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...
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Hey, did anybody make it to...
GingerCar on Display - March 9-11, 2012
BTW - Lady F! I guess I need to go back and check on comments - sorry Lady!!! I do agree that even tho the car is black and white, it still shows up so well in 'color'...maybe the chrome highlights are the diff.
And here's some recent info on a show featuring Ginger and Fred tunes, somewhere in Australia...would be pretty cool - if there's any 'Down Under' Gingerologists afoot, hope you can check this out and report! :
Pam Lawson - Ginger and Fred tunes in South Australia
And, in my Googling of Miss Rogers, I ran across this neat pic - pretty nice job of 'colorization', but...dude...Ginger would have used the PINK tennis balls, no doubt! :
GingerTennis - colorized pic
...and here's the 'original', for contrast and comparison:
Well, that's it for now... still busy at work, but 'stabilizing' somewhat... I'm starting up on 'Twenty Million Sweethearts' for review next, which is a pretty good one...if memory serves, Ginger plays a pretty 'general' female lead in this one, but it has some nice moments, for sure. I was happy to see that whilst Googling, the 'Finishing School' review showed up on the first page of results! Hopefully this results in more Gingerologists!
OK, hope the 'Odds and Ends' presented here is of interest... In the 'good intentions' department, I hope to be adding a 'link' feature to the site soon, as there are really quite a few neat GingerLinks that need to be accessed...most likely in a 'page'. (All this technical jargon is making me woozy!) ...so, until then,
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