...have 'updated' the GingerLinks area on the bottom right of the page - unfortunately several of the links have 'disappeared'... but a few new ones have been added...

This Day in GINGEROLOGY - March 25th

1875: Spencer Charters, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tenderfoot” (as Oscar), “Romance in Manhattan” (as Marriage License Clerk). “Star of Midnight” (as Hotel Doorman), “In Person” (as Parson Calverton Lunk), “Vivacious Lady” (as Man Shaving on Train), and “Kitty Foyle” (as Father – scenes deleted), was born in Duncannon, Pennsylvania.

1880: Allan Cavan, who starred with Ginger in the film “The Thirteenth Guest” (as Uncle Wayne Seymour), was born in Concord, California.

1896: Ray Enright (born Raymond E. Enright), who directed the Ginger films “The Tenderfoot” and “Twenty Million Sweethearts”, was born in Anderson, Indiana.

1969: Alan Mowbray, who starred with Ginger in the film “In Person” (as actor Jay Holmes), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 72.

2010: Ginger is Star of the Month on TCM, which aired “Having Wonderful Time”, “Fifth Avenue Girl”, “In Person”, “Twenty Million Sweethearts”, “Upper World”, “Romance In Manhattan”, “Star Of Midnight”, and “Perfect Strangers”.

2015: MoMA screened “A Night in a Dormitory (short)” and “The First Traveling Saleslady” as part of its series “Acteurism: Ginger Rogers”.



...REMEMBER - The LAST segment of the Palm Springs Antiques Roadshow will be shown Monday, March 27th - It MUST be the one with Roberta Olden getting a piece of Ginger's furniture appraised... so check it OUT!!! (It's a cool show anyway, so...WATCH!) ... On PBS... see local listings for times... AND, I have noticed that the shows may be 'streamed' from the PBS website at any time after they are aired, so... COOL!

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

April 4, 2017 @ 8:00 P.M. Gold Diggers of 1933
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...


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

...On the Third Day of GINGER... ...on GINGEROLOGY...

...a TRIPLE threat!!!
 ...singing, dancing, acting... Ginger has always been described as one who could perform VERY well in all three capacities... of course, this blogger has built his entire blogging CAREER on that very accurate fact!
...here's just a few of my faves (of course, any SECOND of Ginger singing, dancing, and/or acting are my faves...duuuuuuuh...)
...Storm Warning... an 'uncomfortable' film in the subject matter department, but Ginger really shines in it, with pretty dramatic turns throughout... early 50s Ginger should have been in a LOT more films...

...Sitting Pretty... Have You Ever Seen a Dream Walking, INDEED... if Ginger was any more breathtaking in this scene, she might have just done ol' Hu in when he first saw it... but WHAT a way to go, right? ;-)

...Follow The Fleet... Ginger gets a 'solo' routine, albeit a bit 'submarined' by Freddie... Ginger's gracefulness shines through, even in a hoofin' exercise... pure gold, y'all...

...and speaking of gold... perhaps...just PERHAPS, my all-time fave moment of GingerFilm occurs at the opening of Gold Diggers of 1933, when Ginger plows into the standard tune of hope, "We're in the Money"... if someone asks me why I'm a Gingerologist, I just show them this clip...

...as Carlotta in the Noir "Black Widow"... a surprising yet quite effective role for our girl... I'm not the world's largest 'film noir' fan, but it's cool that Ginger had a few in her repertoire (Tight Spot also qualifies)...

Roxie... Roxie... Roxie... the Charleston never had a chance... nuff said...

...Honey Hale!!! In Flying down to Rio, Ginger kicked of her partnership with Fred, but she had some nice camera time on her own, most notably singing "Music Makes Me"... yupyupyup...

...as Dolley Madison, Ginger was no doubt a Magnificent Doll... the period costumes were perfect... and yeah, folks say there are historical 'inaccuracies' throughout it, but no matter... it still makes for a cool film which Ginger shines SO brightly...

...Stage Door is one of those films where Ginger could do a little song and dance, a little comedic satire, and a bit of drama... thus one of my fave GingerFilms!  Ginger's outfit here is SO cool... 

...Well, of course, there are SO many more examples of how multi-faceted Ginger was... didn't even really touch on her very successful stage career pre- and post-films... and of course her television appearances... recordings... you name it!

Well, tomorrow brings in the FOURTH day, which may be of interest to the ladies in the crowd (which is most of y'all ;-) ) ... so, until then...



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