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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - June 23rd

1888: Lee Moran, who starred with Ginger in the films “Hat Check Girl” (as Man on Subway) and “Sitting Pretty” (as Assistant Director), was born in Chicago, Illinois.

1896: Jack Skirball, who, along with Bruce Manning, co-produced the Ginger film “Magnificent Doll”, was born in Homestead, Pennsylvania.

1913: Bonnie Bannon (born Pauline Frances Bannon), who starred with Ginger in the film “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Gold Digger), was born in Tulare County, California.

1952: Eddie Arden, who starred with Ginger in the film “Flying Down to Rio” (as Bellhop), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 44.

2016: TCM aired “Flying Down to Rio”.

GingerTelevision...

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

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 @ 6:15 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, February 10, 2017

...GingerFisher in a landslide!

...not too surprising that the 'natural Ginger' LIFE cover won handily... it's the most 'candid' of the bunch, and shows Ginger doing stuff she truly loved to do...
...for years!

...WELL...
...now for something completely different...  ...well, it's Gingery, of course (duh)...

...It has been brought to our attention here at G-ology that the IMDb Message Boards are to be completely removed from their site on February 20, 2017... here's the message from their board (hopefully no big deal to reproduce here, as its purpose for existing will cease in less than two weeks): 
"IMDb is the world's most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content. As part of our ongoing effort to continually evaluate and enhance the customer experience on IMDb, we have decided to disable IMDb's message boards on February 20, 2017. This includes the Private Message system. After in-depth discussion and examination, we have concluded that IMDb's message boards are no longer providing a positive, useful experience for the vast majority of our more than 250 million monthly users worldwide. The decision to retire a long-standing feature was made only after careful consideration and was based on data and traffic.
Increasingly, IMDb customers have migrated to IMDb's social media accounts as the primary place they choose to post comments and communicate with IMDb's editors and one another. IMDb's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/imdb) and official Twitter account (https://twitter.com/imdb) have an audience of more than 10 million engaged fans. IMDb also maintains official accounts on Snapchat (https://www.snapchat.com/add/imdblive), Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/imdbofficial/), YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/imdb), and Tumblr (http://imdb.tumblr.com/).
Because IMDb's message boards continue to be utilized by a small but passionate community of IMDb users, we announced our decision to disable our message boards on February 3, 2017 but will leave them open for two additional weeks so that users will have ample time to archive any message board content they'd like to keep for personal use. During this two-week transition period, which concludes on February 19, 2017, IMDb message board users can exchange contact information with any other board users they would like to remain in communication with (since once we shut down the IMDb message boards, users will no longer be able to send personal messages to one another). We regret any disappointment or frustration IMDb message board users may experience as a result of this decision.
IMDb is passionately committed to providing innovative ways for our hundreds of millions of users to engage and communicate with one another. We will continue to enhance our current offerings and launch new features in 2017 and beyond that will help our customers communicate and express themselves in meaningful ways while leveraging emerging technologies and opportunities." 
 ...alas, all things must come to an end...  dang it. Actually, the last few weeks, it seems like the only new posts were idiots trolling / flaming the board, trashing Ginger in no specific terms, which of course required swift and curt rebuttal by true Ginger fans... which was frustrating, as that isn't the purpose of the message board.
Now, the main reason I bring this up, other than for general info, is that, as most Gingerologists know, the Ginger Board on IMDb is a place where Roberta Olden sometimes stops by (I love the pic above, and hope that Ms. Olden doesn't mind it being posted...). Of course, this is a BIG deal, as she is truly the authority on all things Ginger. HOPEFULLY she will jump over to FaceBook and visit one of the many Ginger 'pages' there... 
...speaking of Ms. Olden, don't forget the Antiques Roadshow coming up on February 20, February 27, and March 27 (strangely enough a four-week 'jump' until the final Palm Springs episode...) I plan on watching all, and probably DVR-ing them... Roberta will have a unique 'chair/stepladder' owned by Ginger appraised... who'll start the bidding? ;-) 
...and that's about all I got... for now.
Until next time (dang time flies y'all),
KIG!!!
Hu
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