...BACK from GingerFest 2018!!!

...of course it was a BLAST! A great time meeting fellow Gingerologists and discussing Ginger with... well, other Gingerologists!!! Marge and Gene Padgitt did an incredible job with the proceedings, lined up awesome speakers, and of course Roberta was incredible as well!!! Hope to see y'all there next year!!!

This Day in GINGEROLOGY - July 21st

1973: Ginger is on the panel of judges in the Miss Universe contest, held in Athens, Greece; Miss Philippines Margarita Moran won.

1975: Billy West (born Roy B. Weissburg), who starred with Ginger in the films “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Medal Winner in ‘Remember My Forgotten Man’ Number), and “Twenty Million Sweethearts” (as Bellboy), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 82.

2010: TCM aired “Perfect Strangers”.

2015: TCM aired “Star of Midnight”.

2017: TCM aired “Lucky Partners”.


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...


Friday, August 27, 2010

...Various Gingery goodness abounds...

Well, just a few odds and ends... First, I received the sheet music to "Jenny" from "Lady in the Dark" today...

...pretty dang cool item, even tho I can hardly play the radio, much less an actual musical instrument... The interesting thing is, there is an extra 'verse' that was cut from the film version, most likely just due to time... as awesome as the tune is, it IS a little long (I could watch it performed in a continuous loop, but somehow I figure most of y'all already knew that... :-P )

Anyway, here are the actual pages with the 'lost' verse - #4 on the list... just to further your knowledge of all things Ginger...

OK - the "Argentine lyric" for some reason didn't make it... the end of the first line about the 'Good Neighbor Policy', seemed to be a mouthful to squeeze in at the end of the verse... Anyway, there it is, for y'all's perusal.

ANOTHER topic - as SassyGinger noted in her blog, On November 2, 2010, TCM will release a new "Greatest Classic Films" collection that contains four of GandF's best-known and loved movies: "The Gay Divorcee", "Swing Time", "Top Hat", and "Shall We Dance". The link to info is below:


ALSO, the re-release of "Astaire and Rogers: The Complete Collection", which has all ten of the GandF films, plus a cool bonus 'biography' disc, as well as a good CD of selected tunes from their movies (wish there were about twice as many tunes on it, but...) will be released on October 12, 2010... The link for info regarding this 'must-have' is:


...when I purchased this set, it also had a 'redeemable coupon' that supposedly was for four 'free' posters of various GandF movies - but it had expired... so wonder if that will be in the 're-release', and if there is anyway that offer would be allowed for folks who already have the set...
ALSO, remember, at 4:00 AM Eastern time on September 1, TCM will air "The First Traveling Saleslady"... a neat little movie, pretty 'light-hearted' fare - but a 'middle-age' Ginger is simlpy awesome in this one, well, if you can get past her voice inflection... don't let that sway you - you get used to it.
STILL ANOTHER point of interest for Gingerologists out there... One of our charter members here at G-ology, Miss Lauren, has some Gingerbilia up for sale... here is the link to the site she has them on:


...sorry, I nabbed a few of them already...but still some VERY cool ones, mainly of GandF... Lauren is rounding up some fundage for school, so it's for a good cause, y'all...

OK - think that is all - hope y'all are into this somewhat 'interactive' post...

Keep It Gingery!!!



  1. Ohhh I didn't know they are releasing the Fred & Ginger boxed set! How wonderful!

    P.S. I was inspired by your latest Ginger poll, and did a similar poll at my blog. Feel free to check it out. :)

  2. Huey, the sheet music is great! Every time I watch "Lady in the Dark" I am singing "Jenny" for days :)

  3. Hey Huey, about the Fred and Ginger complete box set, I believe I have seen it before on amazon http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Collectors-Divorcee-Carefree-Barkleys/dp/B000H6SXME/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1JRQC2ORZA4FX&colid=312MFDSMQJW3G
    but it also looks like amazon does not have it in stock at the moment so Im guessing its going to be rereleased around the same time TCM does(maybe?). Its one Ive been meaning to add to my collection for a while, but I always buy something else and then lack the cash to spend on more. I MUST buy it when it is released again though.
    Great post!

  4. Hmm still diggin that Barkleys pic. I dont know what it is about that movie that just does it for me.

    PS - Thanks for supporting all us gals and our sites!

  5. Hopefully, these re-re-releases help to convince many 'heathens' to buy more classic films. And hopefully, Warner Bros. will re-release more unre-released classic films at last ...

  6. JH: Glad to inform about the 'BigBox'...it is just mandatory...can't emphesize that enough... and I voted on your blog! Great stuff about Ida Lupino... I went with the first hub - they were together for a good bit, and split in '45, which unfortunately seemed to be the case - not sure if the end of the war had much to do with that or not, but probably so... keep up the good work!

    Desarae: Glad you enjoyed the sheet music...it's really cool to just go over these tunes, and see where things are different, lyrics are cut or change, etc... and in this case, the cover page alone is worth quite a bit! :-]

    Lexie: Yes, I bought two sets on Amazon a good bit back (got one for my mom last Christmas)...but nice to see it being 're-released'... one thing not sure of, tho, is whether there will be a 'Blu-Ray' edition, as was rumored a good bit back... this info on TCM doesn't indicate they will be...not sure how much 'better' the Blu-Ray can enhance a 70+ year old movie...

    SG: - go buy it...a 'Back To School' celebration, right? Of course, I love all of y'all's sites... each one is so different and unique, but do a great job! I just wish I had more time to post like I wish I could!

    CS: These are so 'perpetual' in the realm of all-time movie classics, it's imperative they remain available to new generations of potential classic movie fans... and yes, I know the majority of us have these, but it is VERY imprtant to keep info on these 'fromt and center'... and yes, I kinda have a 'vibe' that WB is going to put out some pretty good ones here in the next few months...Ginger Classics, are my hope, of course...

  7. Yes, when the big box first came out, I got it and got the posters via the coupon! Good stuff.

    I have a post up on my blog for the 75th anniversary of the opening of Top Hat!

  8. VKMfan said
    "...not sure how much 'better' the Blu-Ray can enhance a 70+ year old movie..."

    I think it can. The image resolution of celluloid tops the DVD absolutely. It should be even better than Blue-Ray as I guess. Warner Bros. re-releases have the best image resolution. But still the very small text-lines in opening-credits are hard to read. I think they should be sharp on original celluloid-films. If we compare Warner Bros. to re-releases of other companies, we see how much better even DVDs could be ...

  9. VKMfan - Thanks so much for voting and for your interest in my blog! Feel free to comment/follow anytime. Not to get stop the Ginger discussion here, but have you seen any of Ida's movies?

    I plan on getting that boxed set when its released. If it doesn't cost too much money, that is. I only own a few of the Fred & Ginger movies, and would love to own them all since they're fabulous! And special features and extras are always a major plus. :)

  10. So if I bought it...do you think I could justify hanging it in my classroom? :P Nah Ill keep all that stuff at home. I have a couple of Disney pics I would LOVE to hang up at school but I have no room. :(

  11. Your more than welcome to link to my post!

    Thanks for your excellent blog!

  12. Ron: Thanks again for the link OK - great article! And, glad to hear you received the posters... I am hoping they will have a 'Blu-Ray' edition, so I will have an excuse to go buy them... and a Blu-Ray player... and I can hopefully snag the posters!

    CS: I agree that WB has done a pretty good job with the various ones they have 'restored'... the 'archive' series has been ok, but I think they are not as 'polished' as some of the 'biggies' they sell, like the GandF box.

    JH: Thanks! I meant to 'follow' when I visited - will go do that el pronto! Love to see all types of 'vintage / classic' blogs, and the ones that are specific to one actress / actor are REALLY cool... cause it is good to have a 'source' when you want to read up on said person! I believe I have seen her in a few movies, but honestly, can't name them (I am REALLY bad with names and stuff... that's why I need y'all to keep me in line with everything!)

    SG: I think a postcard should be pretty easy to hang in there... on second thought, I would probably make a copy of the original, since we ARE talking about a room full of kids, no matter HOW well-behaved... like I need to tell YOU that! I am already trying to figure out how to keep 'Bam-Bam' out of the gingery goodness, hot sauce wall, and other miscellaneous areas!


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