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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - November 25th

1877: John Larkin (born John Larkin Smith), who starred with Ginger in the film “The Tenderfoot” (as Depot Porter), was born in Wilmington, North Carolina.

1899: 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), was born in Butte, Montana.

1913: Dorothy Coonan Wellman, who starred with Ginger in the films “42nd Street” (as Chorus Girl) and “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Gold Digger), was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1950: Betty Francisco (born Elizabeth Barton), who starred with Ginger in the film “Broadway Bad” (as Showgirl), died in El Cerrito, California, at the age of 50.

1957: Raymond Griffith, who produced the Ginger film “You Said a Mouthful”, and associate-produced the Ginger film “Gold Diggers of 1933”, died in Masquers Club, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 62.

1964: Clarence Kolb, who starred with Ginger in the film “Carefree” (as Judge Joe Travers), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 90.

2006: Helen Brown Nichols, who would later become known as actress Phyllis Fraser, first cousin of Ginger, died in New York City, at the age of 90.

2010: TCM aired “Top Hat”.

2011: TCM aired “Shall We Dance”.

2012: TCM aired “Top Hat”.

2014: TCM aired “That’s Entertainment! III”.

2016: TCM aired “Roberta”, “Follow the Fleet”, and The Gay Divorcee”.

GingerTelevision...

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

November 24, 2017 @ 9:15 A.M. The Major and the Minor
November 26, 2017 @ 6:00 A.M. Rafter Romance
December 1, 2017 @ 6:00 A.M. Once Upon a Honeymoon
December 9, 2017 @ 10:00 A.M. Roberta

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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Monday, August 7, 2017

The Day of Ginger on TCM is upon us!!!

...well, it's always an awesome thing for TCM to show ANY GingerFilm, but when she is one of the 'Summer of Stars' subjects, thus garnering an entire DAY of her films, it's really a cause for celebration!
...well, the 'list' is conveniently provided in the 'Ginger on Television' section above... hopefully some of y'all can 'obtain' some of those films you have yet to see... for some of us, we are just waiting for the airing of Hat Check Girl (It WILL happen one day, y'all...)... but in the meantime, it's fun to just sit back and watch all Ginger, all Day... only way it would be cooler is if were on a Saturday or Sunday... Friday isn't bad - you can always sneak out of work early, right?
...as for the lineup, it's really a pretty nice cross-section of her career... NO 42nd Street or Gold Diggers of 1933 here, which is actually apropos, as, although Ginger was awesome in both, let's face it, she was not the main character in either, and really didn't get much face time in either, especially '33'... additionally, only three Freddie films are included - Rio, Top Hat, and Follow the Fleet, which has Ginger's first solo dance number in the G&F series. Not really sure if Rio is the best pick here - yeah it was G&F's first go-round, and Honey Hale is Da BOMB, but... I would probably sub out with Carefree...
...yepyepyep...shure would...

And, as to the 'true solo' GingerFilms, all chosen are pretty awesome - well, a few get under my skin as to plot (Chance at Heaven does NOT make sense, y'all.. I would probably 'replace' it with In Person or Vivacious Lady) ...but it's cool that they are showing a few which are not in the regular 'GingerRotation' at TCM, like Twenty Million Sweethearts, Tight Spot, and Dreamboat...she really is so gorgeous in this one, and it's really kind of funny how they do the 'silent film' sequences...

SO...overall a pretty nice slate (no such thing as a BAD GingerFilm, right? ...well, at least the GINGER parts... ) so, just set the DVR / VCR / whatever you have, and hopefully capture the GingerFilms you need... I might just load up my DVR on the big screen downstairs... can't have too many back-ups, right?

Well, hope everyone is doing well out there... We have had a good bit going on here with sorting through all of my in-law's belongings - over 40 years in the same house tends to accumulate LOTS of stuff... been tough on Mrs. Huey having to let go of stuff... but it's almost complete, and with her brother moving in the house, it helps out a good bit as to the transition (it's next door to us).

So, keep us in thoughts and prayers a bit for some sense of closure, at least in the 'physical realm'...

And until later...

KIG!!!

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