all in regards to e-mail, texting, etc... so will probably not have much activity on the G-ology Blog for a bit... although I will try to sneak something in!
...fourth, a big G-ology welcome to our newest follower, Blondie! You should have no problems fitting in here, since EVERYONE here seems to prefer the blonde Ginger to the 'dark-haired' Ginger... welcome aboard!
...fifth, after thinking about it, I won't be back before 'Primrose Path' airs on 11/5, so y'all be sure to catch that one...it's a bit different for Ginger, but she does well in a dramatic role...really was her 'warm-up for Kitty Foyle, IMHO...
anyway, that's it... for now.
Hope everyone has a cool Halloween!
Until a bit later,
JWalker - Huey Ham - PG Giza - Sonny - Petrov
Sunday, October 25, 2009
If you are a Ginger / Fred fan, do yourself a favor and follow that site...Maria has done an outstanding job of adding color to some great pics!
...also, I will probably be 'wrapping up' the results of the first G-ology Poll in a day or so, when I can give it sufficient time... It was good to know each entry got significant votes, which helped me to feel better that I picked some of the best ones...
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
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?
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Warner Brothers has FINALLY released "Perfect Strangers" on DVD!!! (Think they may be reading our stuff over here??? if so...Thanks, cool WB folks!!! ...Now, not to push it, but..Hat Check Girl is sorely needed, y'all!!! :-) )
Here is the link:
...Keep in mind that these DVDs are 'bare bones' releases - just the movie, no extras or scene selections... but this is a big one, as far as Gingerologists go, since for whatever reason, this one has been a tough one to find... it might not be a very good movie, but, if Ginger is in it, I'm there!!!
And, for any of the newer folks on the site, please be aware there are other Ginger movies available in this WB archive series - 'Tom, Dick and Harry', 'Once Upon a Honeymoon', 'Weekend at the Waldorf', and 'Having a Wonderful Time'... plus mucho other old movies of interest...
...I'd say it was a good day! (dancing a hole into the floor...)
Jwalker - VKMfan - PG Giza... :-)
PS... Sorry, but as you probably guessed, this is a 'Region One' DVD ONLY... sad to say. Wish they would make it a 'Universal DVD' (Region zero, I believe)... Since these are somewhat 'limited' as to sales, I would just think there would not be much of an issue regarding piracy... would probably make more making it available to all against any loss from 'copying'... oh well, hope everyone can obtain this one in some manner!
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Here we go...good luck!!! JW
Question ONE: What year did Ginger win the Texas State Charleston Championship? (bonus if you know the exact date...)
Question TWO: In what city did Ginger marry her first husband, Jack Culpepper?
Question THREE: Which Ginger and Fred movie was originally to be in color, but deemed 'too expensive' by RKO?
Question FOUR: What is the name of the river which runs through Ginger's property near Bedford, Oregon?
Question FIVE: What classic fairy tale did Ginger make a spoken-word recording of in 1944 for Disney?
Question SIX: Who was standing off-set when Ginger sang "They All Laughed" in "Shall We Dance?", and whom Ginger said was her "audience of one"?
Question SEVEN: How many Ginger movies were in color? (bonus if you can name them...) ***EDIT 11/24/09*** Actually, my daughter has pointed out one we ALL missed... 'The Confession' (AKA 'Quick, Let's Get Married) was in color, too... So, add one to the answer in the comments... Thanks, VKMfan
Question EIGHT: Where is Ginger Rogers Road?
Question NINE: What Ginger movie has its final scene in her actual RKO dressing room?
Question TEN: The rehearsals for what Broadway musical saw Ginger dance with Fred for the first time?
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Sure everyone has Kitty Foyle in their collection, but...it is almost is an obligation to watch it when it is shown...unfortunately, I have other things happening, so y'all please say hey to Kitty for me... :-)
Jwalker - VKmfan - PG Giza
It is my hope that I can continue to make 'G-ology' interesting and informative regarding the 'Beautiful Science' of VKM, which is SUCH a great topic!!! ...And remember, your comments are what make Gingerology click - so keep cranking them out!
Thanks again, JW