...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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Monday, May 16, 2011

Huey Update...

...hello, all you Gingerologists out there! Well, Huey's Home Base has yet to retain the Internet or TV (...btw, did those royal kids ever get married? :-) ), so I am jotting this down at work...after hours, so hopefully that's not TOO bad...:-)

Anyway, the cleanup effort is well underway in Pleasant Grove, and throughout the state...I went to another city that was hit pretty hard to the north of us - Cullman - and did some 'survey' work of the damage. My job allowed a few of us to hook up with some FEMA folks who are surveying the damage, looking for existing storm shelters, and scoping out possible locations for new shelters to serve the communities.

I actually 'guided' the FEMA folks through Pleasant Grove, and could tell some specific stories about how folks survived - which seemed to be pretty useful for their work. We drove up right in front of our old house, which has since been 'razed'...lots of new 'empty lots' for sale in PG, unfortunately...

But the big thing now for the 'survivors' is that there are quite a few con artists afoot throughout the area trying to 'price-gouge' and such... they should be shot down like dogs!!! Too bad Ginger isn't able to run those goofballs off with her double barrel skeet shooter...

Well, as for Gingery stuff...DANG I'm missing it!!! One thing I have noticed is that TCM has their July schedule out... and Ginger is nowhere to be found on 7/16/11....GRRRRRR..... Maybe y'all should toss a few notes Ted's way and ask him to explain himself... oh well, maybe they will do something later on this year... but y'know, wouldn't it be cool to have at least ONE GingerFilm on her 100th Birthday??? I mean, C'MON!!!

Speaking of which, we are two months away from Ginger's 100th... I am still planning on being in Independence... I will keep y'all posted. Whenever everything gets up and running, I may try to put a 'countdown clock' on here, if there is such an animal available... AT&T has been stringing line near my area, so Charter hopefully isn't far behind.... we may get back 'on-line' by the weekend....here's hoping...

And again, thanks for all the continued thoughts, prayers, and concern over this region...it's going to be a long process, but the human spirit is quite resilient when it comes straight down to it, as Ginger proved in her life... I hope I can figure out what my 'role' can be with the recovery effort - there's plenty of opportunity, to be sure...

Until then,

KIG!
VKMfanHuey
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5 comments:

  1. Oh no Huey...you are in my prayers...I had no idea...I've been so busy lately. Keep us updated friend! Kori xoxo

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  2. Keep hanging in there, thanks for the update!

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  3. I did mention Ginger's birthday to TCM on Twitter....and they're following me now!

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  4. Kori - Thanks for the kind words! AND, congrats on your BOOK!!! dang, when did THAT happen? you know, you miss a few weeks, and out of nowhere there's an author afoot!! :-] I will MOST defnitely obtain a copy of your tome...I'm sure I will love it, no matter the tale... :-]

    Betsy: Thanks for the kind thoughts! Hopefully things are 'stabilizing' here...it's a bit depressing riding thru town and seeing all the vacant lots now...where houses were a month ago. Hope YOU are doing well!

    Ron: good to hear ya banged on Uncle Ted's cage regarding the lack of Gingeryness on TCM's 7/16 lineup... I will post some stuff this weekend, maybe to start up a bit of a 'campaign' to get folks to drop a line as well... maybe they will at least 'make up' for it down the road...

    VP: Thanks for the kind thoughts...we are doing ok here - and we just need to 'be there' for folks who DID lose stuff... it's pretty hard to know what to say to someone who just lost all their worldly belongings... but perseverance is the word around here for folks, which is promising...

    Thanks to all... I will crank up some Gingery goodness for SURE this weekend... and will get back to the GingerFilm reviews as well...

    Until then...

    KIG!!!

    VKMfanHuey
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