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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - October 20th

1871: Frederick Burton, who starred with Ginger in the film “Broadway Bad” (as Robert North, Sr.), was born in Indianapolis, Indiana.

1885: Purnell Pratt, who starred with Ginger in the films “Hat Check Girl” (as Collins) and “A Shriek in the Night” (as Police Inspector Russell), was born in Bethel, Illinois.

1904: Marian Nixon, who starred with Ginger in the film “Chance at Heaven” (as Glory Franklyn), was born in Superior, Wisconsin.

1955: Frank Darien (born Frank Guderian), who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tip-Off” (as Edna’s Uncle), “Professional Sweetheart” (as Appleby), “Roxie Hart” (as Michael Finnegan), and “Tales of Manhattan” (as Elsa’s Old Father), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 79.

1956: Clay Clement (born Claudius Geiger), who starred with Ginger in the films “Don’t Bet on Love” (as Arnold Ross, Attorney at Law) and “Upperworld” (as Medical Examiner), died in Watertown, New York, at the age of 68.

1990: Joel McCrea, who starred with Ginger in the films “Chance at Heaven” (as Blackstone ‘Blacky’ Gorman) and “Primrose Path” (as Ed Wallace), died in Woodland Hills - Los Angeles, California, at the age of 84.

GingerTelevision...

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

November 2, 2017 @ 4:00 A.M. Vivacious Lady
November 6-7, 2017 @ 12:00 A.M. Tender Comrade

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':

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

GingerHaiku

...OK, y'all...now for a bit of an 'interactive' post, as a 'change-up' in the Holiday Season...time to break out your 'creative licenses' and PARTICIPATE in the First Edition of GingerHaiku!!!
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



Beginnings reflect
from that Beautiful Science
Gingerology




Mighty sound Stage Door
Radio-Keith-Orpheum
...unforgettable

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!

KIG!
VKMfanHuey
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  2. Lol. This sounds fun. I think I had to do one of these in like the 6th or 7th grade...can't remember how good they were, or if they were very "Gingery." ;)

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  3. Hey, what's the matter here? I thought I would meet a crowd...

    Oh, a new gal -- Pinkie, we're probably gonna call you Pinkie ... won't we? -- If you hate it absolutely please protest, before it may be too late!

    Ginger as Japanese, very cute. Tonight I'll see FOOTLIGHT PARADE again...Ruby's also a cute Asian...so I get a swell foretaste already - THANKS HUEY!
    You should have a TV-show - you're talking so swell already in your posts and it sounds quite lively. Of course it should be a show about Ginger. ;)

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  4. Huey, did you actually notice I had a great big post on FLYING DOWN TO RIO on WordPress the Sunday next to last Sunday??

    The begin of the Fred---Ginger pairing!

    I liked it much better than I had thought!!

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  5. Oh, I wish everybody a Merry Christmas!

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  6. I don't have the time right now to be creative with a Ginger haiku, and frankly I'm not good at them. I do love yours, Huey.

    I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, especially Huey who has given us such great entertainment throughout the year.

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  7. Hey friend!!!! I have to tell you once again, I always love your comments. You truly make my day. You are one of the sweetest people around Huey! I hope you are having a fabulous week and you and your family have a blessed Christmas. Love to you! Kori xoxo

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  8. PG: I'm the first to admit, I am NOT a great prose-poet... well, maybe MEDIOCRE, at best... but I DO like to give it a shot every now and then... so, don't be shy if ya have any ideas to post... ANYTHING Gingery is of great interest! :-)

    CS: Thanks for the kind words... I am waiting for the call from TCM extending an invite to guest host Ginger's 100th birthday filmfest... maybe a drive to Atlanta is in order... And I DID see the 'Rio' post...awesome stuff, Clarissa! I meant to reply on there, but it's been a bit 'hectic' the last week...hopefully over the weekend, things will slow down a bit...the week between Christmas and New Year's is always pretty slow.

    Fioraon: No problem...hope you can find some 'down time'...it's 'purt near' (Southernese for 'pretty close to') impossible this time of year... and thanks for the kind words! I'm so glad this blog works so well...of course, it is the subject matter that makes it that way...and the awesome followers I am so fortunate to have! REALLY!!! I will hopefully have some new 'features' rolling out in a few weeks...again, the 'time issues' deal...blah...

    Kori: Hiya, lady!!! Love the MM Mondays! Maybe I can do 'Ginger Tuesdays'...well, except that Ginger is pretty much 24/7 here anyway! :-] ...and if I may be so bold, your new 'avatar' pic is...well, let's just say you NEVER need change it!!! :-P
    And...Thanks SO much for your kind words and thoughts... you deserve great things, and my wish is that Mr. Claus cranks out mondo goodies your way!

    To ALL...once again - hope Christmas for you and yours is the best yet!!!

    KIG!!!
    VKMfanHuey
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