This Day in GINGEROLOGY - May 26th

1880: William Eddins McMath, Ginger’s dad, was born in Howard County, Missouri.

1911: Ben Alexander (born Nicholas Benton Alexander III), who starred with Ginger in the films “Suicide Fleet” (as Kid), and “Shall We Dance” (as Evans – a Bandleader), was born in Goldfield, Nevada.

1913: Jill Dennett (born Edith Kramer), who starred with Ginger in the film “The Tenderfoot” (as CafĂ© Cashier), was born in New York City.

1927: Jacques Bergerac, Ginger’s fourth husband, and who starred with Ginger in the film “Twist of Fate” (a.k.a. “Beautiful Stranger”) (as Pierre Clemont), was born in Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, France.

1934 (per IMDb, TCM): “Twenty Million Sweethearts” was released by First National / Vitaphone.

1967: George E. Stone (born Gerschon Lichtenstein), who starred with Ginger in the film “42nd Street” (as Andy Lee), died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 64.

1979: George Brent, who starred with Ginger in the films “42nd Street” (as Pat Denning) and “In Person” (as Emory Muir), died in Solana Beach, California, at the age of 80.

2012: TCM aired “The Barkleys of Broadway”.


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

May 13, 2018 @ 12:00 P.M. Bachelor Mother
June 5, 2018 @ 10:00 P.M. 42nd Street

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...


Monday, December 15, 2014

GingerFilms on DVD...

...well, first off, hope all you Gingerologists out there are having a grand holiday season thus far, and will continue to do so! The Huey camp had a great Thanksgiving, and is gearing up for Christmas... always hectic, but its always cool when you have kids... the circle of life deal, ya understand...
Kinda bummed about my ol' Alma Mater, UAB, 'dropping' football... under some pretty heinous circumstances... UAB is part of the UA system, which also includes campuses in Tuscaloosa and Huntsville... well, UAT is the 'flagship', and has all the votes on the Board of Trustees... long story short, they have been 'kneecapping' the program from Day One, and finally decided to kill it... but there's quite a bit of 'pushback' from the UAB community, as well as local government... so stay tuned...  meanwhile... we need to just break away from the UA system, period... thus, #freeUAB!!!

Thinking of a new post, I started doing 'inventory' of my DVDs of GingerFilms, with the delivery of the last quartet of recent releases...and y'know, we have the majority of films available... we G-ologists are pretty fortunate in this sense, when compared to fans of other actors / actresses who unfortunately have 'lost' films...with the appearance of Hat Check Girl, ALL of Ginger's 'feature films' are out there in SOME form!

With that, and in keeping with the superficial side of the Season, we want it ALL, right? So, let's all crank out a list, shall we?

Place the following GingerFilms currently unavailable on DVD in your preferred order for availability:

The films in question are the following, in chronological order:

Young Man of Manhattan

Queen High

The Sap from Syracuse

Follow the Leader

Honor Among Lovers

The Tip-Off

Carnival Boat

Hat Check Girl

Broadway Bad

Professional Sweetheart

Don't Bet On Love

Sitting Pretty

Twenty Million Sweethearts

In Person

Tender Comrade

Lady In The Dark

It Had To Be You

Twist Of Fate

The First Traveling Saleslady


...yeah, there's still quite a few (20, to be exact), but considering Ginger had 74 films, plus some shorts, this list is pretty short... and don't fret about studio ownership and the 'real probability' of a restoration / release... just assume ALL will be available (nice thought, eh?)

Just put your list in the comments section, and we'll all compare notes...OK? OK!!!

Again, we here at Gingerology hope you all have a Great and Meaningful Christmas, and a Most Prosperous New Year!!! ...but we'll talk again before that...

KIG, y'all!

UPDATE - 12/27/14:
...well, here's my list...

1. Hat Check Girl - just because most of us haven't seen it, right?

2. In Person - weird that this one is not on DVD already... my fave of the 20.

3. Sitting Pretty - a good film - if they can restore it and get Ginger's last line in the 'Dream Walking' tune in full without skipping, that would RULE!

4. Professional Sweetheart - Ginger at her sassiest...

5. Twenty Million Sweethearts - love Ginger singing Out For No Good... this film is one of Dale Tremont's faves as well...

6. Broadway Bad - Ginger AND Joan Blondell - nuff said. a good scrubbing is needed.

7. Tender Comrade - Ginger is SO fetching in this one...

8. The Tip-Off - To me, Ginger's first 'substantial' role, as Baby Face... love it.

9. Queen High - a VERY cute young Ginger singing and dancing around...

10. It Had To Be You - a film that has grown on me over time...

11. Lady In The Dark - needed if anything for a clean clear copy of the Jenny saga...

12. The Sap from Syracuse - another cute Ginger effort, this time with Oakie.

13. Twist Of Fate - a more mature Ginger in a different role, with Bergerac.

14. Don't Bet On Love - Standard role, but with Ayres.
15. Young Man of Manhattan - Ginger's first gig, as Puff the magic flapper.

16. Carnival Boat - a standard 'love interest' role in a cast full of Ax Men.

17. The First Traveling Saleslady - Ginger's last RKO effort... a cute film overall along with Channing.

18. Harlow - would like to see this in a 'normal' format if possible - the original was shot in some 'megascope' camera technique or something, which results in folks being chopped off (at least in my copy).

19. Follow the Leader - marginal role for Ginger - vehicle for Ed Wynn.

20. Honor Among Lovers - VERY minimal Ginger role... film itself is not bad, tho...and definitely needs a good 'revamping'.

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Hometowns to Hollywood Busby Berkeley Blogathon 2018

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