...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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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

...From Julius Caesar's month to Augustus Caesar's month...

 ...with Ginger looking quite 'Romanesque' in this pic, no? Now, what film was this pic from? I honestly do not know (40 lashes for Huey..owch), but I bet some of y'all do...so there's your impromptu "GingerTrivia" for the day...

...well, it's still as hot as ever down here in South Gingerville! Hope everyone else is keeping cool as possible amongst the triple-digit temps (that would be REALLY hot for those of you on the Celsius scale!) so, to pass the time, here's some 'miscellany' for ya...

FIRST, Let's plow thru the 'unpleasantries'...I know I harp on this a lot, BUT...just can't let it pass for this particular occasion, y'all... check out the last post on 'Ginger Rogers Official Website':

'Ginger Rogers Official Website'

See all the great entries regarding Ginger's 100th Birthday on July 16, 2011? Well, good, cause I DON'T EITHER... The 5/24/11 deal sounds pretty cool, granted... but c'mon, y'all...nothing posted on the Gingertennial? NOTHING??? On Ginger's 'official' website?
It takes a good bit to get Huey riled up, but... I just think someone needs to take charge of that site, y'all... (hmmmmm...I know of a blogger who would GLADLY take that role... :-] )  Anyway...rant over.

SECOND, Something pretty cool from 'Movies Unlimited'...they send out a weekly e-mail with new DVD releases, along with some pretty cool articles and features about all types of movie topics spanning all the eras. Well, they now have a 'guest blogger' feature on their site, and it appears to be pretty easy to submit an article, to be about your fav movie...here's the link to it, in case anyone's interested in submitting:

Movies Unlimited MovieFanFare Blog!!!

If anyone does this, of course inform us, and I will be glad to link, post, whatever... that would be pretty dang cool!

and, THIRD, we've got another Centennial birthday approaching... stay tuned this weekend, as Gingerology turns it over to one of Ginger's best friends... I'm sure y'all are way ahead of me on that as well..

Well, until then, y'all keep it POWERFUL Gingery!!!

VKMfanHuey
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5 comments:

  1. How are you Huey honey? Long time, no talk! Hope you're having a great summer and loving this post! Take care darling. Kori xoxo

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  2. That picture is from Weekend at the Waldorf. :)
    And yes it IS hot down here in the south. Over here in Texas it gets in the triple digits, and with the humidity, it makes it worse!
    And I was wondering the same thing on the official Ginger website. Wonder why they didn't have anything on there, especially this year...
    That's cool about the whole article thing with Movies Unlimited, pretty neat that you can write an article on your favorite movies.
    And we all know whose centennial bday is coming up, Lucille Ball!!!

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  3. Im guessing Weekend At thw Waldorf. But I remember reading that the hairstyle was inspired by pictures Goober #3 brought back from overseas.

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  4. Kori: Hi there, lady!!! Hope your summer has been fantabulous!!! When do you have to start back to school? My daughter cranks it back up on Tuesday...dang, when I was a kid, we didn't go back until the day after Labor Day...now that's not too far from when their first 'progress reports' show up!
    Keep up your incredible work on Blonde Episodes...I might not comment much, but I DO read it faithfully... All my fashion sense sources from you, Kori! :-) AND, I do need to grab your book, as mentioned over on B.E... I'm sure it is superb, just as its author is!!! :-] ...Have a great 'remains of the summer' out there, Blondie!!!

    GF11: I knew that... I DID!!! Thanks for pointing that one out...it really bugs me when I know a 'GingerFact' but can't make the connection... I am trying to file pics in their respective movie folders (I have a separate folder for each GingerFilm... and also files for 'miscellaneous' Ginger stuff, like mag covers, 'candid' shots, etc...)
    And yep, Lucy is a Centenarian now, along with VKM... was happy to do a 'tribute post' for Lucy...she's always been one of my faves! And, ya know, after going back and watching a few episodes of I.L.L., I see some 'subtle' similarities between Lucy's 'style' and Ginger's...maybe just a general era of acting, but... a bit more is there... maybe I'm reading too much into it, as usual...
    Thanks for the reply, GF11!!! When do you have to head back to school? Hopefully you've had a fun summer!!

    SG: The OGRE!!! I hope you are doing well, Katie! Well, I saw the Royals and White Sox during my KC trip, and the Sox won...not REAL bad, but the game was never in doubt...but had a fun (but very HOT) time.
    Yeah, that hair is...different - so Mr Briggs was the influence here, eh? Yeah, he was the most 'nondescript' Gooberhead of the bunch, but Ginger didn't have much bad to say about him... but he ended up on the sauce, right? Dang, why can't I REMEMBER this stuff? See, this is why Ms. OGRE needs to be on permanent retainer...:-]
    I honestly don't remember that 'do, or the dress for that matter, in WATW... but it's been awhile since I've viewed that one.
    Well, hope your summer has been awesome - what's been happening? Hopefully good stuff... when do you get your new class? Or has that already happened? Sorry I can't remember all this stuff... the ol' "mid-40s" syndrome kicking in... :-}
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    Well, KIG to y'all!!!
    VKMfanHuey
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  5. Seems like you have all your ginger stuff mine are all in one folder or in other folders...lol...
    I kind of noticed that too when I watched some episodes from I Love Lucy, I kind of noticed when she was acting it seemed kind of like that style. But I do have to say, I love I Love Lucy, one of my FAVORITE shows. :D
    I don't start school till August 22(thank goodness) but it is still too close... :(

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