This Day in GINGEROLOGY - March 25th
1875: Spencer Charters, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tenderfoot” (as Oscar), “Romance in Manhattan” (as Marriage License Clerk). “Star of Midnight” (as Hotel Doorman), “In Person” (as Parson Calverton Lunk), “Vivacious Lady” (as Man Shaving on Train), and “Kitty Foyle” (as Father – scenes deleted), was born in Duncannon, Pennsylvania.
1880: Allan Cavan, who starred with Ginger in the film “The Thirteenth Guest” (as Uncle Wayne Seymour), was born in Concord, California.
1896: Ray Enright (born Raymond E. Enright), who directed the Ginger films “The Tenderfoot” and “Twenty Million Sweethearts”, was born in Anderson, Indiana.
1969: Alan Mowbray, who starred with Ginger in the film “In Person” (as actor Jay Holmes), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 72.
2010: Ginger is Star of the Month on TCM, which aired “Having Wonderful Time”, “Fifth Avenue Girl”, “In Person”, “Twenty Million Sweethearts”, “Upper World”, “Romance In Manhattan”, “Star Of Midnight”, and “Perfect Strangers”.2015: MoMA screened “A Night in a Dormitory (short)” and “The First Traveling Saleslady” as part of its series “Acteurism: Ginger Rogers”.
...REMEMBER - The LAST segment of the Palm Springs Antiques Roadshow will be shown Monday, March 27th - It MUST be the one with Roberta Olden getting a piece of Ginger's furniture appraised... so check it OUT!!! (It's a cool show anyway, so...WATCH!) ... On PBS... see local listings for times... AND, I have noticed that the shows may be 'streamed' from the PBS website at any time after they are aired, so... COOL!
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...
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Here's the link in case you haven't been there in a while...
...while we are here, hoping y'all got the Ginger movie(s) you were looking for from the WB Archive - the 'sale' on the 'six-pack' ended yesterday - mine have already been distributed on my 'row of GingerFilms'.
Hey - that pic above is pretty cool, BTW... it will be one of the last 'pre-peroxide' pics we see for awhile, I reckon... her eyes in this one are mesmerizing, no?
Also, I am starting up on Review #6, for 'The Tip-Off' - I have just watched the first 10 minutes or so, and it already is most likely the 'new #1' in the aggregate poll...RKO flicks are just cool to me - and it's weird how much 'crisper' the cinematography is on this one than on the Paramount movies - maybe it's a 'restoration' thing, but you can just tell by the 'feel' of the scenes that the RKO stuff was better than any of the Paramount stuff - (prove me wrong, Viacom, and 'restore and distribute' those 'first five'!) ...anyway, hopefully that review will be on the site by Saturday, so stay tuned.
And lastly, but certainly not least, G-ology is deeply saddened to hear of Jane Russell's passing... she was quite the lady ("The 'full-figured gal", INDEED! :-p ) ...ahem...and an underrated actress... of course, it just wouldn't be Huey of me unless I found a 'Ginger connection', right? so, here goes - For the movie 'The Paleface', Paramount (there's that name again) originally had Ginger tabbed to play opposite Bob Hope; for some reason (financial, perhaps?) Ginger backed out and they installed Jane Russell to play Calamity Jane instead - of course, I would have loved to see Ginger in that role, but...whatever... haven't seen that movie, but I feel sure Jane is fine in it!
And then, of course, there is the 'Howard Hughes' connection between Ginger and Jane; Howie signed Jane to a seven-year contract in 1940, shortly after Ginger dumped Howard in the Pacific (Chapter 26 of 'My Story').
Well, that's about it - I am going from Wednesday to Thursday as we speak, so here's wrapping up -
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