This Day in GINGEROLOGY - May 3rd
1902: Jack LaRue (born Gaspere Biondolillo), who starred with Ginger in the films “Follow The Leader” (as a Gangster) and “42nd Street” (as the Mug with Murphy), was born in New York City.
1949 (per TCM; IMDb notes 05/04/49): “The Barkleys of Broadway” was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Meyer.
1982: The now-famous “Frank and Ernest” comic strip was originally published, which has the quote, “Sure he (Fred Astaire) was great, but don’t forget that Ginger Rogers did everything HE did…backwards and in high heels.”
1992: George Murphy, who starred with Ginger in the film “Tom. Dick and Harry” (as Tom), died in Palm Beach, Florida, at the age of 89.2012: TCM aired “Chance At Heaven”.
Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):
May 10, 2016 @ 8:00 A.M. Flying Down To Rio (89 min)
June 1, 2016 @ 4:30 P.M. Perfect Strangers (87 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':
May 1, 2016 @ 6:00 A.M. Tales of Manhattan (127 min)
Next GingerFilm(s) (on GetTV - all times Eastern):...None Currently Scheduled...
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