...NEW GINGER MESSAGE BOARD!!!
This Day in GINGEROLOGY - February 27th
1873: Lee Kohlmar, who starred with Ginger in the film “The Tenderfoot” (as Waiter), was born in Forth (Eckental), Bavaria, Germany.
1935: The song “The Continental”, written by Con Conrad and Herb Magidson, and sung by Ginger in “The Gay Divorcee”, won the very first Best Song Academy Award; the ceremonies were held at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. The movie “The Gay Divorcee” was nominated for several other awards, but was generally shut out by “It Happened One Night”. Another Ginger-related tune, “Carioca” from “Flying Down to Rio”, was also nominated.
1941: Ginger won the 1940 Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the RKO movie “Kitty Foyle”. The other Best Actress nominees were Bette Davis, “The Letter”; Joan Fontaine, “Rebecca”; Katharine Hepburn, “The Philadelphia Story”; and Martha Scott, “Our Town”.
1953: Paul Hurst, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Thirteenth Guest” (as Detective Grump), “Romance in Manhattan” (as Joe the Policeman), and “Star of Midnight” (as Detective Corbett), died in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 64.
2010: The Ginger Rogers Tribute Musical “Backwards and in High Heels” made its debut in the Los Angeles area.
2014: TCM aired “Kitty Foyle”.
2015: MoMA screened “Vivacious Lady” as part of its series “Acteurism: Ginger Rogers”.
...REMEMBER - The Antiques Roadshow will be on the following dates: Monday, February 20th, Monday, February 27th, AND Monday, March 27th... ONE of these three shows will have Ms. Roberta Olden getting a piece of Ginger's furniture appraised... so check it OUT!!! (It's a cool show anyway, so...WATCH!) ... On PBS... see local listings for times... AND, I have noticed that the shows may be 'streamed' from the PBS website at any time after they are aired, so... COOL!
Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):
February 25, 2017 @ 8:15 A.M. Stage Door (92 min)
February 26, 2017 @ 12:30 A.M. Swing Time (103 min)
February 28, 2017 @ 2:30 A.M. Tom, Dick and Harry (86 min)
February 28, 2017 @ 5:30 A.M. Top Hat (101 min)
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':
February 27, 2017 @ 1:15 P.M. Monkey Business (96 min)----------------------
Friday, November 16, 2012
ok, all y'all on Facebook...
But, I guess it couldn't HURT anything...so, stay tuned...but again, any input you may have regarding this issue would be greatly appreciated... for that matter, Twitter is an option as well...I REALLY don't understand that one...but, wouldn't it have just been INSANE to have Ginger 'tweeting' on her events during her heyday?
I may need an I.T. person before it's all said and done...
OK, well, a 'general Huey update'... I have a few 'deadlines' at work the next few weeks, so...posts may be a bit sparse until then...
The Roberta review will be most likely around the first weekend in December... which may be a neat time to 'kick off' the Christmas Season anyway (which, BTW, doesn't officially begin until AFTER Thanksgiving... so, STOP putting decorations up NOW, y'all... give Turkey Day your full attention!)
So, remember to extol the virtues of other forms of social media for Gingerology, as when I am 'cleared out' at work, G-ology will be given great attention by Hu...it MAY even be time for a bit of 'tweaking' here and there... nothing earth-shattering, tho...
So, until that splindiferous time,
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