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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - June 23rd

1888: Lee Moran, who starred with Ginger in the films “Hat Check Girl” (as Man on Subway) and “Sitting Pretty” (as Assistant Director), was born in Chicago, Illinois.

1896: Jack Skirball, who, along with Bruce Manning, co-produced the Ginger film “Magnificent Doll”, was born in Homestead, Pennsylvania.

1913: Bonnie Bannon (born Pauline Frances Bannon), who starred with Ginger in the film “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Gold Digger), was born in Tulare County, California.

1952: Eddie Arden, who starred with Ginger in the film “Flying Down to Rio” (as Bellhop), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 44.

2016: TCM aired “Flying Down to Rio”.


Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):

June 23, 2017 @ 11:30 A.M. Flying Down to Rio
June 23, 2017 @ 1:00 P.M. Top Hat
June 23, 2017 @ 2:45 P.M. Swing Time
June 23, 2017 @ 4:45 P.M. Carefree
June 23, 2017 @ 6:15 P.M. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

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...


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tight Spot on DVD...

...as part of the third installment of the TCM Vault Collection of Film Noir Classics - all Columbia Pictures features... Here's the link:

Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics III - TCM Vault Collection

This one is a pretty interesting one, if you haven't seen it... Ginger's role is pretty major in this one, as she's the 'center of attention'... she plays Sherry Conley (I've always dug the name 'Sherry'...and it works for Ginger, too...), a prisoner who is 'released into police custody' as a potential 'star witness' in a mob boss trial...but of course the mob makes it interesting, to say the least...
Ginger is awesome in it, to be expected (she loved role types folks didn't expect her to play), but...dang that Bergerac giving her that hairstyle! It just throws off the whole 'GingerExperience' for me, just a bit, anyway...but heck, the pic below really shows how she 'transcends' the 'do, and still just radiates...
And as a 'side note', Ginger was 44 when she made this one, which is the current age as Huey...so that's pretty cool from where I sit, anyway...AND, y'all know how I dig the 'middle-aged' Ginger anyway, so... there ya go.

This one gets pretty good airplay on TCM (it was on just a few days ago...), but, being the raving Gingerologist that I am, I will most likely pop on this...hopefully there will be some 'extra features' or at least a bit of commentary... 'General Commentary' is noted from Martin Scorsese, so that's something... he's a BIG advocate of film restoration, so aces to Mr Scorsese!
OK - what's ahead? Well, 'Change of Heart' is on the clock for Review #20... should be done with it by week's end, Saturday at the latest... and, I also am wanting to 'revamp' the audio section of the site... the audio of 'Ginger: My Story' will remain, but GingerTunes needs a bit of tweaking... I just need to sit down and sort out all the tunes I have, many of which need to be 'transferred' from LP... hopefully I can get started on that...
Hope all of y'all are having a great week, and getting back to 'normal'...

KIG, y'all!


  1. Totally agree with you, Huey, on both counts. Ginger played her role on Tight Spot very well, but oh the hair! That's a hairdo that would flatter no one. :(

  2. ...just remember, I'd still rather see Ginger on a bad hair day than ANYBODY else on ANY other day, if that makes sense...

    ...I just have trouble spending $45 bones on this one... there's 5 movies in the set, which I guess is an OK deal, but then again, the WB 'four-pack' movies are typically $20 or less. It's one of those where if I don't buy it, it will NEVER be at a lower price; but if I DO buy it, the price 6 months from now will be $10 or something... I can't win on these deals, EVER...

    KIG, Lady F!!!



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