...and we are OFF...

...to GINGERFEST!!! Hope to see y'all there! I have put the 'Day in Gingerology' on auto-pilot for the next 4-5 days, which of course contains Ginger's 107th birthday remembrance! Y'all be safe and have a Gingery week!!!
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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - July 12th - 17th

July 12

1945: Jack Briggs, Ginger’s third husband, returns home from his WWII tour of duty in the Pacific theater, which he began in December 1943.

1981: Lynton Brent, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Thirteenth Guest” (as Prisoner), “Follow the Fleet” (as Deck Officer), “Stage Door” (as Powell’s Aide), and “The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle” (as Mechanic), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 83.

1987: Harold Goodwin, who starred with Ginger in the films “Hat Check Girl” (as Walter Marsh), “Broadway Bad” (as Reporter), and “Romance in Manhattan” (as Doctor at Police Station),died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 84.

1988: Joshua Logan, who directed Ginger in the musical play “Miss Moffat”, died in New York City, at the age of 79.

July 13

1907: Greta Granstedt (born Greta Irene Granstedt), who starred with Ginger in the film “Hat Check Girl” (as Party Guest), was born in Scandia, Kansas.

1961: Alan Marshal, who starred with Ginger in the film “Tom, Dick and Harry” (as Dick), died in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 52.

2015: GetTV aired “Tight Spot”.

2018: The Film Society at Lincoln Center in NYC presented the films “Flying Down to Rio”, “The Gay Divorcee”, “Swing Time”, “Top Hat”, and “Follow the Fleet”, as part of their Fred and Ginger Film Series.

July 14

1892: Al Hill, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tenderfoot” (as Spud – a Thug), “Don’t Bet on Love” (as one of Shelton’s Hoods), “Stage Door” (as Taxi Driver), “Lucky Partners” (as Officer Bob Clark), and “Magnificent Doll” (as Man), was born in New York City.

1915: Toby Wing (born Martha Virginia Wing), who starred with Ginger in the film “42nd Street” (as Blonde in ‘young and Healthy’ Number), was born in Amelia Court House, Virginia.

1954: Al Hill, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tenderfoot” (as Spud – a Thug), “Don’t Bet on Love” (as one of Shelton’s Hoods), “Stage Door” (as Taxi Driver), “Lucky Partners” (as Officer Bob Clark), and “Magnificent Doll” (as Man), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 62.

1970: Preston Foster, who starred with Ginger in the films “Follow The Leader” (as Two-Gun Terry) and “You Said a Mouthful” (as Ed Dover), died in La Jolla, California, at the age of 69.

2018: The Film Society at Lincoln Center in NYC presented the films “Swing Time”, “Shall We Dance”, “The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle”, “Carefree”, and “The Barkleys of Broadway”, as part of their Fred and Ginger Film Series.

July 15

1885: Tom Kennedy, who starred with Ginger in the film “42nd Street” (as Slim Murphy), was born in New York City.

1892: Charles R. Rogers, who produced the Ginger films “The Tip-Off”, “Suicide Fleet”, “Carnival Boat”, and “Sitting Pretty”, was born in New York City.

1902: Bruce Manning, who, along with Jack Skirball, co-produced the Ginger film “Magnificent Doll”, was born in New York City.

1905: Dorothy Fields, lyricist for songs from the Ginger movies “Roberta”, “In Person”, and “Swing Time”, was born in Allenhurst, New Jersey.

1907: Craig Reynolds (born Harold Hugh Enfield), who starred with Ginger in the film “Don’t Bet on Love” (as Reporter), was born in Anaheim, California.

1956: John ‘Skins’ Miller, who starred with Ginger in the film “Don’t Bet on Love” (as R. M. Bigsby, Undertaker), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 65.

1994: Vina Gale (born Hervina Gale), who starred with Ginger in the film “Flying Down to Rio” (as Dancer), died in Honolulu, Hawaii, at the age of 86.

1999: The American Film Institute (AFI) unveiled its list of top 50 film legends, 25 male, 25 female; Ginger placed as #14 female, just below Grace Kelly and just above Mae West (…and strangely enough, a ‘mix’ of those two would most likely result in a quite “Ginger-y” actress!)

2018: The Film Society at Lincoln Center in NYC presented the films “Roberta”, Shall We Dance”, and “Carefree”, as part of their Fred and Ginger Film Series.

July 16

HAPPY 107th BIRTHDAY, GINGER!!!!!

1821: Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science (which Ginger practiced), was born in Bow, New Hampshire.

1886: Isabel La Mal, who starred with Ginger in the film “The Thirteenth Guest” (as Marie’s Mother), was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

1911: At 2:00 a.m., Lela Emogen McMath gave birth to Virginia Katherine McMath at their home at 100 West Moore Street, Independence, Missouri; VKM weighed 7.5 pounds. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GINGER!!!

1994: Independence, Missouri celebrated Ginger’s birthday as she made what would be her last visit to her hometown; her birth house was ‘dedicated’ officially.

2011: VKMfanHuey and his crew, as well as “Fred & Ginger Mad” (a.k.a. as ‘Kat and Baby’), were at 100 West Moore Street in Independence, MO. on the occasion of Ginger’s 100th Birthday!

2013: TCM aired “Lucky Partners”.

2013: FMC aired “Change of Heart”.

2014: TCM aired “The Tip-Off”, “You Said a Mouthful”, “Finishing School”, “The First Traveling Saleslady”.

July 17

1880: Wong Chung, who starred with Ginger in the film “Rafter Romance” (as Chinese Waiter), was born in San Francisco, California.

1905: William Gargan (born William Dennis Gargan), who starred with Ginger in the film “Follow The Leader” (as a Gangster), was born in Brooklyn, New York.

1967: Cyril Ring, who starred with Ginger in the films “A Shriek in the Night” (as Eddie, Morgue Attendant) and “Tales of Manhattan” (as Assistant Taylor (Boyer Sequence)), died in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 74.

1980: Don ‘Red’ Barry (born Donald Berry), who starred with Ginger in the film “Flying Down to Rio” (as Dancer), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 68.

GingerTelevision...

Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):

July 22, 2018 @ 6:30 A.M. Fifth Avenue Girl
July 27, 2018 @ 9:30 A.M. Roberta

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':

...No Films Scheduled...

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Monday, January 13, 2014

2014... And all is GINGERY!!!

...as our girl is eying a new project to create, it's time for the good folks at Gingerology to do likewise, and get some production work going... 2013 was a pretty good year, which saw the 'advent' of the Ginger FaceBook Community. MANY great things are shared over there, and I do encourage you if you haven't already to jump over there and join in the conversations. There are also LOTS of great pics showing up there as well, and I'm pretty sure most of the pics in this post have 'sourced' there. Such as this stunning one of a YOUNG Ginger:


...and one of a, well, NOT as young (but still VERY stunning) Ginger:
...and there's SOOOOOO many more, as well as 'running dialogue', polls, GingerFilm 'sync-viewing' events with real-time commentary... and MUCHO info regarding our girl. SO...the take-home here is... GET ON FACEBOOK!!!

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Now, on to other issues... FIRST...yes, Top Hat needs a Huey Treatment.... BADLY. I've gotten about a third of the way through the screen caps, and need to pick them back up soon.

HOWEVER, henceforth, it's gonna be pretty tough to get a 'Full Huey Treatment' out for each Ginger Review, since we are now in the 'MaximumGinger' region of her filmography. As a result, I am resuming the 'general reviews' in chronological order, and will work in a 'Huey Treatment' here and there... I LOVE doing them, but... they are time-consuming, y'all...  which holds up the 'general reviews', which shouldn't be the case.

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SECOND...I have a LOT of GingerPics, y'all...(...no, REALLY!!! :-P ) ...I am ultimately going to sort them out and place them in their appropriate GingrFilm blogs, BUT... I'm gonna need y'all's help on a few pics...as in what film did a particular pic come from...or if it even is CONNECTED to a film...for example, any ideas on this one (which is a FAVE of mine)? It looks 'Mag Doll'-ish, but....not sure...
 SO, this will pop up as a post every now and then, which allows YOU to be pro-active!

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THIRD... Rolling out NEW features on the blog... One BIG deal is that Hu and the Crew have purchased a new printer / scanner which is pretty bodacious... an extra-large scanning pane allows images larger than 11x17 to be scanned in, which helps out for quite a bit of Gingerbilia documentation...like SUCH...
SO, a new spot on the blog will document Hu's 'Gingertory' (i.e., inventory of Gingerbilia...) - and HEY! Another entry for the GingerSpeak page!

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FOURTH... More POSTS!!!! Even a few Gingery items two or three times a week will keep the blog fresh, informative, and hopefully entertaining for all. This may entail some correlation with FaceBook posts, from myself or from fellow Gingerologists, with their permission, of course... which leads me into the....

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FIFTH item... a call for guest Gingerology posters!!!
...well, no, not THOSE type of Gingerology Posters (although I'd part with QUITE a bit to have one of those puppies in the main entry lobby of Gingerology HQ...) ...but, if you have a Gingery-themed post idea which YOU would like to create, it would be MOST welcome here...just keep it clean (y'all are great with that) ...and of course any resources needed will hopefully be available for the post (pics, info, etc.). I'll post this over on FB as well... IF interested, just e-mail me, or PM me on FB, and we can work it out...
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And...well...that's all I can think of for now, other than the general 'upkeep' of the blog, including 'This Day in Gingerology' - which I am going to expand by searching more stuff, and also by noting (by link) posts from Gingerology past... that should be a hoot of sorts...

SO... a lot to say, but...now I just gotta get to work!!!! :-P  

and with all of that... thanks for y'all's support over the years (weird I can actually say that now... time flies, don't it?) ...and, as we sometimes say here...
...Keep It Gingery, y'all!!!

Hu
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2 comments:

  1. Whew, I got tired just reading this post....you're going to be one busy fella! :) I can't believe all of the 'new' pictures everyone at Facebook is coming up with. Where in the world are they getting them?! The mind boggles, but I'm loving it!

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  2. ...there seems to be a never-ending volume of GingerPics out there, which is somewhat daunting, but yet...PERFECT!!!

    It's gonna be a fun, but relatively challenging road ahead...but I'm ready to try it!!! And I'm SO glad to see you are back at 'em in the blogosphere, Gingerella!!! And if you have ANY interest of 'Guest Blogging' here, I would be VERY honored!!! :-)

    Hope all is well in North Gingerville, Betsy!!! Stay WARM... and KIG!!!

    Hu
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Awards...Thanks, Y'all!!!

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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!

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