This Day in GINGEROLOGY - April 25th
1995: Ginger Rogers died in Rancho Mirage, California of congestive heart failure; she was 83. She was cremated and her ashes interred alongside Lela’s at the Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Chatsworth, California. It is fitting that Fred Astaire’s gravesite is relatively close to hers.
2011: FMC aired “Roxie Hart”.
2015: FXM RETRO aired “Dreamboat”.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...
Saturday, June 26, 2010
As a result, I just loaded the entire audio files from 'Ginger: My Story', which is Ginger reading various excerpts from the book - it is pretty neat to listen to, even though Ginger sounds pretty old in it - heck, it was recorded in 1991! Specifically, July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th... just days away from her 80th birthday!!! So keep that in mind when you are listening...
Anyway, hope you enjoy those files - just click on any one to play - I (hopefully) have the 'autoplay' set to off - it seems to be set that way - cause nothing is more of a 'startle' than to click on a site and music or whatever starts blaring out at you.
Speaking of music, oh yes, there will be GingerTunes aplenty... I have to make some 'mp3' tracks from old LPs... hopefully 'adding' a second 'player' will not pose a problem...
ok - that is all! Hope y'all dig the excerpts!
Keep It Gingery in the Summer of Ginger!!!
Friday, June 25, 2010
This of course will need to be a 'reply comment' type arrangement, with commentary as to why the movie you pick is the best 'intro to Ginger'...but I have placed a similar 'poll' question to the right... but more general - regarding the above question, would the movie be a Ginger and Fred (GandF) film...
And now for something completely different (well, as usual, it IS about Ginger!)... You have probably noticed there are new 'tabs' at the top right of the blog - these will be the new locations for general info, such as the movie list, the TCM schedule, General info, etc... as a result, a lot of space will be cleared out for other endeavours on the 'right margin'... which leads me into the fact that, thanks in GREAT part to Ms. OGRE, it appears that G-ology may have MP3's of Ginger in various formats, mainly tunes, but also the long-awaited "My Story" narration... I will do my best to get it cranked up this weekend... any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Keep It Gingery, Y'all!!!
Monday, June 21, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
It's a pretty cute movie - of the two films Ginger did with Joe E. Brown (the other being "You Said a Mouthful), this one is quite better, as Brown's role is a bit more 'laid back' than in 'Mouthful', which has him as the more bumbling doofus type... well, he is somewhat of a bumbling doofus in Tenderfoot, to be sure, but in a more 'interesting' way. As for Ginger, she is the sweet female lead with some 'sassiness', but is VERY cute and fresh-faced in this one at the ripe old age of twenty...
Here's the link to WB Archives:
This one does show up on TCM every now and then, but just passing along the info... again, the WB Archive series DVDs have NO special features (unfortunately), but are typically pretty good visual quality (although not 'fully restored'... they are waiting for Maggie to do that!!!)
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Thanks to all of you for the kindness you have shown and the prayers and thoughts given - I am humbled and honored to be part of this corner of the blogosphere with y'all.
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