This Day in GINGEROLOGY - March 29th
1883: William Halligan (born William Kerry Halligan), who starred with Ginger in the films “Follow The Leader” (as Bob Sterling), “Tom, Dick and Harry” (as Mr. Burton), “Tales of Manhattan” (as Oliver Webb), and “Week-End at the Waldorf” (as Chief Jennings), was born in Chicago, Illinois.
1889: Warner Baxter, who starred with Ginger in the films “42nd Street” (as Julian Marsh) and “Lady in the Dark” (as Kendall Nesbitt) was born in Columbus, Ohio.
1908: Dennis O’Keefe (born Edward Vance Flanagan), who starred with Ginger in the films “Hat Check Girl” (as Party Guest), “42nd Street” (as Chorus Boy), “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Chorus Boy), “Twenty Million Sweethearts” (as Reporter), “Upperworld” (as Photographer), “Top Hat” (as Elevator Passenger / Dancer), “Swing Time” (as Dance Extra in “The Way You Look Tonight” Number), and “Vivacious Lady” (as Student), was born in Fort Madison, Iowa.
1941: H. Dudley Hawley (born Hughson Dudley Hawley), who starred with Ginger in the film “Young Man of Manhattan” (as the Doctor), died in New York City at the age of 62.
1955: Nina Campana (born Esperanza Susanna de Ybarrondo), who starred with Ginger in the film “Flying Down to Rio” (as Mme. Borget-Damas), died in Santa Clara, California, at the age of 57.
1957: Charles R. Rogers, who produced the Ginger films “The Tip-Off”, “Suicide Fleet”, “Carnival Boat”, and “Sitting Pretty”, died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 64.
2013: TCM aired “42nd Street”.2016: TCM aired “42nd Street”.
Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):
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...
Friday, August 27, 2010
...Various Gingery goodness abounds...
...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!!!
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