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 4-5, 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...
Saturday, January 7, 2017
2017 is underway for Gingerologists...
...as for Gingerology in 2017, there's quite a few things afoot...
FIRST, I know most of y'all are aware, but just in case...
Gene and Marge Padgitt of Three Trails Cottages, LLC have been tirelessly renovating the 110-year old birth house of Ginger for the last year or so, and will have things ready to tour for the Festival on July 15-16... for more info, including how you can contribute to the cause, please visit (and JOIN / LIKE) "The Ginger House: Birthplace of Ginger Rogers, Independence, MO." on FaceBook, which has lots of great info on how the renovation process has gone... there are more specifics to come on the Festival (which I'll call GingerFest for short) on that page, which I will definitely echo here on G-ology... should be an AWESOME event!
SECOND, check out the popular PBS "Antiques Roadshow" towards the middle of February thru the First part of March, 2017... Roberta Olden, Ginger's longtime personal assistant, had an interesting piece of Ginger's furniture appraised by the folks on the show... a chair which 'telescopes' out into a stepladder-type deal, for use in the library... here's a few pics (thanks MonicaKelly!):
Antiques Roadshow Schedule ...hmmm... had a few shows in the 'Ham at the start of the year...cool!
THIRD, a little closer to home, Hu is going to get some 'changes' going on G-ology...most notably, more POSTS! There's a LOT of topics I have wanted to transcribe here, but just haven't had the time... and, if you know me, I am pretty 'deliberate' when it comes to compiling a 'major' post... so... no promises, of course, but... the goal is to be more prolific, and to add some more features... including adds to the GingerFilm blogs...SO... stay tuned...
Here's to a prosperous, peaceful, and GINGERY 2017, 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