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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - May 25th

1867: J. Malcolm Dunn (born James Malcolm Dunn), who starred with Ginger in the film “The Sap from Syracuse” (as Captain Barker), was born in London, England.

1963: Ethan Laidlaw, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tip-Off” (as a Henchman), “Magnificent Doll” (as Sanders), and “The first Travelling Saleslady” (as Juror), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 63.

1974: Donald Crisp (born George William Crisp), who starred with Ginger in the film “Broadway Bad” (as Darrall), died in Van Nuys, California, at the age of 91.

1977: Ginger’s mother, Lela Rogers, who starred with Ginger in the film “The Major and The Minor” (as Mrs. Applegate), died in Palm Springs, California at the age of 85. She was cremated and her ashes interred at the Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Chatsworth, California, where Ginger’s ashes would also be interred.

2000: Francis Lederer, who starred with Ginger in the film “Romance in Manhattan” (as Karel Novak), died in Palm Springs, California, at the age of 100.

2016: TCM aired “Rafter Romance”.

GingerTelevision...

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

June 3, 2017 @ 6:15 A.M. Week-End at The Waldorf
June 23, 2017 @ 11:30 A.M. Flying Down to Rio
June 23, 2017 @ 1:00 P.M. Top Hat
June 23, 2017 @ 2:45 P.M. Swing Time
June 23, 2017 @ 4:45 P.M. Carefree
June 23, 2017 @ ^:15 P.M. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

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...

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Friday, May 27, 2016

...Stage Door SceneIT...

Hi, y'all!!!

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...
Here's the link for folks needing to purchase this MANDATORY GingerFilm (and MANDATORY for any Classic Film collection in general):

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:
(that last one was of my doing...)

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?

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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...

Until later...

KIG, y'all!!!

Hu
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1 comment:

  1. ...ANSWERS to the SceneIT Questions...

    1. Footlights Club
    2. A check
    3. "C'mon, take 'em off..."
    4. Madeline
    5. Seattle
    6. Like a tired clam
    7. "How do ya get in here?"
    8. Trap door, Humidor, & Cuspidor
    9. Pheasant Bordelaise - or maybe casserole...
    10. $13.00, with meals

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