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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”.

GingerTelevision...

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

April 26, 2017 @ 9:30 A.M. 42nd Street
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...

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Friday, April 25, 2014

In Rememberance...

...of Miss Ginger Rogers, who left us nineteen years ago this day...
Always a rough day on the Gingerologist's calendar, but as always, this time should really be spent viewing your fave GingerFilm (or two), listening to some GingerTunes, and in general just remembering the lady and her legacy, and what it means to all of us...
...and I also take this time to SINCERELY thank all of you for following Gingerology...I wonder what Ginger would think about the blog, and all our voraciousness for GingerInfo over on FaceBook... I kinda like to think she would jump in there with us every once in awhile and set us straight about dates and times, and fill us in on details... wouldn't that be COOL?

Hope to have some things posted in the near future, and the Stage Door post is nearing as well...

Until then,

KIG...

VKMfanHuey
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2 comments:

  1. It isn't easy to write about the anniversary of the passing of a star you admire; I go through the same situation every Jan. 16. However, I sense both Ginger and Carole would be thrilled that their legacies continue to inspire people decades after leaving us. It's part of the beauty of film, recordings, photographs and other media that such people never really are gone.

    On a less philosophical note...the magazine Screenland now is part of the Media History Digital Library, and while doing some Lombard research regarding her presence in that fan mag in 1930, I found a bonus article you may not be aware of, so I felt obliged to share it with you. It's at the close of http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/689680.html.

    KIG and KIC!

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    1. Thanks, VP! I'll go check that article out. It's been a bit melancholy today, but at least it's Friday... and it IS more of a 'remembrance' for us, in just how these ladies have touched us with their awesome collection of work...

      KIG and KIC!!!

      Hu
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