This Day in GINGEROLOGY - April 25th
1995: Ginger Rogers died in Rancho Mirage, California of congestive heart failure; she was 83. She was cremated and her ashes interred alongside Lela’s at the Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Chatsworth, California. It is fitting that Fred Astaire’s gravesite is relatively close to hers.
2011: FMC aired “Roxie Hart”.
2015: FXM RETRO aired “Dreamboat”.2016: FXM RETRO aired “Tales of Manhattan”.
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...
Friday, May 27, 2016
Well, hope all you Gingerologists are faring well in the last vestiges of spring (or autumn, depending upon which side of the orb you reside in)... Hu has his young ones out of school for the summer, so should be able to get rolling with more Gingerology posts...like this one!
Well, in case y'all haven't heard, our buds over at Warner Archive have re-released one of my fave 'Ginger in a supporting role' films, Stage Door. And before one gets too bent on the 'supporting role' lingo, remember - as much as we hate to spit it out, Kate was the 'lead' in this one... but no worries, as Ginger trades barbs with Hepburn in a MOST entertaining manner... I can't figure out why RKO didn't make a few more films with these two...
Stage Door DVD Re-issue info
...As for this post, we haven't done the 'SceneIT' stuff in a while, so... here's the deal:
FIRST - obtain a copy of Stage Door - an RKO Radio Picture;
SECOND - Watch the first few minutes of the film; specifically, post-credits to just before the scene where Kate moves into the room with Ginger... (BTW, I'm using 'real' names instead of character names thru-out this exercise...just...because, y'all...);
THIRD: When I say 'watch', I mean... WATCH. ...and LISTEN. Pay attention to the dialogue...
FOURTH: Answer the following questions, which occur just below the array of posters for this fine film - WITHOUT rolling the film back:
OK... here's the questions:
1. What is the name of the boarding house where the film is set?
2. What did Eve Arden wish was inside a pecan?
3. What is Ginger's first line?
4. Who is Gail Patrick moving in with right away?
5. Where was Lucy's character born?
6. How was the show the two 'peasant' girls were in closing?
7. What was Kate's first line?
8. What three kind of doors were there to that place?
9. What was Gail Patrick to be dining on in lieu of lamb stew?
10. How much is a 'shared room' per week?
FIFTH: Check the answers in the comments section... and please feel free to reply in that section with any comments, questions, requests, or grievances...
Welp, that's that... hope it proves to be a fun little exercise for y'all - although most of y'all have a photogenic memory regarding all things Ginger (yeah, I scare myself sometimes, too), but hopefully a challenge nevertheless.
And a note: I'm going to post this (and any future 'film specific posts) in the appropriate 'GingerFilm' blog as well (This one goes into the 'Stage Door' blog - yupyupyup) - and I'm also going to start loading those blogs up with the vast array of pics, articles, etc., as these GingerFilm blogs were set up to be used as a RESOURCE, or at least a 'storage' of sorts... y'all PLEEEEESE help me out with that - most of y'all are in the FB GingerCommunity, so... hit me up with some GingerFilm stuff anytime, and I'll try to transfer stuff as time allows...
Saturday, May 7, 2016
...BTW, in case you're wondering, May 8th is the earliest date on which Mother's Day can occur (Second Sunday in May)... well, in the U.S., anyway... The United Kingdom celebrates it on the fourth Sunday after Lent (which is three weeks before Easter Sunday), which places it late March - early April... interesting.
Hope all you Gingerologist Moms out there have a great weekend - with a special 'shout-out' to Kat, who is about to be a mom again soon!!! ...even tho the UK Mother's Day deal applies for Kat, we'll still note it for her now on this side of the pond as well!!!
Hope everyone ELSE out there is also doing well, and until then... whenever 'then' should BE...
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Well, hope to get some things going here, as usual... most notably, the LIFE magazine covers deal... as well as a few other things...
...for the moment, however, let's just all sit back and take a deep breath, knowing we made it through the month of chaos in one piece, for the most part...
Have a VERY Gingery weekend, y'all!
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