This Day in GINGEROLOGY - March 29th
1883: William Halligan (born William Kerry Halligan), who starred with Ginger in the films “Follow The Leader” (as Bob Sterling), “Tom, Dick and Harry” (as Mr. Burton), “Tales of Manhattan” (as Oliver Webb), and “Week-End at the Waldorf” (as Chief Jennings), was born in Chicago, Illinois.
1889: Warner Baxter, who starred with Ginger in the films “42nd Street” (as Julian Marsh) and “Lady in the Dark” (as Kendall Nesbitt) was born in Columbus, Ohio.
1908: Dennis O’Keefe (born Edward Vance Flanagan), who starred with Ginger in the films “Hat Check Girl” (as Party Guest), “42nd Street” (as Chorus Boy), “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Chorus Boy), “Twenty Million Sweethearts” (as Reporter), “Upperworld” (as Photographer), “Top Hat” (as Elevator Passenger / Dancer), “Swing Time” (as Dance Extra in “The Way You Look Tonight” Number), and “Vivacious Lady” (as Student), was born in Fort Madison, Iowa.
1941: H. Dudley Hawley (born Hughson Dudley Hawley), who starred with Ginger in the film “Young Man of Manhattan” (as the Doctor), died in New York City at the age of 62.
1955: Nina Campana (born Esperanza Susanna de Ybarrondo), who starred with Ginger in the film “Flying Down to Rio” (as Mme. Borget-Damas), died in Santa Clara, California, at the age of 57.
1957: Charles R. Rogers, who produced the Ginger films “The Tip-Off”, “Suicide Fleet”, “Carnival Boat”, and “Sitting Pretty”, died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 64.
2013: TCM aired “42nd Street”.2016: TCM aired “42nd Street”.
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...
Thursday, May 3, 2012
...Backwards and in High Heels...
I ALMOST named this very blog, 'Backwards and in High Heels'...would still be a great title for one... but Gingerology won out at the last minute, as it was just...right.
...The "Backwards and in High Heels" phrase has been 'misconstrued' over time, such that some believe Ginger actually said it of herself... which is NOT the case (and would have been a bit 'snippy', shall we say, if it were true...) ...but, I know she spoke fondly of the comic strip, so she DID approve of it... and something tells me Fred got a chuckle out of it too, dontyathink?
I think the phrase just neatly sums up the true nature of how the Ginger-Fred 'franchise' was actually perceived by the general public, and it reminds us of how she had to fight for equal compensation... not necessarily Fred's doing, but the goofballs who ran the studio. And, in the 'bigger picture', it is a thought-provoking statement in general, in how the fairer gender is to this very day still getting the short end of the stick when it comes to equal pay... and y'all know I'm not a big politico, but... I call it like I see it in this case.
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