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...
Saturday, December 18, 2010
The pic above has Ginger in a 'Far East' costume for the occasion, well, the parasol and er...whatever else she is wearing...wowzers... they don't make table legs like THAT anymore, y'all... ...dangdangDANG! Merry Christmas to Huey! <:-P
well we better get on with the post...although this pic could EASILY be a post within itself... "GingerGams" would be a wickedawesome post, no? Probably sometime in the future, if my heart can handle it...
Oh-Kay...again, really, BACK to the topic, y'all... :-]
I assume that most of y'all are pretty well-versed in what a haiku is, but just in case... generally, this is a VERY old form of Japanese prose, which generally is characterized by the following two traits: ONE: The haiku consists of three lines of verse, with line one being five syllables, line two having seven syllables, and the last line having five syllables. TWO: The haiku usually has to 'invoke' the time of year the verses are 'set' in, such as spring, winter, etc...(for example, noting 'snow', 'bees', 'leaves', etc., or just mentioning 'autumn', etc...) AND, of course, in our case, Rule THREE, the most important... it MUST be GINGERY!!! duh! :-] Neither of the first two rules are 'set in stone', but you should try to meet them if at all possible (the 'season' one is REALLY easier said than done, as I didn't get that in on ANY of the ones I have posted below) ...and of course, Gingerness IS required!
OK - so, here we go - I will start off the proceedings with three pretty neat ones I came up with, proceeded by an appropriate pic for it (not a requirement for YOU, but thought it might be cool for these, anyway...) Hope ya like them...
From Ginger and Fred
Bounds forth the Perfection of
The Dance Eternal
from that Beautiful Science
Mighty sound Stage Door
OK - well, hopefully that will get y'all going - not that this is a contest or anything, but just interested to see what y'all will crank out... Again, don't get TOO hung up on the 'haiku rules', other than to Keep It GINGERY, of course!
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