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...
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
A few things...
...well, guess it's time for the ol' "Cabana Boy" to shock the pool for the summer again, eh, Miss Rogers?
...first off, I plan to be getting back to the reviews in a day or two... but in the meantime, to recap the 'current rankings' of the "General Gingeryness" of the first ten of her career:
#1 - The Tenderfoot
#2 - The Tip-Off
#3 - Queen High
#4 - Young Man of Manhattan
#5 - Carnival Boat
#6 - The Thirteenth Guest
#7 - The Sap From Syracuse
#8 - Suicide Fleet
#9 - Follow the Leader
#10 - Honor Among Lovers
AAANNDDD, since we don't have it, "Hat Check Girl" must be regulated to the bottom spot for now, cause, it has to be noted SOMEWHERE, right?
Hopefully it will show up soon, as the reviews I've read sound pretty favorable...but until then,
#11 - Hat Check Girl
...sorry, Jessie... er, that's Ginger's character's name in HCG...
Next up is 'You Said a Mouthful', Ginger's second film with Joe E. Brown...from what I remember of my first viewing of it, it isn't as 'Gingery' as Tenderfoot, but then again, the reviews have good things to say about her role, so maybe a second view will be profitable.
...OK, as for the 'post editor' deal on 'blogger'...where the heck did the COLOR and FONT SIZE options go? This is REALLY going to limit my movie review 'format'... well, it's no big deal, if y'all are cool with it...or, do I need to try to load the 'new' editor again? er...I think I'll wait and receive feedback from y'all concerning this...which will be greatly appreciated, BTW...
Well, hope y'all are all OK... looks like summer has gotten folks out and about, thus a bit less blogging, as far as I can tell, anyway... hey, I'm off on vacation starting 6/18... to Gatlinburg - Smoky Mountains in Tennessee...pretty cool area.
...yep, time to head for the mountains, y'all! :-]
Which reminds me - I need to post up on the Independence trip...looks like it's a definite GO, y'all...so stay tuned for that, too...
In the meantime, tho...
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