This Day in GINGEROLOGY - April 26th
1890: Edgar Kennedy, who starred with Ginger in the films “Carnival Boat” (as Baldy) and “Professional Sweetheart” (as Tim Kelsey), and was known of the “King of the ‘slow burn’ facial expression”, was born in Monterey County, California.
1899: Guinn ‘Big Boy’ Williams (born Guinn Terrell Williams, Jr.), who starred with Ginger in the films “You Said a Mouthful” (as Joe Holt – Swimming Champion) and “Rafter Romance” (as Fritzie), was born in Decatur, Texas.
1936: Tammany Young, who starred with Ginger in the films “Follow The Leader” (as Bull) and “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Gigolo Eddie), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 49.
1989: Lucille Ball, who starred with Ginger in the films “Roberta” (as uncredited ‘Fashion Model’), “Top Hat”(as uncredited ‘Flower Girl’), “Follow The Fleet” (as Kitty Collins), “Stage Door” (as Judith), and “Having Wonderful Time” (as Miriam), died in Beverly Hills, California, at the age of 77.
2013: TCM aired “Kitty Foyle”.
2015: FXM RETRO aired “Dreamboat”.2016: TCM aired “Carnival Boat”.
Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):
May 4, 2017 @ 12:45 P.M. Gold Diggers of 1933
May 4, 2017 @ 6:15 P.M. 42nd Street
May 17, 2017 @ 4:15 A.M. Finishing School
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, July 26, 2011
Prague's Dancing House...
...This is yet ANOTHER cool 'landmark' I was made aware of by the folks that informed me of "Ginger's" restaurant in Times Square and also the "Ginger Film Festival" near their place in Maryland - outside of Washington D.C., with the cool "picture box" display of Gingerbilia...
The pic above is an office and 'events' building in Prague, Czech Republic...called 'Dancing House'...the Ginger connection? Well, of course...it has been nicknamed "Fred and Ginger" by the locals, as the two 'towers' somewhat resemble a dancing couple...some imagination is necessary, but yeah, I can see it... here is a 'wiki link' to the place (note the first reference to the building's nickname is "Ginger and Fred"...a gingerologist entry on wiki, perhaps? :-] ):
The folks in question (who are actually my wife's aunt and uncle) were taking a tour of Europe (well, they were in Prague on this particular day, duh... it was an EXTENSIVE tour...) and saw this on a postcard, and they of course thought of me when they saw Ginger mentioned... for folks who are at best indifferent about Ginger, they sure run into a heap of Gingery goodness!
For even MORE Ginger links to these folks...their kids are the folks we stayed with in KC for the Gingertennial!!! I'm waiting any day for someone in this family to unearth "Hat Check Girl"... they seem to have the 'knack' for finding Ginger stuff!!!
Hope everyone is well out there... In the States, it is just dang HOT, y'all!! Hope folks in other regions of the orb aren't as heated up as we are... but hey, that's just part of summer, right?
I am fixing to go make sure I have responded to folks who posted and/or commented during my trip...honestly, I think I haven't replied much on Gingerology, but hopefully DID go around the horn of other sites with Gingery posts for 7/16/11... speaking of which, next up on the review series is 'Broadway Bad', which is limited Ginger...mainly Joan Blondell, which I am a pretty big fan of, also, so...should be OK. Hopefully I will get it cranked out by the weekend. Until then...
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