This Day in GINGEROLOGY - April 26th
1890: Edgar Kennedy, who starred with Ginger in the films “Carnival Boat” (as Baldy) and “Professional Sweetheart” (as Tim Kelsey), and was known of the “King of the ‘slow burn’ facial expression”, was born in Monterey County, California.
1899: Guinn ‘Big Boy’ Williams (born Guinn Terrell Williams, Jr.), who starred with Ginger in the films “You Said a Mouthful” (as Joe Holt – Swimming Champion) and “Rafter Romance” (as Fritzie), was born in Decatur, Texas.
1936: Tammany Young, who starred with Ginger in the films “Follow The Leader” (as Bull) and “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Gigolo Eddie), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 49.
1989: Lucille Ball, who starred with Ginger in the films “Roberta” (as uncredited ‘Fashion Model’), “Top Hat”(as uncredited ‘Flower Girl’), “Follow The Fleet” (as Kitty Collins), “Stage Door” (as Judith), and “Having Wonderful Time” (as Miriam), died in Beverly Hills, California, at the age of 77.
2013: TCM aired “Kitty Foyle”.
2015: FXM RETRO aired “Dreamboat”.2016: TCM aired “Carnival Boat”.
Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):
May 4, 2017 @ 12:45 P.M. Gold Diggers of 1933
May 4, 2017 @ 6:15 P.M. 42nd Street
May 17, 2017 @ 4:15 A.M. Finishing School
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...
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
...odds and ends from NOLA...
We ate at some great spots, although not as 'highbrow' overall as we have in the past... with Bam-Bam, it's not quite as easy...but he did great pretty much everywhere we went. We hit Acme Oyster House (if ya dig oysters, it's the place to go - I'm not into 'raw' ones, but they do 'chargrilled' ones which are awesome!), Court of Two Sisters (older buffet style...great 'cross-section' of New Orleans culinary styles), and Deanie's Seafood, also a great place.
There were a few Gingery moments during the trip... first off, I spotted an old sign on the side of a building which read:
Another neat moment was as we were just about to leave out - we made our last 'run through', picking up a few last 'souvenirs' for folks back home, a dude was playing guitar out by Cafe Du Monde (the beignet (doughnut) place), and I was waiting outside a store a bit down the way, but well within earshot... and what song does he start to strum, but 'Night and Day'... so as we walked by, I dropped a buck in his pot and thanked him for playing it, cause it reminded me of Ginger Rogers... that probably didn't mean as much to him as the $$$, but... still a neat deal.
...and speaking of 'you-know-who' (who ELSE?), I am wanting to get a few 'general' posts cooking soon...of course the 'SOM' HueyTreatment' is underway, and will hopefully be out this weekend, but...there's been some other 'general topics' I've been wanting to crank out on posts as well... so stay tuned.
Hope y'all's summer is going well!
Keep It Gingery!
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