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...
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
...Good to be back...
Hu is back from Atlantic City...well, got back quite a few days ago, but... it appears blogger has had some 'issues'... but appears to be cooking again...
As for a 'Gingery Connection' in Atlantic City, well, I doubted there would be one, but...one 'kinda' happened, at least in a 'glancing' way.
Of course, as we all know, Atlantic City is the home (again) of the Miss America Pageant...and the hotel I stayed in had the address of '1 Miss America Way'...which was pretty cool...even cooler was the display of all the dresses and other 'Miss America' stuff in the lobby (I guess at one time or another contestants stayed there). Well, when I walked into my room, there was a pic on the wall of a float from 1941 with Miss America contestants... and one of the young ladies on there was Miss California (who went on to be Miss America), Rosemary LaPlanche...this isn't the actual pic, but it IS of the young lady in question...
Well, I thought it was cool first of all that they had the 1941 Miss America pic in my room (although it may have been in ALL rooms, who knows), since 1940-1941 was Ginger's 'apex' of popularity... and then I thought how cool it was that this young lady in the pic looked a WHOLE lot like our fair Ginger... but then, after doing a bit more research, it gets even MORE Gingery... soon after Miss LaPlanche was crowned, she went on do USO bond tours, a la Ginger...and well, like a LOT of actresses and other young ladies did at the time....
BUT, here's the "COOL!" "GingerConnection" part... in the same year she 'served' as Miss America, Miss LaPlanche signed with...RKO Pictures!!! She ended up appearing in over fifty films in her career - most were 'small roles' (well, actually there's no such thing as 'small roles', right? ;-) ), and had her own radio show in the late 40s, and then onward to television... pretty cool!!! Here's her IMDb page: Rosemary LaPlanche
I feel pretty sure she and Ginger crossed paths (she's not mentioned in Ginger's bio, but...) - heck, she could have been Ginger's 'stand-in' for sure! Actually, there are other pics of her out there where she is not as 'Gingery' looking, and one of them actually conjures up Rita Hayworth! Well, heck, here's the Miss America 'bio' about her...check out the second 'Rita-like' pic of her... ANYWAY, it just goes to show there are ALWAYS GingerConnections out there, if you keep your eyes open!
As for TCM, hey...not much in October regarding Ginger, but November and December are rocking!!! First off, December's TCM Star of the Month is.... Mr. Fred Astaire! Of course, as a result, all ten of the GandF films will be aired in December (heck, I think 'Barkleys' is on TWICE in Dec...) - but there's also some cool 'spots' where Ginger occurs in the lineup... most notably, late Christmas Eve (and into Christmas Day, actually), "I'll Be Seeing You" is airing, which is tagged as a 'Rob's Pick' for the night...which is pretty awesome... Bachelor Mother also occurs within a week of Christmas, I believe... but just go check out the 'TCM Page' located at the top right of this page... also, on New Year's Eve, the "That's Entertainment!!!" series of films are being shown...Ginger appears in the third (III) installment.
Finally, as to 'resumption' of Gingerology... still need to get cracking on the TopHat caps... pun most likely intended... but I also want to post some other Gingery topics, so... stay tuned. And of course, the continued 'advancement' of all of the GingerFilm blogs will be taking place as well, and I'll hopefully keep you posted on occurrences on any specific one of them.
Until all of that happens, tho... I'll yak with most of y'all over on FaceBook... otherwise...
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