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...
Monday, December 30, 2013
Have a VERY Gingery New Year's, y'all!!!
...as to what's ahead in 2014, the biggest news is... it appears that the lone 'lost' GingerFilm has...been FOUND!!!
Yes, not only has "Hat Check Girl" been found to exist, it is also being restored, according to Molly Brown (a.k.a. GingerPeachy). GP actually broke the news a week or so ago over on FaceBook - her blog is "The Trade Corner for Ginger Rogers" .
Now, what happens with the restored copy afterwards is not specifically known... at minimum, the film may be shown at film festivals... maybe a TCM Festival? Which would be awesome... but of course, the OPTIMUM situation would be to sell the rights to 20th Century-Fox (HCG was a 'Fox Films' production) so they can distribute it as part of their "Cinema Archives" collection (if they could also get a restored copy of 'Broadway Bad' out in this series, life would be REAL good!) ...anyway, stay tuned for further details regarding HCG and its potential 'access'... I will definitely post updates about it!
...and regarding the future of this blog...to put it in the most emphatic phrasing I can muster: ...it ain't going NOwhere, y'all... ...although there's no doubt that the awesome community of Gingerologists over on FaceBook has 'demanded' a good chunk of the author's time which heretofore was allotted for blogging.
However, there's still a heap to do here at Gingerology!!! I roughly posted an entry a week in 2013, which is a bit below average, but I also made some headway on the GingerFilm Blogs...but lots more work to do on those... and there's lots of topics and 'features' still untouched which I need to get going on here - and we won't even mention the purt near dormant state of the HueyReviews...so, PLEASE stay tuned!!!
...finally, there are a few other things which may be popping up here in 2014, which have not been finalized yet, and may NOT, but... time will tell... again, stay tuned!
Finally, on this last post for 2013, I again wish to thank ALL of y'all who support this blog...hopefully it is of interest, entertainment, and education regarding all things Ginger Rogers... and remember, feedback is MOST welcome!!!
Have a Appy Noo Jeer, Y'all!!!
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