...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, February 23, 2011

...odds and ends...

Hi y'all! Well, first things first, right? y'all KNOW I can't post without at least ONE GingerPic attached, right? So, I found this one which I have always loved, and it's in keeping with the time period of the recent reviews (circa 1930) - sorry for the 'quality', as it is just a scan from a book...I dig her hair here - curly, but not 'distractingly' so, if that makes any sense...
She REALLY looks older than 19 here - not sure why...maybe the 'serious' pose or whatever... but it works!


OK, just a few things amongst the reviews... First, I have 'updated' each 'existing' review to add the feature, 'Miscellaneous Stuff', which occurs right after the 'Ginger: My Story' excerpt... this will be the 'neat facts, alternate titles, and anything else' section regarding the movie...

Second, ...the Ginger 'six-pack' was received today!!! Haven't looked at them yet, and I will probably 'save' them for the review process, as I can 'critique' the quality of the copy... MAJOR kudos once again to WB for cranking out the good stuff!!!

...NOW, if we can jump on whoever owns Paramount pictures, and get the first five from Ginger out on DVD... and don't get me started on Fox... there's GOTTA be a copy of 'HCG' lying around in the vaults SOMEWHERE...

Anyway... thanks to all for the positive responses to the reviews... hopefully they are proving to be entertaining and informative. Of course, there is NO way these puppies will wrap up by Ginger's birthday... so I am most likely going to just do one a week (which is pretty much what is happening anyway)...will crank one out over the weekend. Actually, the next one, for 'Honor Among Lovers', should be quite easy, as it appears to have the least amount of Ginger I've seen in ANY of her movies... the movie itself may be the best one to date, but unfortunately the LEAST Gingery... thus it will be in the cellar, y'all...

OK - hope everyone has a great remainder of the week... heck, it's almost March! Hard to believe 'GingerMarch' was a year ago... I feel our buds over at TCM are going to crank out nice amounts of Gingery goodness on and around her birthday... they wouldn't let us down, would they? :-]

OK - Y'all Keep It Gingery!!!

VKMfanHuey
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8 comments:

  1. Hey Huey! Look at that lovely picture! I love to see you post regularly. I so miss your gingery comments! I hope you have a great day tomorrow honey! Kori xoxo

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  2. OMG, this is probably probably the most beautiful picture of Ginger I've ever seen. Th pose, the hair, the black and white, and her make up is soft, she's so natural, and young.
    Thanks for this picture :)
    Have a great day
    Camille

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  3. that is such a lovely picture of Ginger!!! i see what ya mean though, it is hard to believe she was only 19 in it bless her. I hope your copy of Honor among Lovers is better than mine. i've got a lovely free friday night so Ginger movies all the way!!

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  4. Awww...so cute! I actually haven't seen that before. What book is it from?

    My copy of Primrose Path still hasn't come. =( Maybe it will get here tomorrow! I watched clips from it on TCM, which is making me want to see it even more, now.

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  5. Ginger is 19 there?! Wow, she's beautiful! :)

    Your reviews are so much more in-depth than mine Huey! I haven't had much time to comment lately, but I have been reading them. Keep up the marvelous work!

    The DVDs I've gotten from the WB archive have been great quality for not being 'remastered', so yours should be fine.

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  6. Kori: Thanks for the kind words! Great to see you posting as well! I might not 'throw my two cents in' for each of your posts, since, well...some topics you delve into I honestly don't have a clue about (read: fashion, dudes, etc...) - but I still read it faithfully! Hope you had a great weekend, and will have a nice and easy Monday, Lady K!!! :-]

    Camille: Yes, the more you look at it, it's like...DANG...she CAN't just be 19 there, can she? But it says when she was in Girl Crazy, which was 1930...heck, she may not even be 19 yet here! Just natural beauty! hope your week went well - can't remember if you are on the same day as over here...but it's all relative, anyway, right? Hope school is treating you well, too, Camille!

    F&G-M: Well, hope you got some good GingerFilm viewing in! My copy of HAL is not all that bad, really... but it just isn't too much in the way of Ginger... but a Gingerologist should check it out, nevertheless, right? While most of these are available on eBay, a lot are from TCM... and 'other' sources... actually, I obtained a few from the 'iOffer' website as well. It's good to see WB cranking them out... other studios will hopefully follow!

    PG: This pic is from 'The Films Of Ginger Rogers' by Homer Dickens...I HIGHLY recommend it to any G-ologists! eBay typically has it available... There are a few 'errors' here and there... but any 'reference' book is prone to that, unfortunately... but the pics throughout are just amazing! It has some from her Broadway days, 'pre-movies' and 'post-movies'... the most thorough tome out there regarding Ginger...well, there IS one called 'a bibliography of Ginger', or something like that, which shows up on eBay, but the cheapest I've seen it is $70, and typically it is at $100 or more...a bit much...but I will snag one sooner or later.

    JH: I am SO glad to hear from you!!! Ya know, you have changed your 'address', and thus the 'link' I had to Ida was 'broken'... you probably sent out info regarding this, but I have been 'erratic' in my checking of things lately... anyway, glad to hear from you - and thanks for the kind words regarding the reviews! You did inspire me to undertake the review of the entire Ginger catalouge... I did a few reviews here and there back just after starting up the blog, but was really no 'rhyme or reason' to them...
    Hope you are doing well, JH!
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    KIG, y'all!
    VKMfanHuey
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  7. i got my copy off a friend, lets just say i can make out who everyone is, but apart from that the quality isn't much to write home about, however the plot is good and i liked the movie :) (despite the lack of Ginger!)

    Oh and i also recommend Homer Dickens's book to anyone stalling over whether to get it. The pictures are just wonderful and there are so many of them!!! its definately worth adding to ones collection :-)

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  8. Thanks, F&G-M! Glad to know my copy isn't 'unique' in its mediocrity! And good to know you have a copy of the Dickens book - it is a great resource!
    VKMfanHuey
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Thanks again, JW

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