...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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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Other July 16th Birthdays and Historic Events...


Well, of course, Friday is July 16th, Ginger Rogers' 99th Birthday...of course G-ology will have what will hopefully be a HONKIN' post for that occasion... but before then, here are some 'other' birthdays which occur on July 16th, along with some historical events which have taken place on the same date (from The World Almanac.com):

Birthdays:
1486: Andrea del Sarto, painter (near Florence, Italy; died 1530)
1723: Sir Joshua Reynolds, portrait painter (Plympton, Devon, England; died 1792)
1796: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, landscape painter (France; died 1875)
1821: Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science (near Concord, NH; died 1910)
1872: Roald Amundsen, polar explorer (near Oslo, Norway; disappeared 1928)
1907: Barbara Stanwyck, actress (Brooklyn, NY; died 1990)
1911: Ginger Rogers, dancer/actress (Independence, MO; died 1995)
1915: Barnard Hughes, actor (Bedford Hills, NY)
1942: Margaret Court Smith, tennis champion (Australia)
1943: Jimmy Johnson, football coach (Port Arthur, TX)
1947: Alexis Herman, former labor secretary (Mobile, AL)
1948: Ruben Blades, singer/actor (Panama City, Panama).
1948: Pinchas Zukerman, violinist (Tel Aviv, Israel)
1963: Phoebe Cates, actress (New York, NY)
1967: Will Ferrell, actor (Irvine, CA)
1968: Barry Sanders, football player (Wichita, KS)

This Day in History:
1790: Pres. George Washington signs legislation naming the District of Columbia as the permanent capital of the United States.
1918: In Russia, Czar Nicholas II and his family are executed by a firing squad on the order of the Bolsheviks.
1945: The first atomic bomb, produced at Los Alamos, NM, is tested in an explosion at a desert site in Alamogordo, NM.
1969: Apollo 11, the mission to land the first men on the Moon, is launched.
1988: At the U.S. Olympic Trials in Indianapolis, Florence Griffith Joyner runs the 100 meters in a record-smashing 10.49 seconds.
1999: John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and his sister-in-law Lauren Bessette die in a plane crash off Martha's Vineyard, MA, in a private plane piloted by Kennedy.

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...A few things that 'jump out' at me on these lists... one, I did NOT know that Ginger shared the same birthday with Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science... pretty cool, considering that Ginger was arguably the most famous practicing Christian Scientist ever...

...also, ol' George Washington declares DC as the Nation's Capital... the significance of that is, Ginger is a direct descendant of Mr. Washington...

...Ginger and Barbara Stanwyck shared the same birthday - THAT'S pretty cool - Juliette at "Some Parade" is a big Stanwyck fan, if memory serves...

...Apollo 11 was launched - THAT'S a pretty significant event in history, no?

...AND, the first atomic bomb was dropped in testing in Alamogordo, NM... appropriate for the 'bombshell's birthday', no?

Well, that's all I've got... if there are any other birthdays or events which occurred on 7/16, please feel free to add to the list!

Until Friday :-) ...

KIG in the SOG!!!
VKMfan
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4 comments:

  1. funny that I never noticed that Ginger and Barbara shared the same bday!!! I love both and I'll be talking about them on my blog on their bday =)

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  2. oh btw, one of my favorite singers, Jo Stafford, passed away on July 16, 2008 at the age of 90...so that's another event to remember (a sad one,though)

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  3. I'm going to be having a Babswyck fest. on the 16th, but I might just slip in a Ginger film too ;D Great post!

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  4. ReNa - Wow - didn't know that about Jo Stafford... not all that familiar with her, but the few times I have heard her, she is GREAT!!! I really need to 'beef up' my 'big Band' stuff... I have a 'mega-box' of BB tunes, and need to sort thru it again...

    Sophie: Great to hear you are into Miss Stanwyck as well as Ginger! I really think it is pretty cool they have the same birthday... TCM showed a lot of Barbara's movies on the 16th, but NO Ginger... hmmm... well, that is ok, I guess - at least Barbara got some deserved airplay! But NEXT year, Ginger's 100th, they BETTER get the VKM films rolling! :-]

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