...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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Saturday, May 8, 2010

A reminder for all you mamas out there...

...First of all, Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there... y'all ROCK!!!


...Well, TCM is airing one of Ginger's best tomorrow morning (6:30 AM Eastern) - Bachelor Mother...hopefully most have seen it, but just in case, here is another shot at snagging it... I found the poster above... guess it ties in with the recent Cinco de Mayo, so there you go...dang, Ginger is quite prominent compared to David Niven... well, no complaints here! :-) Pretty interesting to see 'MAMA' scrawled below Ginger... sad that she never became a mom, but just not sure if she felt she could devote enough time to a child... but this movie is just awesome, if only to see her interaction with the baby in it... she would have been quite the 'Mama', I do believe!

Also, I am pretty jazzed that there are now FIFTY fellow Gingerologists who have joined up with the site....AWESOME! So great that y'all are interested in Ginger, and I am hoping to put a lot of cool stuff on here soon...know I have been singing that tune for awhile now, but this time next week, hopefully... in a related deal, if ANYONE out there has a relatively simple way to add a 'mp3 player' directly onto a blog, it would be appreciated... the few 'tutorials' I have found either seem to be pretty 'limited' players, or the installation involves much wailing and gnashing of teeth... grrrrr.... anyway, any info would be GREATLY appreciated!

Keep It Gingery, y'all!!! ...and thanks again for the support!

VKMfan
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23 comments:

  1. What a great poster! It's definitely one of the ones that actually looks like Ginger! Luckily I have this one because I won't catch this airing... I'll be on a plane to Chicago :(

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  2. Yes, it really look like Ginger this time. I'm having the same problem with Jean, she looks like a stranger to me on many DVD-covers.

    Huey, I'm singing the same tune, trying desperately to get mp3 in. Well, I loaded an mp3-file up in the video-mode: Blogger did load it, but then it didn't run. We can certainly use the audio-track of a video and add a nice Ginger photograph to the video-track. But frankly, the sound isn't darn too swell then.

    Ginger wasn't a mother. So was Jean and I can tell you a bit more: Jean didn't like to play the role of a mother in films. In Shane she had to play the part of a little boy. Well, she adored that little actor, becoming her best friend on the set. She loved children very much, although she didn't like to play the part of a mother.

    I read in Ginger's book, that she obviously didn't like Hollywood high-life. She wanted to move far away, so nobody could visit her spontaneously.

    Maybe those two girls aren't too different ...

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  3. Oh, it's mother's day in USA? Here, it's in 3 weeks (a useless comment, I go out ->)
    This poster is beautiful :)
    I love Bachelor Mother, Ginger is very sweet as a mother part. I wonder if she wanted children...

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  4. Camille, she did. Theres an article out there somewhere where Ginger says there are two things she wished she did - go to college and have children. And that article, I believe, was published in 1939 or something!

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  5. Clarissa said:
    "In Shane she had to play the part of a little boy."

    Well, that's certainly hooey.

    She played the part of the MOTHER of that little boy.

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  6. What a fantastic poster!

    I feel sad too that Ginger never had kids, but with the number of rocky relationships she had (she just had the worst luck at picking the wrong guys, didn't she?) it might have been for the best. I think she would have been a great mother though.

    I've always wondered if her own mother stood in her way of having kids...I sometimes get the sense that Lela, as close as they were, cracked the whip beind Ginger's career. It would be sad if Lela convinced Ginger that her career was more important than having a family.

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  7. Many Americans don't have charity for public persons, who admit not being ready to get children.

    Actually this isn't our business. The mass-media are so greedy, because people are so nosy. Personally I would just lie to those media-people. To lie is absolutely correct, in order to protect oneself.

    Jean answered she'd have liked to have 5 kids. If this was true or not isn't interesting to me. It's a private affair, as in Ginger's case.

    By the way, actresses aren't saints.

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  8. Gingerella, could be. Look how hard Ginger worked from the time she was in vaudevilla, through the 30's and into the 40's. By the time she "slowed down"...well compared to her pace in the 30s she was older and maybe past that stage? But thats just speculation.

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  9. I love that poster, Huey!!!! It does look just like Ginger, and she has such a pretty smile.

    I'll ask Return if he knows anything about using an mp3 player. You could always ask in the GMG forum. There might be someone there with technical experience who could either tell you or point you in the right direction.

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  10. Glad to see all of y'all 'yakking' here! sorry it has been a few days since 'posting or commenting', but trying to tie up a few 'loose ends'... should be in good shape by the weekend, well, Sat. night, anyway...

    Glad y'all liked the poster - it is pretty cool - can't remember where I 'obtained' that pic from, but it was a pretty cool website!

    Fioraon - Thanks for the info about an MP3 - there are some out there, but just would like to get the 'best available' option...

    Keep It Gingery, y'all!!!

    VKMfan
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  11. Hey everyone :) Has anyone ever done business with Scooter Movies Shop? They have a pretty decent selection of hard to find Ginger movies, and I was just wondering if they are the real deal. Thanks for any help, and I really enjoy reading all the posts on here :-D

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  13. Hi, Desarae! Sorry, haven't heard of Scooter Movies... cool name, tho! Hope they work out - sounds like CS has had a positive experience with them - and she is a tough customer! :-]

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  14. CS and VKMfan thanks for your posts :-D I will probably just order from them and see what happens. Test the water with just one DVD...LOL! My husband would probably prefer that anyway :) Thanks again.

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  15. I'm WHAT???

    Huey, you're exaggerating over all limits! I'm just a Greenhorn, my VISA card is brand-new and I was just crying like an anxious baby a few weeks ago.

    Come to talk about baby: Was the O.G.R.E. successful in getting Ginger to pregnancy?

    Let's see, what we'll get in 9 months ...

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  17. That's great CS :) How long did you have to wait? I am dying because I haven't even gotten a response as to long it will be before the order will get here?

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  19. What did come to my ears Huey?

    A teacher telling his pupils how to shoot Obama?

    ts-ts-ts ...

    Guess I found your sewer stuff too. :)

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  20. Desarae:

    Scooter@ScooterMoviesShop.com

    You better inform him. Maybe your order didn't work ... - Did you pay by credit-card? And did he already take money from it? If not I guess he didn't realize that somebody was trying to order.

    So you better ask him. And please report us here ...

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  21. CS:

    Thanks for all the input. I am going to check in with him again. I did send him an email, but I didn't receive a response. I have paid with a credit card, and the money has already come out of my account. The order is just sitting as pending on his website. I will continue to keep you posted as to how this is going :)

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  22. I don't like that!

    First he should confirm your order and then he may take the money. But this is impossible.

    Can't you ask your bank to book the money back? If he isn't going to deliver. But they should be able to tell you, how much time you still have to do that.

    Some of these days I might write him too, and ask him a few questions ...

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