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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - October 20th

1871: Frederick Burton, who starred with Ginger in the film “Broadway Bad” (as Robert North, Sr.), was born in Indianapolis, Indiana.

1885: Purnell Pratt, who starred with Ginger in the films “Hat Check Girl” (as Collins) and “A Shriek in the Night” (as Police Inspector Russell), was born in Bethel, Illinois.

1904: Marian Nixon, who starred with Ginger in the film “Chance at Heaven” (as Glory Franklyn), was born in Superior, Wisconsin.

1955: Frank Darien (born Frank Guderian), who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tip-Off” (as Edna’s Uncle), “Professional Sweetheart” (as Appleby), “Roxie Hart” (as Michael Finnegan), and “Tales of Manhattan” (as Elsa’s Old Father), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 79.

1956: Clay Clement (born Claudius Geiger), who starred with Ginger in the films “Don’t Bet on Love” (as Arnold Ross, Attorney at Law) and “Upperworld” (as Medical Examiner), died in Watertown, New York, at the age of 68.

1990: Joel McCrea, who starred with Ginger in the films “Chance at Heaven” (as Blackstone ‘Blacky’ Gorman) and “Primrose Path” (as Ed Wallace), died in Woodland Hills - Los Angeles, California, at the age of 84.

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

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':

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Forty-Second Street to be released on Blu-Ray!

...for all you folks who are...into Blu-Ray!!! I assume this will be a more crisp version than the 'original' DVD of "The film that saved Warner Brothers" which has been around a decade or so. 



Here's a link to Blu-ray.com, which has more details regarding the product, which is set for release on April 21st... so, be saving up!  Guess I'll have to pop on a Blu-ray player... I think they are relatively inexpensive at this point in time...
I think the 'extras' on this one mirror the ones included in the 'original' DVD... but I could be wrong on that... 
...and the scuttlebutt around a few 'forums' I ran across discussing this is that the good ol' folks at WB Archives are just getting warmed up with these offerings... rumor has it that Gold Diggers of 1933 as well as Footlight Parade (not a Ginger joint, but DOES have Miss Blondell in it) are next to get the Blu-ray transformation.  It's also worth mentioning that there was a rumor a few years back that the G&F collection was to 'done up' in Blu-ray as well... not sure where that is, but... it would be nice to see.

Well, hope all is well with y'all out there... wwe're all good at Gingerology Central...a bit of cold/flu-ish stuff the last few weeks, but it's in it's death throes...

Until next time,

KIG!

Hu
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4 comments:

  1. We need the F&G box in Blue Ray!

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    1. So true, Ron! Hope all is well! Hey, are you on FB? there's a bunch of Gingerologists on there, with GOBS of info and pics... good stuff!

      KIG!
      Hu

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