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...
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
...OPEN CALL TO ALL GINGEROLOGISTS!!!
It's SO easy to manage a blog dedicated to the Beautiful Science of Miss Ginger Rogers! It TRULY 'writes' itself most of the time! And y'all are the KEY to what happens here...I mean, if I posted Ginger stuff and nobody showed up, I'd still be happy with Ginger stuff... but DANG, it's so cool to be part of the Ginger Community, and be able to share all the awesome topics which our girl is a part of...and MOST important, to 'turn folks onto' Ginger and her unparalleled career!!! And of course, FaceBook has just elevated this practice to a CULT status... but a GOOD kind of cult.. ;-)
THE FIRST ANNUAL GINGEROLOGY BLOG-A-THON!!!!
...now, WHAT exactly is a 'blog-a-thon'? Well... after participating in Margaret Perry's awesome "Kate-a-thon" a few weeks back, it's simply THIS: an open call to all of YOU to submit your Gingery posts, thoughts, pics, reviews, you name it! And I can either post them here, OR, if you have a blog, I can simply link to it when you post it!!!
Now, obviously there are LOTS of G-ologists (and...those not so much) over on FaceBook, and as such, I'll post this link over there as well for an 'open invite' to participate! As a result, I'll be lining up things here and over there.
So, WHAT are we looking for? EASY! ANYthing you want to expound upon regarding Ginger! A movie review, a song of hers you enjoy, specific aspects of her career, for example, her stint as Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly!, her 'social life', her faith, her dance style, her artsy-craftyness, her driving skills, her cooking prowess, her hair styles through the years, her fashion, etc. etc. etc..... as long as it's Gingery!!! Only two rules... NO cursing and NO 'swarthyness', as we obviously run a respectable ship here for Miss Rogers...
With that, PLEASE participate if at all possible... it doesn't have to be a thesis or anything, and ANY reasonable category is valid... HAVE AT IT, Y'ALL!!!
AAAAAND...contact me with any questions or suggestions... Thanks!
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