...NEW GINGER MESSAGE BOARD!!!
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”.
...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 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)----------------------
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Looking at it, not sure what some of the highlighting / markups are on there... the only highlight which I can verify is the pink ones, which are the films where I've compiled the actors / actresses Ginger worked with... for the This Day in Gingerology posts...dang, I've still a ways to go in THAT endeavor...
The 'DVD', 'TCM' and 'OOO' in front of each film indicates the form in which I own the given GingerFilm... although I've bought all the DVDs of GingerFilms which are currently available... the 'DNH' stands for 'Do Not Have'...which of course is limited to Hat Check Girl (which is at least in existence, thankfully) and the two 'early shorts' which are generally unaccounted for...
...speaking of which, the order of films here are as compiled by Ginger in her bio... which is the 'gold standard' regarding the order of GingerFilms...even if it is 'technically' incorrect, chronologically... so...THERE!!! Yeah, yeah, IMDb as well as TCM has some differences in the order or release for several of the films (especially in the 1933-1934 timeframe), and are most likely more accurate, but... Ginger... ...supersedes, y'all...
The few words scrawled on this sheet are generally dates when a GingerFilm was airing somewhere... and the most interesting is the 'Ginger 144, Natalie 25' note, which was voting results from the Classic Film Actress contest over at Monte's blog 'All Good Things' from a few years back... sorry, Ms. Wood...
So, time to retire this list and type out a new one... I guess... probbaly will add data here... most notably, need to add Ginger's character names, as well as the running times for each film. Not a bad project to do for the new year...
Well, hope all of y'all had a great Christmas, and any other observance / holiday you observe...
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