This Day in GINGEROLOGY - March 25th
1875: Spencer Charters, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tenderfoot” (as Oscar), “Romance in Manhattan” (as Marriage License Clerk). “Star of Midnight” (as Hotel Doorman), “In Person” (as Parson Calverton Lunk), “Vivacious Lady” (as Man Shaving on Train), and “Kitty Foyle” (as Father – scenes deleted), was born in Duncannon, Pennsylvania.
1880: Allan Cavan, who starred with Ginger in the film “The Thirteenth Guest” (as Uncle Wayne Seymour), was born in Concord, California.
1896: Ray Enright (born Raymond E. Enright), who directed the Ginger films “The Tenderfoot” and “Twenty Million Sweethearts”, was born in Anderson, Indiana.
1969: Alan Mowbray, who starred with Ginger in the film “In Person” (as actor Jay Holmes), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 72.
2010: Ginger is Star of the Month on TCM, which aired “Having Wonderful Time”, “Fifth Avenue Girl”, “In Person”, “Twenty Million Sweethearts”, “Upper World”, “Romance In Manhattan”, “Star Of Midnight”, and “Perfect Strangers”.2015: MoMA screened “A Night in a Dormitory (short)” and “The First Traveling Saleslady” as part of its series “Acteurism: Ginger Rogers”.
...REMEMBER - The LAST segment of the Palm Springs Antiques Roadshow will be shown Monday, March 27th - It MUST be the one with 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):
April 4-5, 2017 @ 12:00 A.M. Fifth Avenue Girl
April 8, 2017 @ 10:45 P.M. Black Widow
April 10, 2017 @ 8:00 P.M. - Tales of Manhattan
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':
None Currently Scheduled...
Sunday, April 21, 2013
...the O.G.R.E. is back, y'all!!!
UPDATE...it appears the sound is a no-go for the vid, so, here's a link to youTube for the clip:
Ginger in 2016!!!
...just before she starts her dancing, Ginger says 'If the goobers don't like it...' (on her becoming President and how men would feel... no need describing MY thoughts on that scenario!!!) ...thus affirming my use of the term 'gooberhead' when referencing any one of Ginger's five ex-husbands... that ALONE makes this a priceless clip for Hu... of course, Ginger footage from the late 50's - early 60's is a bit rare, and I am just an insane fan for Ginger in this time frame... so it is SO cool to see this for the first time - hope y'all dig it as well!
Hope all is well for everyone out there... it's good that there is 'general closure' regarding the perpetrators of the attacks on Boston... I know it doesn't erase the loss, but... hopefully healing can begin. Continue to keep the folks affected in thoughts and prayers. ALSO, please keep the victims of the fertilizer explosion in the town of West, Texas in thoughts and prayers... working for the building code, it really gets me that this tragedy might have been prevented if proper precautions were in place...not sure of the history of the plant, but it seems I remember seeing talk of violations in the past for the plant... once again, April rears its uggggly head, y'all... I'm ready to crank out a petition to just eliminate this mournful month from all subsequent calendar years, y'all...who's with me?
As for G-ology, hope to be getting a few things cranked up soon... stay tuned... and thanks SO much for doing so.
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