...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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Saturday, June 16, 2012

...hey, when's the last time we had a...

...GingerPoll? Quite awhile, honestly! Well, as I am slaving away on 'The Gay Divorcee' review (it's gonna be sometime next week, y'all...), I started thinking...since this is the first of five GandF films directed by Ginger's bud, Mark Sandrich, I'd just post this simple poll (you see where we're rolling toward, right?

Which of the Mark Sandrich - directed GandF films is your favorite?

The Gay Divorcee

Top Hat

Follow The Fleet

Shall We Dance

Carefree
 ...save for George Stevens' "Swing Time", Sandrich truly was THE 'director of the franchise'...so, VERY begrudgingly, we must give him props for that... but he should have been a bit more cordial to our girl, y'know?

Anyway, there's the poll... hopefully I'll make a decent dent in the 'Divorcee' review this weekend...I'll most likely 'minimize' the number of screen caps for the dances, and MAY defer to the 'Divorcee' blog...THAT'S probably gonna be the norm from here on, as the 'uber-Ginger-face-time' movies will just be impossible to have all the caps in one review post... I KNEW there was a reason to set all of those up!

Hope the weekend goes well for all of y'all out there...we have clear skies and upper 80s, so I'll probably do some outdoor stuff... about that time, right?

Remember, vote early and often! ...and,

Keep It Gingery!

Hu
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10 comments:

  1. GAH, you just had to make a poll that is sooooo difficult!!!!! I would say my favorite would be Swing Time, but since these are directed by Mark Sandrich............ I guess I must go with my second favorite, Top Hat. But still this poll is hard!!!
    And can't wait for the Gay Divorcee film review!

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  2. that was a difficult choice, Top Hat is my favourite movie of all time (and i did vote Top Hat) but i'm a big fan of Carefree more for it being more of a Ginger and Fred movie as opposed to Fred and Ginger however i am aware that had nothing to do with Sandrich

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  3. That was difficult - I love them all, but in the end had to go with Top Hat as it's the perfect package, sets and everything (and Swing Time isn't in the mix, to make it even harder to choose!) plus I've just seen it on stage for the second time and can't stop humming the songs!

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  4. I went with Top Hat also but like FredandGingerMad Carefree holds a special place in my heart as it was more Ginger's movie than the others. And I expect if Ginger didn't already have a Mark Sandrich doll to stick pins in before this movie, she certainly did after. It was at this point that Sandrich suggested Ginger take singing, dancing and acting lessons. Carefree wonderfully demonstrated her superior talents. So there, Mark Sandrich!

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  5. PS Happy Father's Day, Huey!! :)

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  6. GF11 - well, yeah, it's kinda tough...I like different parts of all of these...not picking a 'fav', tho...at least until the voting is over... and hang in for 'divorcee'...hopefully by the weekend...oof.

    Kat - Top Hat is ultimately the most 'mainstream' of the GandF films... pretty hard to go wrong with it...I love the final scene, with them strolling down the stairs...so cool.

    CMM - well, good to hear you've seen the 'Top Hat' show as well...Kat has been to it a few times...waiting for it to make it to the states...would love to see it, if it is within a day's travel, which seems like most things concerning Ginger isn't from here, dang it!

    Lady F: thanks - had a cool Father's day...hope all your dads had a great time as well...
    Carefree is a very different GandF film...they do dance in it, but really don't have the 'production' the prior ones had... but ginger rules in it...I could watch it ovah and ovah ...it may be my fave Ginger movie, Fred nonwithstanding... anyway, Sandrich got some great scenes IMHO, so that's something... but he's still king goob-ah, of course...

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  7. Wow Huey, still going strong!
    I voted for follow the fleet parce que j'aime les choses nautical.

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    1. ...well, hi there, Beeje!!!

      Hope all is well!

      Yep, still Gingerizing...in fact, in the process of setting up these 'film blogs'... nut I'm been busy this weekend tearing up my home office and 're-arranging'...dang, I've got a lot of stuff...I'm pretty crozzled! :-]

      I'm a pretty big FTF fan, but...honestly I didn't cast a vote...I'm letting this one 'play out' without interference....

      How's school? hopefully going well for ya. Gimme an update!!!
      AAAAAAND, are you back to blogging? Hope so!

      KIG, Lady B!!!

      Hu
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    2. Haha well I hope that goes well! I was just cleaning out some more stuff, I have tons of clothes and things I want to sell, I need to have a garage sale soon. School is going well, I'm on the home stretch! I'm working in a psychology lab and I have an internship at a TV production company that does Dance Moms (which is like my favorite reality TV show). I'm not blogging for now. I have a good idea for a food blog I want to start though. And I have my tumblrs so there's that but those are just general.
      How's life with you? Did you buy out all of Ginger's property yet?

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    3. Dance Moms...oh...my...goodness... my daughter's FAV show... we were on vacation in Destin, and unfortunately a few of us were 'under the weather', so we spent one day just holed up watching TV...and wouldn't ya know it, there was a 'marathon' of Dance Moms' on... so I got to know more than I'd EVER thought I would about that show... well, my daughter will get a kick outta that, for sure...
      Glad to hear school is in the home stretch! What will your degree be in?

      Do the food blog! It's always cool...my wife has all kinds of recipe stuff on her 'pintrest' site...

      Well, I am having fun keeping up with all this Ginger stuff... if I can get the 'filmblogs' set up, I'll be pretty happy...honestly, those will serve as 'pic storage'... and should help to give info to folks looking for a particular film.
      Of course, I want to get to Boston to see the Ginger stuff at BU... Kat says it will only be on display thru August...I guess Roberta 'donated' all of it there, since there is some of it is already archived there. Good that it's been 'saved', but a bit weird that BU got it...seems like UCLA, or even Oregon would have gotten it...Mizzou, even?

      Keep us updated...

      KIG, Beeje!!!

      Hu
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