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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - September 26th

1884: Theresa Maxwell Conover, who starred with Ginger in the film “Queen High” (as Mrs. Rockwell), was born in Richmond, Indiana.

1886: William Bailey (born Gordon Reineck), who starred with Ginger in the films “Don’t Bet on Love” (as Reporter), “Change of Heart” (as Man in Street), and “Swing Time” (as Roulette Player), was born in Omaha, Nebraska.

1898: George Gershwin, who with brother Ira composed the score for the stage musical “Girl Crazy”, and also the film score for the Ginger and Fred film “Shall We Dance”, was born in Brooklyn, New York.

1900: Betty Francisco (born Elizabeth Barton), who starred with Ginger in the film “Broadway Bad” (as Showgirl), was born in Little Rock, Arkansas.

1960: Frank LaRue (born Frank Herman LaRue), who starred with Ginger in the film “Sitting Pretty” (as Studio Gateman), died in Woodland Hills, California, at the age of 81.

2011: FMC aired “Teenage Rebel”.

2013: TCM aired “Shall We Dance”.

2015: FXM RETRO aired “Dreamboat”.

GingerTelevision...

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

September 25, 2017 @ 3:00 A.M. Twist of Fate
October 12, 2017 @ 8:45 A.M. Week-End at the Waldorf
November 2, 2017 @ 4:00 A.M. Vivacious Lady
November 6-7, 2017 @ 12:00 A.M. Tender Comrade

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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Sunday, June 22, 2014

...Gingery Odds and Ends...

...hello, all! Well, it's been a few, but glad to be back in the Gingerology Community!

...where have I been, you ask?  Wellllllllllllll......

...CHICAGO! Well, the 'outskirts' of Chi-town, anyway... stayed in Tinley Park which is south of town... I had some training classes at my company's Chicago office for a few days. and while I didn't find Roxie (grrrrrr...), I did have a pretty good time otherwise, even with all the hassle of flying (Hu is NOT a major fan of airports... the flying part is OK, except for the ear-popping, but the screening deal is a mess...) ...ANYway, it's good to be back in south Gingerville and catching up on FB with fellow Gingerologists... and with that, I've learned a few things...

FIRST, some sad news... Jacques Bergerac, Ginger's fourth husband, died on June 15th at the age of 87. And although he was unfaithful to her, which is completely unforgivable, he DID win her heart, and she seemed to truly love him...so we have to give the dude props for that. But overall, I've always been pretty jaded about their relationship, as I just felt he used her to try to get his acting career advanced... which I guess kinda worked, although he wasn't ever a BIG star...but I guess he did well enough...

SECOND, some better news...Magnificent Doll is soon to be available on DVD and Blu-Ray! August 19th is the date, but it can be 'pre-ordered' at Movies Unlimited, which is a pretty good avenue for GingerFilms - here's the link:
Magnificent Doll DVD info
...this is one of three GingerFilms made on the Universal Studios lot, with the other two being "Don't Bet On Love" and "The Groom Wore Spurs"... DBOL could stand a clean-up, but 'spurs' is in fair shape.  ANYway, MD is a pretty well made film, although there are questions as to its 'historical accuracy' (which most ALL historical films are guilty of, if anything to move a plot along...), but Ginger does very well in it, and is just...PERFECT in it...SO incredibly beautiful... and the cast includes a few of her old buds, David Niven and Burgess Meredith. It's worth it, of course, just to see Ginger floating around in those colonial gowns... awesome!

...and THIRD, well... still looking to pin a few folks down for "GingerThon"...remember, ANY topic may be discussed...no minimum or maximum length. If you want to just send me an e-mail with a Word file or whatever, great... just PM me over on FB.... I guess I need to be a bit more 'pro-active'... any thoughts would be helpful... the pic above is simply awesome, BTW, in case you haven't noticed...

...and with that, we're (somewhat) up-to-date. Hope to yak with y'all...er, I mean, "youse-es" (I learned that in Chi-town...classic!) over on FB...it seems everything is moseying over there...but G-ology will always be here in SOME form or fashion... no doubt!

As such...

KIG!!!

Hu
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

...OPEN CALL TO ALL GINGEROLOGISTS!!!

...the FIRST order of business, as Miss Tanka notes so divinely, is this... y'all may not be aware that Gingerology is sneaking up on it's FIFTH anniversary...or birthday... or whatever... which is SO awesome, in that y'all have followed here for so long... a VERRRRY sincere THANKS from the bottom of Hu's Ginger-riddled heart!!!
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.. ;-) 

...SECONDLY, Call all your friends, neighbors, and next-of-kin!!! ...as it's time to announce...

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.

...um, you're right, Ginger... HOW am I going to keep UP with all this stuff, when I have issues even posting more than once a week? WELL... here's how it's going down, y'all... I'm going to use the 'top left' field just under the Gold Tanka Gingerology Image above (hope that explains it) to list WHO is doing WHAT, and WHEN.  Now, if you just need me to link to your blog post, easy nuff!  BUT, for those who do NOT blog, but want to contribute, just 'private message' (PM) me over on FB and we can figure out what to do... if we need an 'Option C', then just reply to this post...we'll 'git r' done' regarding any submission you wish to...submit!

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...

...oh, yes,,, WHEN is all of this taking place? Well, the most appropriate time period is from July 5 to July 16...SO, if you have your submission ready to go by that time frame, it would be AWESOME... I'll post and/or link stuff then.... ALTHOUGH, I believe I'll be at the beach around Ginger's birthday, so, the time frame IS subject to change...or be extended...or whatever...

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!

KIG, y'all!!!

Hu
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