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...have 'updated' the GingerLinks area on the bottom right of the page - unfortunately several of the links have 'disappeared'... but a few new ones have been added...
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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - March 23rd

1948: Eddy Chandler, who starred with Ginger in the films “Carnival Boat” (as Fordon) and “Star of Midnight” (as Kinland Henchman), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 54.

2007: The musical biography of Ginger’s life, “Backwards in High Heels”, opens in Manalapan, Florida, near West Palm Beach.

GingerTelevision...

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...REMEMBER - The LAST segment of the Palm Springs Antiques Roadshow will be shown Monday, March 27th - It MUST be the one with Roberta Olden getting a piece of Ginger's furniture appraised... so check it OUT!!! (It's a cool show anyway, so...WATCH!) ... On PBS... see local listings for times... AND, I have noticed that the shows may be 'streamed' from the PBS website at any time after they are aired, so... COOL!

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

April 4, 2017 @ 8:00 P.M. Gold Diggers of 1933
April 4-5, 2017 @ 12:00 A.M. Fifth Avenue Girl
April 8, 2017 @ 10:45 P.M. Black Widow
April 10, 2017 @ 8:00 P.M. - Tales of Manhattan

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...

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Monday, July 5, 2010

It's Gingerology's...


...First Anniversary! Thanks to ALL of the folks who follow this blog, publicly or... er, 'non-publicly'! Your support has made Gingerology a very cool place to discuss all things Ginger, and has encouraged me through good times (like my baby boy being born) and bad (like my dad's illness and death). Over 50 followers is a bit mind boggling - I am very humbled that y'all take interest in the blog, and MORE jazzed that there is such an interest in Ginger, who could NEVER really be over-hyped, IMHO.
When I 'created a new blog' back on July 5th, 2009, the primary purpose was to be able to comment on Beth's blog, 'Finding Ginger'. Her blog was the primary inspiration for Gingerology; most notably, her "List of Ginger Rogers Movies I Have Seen" - I had just purchased the Ginger and Fred box set of all ten of their films, and was just getting into the 'beautiful science of Miss Ginger Rogers'... I knew she had been in a few other films... er, a FEW? How about over 60 more? Beth had crossed off WELL over half of her movies, in fact, down to a dozen or so she had NOT seen... so it got me to searching for more Ginger movies - of course there ARE quite a few on DVD, such as Stage Door, Roxie Hart, Kitty, Major-Minor, and so on.
But after the 'studio DVD' scope of Ginger had been exhausted, I had to resort to 'other' means to obtain her movies... including some 'iffy' purchases on eBay and iOffer, among others... and general obtaining of 'files'... which seems to be ok, since the movies are 70 years or so old (public domain?), and NOT available anywhere else... and of course, TCM has been a MAJOR player in the development of PG Huey's accumulation of VKM titles... so 'hats off' to Ted Turner, whatever continent he may be on or over at the present time. So, taking all of these 'sources' into account, I have somehow managed to obtain all but ONE of the feature films Ginger Rogers had a role in - and that one, that elusive white whale, is 'Hat Check Girl', by Fox Studios. I have heard of someone who saw it from an 'original reel', so there is a copy or two out there - just wish someone could transfer it to 'electronic media' of some type. But hey, we have to have SOMETHING to look forward to obtaining, right?
In addition to movies, I have also spent quite a bit of time and money on eBay purchasing various Ginger-related items, such as LIFE magazines, books, sheet music, and other various types of 'Gingerbilia'. One day, I better SELL a few things to counter the $$$ I have burned via PayPal. But, it has not been ALL in vain, for within the purchased items, I have learned quite a bit more about Ginger in various stages in her career and life, which were honestly one in the same, it appears... and just like any great subject, the more you learn about her, the more you WANT to learn about her - thus the need to continually update info on Gingerology, so y'all can also discover and share cool facts about Miss Rogers.
I have had some pretty neat 'blogships' with a lot of y'all over the past year... of course, Beth, who got me started in all of this (and coined the phrase, "Keep It Gingery!"), and Lauren, who has been a great help in 'setting my path straight' as to my mission of Gingerology, while being a good fellow 'gabber'... then of course there is Kate, a.k.a."The OGRE" - (Official Ginger Research Expert) - she has dug up gobs of great Ginger footage, audio and video-wise... and has shared with all of us, and we are all richer for it. So special thanks to these three ladies, along with all of you (if I start naming folks, will leave someone out... sorry) who have shared their knowledge and expertise in various subjects and situations, and patiently nudged me along the sometimes quite perplexing world of the blogosphere, which I am lost as a goose in most of the time.
BTW - the pic at the top of the post was the original 'header pic' for Gingerology - it is STILL one of my all-time favorites... her eyes in this photo are so sharp and clear, it is unnervingly beautiful to Huey, if that makes any sense... Maria of the blog, 'Let Yourself Go' (which, BTW, I could not find recently... any ideas where it went?) 'colorized' the current header pic for Gingerology, which is ALSO just a devastatingly beautiful pic... there is NO lack of visual images of our topic subject, thank heavens!
So, here's to many more years of Gingerology, and to all who follow and encourage it! It is great to be able to learn and share info on such a beautiful subject!
Thanks one and all! ...and,
KEEP IT GINGERY (KIG)!!!
Jeff Walker -
a.k.a. VKMfan, PG Huey, jwalker, Huey in the Ham, Sunny, Ginger Rogers' Perpetual Cabana Boy (GRPCB)
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14 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Happy one year blog anniversary. You have done a wonderful job with your blog and I cant wait to see what else you bring in the following years.
    Lexie

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  2. Happy Anniversary Cabana Boy! Thanks for welcoming me to the Gingerology family and letting me ramble! You've done a great job getting Gingerology off the ground and making it the "ultimate" Ginger place to hang out!

    To celebrate what do we watch today? Swing Time (Ginger's favorites of the G&F films?) Kitty (the crown jewel in the Ginger collection)? Start at the beginning and watch all of them??

    PS - I saw a DVD copy of Cinderella on ebay. It wasnt cheap but it exists!

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  3. Happy one year anniversary! This is such an amazing blog and you are so friendly and open, it is such a great place to talk about Ginger :D

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  4. Happy Anniversary, Huey. And what a good job you've done this year with great pictures, TCM schedule, insights into Ginger, and polls to consider. Look at all those names you've accumulated; you do remember what "Sunny" is, don't you. :) Has Ginger caught Bam Bam's eye yet so that we might hear from him during the second year of Gingerology?

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  5. Aw, Happy Anniversary! :) I'm so glad I stumbled across you when I was new to Blogger last year, I always enjoy whatever tidbit of Ginger info (old or new) you present to us. Many kudos as well to your hardworking co-horts who have done all the dirty legwork of research to present to us lazier folk. ;)

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  6. Must offer my congratulations too! Gingerology is an institution in the classic movie blog-world. You have the great gift to inspire people and this makes your blog quite famous.

    Besides you gave me the idea how to do my work on Jean.

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  7. Happy anniversary! I'm glad you've stuck it out this long and plan to keep going. You're posts are always fun to read (as are your comments), and, of course, it's always fun to talk about Ginger with you! : D

    You're a great example of a true Gingerologist!

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  8. Happy anniversary!
    Your blog is really great for Ginger fans :p

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  9. YAY! One year :D Awesome, good job Huey I LOVE your blog, thanks for all the pictures and all the advice and comments, you practically got me started! Congrats and I hope there will be many more years of your blog :D

    Anna

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  10. Hey Huey! I'm leaving a lot fo my friends on here this comment, I hope you join and it'll be a lot of fun!

    I made this new blog and I was wondering if you could all join :D It's for vintage clothes actors and actresses from the 30's-50's. I have high hopes for it, and maybe later on, when I learn how, I will make it a website! Please join and vote for the new poll :D

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  11. Happy belated one year :-)
    thanks for also offering hope on 'hat check girl' when i was in los angeles 3 weeks ago i visited the american film institute and neither they nor congress have a copy, but i'm still hoping!

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  12. Thanks to ALL for the kind words... again, I am just glad to be able to present info, pics, and other stuff about Ginger for y'all to check out... Plan to keep on rolling along with it as long as the 'blogosphere' allows!

    Thanks Again,
    VKMfan
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Awards...Thanks, Y'all!!!

...I TRULY appreciate these, and the kind words regarding this blog...thanks for all the inspiration I have drawn from each of your blog sites, which are all awesome in their unique ways!!!
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

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