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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - November 22nd

1897: Harry Wilson, who starred with Ginger in the film “The Tip-Off” (as Hood at Scarno’s), was born in London, England.

1935 (per IMDb, TCM): “In Person” was released by RKO Radio.

1992: Sterling Holloway, who starred with Ginger in the films “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as the Second Messenger Boy with Hat) and “Professional Sweetheart” (as Stu, a reporter), and was best known as the voice of Winnie the Pooh, and also the Cheshire Cat in “Alice in Wonderland”, among many other voices for Disney animated films, died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 87.

2002: Joan Barclay (born Mary Elizabeth Greear), who starred with Ginger in the films “42nd Street” (as Chorus Girl), “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Gold Digger), and “Finishing School” (as Student), died in Palm Desert, California, at the age of 88.

2013: TCM aired “Star of Midnight”.

GingerTelevision...

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

November 17, 2017 @ 6:00 P.M. Roberta
November 20, 2017 @ 7:45 A.M. Professional Sweetheart
November 20, 2017 @ 10:45 A.M. Bachelor Mother

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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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Eighty Years to the Day...

...Fox Films released 'Hat Check Girl'... that elusive little minx...

I would be remiss (...and remember, kiddos, it's better to miss than to remiss) if I didn't mention the ONLY film Ginger appeared in which no Gingerologist has seen...that I am aware of... it's the Quest for the Girl...Hat Check, that is...

I've heard there are copies out there, but... where? and HOW do we get a hold of them? AND, has it been transferred to electronic file, or is the decades-old cellulose nitrate film being allowed to slowly disintegrate in its tin canister crypt?   ARRRRGH!!! 

Well, I still have a feeling this lost GingerFilm will surface SOMEWHERE, and hopefully we can all check it out at roughly the same time, and compare notes... Don't Stop...Believin'...

As for other Gingery items, well, not a heap going on currently...I had a few issues with the internet last weekend, so it put me a few days back...however, the 'fix' ended up reviving my old computer, so I'm back on-line with it, in addition to my new laptop...so all's well, y'all... double 'll's abound here...:-)

So, hope to catch up on the weekend...in the meantime, hope all is well with everyone, have a Gingery remainder of the week, most easily accomplished, by...

Keepin' It Gingery, of course!

Hu
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10 comments:

  1. Huey, did you finally get a chance to see the fan video I posted? I'll bet you like it!

    Onto Roberta!

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    1. ...it STILL doesn't work on my end...I'll pull it up tomorrow at work for sure!

      I've got the first 'round' of 'setup' for the GingerBlogs'...still a ways to go, tho... mainly set up the 'pagetabs' just under the header pic... 75 times takes quite a bit of time! But now I can start 'dumping' screencaps and reviews to this point into each blog.

      Thanks, Ron! KIg1
      Hu
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  2. Hope it's around for your sake (and for all Ginger fans, myself included). If someone has a copy, I hope it surfaces somewhere and a watchable print is made.

    To give you some reason to hope, a Carole Lombard film (co-starring Gary Cooper, no less!) was in the same predicament for many years, until a miracle of sorts occurred: http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/45444.html.

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    1. ...I've heard it's out there...SOMEWHERE... ...now, what kind of shape it's in, is something totally different... again, Ginger plays a 'peripheral' role, but...we need it just the same! Of course, a few of the 'shorts' are not currently available either - Campus Sweethearts -and- A Day of a Man of Affairs... those may well be lost in the sands of time, unfortunately... but, it's really awesome that those are the only ones NOT available!

      OOf...I couldn't get the link to work - dang, what IS it with not getting stuff to open? But I DID float over to Carole and Co...great stuff, as usual... actually, I think I DID run across the info regarding that film... it's weird how certain films you think would 'survive' end up rare... maybe they'll all turn up sooner or later1

      KIG - and Carole-y, of course, VP!!!

      Hu
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  3. It's sad and a shame that there is no electronic copy of this what so ever. I wonder if it is true that people have a copy of it....but why would you not turn it in!? If I had a film copy I would turn it in, there would be no way I would just let the film disintegrate and rot.
    If I was old enough and rich I would try and research and do something about it!
    Oh well, hopefully someday we will be able to see the film....but chances are not likely.

    Well have a great Wednesday day! School has actually been going excellent for me. Hopefully this weekend I'll get a Ginger Rogers collection post up. Already have the pics but there so many of them!

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    1. HCM will turn up...I can FEEL it...

      Great to hear school is moving right along for ya... get all your homework before Gingery stuff! ...like you never hear that from SCD!!!

      KIG, GF!!!

      Hu
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  4. My latest Lombard item at "Carole & Co." keeps in Gingery, too -- as Carole appears in the October 1933 issue of Movie Classic that has a splendid Marland Stone portrait of Ms. Rogers on the cover: http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/547003.html.

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    1. ...I've always loved that series of photos... but that pic is great! Some of those folks should have gotten into poster drawings for the movies... I'm sure most of them did, but...some of the poster work is not nearly as awesome as this1

      And yes, that would be a great one to own... hmmmm... gotta wait until payday, tho.

      KIG and Carole-y, VP!

      Hu
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  5. It makes me wonder if anyone who may have it in their possession is even aware of the fact :/

    The notes on TCM's website http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/77456/Hat-Check-Girl/notes.html are fairly detailed, although not very inspiring regarding hope of finding it..

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    1. ...the detailed synopsis gives me pretty fair hope there's a watchable copy out there... not sure if they did those type of 'reviews' back when the film was released... typically the 'general review' with commentary.

      Here's hoping!!!

      Have a great big ol' Gingery week, Kat!!!

      Hu
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