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...
Sunday, June 22, 2014
...where have I been, you ask? Wellllllllllllll......
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 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!
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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