This Day in GINGEROLOGY - April 23rd
1928: Shirley Temple, who starred with Ginger in the films “Change of Heart” (as Shirley) and “I’ll Be Seeing You” (as Barbara Marshall), was born in Santa Monica, California.1957: William Orlamond (born William Anderson Orlamond), who starred with Ginger in the film “Rafter Romance” (as Gus the Grocer), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 89.
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...
Monday, July 11, 2011
Thoughts regarding TCM...
First off, let's make one thing perfectly clear... TCM is no doubt the #1 classic movie network, PERIOD! It is our prime resource for not only much of Ginger's work, but for ALL the awesome movies we love from the Golden Era...let's sincerely hope it stays put, and keeps on doing what it does (and PLEASE, no 'original series', save for the occasional documentary like the one not long ago about movie studio history...).
Second, it is a bit hard to OVERTLY complain about the frequency of GingerFilms aired in general...they typically get 3-4 in a month, and honestly, after GingerMarch 2010, there's just no way the network can EVER be anything less than aces in my book, even if they NEVER show another GingerFilm...oof, that IS a bad thought, tho...
And third, I am pretty dang sure that "Mr. TCM" himself (no, not Uncle Ted), Robert Osbourne, is a substantial Ginger fan, which honestly perplexes me even more why 7/16 is Ginger-free on TCM....I'm not really sure if Rob has much input as to the scheduling at this point, anyway (I just read he is on 'sabbatical' for three months, to recuperate from surgery...here's a 'get well soon' from all the folks at Gingerology, Rob!). The closest they have to ANYTHING Gingery is the movie "Night and Day" which is about the life of Cole Porter, and stars Cary Grant - supposed to be a pretty good movie...
SO, having said all of that...while it's obvious I will still be a MAJOR supporter of TCM, it just...'disappoints' me a good bit that a GingerFilm isn't there on THAT day, of all days...it's even on a Saturday, so even showing a few early in the day would work for most folks!
I honestly haven't 'put my two cents in' over at the TCM site regarding the situation, so I guess I can't complain much, eh? Well, except over here...
OK...rant over...if you can call it that... I'm sure y'all will celebrate the Gingertennial with your fav GingerFilms anyway, right? Feel free to reply with your plans for Saturday... I am interested!
KIG, y'all... yes, ESPECIALLY you folks at TCM...what are we gonna DO with y'all?
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