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, September 22, 2013
...Happy GingerFall, Y'all!
...ah, Miss Rogers is dressed for the approaching season in grand fashion, as usual!!!
...hope everyone is doing well out there... a few things here and there to note...
FIRST...Arianna has informed me that, after a LONG wait, one of Ginger's most beloved 'non-Fred' films is FINALLY making it to DVD...WB Archives has released 'Vivacious Lady', Ginger's only film with James Stewart as her leading man...
Vivacious Lady on DVD - WB Archives
SECOND...Monty's 2013 Lombard Cup is WELL under way...hope y'all have been participating in it...if not, well...NOW would be a good time, as our girl's number has been chosen... Ginger is up against Esther Williams, who is pretty awesome.... but in the wrong place at the wrong time, unfortunately... HERE'S the link to Monty's site, which ultimately links ya over to Kristen's blog, Journeys In Classic film (see the end of Monty's post...or heck, just click HERE ...doesn't appear to be 'set' yet, as of this posting...)
...hey, Ginger swam a good bit, too, ya'll!!!
...but with that, I think everyone knows that Esther has no equal in aquatic acrobatics/pyrotechnics, of course :-)
Happy voting, y'all!
THIRD...as of yet, still haven't gotten around to making screencaps from TopHat... but hopefully soon... VERY soon... stay tuned... once I get time to crank them out, it goes pretty fast...
FOURTH...With that, the 'FilmJam' deal for 'The Major and The Minor' was pretty neat, even though I was only around for the last ten minutes or so... hope you got to join in!
FIFTH...and LAST...I think... I'm actually 'road trippin' to...Atlantic City, of all places...a work deal... will be out a week from today (9/29) and will be back Friday (10/4)... just a programming note, as it were... wonder if there's any Ginger connection up there? I feel pretty sure she passed through there a time or two back in the day... heck, probably had some of her stage shows set up there, I reckon...
SO, 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