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...
Thursday, March 20, 2014
It's OFFICIAL!!! Hat Check Girl is...
...that's AWESOME, INCREDIBLE, EARTH-SHATTERING news!!! ...even tho... from Huey's current locale, they may as well be screening it on Neptune... BUT, there are rumors that it may be rolled at the MOMA Festival in NYC as well...which MAY be doable for Hu, but would still be somewhat of a logistics and chronological challenge. Maybe TCM will roll it at a festival in Atlanta or New Orleans or somewhere in the general proximity of South Gingerville...
But, if not, there's a pretty solid likelihood it will make it to DVD in the near future, since Fox put out quite a few GingerFilms in their archives collection a year or so back... and I've been informed that they have merged with TCMshop.com, so... promising, indeed.
Of course, there was a tenacious catalyst behind this eventual grand unveiling...and, she's one of US - Ginger Peachy!!! She has lobbied various parties for quite sometime in order to get this film out in the light of day...encourage the owners to get a restoration of it completed... and to get it rolled at this festival, and hopefully many others! SO, with that, she has assumed the title of GingerologistSupreme, which is... well, generally just means she is infinitely AWESOME!!! :-) So, if ya get a chance, stop by her blog, or contact her on FaceBook, to give her a great big bodacious THANKS for her hard work and perseverance in bringing home the only GingerFilm we have yet to see!
Well, hope all is well with everyone out there, and hope to be able to post more info, and ultimately a review or three from this monumental screening of HCG when it takes place... so, if anyone out there DOES get to L.A. for it, PLEASE contact me, and I'll turn the G-ology mike over to ya for your thoughts!!!
KIG, KIG, KIG!!!!
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