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...
Monday, July 16, 2012
Happy 101st, Ginger!!!
The pic above is one I 'ran across' in my stash of Gingerbilia, and just thought I'd share it with you...the somewhat 'older' Ginger, but, still just radiant! ...and, you know what? After looking at it, it's kinda hard not to think it is an actual autographed pic! Thanks, Rex, wherever you may be...for obtaining this great pic and sig of VKM!!! Wish I could have been there...
OK, what are y'all gonna DO to-day for our girl's 101st? Unfortunately, I have to work... but I might play a Ginger clip at lunch... :-)
...and tonight I'll most likely watch the next film on the block for review, 'Romance in Manhattan', which is a pretty neat little film, if memory serves...
...I already have ice cream at the ready (low-carb for me, thanks...yeah, I'm one of THOSE...)
...and probably should go out and play some tennis... we're in a 'afternoon thunderstorm' pattern around here, tho, which puts the brakes on that... I wish a lot of y'all had this weather, as there's some 'droughtage' afoot in many areas of the country, unfortunately...
...as for wearing pink, well...heck...can't help y'all there....just don't have any of that in my collection... BUT, I think most of y'all can compensate for it...so... PINK OUT!!!
So, be sure to comment here... as we get ready to jump into August, and 'full travel mode' to the Ginger Rogers (Awesome) Century Exhibit (GRACE...pretty cool, eh?)...stay tuned...
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