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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - August 21st

1874: Edmund Mortimer (born Edmund Mortimer Olson), who starred with Ginger in the films “Flying Down to Rio” (as Nightclub Patron), “Upperworld” (as Banquet Guest), “Change of Heart” (as Man Reading Paper in Brisbane’s Office), “Swing Time” (as Roulette Player), “Stage Door” (as Actor in Powell’s Waiting Room), “Vivacious Lady” (as Library Committee Member), “The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle” (as Nightclub Extra), “The Major and the Minor” (Cadet Ball Guest), and “I’ll Be Seeing You” (as Floorwalker in Women’s Shop), was born in New York City.

1891: Bert Roach (born Egbert Roach), who starred with Ginger in the films “Hat Check Girl” (as Party Guest), “Rafter Romance” (as Drunken Tenant), and “Once Upon a Honeymoon” (as Ship Bartender), was born in Washington, D.C.

1901: Albert S. Rogell, who directed the Ginger films “The Tip-Off”, “Suicide Fleet”, and “Carnival Boat”, was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

2015: FXM RETRO aired “Teenage Rebel”.

GingerTelevision...

Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):

September 12, 2017 @ 2:30 P.M. Upperworld
September 25, 2017 @ 3:00 A.M. Twist of Fate
October 12, 2017 @ 8:45 A.M. Week-End at the Waldorf

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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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Roberta - The Huey Treatment

ALLLLLLright, y'all...here we go.... the overall 'theme' which kinda jumped out to me for this one concerns itself with the fact that Ginger's character, Tanka Scharwenka, seems quite smitten with the big dude, John Dent, who reminds her of a former flame which she just can't shake... and, in our 'alternate plot', let's refer to Tanka as 'Queen Scharwenka', who is indeed the Queen of all she surveys... hey, these things always center around Ginger anyway, right?

...look, Missy, I saw him FIRST!!!


...why hello there, loyal subject...


...you remind me of a cabana boy I once had...


...do you mind if a refer to you as "My Sweet Baby Huey?"


...and Huey used to love it when I ran my fingers thru his mop like so...


...Oh mum, I just met the most gnarly fellow today! Maybe we can do an 'arranged courtship' or whatever...I can do that as Queen, right? Otherwise, what's the point of this Queen gig?


...hope he knows the Lindy...


...or the Twirl...


...heck, I'd settle for the Harlem Shake... UAB-style, of course...


...all visitors to Queen Scharwenka's must kiss her Royal Digits...


...ummm-hmmm..."Royal Digits", eh?


...WOAH! hold it there, Casper!


...I thought you were someone else...


...That's funny, I was thinking the same thing about YOU, "Queenie"...


...look, Ginger...I know you've got all these folks 'round here in "Insert-name-here-land" snookered into thinking you're of the lineage of "King Whatever", thus the rightful heir to the throne... but you'll always be Feathers to me, babe!


...Well, how 'bout YOU stifle with your half-truths and conjectures, Frederick... ...it just so happens I'm in the DAR...lineage of George Washington, ya know... anyway...they need SOMEONE to clue them in on how to run a railroad... ...actually, Lela runs all the financial and management end, and I just deal with PR stuff...


...speaking of which, I've got an appointment to get to...but don't worry about your standing in society here, Freddie...


...I'll hold a special ceremony and dub thee "Sir Freakus"...


...It's good to be dancing wit' ya again, Ginge...


...yeah, I missed it - that dude in my last film was too busy scarfing down donuts and getting everyone arrested...


...so, what have you and the Pan-Man cooked up for routines for this particular photoplay?


...well, maybe a bit of two-step... a whirling dervish or two... with a little dipsee-doo dunkaroo thrown in for good measure...


...and then, there's the big finish with the Lambada...you know, the 'Forbidden Dance'...


...um...do whaaaat?


...alright Rufus, as assistant to the Queen, you need to make sure this joint meets the standards I demand for my presence...


...first of all, there must be fire extinguishers every 50 feet or so...sufficient emergency illumination at the main paths of egress...all exit doors readily accessible...


...hey, you're reverting into the 'Finishing School' routine...


...but, all of that DOES make sense...I guess that's why you're the Queen...


...nevah forgit it, Chester...


...this place lacks...ambiance...it's just a...big...white...SET...


...you two fellers need to hash this predicament out...amongst yourselves...


...Ginger thinks...these two will never figure this out...


...I just wish that big Huey-like fella would show up again...


...but, he can't dance worth a flip...also very Huey-like...


...wonder if Freddie could teach him a few steps...


...eh, he can't even win an argument with cousin Vinny here...


...guess I'll just have to make an executive decision regarding this scene...


...Excuse me, Your Highness...this person is NOT cooperating at all...


...I suggest we make him DANCE!


...hey, Jim-Bob! There's someone here to SEEEE you!


...why helllll-ohhh (think Ginger answering the phone as Susan Applegate in the scene w/Lela...)...


...my my MY, you remind me of the Hu-ster... save for the slick-back hair deal...Hu had that dashing 'Bowl-Cut' style which I prefer...


...but the question is, can he SWIM?


...er, I think what Queenie is trying to convey to you is...would you like to join us for dinner tonight at the Royal Hootenanny?


...GRRRR...I don't LIKE 'hootenannies'...


...oh, wait a minute...it's just NANNIES which I dislike...you see, there was this...incident...which affected me as a young child...a nanny I had took me to a Star Trek convention...no, wait a minute...that's not right...er, where's my script?


...Look, Buster, don't you get it? I'm the Queen Bee 'round these parts!


...you know, curtsey and bow stuff...Beefeaters...as well as a few vegans here and there...


...I'll let you drive the Royal Duesenberg... er... right...well then...see ya round, you goofy lunkhead...


...great that you decided to show up for the soiree, Jimmy-Bob-Billy-Joe...


...er...have we met?...


...why does this always happen, Freddie? I guess the doofus likes the soprano types...


...Irene does have quite a presence...so if she's happy with the cat, so let it be done...


...well, you'd always be comparing him to Hu anyway, which he could never stack up to...so maybe it's better this way...


...er, you know, I'm pretty unfettered currently...


...yeah, right...say hey to Phyllis for me... ...see, here's what I don't get... isn't the Queen ALWAYS supposed to get her way? Even the Queen of Podunkia?


...sigh... oh, well... I like what you and Vinny did with the curtains... how many Naugas gave their hides to patch that slop together?


...And that reminds me, as Queen, I get to pick out all the costumes for these photoplays...which means more sleeves with fuzzy varmint hides integrated in them...


...you know, they make furs for dudes now...


...as well as ostrich-feather peacoats...that would be GRAND on you, Fredrick... I think I'll talk to Irene about whipping up one for you... er, not THIS Irene, but THAT Irene... heck, I may even contract it out to Orry-Kelly...although I've never understood if that's one person, or two, or the name of a company...or an anagram for something...


...That's right...the QUEEN! Now, listen, we need the following...you better jot this down, Kilroy...We need the wool from 40 specially trained Ecuadorian Mountain Llamas, 6 Venezuelan Red Llamas, 142 Mexican Whooping Llamas, 14 North Chilean Guanacos (closely related to the llama), 76,000 Battery Llamas from 'Llama-Fresh' Farms, LTD. (near Paraguay)... as well as the down from a typical colony of African Swallows...


...nice work, Freddie...that should be all wrapped up in a couple of years or so...


...meanwhile, let's get back to the issue at hand...how do I win back 'Bizarro-Huey' from the clutches of that Dunne woman?...





...I think YOU need to talk to the doofus and try to explain to him the magnitude of the situation... it's not every day that the Queen of Bucksnort is pining for you...


...I mean, y'all were FRAT BROTHERS, fer cryin' out loud! You STILL whine about the paddle grip he used at your initiation ritual...


...Fred, if you see Moose, please give him this...


...a 'cease-and-desist' order?


...er, may I be so bold as to inquire?


...I think we better go hash this out in the Royal bonus room, y'all...


...so he ends up being a gooberhead, eh? AAAARGH! DON'T get me started, sister!


...well, this picture DEFINITELY shows big man doing the foxtrot with one Ms. Ruby Keeler...


...mind you, a HORRENDOUS foxtrot... just look at that awkward footwork... deplorable!


...your'e totally right, Freddie, how can I POSSIBLY be hooked up with a stumblebum like THIS? Let Keeler have him! 


...well, it's Goodnight, Irene...now, if only I were in Ruby's red slippers...


...well, I'll just bide my time...


...I mean, he has to see her tap dance SOMEtime, right? He'll come stumbling back to me in short order...



...and there's the stinky face again...


...ya gotta love these Barcoloungers, Freddie!


...y'know, in the final analysis, it just would never work out with Homer and I... Like Irene, there's NO way I can be caught dead with a feller who can't trip the light fantastic...or even the light mediocre...


...well, I guess that just leaves you and me, right, Freddie? Well, there's still Phyllis to contend with, of course... ...we could get her a nice cushy desk job upstate and hook her up with a strong, silent type...like Harold Lloyd... I can do all that as Queen, right?


...well, anyway, you'd make a fine King of Slobovia...just a nice guy and quite the dancer!


...I'd even let you do select all the costumes for our routines...with no feathers...PROMISE...


...but you know, Huey just LOVED that feather dress I wore... I just wish he could DANCE... his repertoire of moves consists of the 'Bump', the 'Macarena', and the 'Gangham Style' routine, whatever the heck THAT is...


...If he could just waltz...a BASIC waltz...all would have been perfect....er...


...I'm comparing you to Hu again, aren't I? ...


yes...yes you are... ...as for the offer to the throne via divorce proceedings, thank you, but I must gracefully decline... Phyllis requires daily foot massages...but I'm sure you'll find your Huey-like lunkhead, nay, even the elusive Huey HIMSELF, somewhere out in the far reaches of this desolate quagmire you reign over... Godspeed to you, Queen Scharwenka!

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...well, sometimes these endings are not as easy as they should be...but hopefully overall this was an interesting 'treatment' of the caps... That Hu feller sounds QUITE interesting, no?

I will add ALL of the caps from Roberta into the Roberta blog HERE ...sometime in the very near future... I'll note on G-ology, as well as FaceBook...

Until Then,

Keep It GINGERY, Y'all!!!

Hu
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7 comments:

  1. Ha you mention Harlem Shake and Gangnam Style. I utterly despise those dances...I have to hear it a bunch at school or with friends -___- Gets pretty annoying after awhile. Even my high school's fine arts decided to make a Harlem Shake video. I'll just stick with my Indie and big band music!

    BUT besides that, I love the made up plot. Back when you included these in the reviews I enjoyed them! :)
    Also I see how this plot ties in with that pic I posted on fb of Ginger and Fred with the words "All hail the King and Queen".

    Once again, awesome!

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  2. Well, as someone in 'middle age', we only hear it on occasion...so it's still kinda new for us...but it's amazing how short the shelf life is for stuff with the internet and social media these days...

    Thanks for the kind words regarding the 'alternate plot'... I think all future reviews will have to be broken into two, simply because the caps are too voluminous... but I'll try to get them out closer together, if not simultaneously... just a lot of things going on around here...nothing bad, just time consumers...

    yep...I had a bit of trouble figuring out how to wrap it up, but I knew the ;ast pic of them shaking hands translated to 'it's been good knowing you'...although that just isn't the right ending for a G&F deal, bizarro plot or not... but it's not as bad as it seems... I may have brought 'Hu' into the proceedings a little much, but... it turns out fine, I guess... next one will be 'Hu-free'...Star of Midnight...should be interesting.

    KIG, GF!!!

    Hu
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  3. LOL. I like it! Maybe you are setting yourself up for a serial and the "other" Huey will show up in a future Rogers-Astaire feature. He deserves another chance for having such good fashion sense even if he can't dance. You can learn to dance but your can't learn to have good taste ;)

    Fun read and very Gingery!

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    1. ...not sure how the bizzaro plot will drop out for Follow the Fleet, but Randy and Ginge don't have quite as much 'interaction' in that one, if I recall...

      Thanks for the kind words...hopefully I can transfer all the stuff to the Roberta blogsite by weekend's close...

      KIG, 'e'!
      Hu
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  4. LOL, that's the most pompously baroque Ginger treat I've ever seen! While scrolling down it's like Ginger dances on my screen **délicieuse** :o)

    Just saw your Facebook thing and must say : mighty swell, that means very-very neat!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, CS!!! It was a bit surprising I ended up with so many great screen caps of Gin... even though her 'face time' in the movie is not optimum, the time she IS in it yielded awesome caps...it's gonna be purt near impossible to wade thru all the probable caps from films like Bachelor Ma, Kitty Foyle, etc., where she occupies the bulk of the screen time, in GREAT detail... but I'm game for it, of course...can there EVER be such a thing as too many Ginger images? I emphatically state to you...NAY!!!

      Hope you are having a wonderful intro to Spring, Clarissa...and thanks again for the kind words....I know this one's your fave, so...the pressure was ON to make it a decent presentation!

      KIG!

      Hu
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    2. ...oh, and thanks for the vote of confidence regarding FB! I'm still lost as a goose over there, but if I can post a note every now and then, I guess it will work out!

      Hu
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