This Day in GINGEROLOGY - March 29th
1883: William Halligan (born William Kerry Halligan), who starred with Ginger in the films “Follow The Leader” (as Bob Sterling), “Tom, Dick and Harry” (as Mr. Burton), “Tales of Manhattan” (as Oliver Webb), and “Week-End at the Waldorf” (as Chief Jennings), was born in Chicago, Illinois.
1889: Warner Baxter, who starred with Ginger in the films “42nd Street” (as Julian Marsh) and “Lady in the Dark” (as Kendall Nesbitt) was born in Columbus, Ohio.
1908: Dennis O’Keefe (born Edward Vance Flanagan), who starred with Ginger in the films “Hat Check Girl” (as Party Guest), “42nd Street” (as Chorus Boy), “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Chorus Boy), “Twenty Million Sweethearts” (as Reporter), “Upperworld” (as Photographer), “Top Hat” (as Elevator Passenger / Dancer), “Swing Time” (as Dance Extra in “The Way You Look Tonight” Number), and “Vivacious Lady” (as Student), was born in Fort Madison, Iowa.
1941: H. Dudley Hawley (born Hughson Dudley Hawley), who starred with Ginger in the film “Young Man of Manhattan” (as the Doctor), died in New York City at the age of 62.
1955: Nina Campana (born Esperanza Susanna de Ybarrondo), who starred with Ginger in the film “Flying Down to Rio” (as Mme. Borget-Damas), died in Santa Clara, California, at the age of 57.
1957: Charles R. Rogers, who produced the Ginger films “The Tip-Off”, “Suicide Fleet”, “Carnival Boat”, and “Sitting Pretty”, died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 64.
2013: TCM aired “42nd Street”.2016: TCM aired “42nd Street”.
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...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
NEW DVD TITLES FOR GINGERFILMS!!!!
Forever Female, and
Here's the links for each, with info on ordering:
Forever Female (Available July 22, 2014... also available on Blu-Ray)
Cinderella (a bit further out...August 12, 2014)
...FF was heretofore only available on VHS, so a nice add...and since it's a Paramount film, this MAY be the start of more GingerFilms from Paramount being released... of course the ones most sought after are the 'Paramount Pentateuch', which is Ginger's first five 'feature films', all from Paramount. Other Paramount GingerFilms which are in sore need of being restored are "Sitting Pretty" and "Lady in the Dark"; "The Major and The Minor" is the only other Paramount GingerFilm, but it is readily available.
...as for Cindy, it was released on DVD some time ago, but was discontinued; however, it proved to be quite popular, as eBay prices for copies typically hover between $75 - $100. So, this re-release is a good deal for obtaining it without going into debt...and as it's a 'supporting role' for Ginger, that's a good thing. I DO recommend popping on it, lest they discontinue it again...
Well, hope all is well out there!!! Have a safe, reflective, and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend with Friends and Family... Framily...is that going to become part of the lexicon? ... anyway, most of 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