...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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Sunday, October 14, 2012

...so near, but yet...

...so far...

"...well, WHAT?" you may ask... Well, how's about this...
The stage musical production of "Backwards and in High Heels", which chronicles Ginger's career, is currently playing well within driving distance of your humble author, in the small town of Crossville, Tennessee, which is about an hour or so north of Chattanooga, which is about 2 hours from the 'Ham.

Here's the info on it:

Backwards and in High Heels at CC Playhouse

In general, the reviews seem pretty good for it...of course, any Gingerologist would probably pick it apart as to the 'creative license' taken at times, which probably works well for the play, but would still just be... an issue, right? Overall, tho, should be great fun for folks who study the beautiful science of Miss Ginger Rogers!

...now, as for the probability of Hu actually getting to see a performance of said show... well...this time of year is pretty hectic with kids...and my work is 'picking up' (which is ALWAYS a good thing), and it seems every weekend is booked for other things in the Huey household... which is fine, of course, but... I'm still wondering if there's an...angle, so to speak... to maybe get to a performance of this thing before it ends on November 2nd...  stay tuned... if it doesn't happen, who knows...the 'company' may land somewhere even closer to my current coordinates...probably pretty unlikely, tho...

ANYWAY, if any of y'all are in this general area, and are interested, AND if ya get to check it out, please report back to us with a review of the show!

...in other Gingery news, the info for the Ginger 'filmblogs' is starting to fill in...all of the reviews up to now are now 'tabbed' on the respective filmblog, as well as ALL screenCAPS done to this point (Romance in Manhattan is the last one to date...)... so there's progress there...

...and, of course, 'Roberta' is next on the docket...haven't even STARTED it yet, unfortunately... but soon...soon...

Until that splindiferous day,

KIG!!!

Hu
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    1. No problem - glad you find the info useful, and welcome to Gingerology!

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  2. As chief Gingerologist, the community would benefit from your review of the show. In fact, maybe you can go to the show as a journalist doing a review. If you go, there will be a review, so there is nothing but truth there. However it happens, I hope you get to see the show.

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    1. ...if I make it there, I will try to take a few notes, 'mental' or otherwise... but will hopefully just enjoy the show, and not get overly 'hung up' on any of the inaccuracies... it may happen as a 'solo day trip' on one of the next 3 (and LAST 3) Sunday afternoon showings... we'll see...

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  3. Hahaha oh I know I've really wanted to see this! I haven't heard of any locations near here, you would think they would come to Houston or even Dallas..........
    But then maybe it's a good thing because as a gingerologist I would be very critical lol. But then I would try not to and just enjoy the show. ;)

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    1. ...well, unless something really 'breaks' in my schedule the next few weeks, it will probably not happen...I honestly can't get anyone to go with me...I'm pretty much the 'solo G-ologist' at this point.... heck, I might just 'day trip' up there and back one Sunday - well, it will be most likely 10/28, if at all... it's at 1:30 central time, which would be perfect - about 4 hours drive between here and here... so, we'll see...

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    2. oh yeah, if I DO get to see it, I'll try to just 'enjoy' the show, and not dwell too much on any of the inaccuracies which are noted in the reviews I've read... sometimes a show 'meshes' better if you combine things or even 'create' info...that's understandable...

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  4. http://Backwards in High Heels Trailer.wow

    I have respect! Music handmade, they really sing, no double bottom.
    And she looks a little Ginger-like on stage. ;)

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  5. ...thanks for the link, CS! I really never thought to go grab a 'preview' from YouTube... Overall, looks pretty neat... again, not sure how 'accurate' and/or 'chronologically correct' it is, but...it would be cool just to go see it... maybe it will happen for me in the next few weeks...

    Well, hope all is well with YOU, CS!!! Great to hear from you...I've been missing all your comments over here on G-ology - please DON'T be a stranger!!!

    KIG!

    Hu
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    1. Well, time is extremely rare. I don't even do much on my blog. Last film I saw was Shall We Dance and I liked it a lot. But that must have been at least a month ago. It's mostly politics that keeps me away from other things -- I'm pretty much on blogs of famous political radio hosts. ;)

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    2. ...well, hope everything works out for you in that 'arena'...honestly, I'm just not that political... unless Ginger is involved in a poll or something... I may try to do some post regarding Ginger and politics...of course, as you are aware, she was a staunch Republican, so... again, might just leave it at that.

      Guess the important thing is to vote for who YOU feel is best for the country's stability...and that is, to me, a personal issue... and I respect anyone's opinion on the issue - there's good and bad with each side, and the net result is usually a 'mix' of philosophies...you know the old 'checks and balances' thing, for better or worse...

      It's funny, my wife's friend just married a guy who actually tried to run for president this time...of course didn't get far, but... had some videos and stuff... again, might not agree on all of his views, but, gotta give him credit for making the effort, I reckon...

      OK - enough with that...

      MAKE SOME MORE MUSIC VIDS, CS!!1 :-)

      AND....of course...

      KIG!!!
      Hu
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    3. This morning I was so deeply touched, I started to cry. Christie praises the president, both men really do their work together and I believe either of them really cares for common people. Who cares for division in this country? I am yearning for peace -- but not with a guy like Paul Ryan. You cannot believe in atheistic/libertarian Ayn Rand AND Jesus at one time, as Ryan does! I cannot believe this guy is part of my Catholic church.

      Ginger Rogers' GOP was not occupied by teaparty crazies. I always adored FDR, but what I learned about president Eisenhower, actually came from liberal radio shows during the last months. Liberal radio hosts praise Eisenhower as a progressive Republican, who even was very union-friendly. Teddy Roosevelt had been another pretty progressive Republican president, who didn't dance around the golden calf either. I met a lot of moderate Republicans and must say, I LOVE them. And guess what those good old Eisenhower-Republicans told me, who they're gonna vote for.....

      Herbert Hoover was not a great Republican, but I can't blame Ginger for not having seen that, because she obviously had no time to ponder politics. Ginger wasn't dumb, just a little gullible. Though I can't imagine she could stand the attitude of today's teapartiers....
      Referring to the Democratic Party I also have to be honest: This party was terribly racist in the past. Today's Democrats are very different from those of Ginger's days.

      Referring to FDR I am sitting on the fence. Left-wing liberals are trying to convince me, he was a disguised Republican -- right-wing Republicans tell me he was a Marxist. I have exactly the same discussions on president Obama. And those extreme ideas about FDR and Obama show I very-very likely am not wrong : they're both centrists, PERIOD.

      By the way, right now my argumentation as commentator is fairly Christian:
      http://race-and-Christian-aspects-in-2012campaign.wow

      Music.... I just attended a jam session. They had no clarinet that evening. Bonny, my new clarinet, really amazed. Musicians and audience were astonished, this little thing could impersonate such powerful jazz clarinet. I also hadn't been sure she would make that live 'baptism of fire', but now I can fully trust her.
      Yes, I still owe to Bonny her premiere on sweet&hot. She sounds more beautiful every day.......

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