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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - February 27th

1873: Lee Kohlmar, who starred with Ginger in the film “The Tenderfoot” (as Waiter), was born in Forth (Eckental), Bavaria, Germany.

1935: The song “The Continental”, written by Con Conrad and Herb Magidson, and sung by Ginger in “The Gay Divorcee”, won the very first Best Song Academy Award; the ceremonies were held at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. The movie “The Gay Divorcee” was nominated for several other awards, but was generally shut out by “It Happened One Night”. Another Ginger-related tune, “Carioca” from “Flying Down to Rio”, was also nominated.

1941: Ginger won the 1940 Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the RKO movie “Kitty Foyle”. The other Best Actress nominees were Bette Davis, “The Letter”; Joan Fontaine, “Rebecca”; Katharine Hepburn, “The Philadelphia Story”; and Martha Scott, “Our Town”.

1953: Paul Hurst, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Thirteenth Guest” (as Detective Grump), “Romance in Manhattan” (as Joe the Policeman), and “Star of Midnight” (as Detective Corbett), died in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 64.

2010: The Ginger Rogers Tribute Musical “Backwards and in High Heels” made its debut in the Los Angeles area.

2014: TCM aired “Kitty Foyle”.

2015: MoMA screened “Vivacious Lady” as part of its series “Acteurism: Ginger Rogers”.

GingerTelevision...

NOTE!!!!

...REMEMBER - The Antiques Roadshow will be on the following dates: Monday, February 20th, Monday, February 27th, AND Monday, March 27th... ONE of these three shows will have Ms. 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):

February 24, 2017 @ 2:00 A.M. Shall We Dance (116 min)
February 25, 2017 @ 8:15 A.M. Stage Door (92 min)
February 26, 2017 @ 12:30 A.M. Swing Time (103 min)
February 28, 2017 @ 2:30 A.M. Tom, Dick and Harry (86 min)
February 28, 2017 @ 5:30 A.M. Top Hat (101 min)

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':

February 27, 2017 @ 1:15 P.M. Monkey Business (96 min)

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Friday, December 16, 2016

GingerDecember!

...alright, y'all... what is UP?
...looks like Ginger is tidying up the ol' barn for the Advent Season... of course, every year, we here at Gingerology run thru some Gingery Christmas Films... but to be honest, I don't think we've ever broken down the few GingerFilms which are set during Christmastime, or at least which give the APPEARANCE of such... SO, I'm gonna go down the list and try to remember these films... feel free to call out anything I miss...



The first film chronologically which Ginger is involved with Christmas is Finishing School (of all films!), where she tries to get ...um... Francey there (I can't remember character names, save for Ginger's... for the most part) to go with her back home for the Christmas break... of course, Ms. Dee had OTHER plans...


...well, technically, it KINDA seems like Star of Midnight is sorta during the Yuletide season... Ginger certainly LOOKS all furry and fine here... of course, she needs to snuff out that snipe and rinse out that mimosa vessel... but, even with all the bad stuff here, she STILL is radiant...   ...final analysis, there's really no Christmas-y stuff going on in this film... eh, maybe the title throws me...


...of course, it's all snowy (and sometimes frosty) in Swing Time... no real MENTION of Christmas, but... any snow scene is a candidate... right? Well, unless you're in Nome or something, where it's pretty much all the time snowing...


...Seems like Vernon and Irene were pretty festive... this scene is where they ultimately get hitched, which is sometime in the snowy season... there are a lot of scenes here which are wintery... the 'Fox Trot' demonstration where Ginger has the 'poodle' outfit on is VERY Christmas-like, to me... although not sure what the connection between Christmas and Poodles is...


...OK, Bachelor Mother is a TRUE Christmas film, IMHO... I mean, Polly starts off as a 'Holiday Associate' for the ol' store there... Merlin... and winds up with a very unique present. It's truly one of my fave GingerFilms, even without the Christmas angle...


...Miss Kitty had her ups and downs, and, although it's not too clear as to the 'real time' point of the year, it's snowing quite profusely, so... just kind of SEEMS Christmas-time... the snow globe helps this cause...


...I'll Be Seeing You... perhaps the MOST Christmas-y GingerFilm... of course some pretty heavy issues afoot, but... a hopeful ending... I would have liked to have seen it wrap up after the 'tours of duty' were completed... ...BTW, I've probably said it before, but Spring Bynington is by FAR the best Ginger Mom on film (other than Lela herself, of course...) ...well, she's an Aunt here, but... close enough...

...and, that's all I got... I KNOW I've missed some Christmas scenes from other GingerFilms, but... that's where YOU come in... help me out. y'all...

And with that, we here at Gingerology hope you and yours have a VERY Merry and Joyous Christmas!!! And/or any other observance you partake in at year's end!

Until later...

KIG, y'all!!!

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