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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - September 26th

1884: Theresa Maxwell Conover, who starred with Ginger in the film “Queen High” (as Mrs. Rockwell), was born in Richmond, Indiana.

1886: William Bailey (born Gordon Reineck), who starred with Ginger in the films “Don’t Bet on Love” (as Reporter), “Change of Heart” (as Man in Street), and “Swing Time” (as Roulette Player), was born in Omaha, Nebraska.

1898: George Gershwin, who with brother Ira composed the score for the stage musical “Girl Crazy”, and also the film score for the Ginger and Fred film “Shall We Dance”, was born in Brooklyn, New York.

1900: Betty Francisco (born Elizabeth Barton), who starred with Ginger in the film “Broadway Bad” (as Showgirl), was born in Little Rock, Arkansas.

1960: Frank LaRue (born Frank Herman LaRue), who starred with Ginger in the film “Sitting Pretty” (as Studio Gateman), died in Woodland Hills, California, at the age of 81.

2011: FMC aired “Teenage Rebel”.

2013: TCM aired “Shall We Dance”.

2015: FXM RETRO aired “Dreamboat”.

GingerTelevision...

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

September 25, 2017 @ 3:00 A.M. Twist of Fate
October 12, 2017 @ 8:45 A.M. Week-End at the Waldorf
November 2, 2017 @ 4:00 A.M. Vivacious Lady
November 6-7, 2017 @ 12:00 A.M. Tender Comrade

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':

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Romance In Manhattan now on WB Archives...

...a new offering from the great folks at Warner Brothers Archives - "Romance In Manhattan" - one of Ginger's seven films from 1934 - it is 'sandwiched' between 'The Gay Divorcee' and 'Roberta'.

Here's the link for purchasing:

Romance In Manhattan at WB Archive

From what I remember (it's been a few since I watched this one), it is a pretty nice little film - nothing too elaborate - dude is an immigrant who is trying to survive in NYC - Ginger is a chorus girl who takes him in, adding to her load, as she is already taking care of her younger brother. Ginger is the 'top billed' in this one, and is in it a pretty good bit. Probably worth the price for you G-ologists out there who don't already have it. Honestly, I've not seen this one 'in rotation' on TCM, so it's a pretty good offering.

Stay tuned for more Gingery goodness to follow...

Until then, KIG!

VKMfanHuey
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4 comments:

  1. I saw that it was on their shop earlier this afternoon, and I was happy. I really liked Romance In Manhattan. I just have the VHS but probably will eventually want to get the dvd.

    It's nice that more of Ginger's films are being released, but there are still MORE out there!

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  2. Well, let's just say I have a copy of it... :-) but yes, I will definitely purchase it - I buy each of the WB Archives that are released with Ginger... but WHERE'S Vivacious Lady, In Person, Star of Midnight, and my latest review, 20MilSws?
    Oh well, in good time... I'm STILL waiting for that '4-in-1' set for Ginger...dang, they've had 2 of those for Kate! arghhh!

    OK - well, anyway...

    KIG, Arianna!

    VKMfanHuey
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  3. Vivacious Lady is available in Europe, thats how i got my dvd copy so am surprised its not out in the US, then again its happened with other of her movies... There's a Ginger boxset in the UK also!

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  4. Yes those films SHOULD be already out here by now, but sadly not. :/ Although it's not just those, we still have her early films and later ones to get released.

    I was thinking the same thing about the 4-in-1 boxset. I got both sets for the Ginger and Fred musicals, but Ginger needs to have HER OWN boxset.

    But someday, someday these films will eventually be available. :)

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