...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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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

...er... have y'all looked at the 'blogs I follow'...

...down at the lower right of the page? Ms. Molly Brown, of "Trade Corner for Ginger Rogers", has the following post from a few days ago:

"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Clause*...Coming Soon to 'The Corner'... HAT CHECK GIRL (1932)"
(* - can be taken as the proper spelling in this context... )
...now, when you click on the link, it sends ya to her site, but no info as of yet regarding HCG... I honestly have heard some 'rumblings' here and there regarding a supposed copy of HCG floating around... if it DOES surface, that would be pretty much the coolest thing to ever occur in Gingerology's short history (well, for me, being at 100 West Moore Street in Independence, MO. on 07/16/11 was pretty awesome...) but, THIS would obviously complete the GingerFilm collection...well, save for a few of her early 'shorts'...

SO, here's hopin', right? Molly has dug up a LOT of Gingery stuff over the last year or so, so... until proven otherwise, I'm drinking that gingery-infused Kool-aid!!! How bout Y'ALL???

KIG!

Hu
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11 comments:

  1. I actually spoke with her through email, and she said it was a draft post, but the catch was-
    That 20th Century Fox had a big fire at the warehouse in 1937. But a nitrate 35mm survived it. Then she said the copy is held safely in New York.

    Hopefully they convert it, and then Molly can crack down on it!!! :)

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  2. would be so exciting if Hat Check Girl really had decided to reappear!!!! We all know its out there somewhere afterall!!

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  3. OMG, that would be a GREAT Christmas present for Gingerology!! I hope Santa Claus knows how very good, and gingery, you've been this year. Let's have the first screening at your house! I can bring chips and dip ;)

    Until then, save me a cup of that Kool-aid!

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  4. ...a sign that the Mayans were right! ORRRRR, is this why they 'ended' their calendar, as they knew that HCG would resurface for all Gingerologists?

    ...if it DID show up, how cool would it be to rent out a theater...heck, the Craterian would be awesome, albeit a wee bit far away for Hu... I'd figure it out, tho...

    Which I guess leads to THIS... if it becomes 'available'...what's the asking price for MB? oof...y'all might need to sock away a few bones for winter... hopefully she'll take it easy on us... I would bestow her as a charter member of the G-ology Hall of Fame...well, heck, ALL of y'all belong in that, so...

    Anyway, hope it pans out... I'll try to keep tabs on the info as it becomes available...guess I need to mosey over and sweet talk MB, right? That usually doesn't end well for me... :-/

    OK - KIG, y'all!
    Hu
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    1. I like your Mayan theory... they figured with the return of HCG, they would no longer need to be counting the days!!

      I was reading in the "Hollywood Reporter" from June 1933, I'm a little behind in my reading, that Warners paid Ginger Rogers $5000 for her Torch Song number so they could use it as a special short subject and THAT was why the number was cut from "Gold Diggers of 1933". I wonder if that piece of film still exists. And wouldn't it make for a stupendous bonus feature on a "Hat Check Girl" dvd? I have a feeling the level of ginergy-ness might be low in HCG and may equal "Broadway Bad" in VKM screen time. But you never know!

      I'll keep my eyes open for updates, so KIG!

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    2. hmmm...never knew that about Torch Song....well, it explains it somewhat...although they STILL should have kept it in the feature film...

      As to HCG - it is actually supposed to have some pretty good scenes with ginger...not sure about 'quantity' of time, but the 'SassyGinger' index is supposedly set quite high! So worth the wait, more than likely...

      keep your ear to the ground, your nose to the grindstone, and your eye on the prize... if that's actually possible!

      If not...then just KIG!!!

      Hu
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    3. Not that you are still speaking of Torch Song but.... I found another article on that missing number, this time in Motion Picture magazine (July 1933). Apparently, the writer was on the set during shooting of the movie (or made it sound like he was) and here is what he wrote:

      It may be remembered that Ginger Rogers who plays "Fay" and Mervyn LeRoy, the director, were once announced engaged, but have since broken up. The matter was never mentioned on the set until Ginger did this number. She has never been in better voice, and every word of her song was delivered right at Merv. There is no denying that he was flustered. His fiery red face attested that, when Ginger sang, "Romance passes by-that's why; I've got to sing a torch song; To someone far apart; For the torch I bear; Is burning there-; Right in my heart."

      THAT might be why the number was cut... Merv! ...of all the nerve!

      The entire article is worth reading if you have the time. It describes the movie scene by scene and includes behind the scenes tidbits.
      http://archive.org/stream/motionpicture45moti#page/42/mode/2up
      and
      http://archive.org/stream/motionpicture45moti#page/62/mode/2up
      and
      http://archive.org/stream/motionpicture45moti#page/64/mode/2up

      Have I mentioned how much I LOVE archive.org?!

      KIG!

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    4. TCM suggests the same thing that Merv was behind it although they say it differently

      'Ginger Rogers, who had scored a small hit in Forty-Second Street, was still free-lancing in Hollywood when her boyfriend, director Mervyn LeRoy, got her cast in this film and prominently featured her in the opening number. The relationship didn't last the production shoot, and her other song, "I've Got to Sing a Torch Song," was largely cut.'

      my knowledge of Ginger and Merv's relationship isnt great but does that mean they were still dating when I'm in the Money' was filmed..

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    5. ...well, guess it would have been pretty heavy to see Ginger sing a song pretty much about how you and her have broken up... but dang, man, suck it up and see the awesomeness that is the performance - and KEEP IT IN THE FILM!!! It would have probably vaulted the 'Gingery Goodness scale' at least 5-6 films up the rankings.... and, as I've written before, I feel there were other scenes which were 'cropped' which had Ginger in them...the scene where she is doing the 'guess who?' to ol' Kibbie - the dialogue seems pretty 'uneven' in that scene...
      anyway, a sad deal if true...
      Thanks for the info, y'all!

      KIG!

      Hu
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  5. I don't have anything to offer :( only maybe a trip to the US... oh wait that'd be me travelling... who owns this copy in New York anyone?

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    1. ..that's kinda what I'd like to know...where IS it? I guess they 'transfer' the original to computer best they can, and work on it from there...it may be that Fox is about to release some of their 'classics'...I'm pretty sure they have a collection of them... of course, HCG is mandatory, but would also love a 'true' copy of Broadway Bad...not the best movie per se, but it's just awesome to see Ginger and Joan together...I've become a pretty big JB fan as well...

      We'll figure it out...we typically do, right? Just have to channel the 'Inner Ginger' to make it so!!! :-]

      KIG, Kat!!!
      Hu
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