This Day in GINGEROLOGY - November 25th
1877: John Larkin (born John Larkin Smith), who starred with Ginger in the film “The Tenderfoot” (as Depot Porter), was born in Wilmington, North Carolina.
1899: Ethan Laidlaw, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tip-Off” (as a Henchman), “Magnificent Doll” (as Sanders), and “The first Travelling Saleslady” (as Juror), was born in Butte, Montana.
1913: Dorothy Coonan Wellman, who starred with Ginger in the films “42nd Street” (as Chorus Girl) and “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Gold Digger), was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1964: Clarence Kolb, who starred with Ginger in the film “Carefree” (as Judge Joe Travers), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 90.
2006: Helen Brown Nichols, who would later become known as actress Phyllis Fraser, first cousin of Ginger, died in New York City, at the age of 90.
2010: TCM aired “Top Hat”.
2011: TCM aired “Shall We Dance”.
2012: TCM aired “Top Hat”.2014: TCM aired “That’s Entertainment! III”.
Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):
December 14, 2015 @ 2:45 A.M. Tender Comrade (102 min)
December 18, 2015 @ 2:00 P.M. Swing Time (103 min)
December 18, 2015 @ 8:00 P.M. I'll Be Seeing You ( 85 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':
December 1, 2015 @ 3:15 A.M. Tales of Manhattan (127 min)
Next GingerFilm(s) (on GetTV - all times Eastern):
November 26, 2015 @9:05 P.M. Tight Spot (140 min with commercials)
Saturday, January 5, 2013
...GingerPoll Time, y'all!!!!
Hu is in the house, and is ACTIVELY working on the 'Roberta' review this weekend! ...still a bit to do, but...it's getting there!
With that, after 'review' of the movie, I got to thinking...of course as far as HueyReviews go, there's the ultimate 'Rankings Board' for the films...and, since the 'level' of GandF in Roberta is somewhat comprable to 'Rio', save for a few more dance routines, I got to thinking... which is the more 'Gingery' character, Honey Hale or Tanka Scharwenka? Well, of course, I couldn't choose between these two, as I would gladly tote a fully loaded steamer trunk across Grand Central Station for either of them... although Ms. Hale had a lot more 'trouble' with those trunks, if memory serves... :-]
Anyway, since this is a new year (BTW, Happy Twenty-Thirteen, y'all!!!), what better way to kick it off than with a GingerPoll - which has been awhile since we've done one, so...
The Question at hand: Which character is more 'Gingery'...
Yeah, it's pretty tough, but... well, y'all can be pretty opinionated at times, so...have at it!!! The poll is at the top of the blog for your use!!!
Be sure to comment as to your reasoning behind your vote...we stress accountability here at G-ology!!! ...or at least some modicum of protocol... however you go about THAT...
Y'all keep it Gingery, now...y'hear?
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