...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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Sunday, January 15, 2012

...GingerCar on display...

 Ginger's 1929 Model J Duesenberg (one of only 481 built, and the ONLY one with a fully retractable roof) will be on display at the Seventeenth Annual Amelia Island (Florida) Concours d'Elegance, from March 9-11, 2012.
 This is an awesome car in and of itself, but how do you put a price tag on ANYTHING owned by Ginger? ...AND, which also appeared in the movie "The Gay Divorcee?" According to the link, this very car was the one used in the movie by Mimi Glossop, Ginger's character... and it definitely matches the caps I took of the movie, as you can see:











There's a few differences, the biggest is that Ginger had whitewalls on it, while it currently does not... also, currently the vehicle has two taillights, whereas the original had one...that's to meet current DOT requirements, I assume... but other than that, it's a dead ringer!

Here's a link to the event, from Old Cars Weekly .com:

Amelia Island info regarding Ginger's 1929 Model J Duesenberg

...here's ANOTHER GingerEvent that I would LOVE to go to, but may be hard in theory...even though Florida (Amelia Island is right at the state line between Florida and Georgia, at the Atlantic Coast) is definitely a 'doable' trip from South Gingerville, as compared to Oregon or Boston! But, I'm not sure if I 'qualify' for admission to Amelia Island...hm...maybe I can swing a 'press pass' for Gingerology!  ...wonder how close they are allowed to put a Days Inn from a Ritz-Carlton? :-]

KIG, y'all!
VKMfanHuey
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9 comments:

  1. Good find! Im in the same state but I just Googled it and its about 150 miles north of here. Cant justify that one! Anyway, if it really is the same car from The Gay Divorcee its kind of funny. Thats not the only time Ginger was asked to use a personal item for a film. If I remember correctly, her "I Wont Dance" dress from Roberta was actually hers too!

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  2. ...I'm thinking about it...I cand rive over/down there, no prob...wonder what the 'ticket price' is...is a 'general public' thing, or for the 'jet set' only?

    Ginger had quite a few items for movies... didn't her real doggie appear in 'Shall We Dance'? Heck, there may be enough stuff to do a GingerTrivia...haven't had one of THOSE in awhile!

    Fixing to do the 'Chance At Heaven' review...that movie just irks me as to its 'anti-Gingeryness'... but I'll work thru it...

    Hey, are you camping out in Fla for the winter? The 'Snowbird OGRE'??? I don't blame ya, except it seems that winter is really pretty 'mild' this year... still a ways to go, tho...

    Well, be on the lookout for Gingery stuff...I have a few more post topics...Turner just announced a 'Film Noir' box set which includes 'Tight Spot'... there's also a book called 'Becoming Ginger Rogers' - about motivation and drive...will probably throw that out there as well...

    OK - hope to yak some more with ya!!!
    GET on TRIPLE O!!!!!

    ...AND, give me some ideas for my 'NewHu' blog!!!

    KIG, OGRE!
    VKMfanHuey
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  3. Huey....what a great find! I've seen picks of Fred's old Rolls...but this is amazing!

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  4. No way! I LIVE in Florida now! My parents built a house down here in The Villages (yes its a retirement community but I can live here). Need to find a job one of these days :)

    Hey thought of another one - okay its not something we actually see but isnt the address she tells the police when she finds the baby in Monkey Business her address?

    I know Ive been slacking on the Gingery stuff (although everytime I seem to turn on TCM there seems to be a Ginger-flick - Swing Time, Follow the Fleet, Tight Spot, Perfect Strangers) lately but my life is kind of all turned upside down right now. I did see a sign the other day that you would like. It was a sample of a metal address sign with the names "Fred and Ginger" with a shillouette of a couple dancing - I like to think it would be taken from Barkleys of Broadway :D As you know Ive become a runner. Well if you call 2 5ks a runner. But I had such a good time at Disney, Im hooked and Im signed up for another one with a bunch of friends at the end of February!

    KIG!

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  5. Ron - Thanks! I am REALLY wanting to see this thing... I wish they would make a trip thru ATL or somewhere a bit closer... it's 'doable' to get there, but would be an 'overnight' trip...
    It's funny, the 'official Ginger' site list her favorite car as 'Rolls-Royce', but it seems she never owned one...well, I'm pretty sure she did SOMEWHERE, but probably not as a 'daily driver'... I just wonder who did the driving in the movie...pretty wild stuff!

    SG: Well, how do, Lady Sunshine? I knew NOTHING about that! Hope all goes well down there...it's an awesome region, no doubt (I won't bring up hurricanes...if you don't bring up tornadoes...ok?OK!!!) - do ya miss Chi-town? Probably not much at this particular time of year, I would assume...
    Great to know you are still into running... I've never done any 'serious' running, but obviously need to...or SOMETHING...
    Hope you do well down there... a job will open up for ya soon!
    Yea, there's a few references to Ginger's 'real world' in movies...of course, Lela in MandtheM is a pretty awesome example... and, I was watching 'Double Indemnity' a while back, and it seemed like two or three things jumped out at me as being 'Ginger references'...the biggest one was the 'witness' dude on the observation car was from Medford, Oregon, Ginger's old stomping grounds...it wouldn't have been that big of a deal to me, but there was SOMETHING else prior to that scene that got me to thinking about Ginger... and of course it's directed by Billy Wilder, just a few years after MandtheM...I don't know, stuff that jsut struck me as 'Gingery'...

    OK...it's Wednesday now, so... let me zonk out...
    KIG, Y'all!!!
    (Hey, SG...you need to be throwing in some of those "y'all"s in your lexicon now, y'hear? (that's another one, that thare is...)
    VKMfanHuey
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  6. Yep, last year Mom and Dad decided to build a house down here. We got a blizzard in February and I was like "Can I come with?" So I quit my job and moved to Florida. One of the good things to come out of this is my running. Ive had to time get started and stay committed to it. Also not working right away allowed me to participate in the Disney Marathon Weekend 5k. It was AWESOME!
    Not missing Chi-town yet. Theyre supposed to get like 4 inches of snow in the next couple of days. Yuck! Yesterday it was 77 and sunny here - BEAUTIFUL! I just miss knowing where everything is - I'm still trying to figure out how to navigate my way around here! But you know what, I'm not much of a city girl - never spent a whole lot of time in the Downtown area so I wont miss that. I might be a little sad when baseball season gets started and the hype of a new season heats up. Luckily I can bring in our local radio station through the internet so I'll be good.
    Not sure if I need to adopt "ya'll" most people around here are transplants (lots of Pittsburgh people) so we have accents from all over!

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  7. Well, you're definitely a Disney Girl at heart, so you are in the right place!...hey, there's quite a few things going on in the Magic Kingdom...not sure if you live nearby, but that would seem to be a pretty dang cool place to work! Well, guess it kinda depends on what you do there, just like anything else...
    Wintertime is kinda weird here...like today, the high was mid-40s, with a low under 30...pretty average for this time of year... but in a day or two, it's supposed to get up to around 70! Pretty strange how it fluctuates...we are just where the cold fronts and the Gulf Stream meet...unfortunately there's where your mondo tornadoes occur...Alabama is #1 in tornadoes since they've been recorded...anyway, so cool that you are running! Just be sure to get killer running shoes and all the other stuff ya need... I need to do something - I have an ellipical trainer...think I'll get on it tonight (1/19) and watch Chance At Heaven for the review...
    As for baseball...isn't the Cubbies spring training pad down there? Or is it in AZ? There's plenty of teams down there, minor and major... so Chicago teams will come rolling in there occasionally to see, I reckon...
    Yeah, Florida has a pretty diverse population, especially when you 'make the turn' around the panhandle over into the eastern time zone... of course, when we go to Florida, it's usually to the panhandle, like Panama City or Gulf Shores -well, that's Alabama, but right on the line... but it's all pretty cool there. I've NEVER been on the Atlantic side of Florida...BUT, I HAVE been at the Atlantic, at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, of all places...the first place my daughter saw ANY beach...
    Well, hope ya find a job! ...hey, wait a minute! You DO have a job! As Principal OGRE, of course!!! ..GET BACK TO WORK!!! :-]

    KIG!
    VKMfanHuey
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  8. WOW!!! This is an awesome post, Huey. I LOVE Ginger's car. I wish the article on the Amelia Island show had given us an inkling of who owns the car now. Doesn't it look great though....such beautiful shape? This was one case in which the black and white film didn't do justice...the car looks so brilliant in the colored picture. I think the car fits Ginger perfectly...top of the line. :)

    Hi Sassy!

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  9. BTW, notice how a second tail light has been added. I wonder why...maybe required by law.

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