This Day in GINGEROLOGY - March 29th
1883: William Halligan (born William Kerry Halligan), who starred with Ginger in the films “Follow The Leader” (as Bob Sterling), “Tom, Dick and Harry” (as Mr. Burton), “Tales of Manhattan” (as Oliver Webb), and “Week-End at the Waldorf” (as Chief Jennings), was born in Chicago, Illinois.
1889: Warner Baxter, who starred with Ginger in the films “42nd Street” (as Julian Marsh) and “Lady in the Dark” (as Kendall Nesbitt) was born in Columbus, Ohio.
1908: Dennis O’Keefe (born Edward Vance Flanagan), who starred with Ginger in the films “Hat Check Girl” (as Party Guest), “42nd Street” (as Chorus Boy), “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Chorus Boy), “Twenty Million Sweethearts” (as Reporter), “Upperworld” (as Photographer), “Top Hat” (as Elevator Passenger / Dancer), “Swing Time” (as Dance Extra in “The Way You Look Tonight” Number), and “Vivacious Lady” (as Student), was born in Fort Madison, Iowa.
1941: H. Dudley Hawley (born Hughson Dudley Hawley), who starred with Ginger in the film “Young Man of Manhattan” (as the Doctor), died in New York City at the age of 62.
1955: Nina Campana (born Esperanza Susanna de Ybarrondo), who starred with Ginger in the film “Flying Down to Rio” (as Mme. Borget-Damas), died in Santa Clara, California, at the age of 57.
1957: Charles R. Rogers, who produced the Ginger films “The Tip-Off”, “Suicide Fleet”, “Carnival Boat”, and “Sitting Pretty”, died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 64.
2013: TCM aired “42nd Street”.2016: TCM aired “42nd Street”.
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, August 25, 2013
What's up, y'all?
FaceBook is really shaping up to be a neat community of Gingerologists, far beyond what I ever thought it could... if you haven't jumped over there yet, ya need to... ...of course, THIS blog will not be adversely affected by the FB happenings, as the goal HERE remains totally unchanged...to provide Ginger Rogers info, features, and events in a timely manner, encouraging comment from YOU, the Gingerologist.
And, we've picked up a few new folks here at G-ology over the last few weeks, as a DIRECT result of FB...which, for me honestly, was a BIG part of jumping onto it in the first place... Welcome to Barbara and to Lilly!!! Thanks SO much for following, be sure to interact here, AND I hope your visits to G-ology will be most enjoyable!
...NOW, as for what is 'up' here... of course, the review for Top Hat is nigh, so be on the lookout for that... TENTATIVELY, with next weekend being a three-day deal, it looks like a potential window can open up there for headway. In general, I have 'reset' the 'layout' for the reviews, which will hopefully be in a bit better arrangement, reading-wise... I also set up a 'template' I can just fill in for each review... up to now, I have just been copying over the previous review and editing it, which somehow loses a bit in translation, and the 'styles' of text get screwed up after you do that 5-6 times... so hopefully the template deal will not 'propagate errors'...
And FINALLY, I am going to REALLY start loading up the GingerFilm blogs with 'archived' posts from G-ology, as well as from other Gingery blogs, dormant or active (I'll contact the bloggers in question when I look to copy over one of their posts...for permission, of course... and if you DON'T want your post copied, that's fine... but if one is OK with it being copied, I will of course give TOTAL credit to any and all posts allowed to be copied into a GingerFilm blog...) SO, be on the lookoout for that...I will probably note the posts at the 'top' of Gingerology (just above the 'Day In Gingerology' section), as well as tacking a link on FB...which hopefully makes folks aware of these blogs... and of course, comments are DEFINITELY welcome on all GingerFilm blogs as well! I try to check the 'comment pending' board every day for all GingerFilm blogs.
Well, that's what's up, y'all... hope to get TopHat cooking soon, as well as other 'topics' I've been wanting to throw out there regarding Ginger (what else?). Until then...
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