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...
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Y'all have a Gingery Halloween!!!
In other Ginger news, Thanks to Whitney VLH for her report from the Ginger Rogers Century exhibition in Boston! She posted a comment on the 'just a few pics' post from a few weeks back... for those who missed it, here is the report:
"I was blessed to be able to attend the opening of the "Ginger Rogers Century" archive and the show in Boston on Oct. 24th. and wanted to tell you all about it:
The archive is chock-full of moving correspondence between Ginger and the many people who loved her, including her mother and her friends such as Lucille Ball and Jimmy Stewart. It also features lots of photographs, renderings of her artwork, and items like her Oscar, her Kennedy Center Honor medallion and ribbon (which I'm grateful I got to see her receive in 1992), and even one of her old tennis rackets! Roberta Olden, Ginger's longtime assistant, selected items with much loving care for Boston University to display.
Angela Lansbury spoke poignantly about how Ginger and Lew Ayres (a neighbor of hers in Brentwood for many years) had a great love for each other that endured in friendship despite the tragedy of their marriage ending. I SO wish that those two had gotten back together!!! The archive included a letter and telegram from Lew to Ginger, and reading those, it was evident how much he loved her. I think he was a great man, just as Ginger was a great lady, despite the mistakes they made -- and in the end, love still prevailed.
It was awesome to hear a song that Ginger composed herself in 1936 (the year they separated) in the show. The song was called "I Don't Understand" (a love song, that was probably referring to Lew). Jazz singer Karen Oberlin did a pitch-perfect job of performing the many songs that Ginger made famous from composers like Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and Jerome Kern.
The archive will stay on display for several months at Boston U., I was told, so if any of you are in Boston, hope you can check it out!"
Awesome stuff, Whitney! Would have LOVED to hear the Ginger tune... ya didn't happen to sneak in a recorder of some type, eh? :-)
It's also good to hear Ginger and Lew remained buds... y'know, if I were somehow able to do the 'back in time' stuff, and be able to be anyone (yeah, that's pretty weird and far-fetched, but hey...), I think it would be Lew... I mean, DANG...Ginger called him her 'dream man'... how insane is THAT?
...AND, it's cool to know that the exhibit will be there for awhile... just wish it would get a LITTLE closer to 'South Gingerville', such as Atlanta, Nashville, etc... here's hoping!
ALSO, a few awesome Gingery features from fellow Gingerologist, arrowfoxi!!!
First, a photo of Ginger from photographer James Doolittle, who captured Ginger (during her 'In Person' days - the gown is the one she has in the final scene) quite well, to the extent that she said it was one of her favorite photos of herself from anyone... no arguement from this here Gingerologist...
AND, here is a link to a VERY neat site, which generally is a compilation of MANY quotes and passages from books and reviews regarding Ginger... I've thought about doing something like this, but...well, heck, here it ALREADY is!
Ginger Rogers Appreciations
...this site is overseen by arrowfoxi (a.k.a. email@example.com ) - and, notice that any new-found Gingery text is of great interest, so drop an e-mail over there if ya have any new stuff!
Well, next up here is the 'Don't Bet on Love' review... Thanks to Ron for a cool 'lobby card' shot of this film:
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