This Day in GINGEROLOGY - April 24th
1899: Charles Sullivan, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tip-Off” (as Chuck, the Bouncer at Scarno’s), “Suicide Fleet” (as Charlie Sullivan), “Carnival Boat” (as a Logger), “The Tenderfoot” (as Spike – a Thug), “Twenty Million Sweethearts” (as Cabbie), and “Bachelor Mother” (as the Bouncer at The Pink Slipper), was born in Monroe, Louisiana.
1961: Lee Moran, who starred with Ginger in the films “Hat Check Girl” (as Man on Subway) and “Sitting Pretty” (as Assistant Director), died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 72.
1984: Fern Aalbu (born Anna Ferne Aalbers), who starred with Ginger in the film “Young Man of Manhattan” (as One of The Sherman Sisters), died in Valley Village, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 72.2016: TCM aired “The Major and the Minor”.
Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):
May 4, 2017 @ 12:45 P.M. Gold Diggers of 1933
May 4, 2017 @ 6:15 P.M. 42nd Street
May 17, 2017 @ 4:15 A.M. Finishing School
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...
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
...just awesome... harkens back to the 'blonde/brunette' poll... it justifies my 'brunette' vote (yes, for you 'newbies', 'Blonde Ginger' won by a landslide, as well it should...in fact, I believe I was the ONLY one who voted 'brunette'...) but DANG, she looks devastating here!
OK - some things I am trying to get rolling - I moseyed on over to the 'official' Ginger Rogers page (which is not too swuft, as far as keeping up with things), but it got me to thinking, "I need to put more FACTS about Ginger on G-ology" - I know most of us are pretty well versed in her 'bio', and general facts, but that info should be available for the 'drive-by' person just lokoing for general Ginger info... so I am going to try to get something going on that... ANY suggestions on how to set that up would be greatly appreciated... a bit back it was stated that 'blogger' has a feature where you can 'link' files to the page, not unlike a pure 'website'... that would work!
Anyway, other things afoot, too, just need to find a few minutes here and there...
Keep It Gingery, Y'all - and thanks for your support!!!
Friday, May 21, 2010
OK - anyway - check the column from The New Yorker - interestingly, my Mom read this out of a copy that I gave her from the mound of mail my dad's P.O. box gets weekly (he subscribed to dozens of magazines...he's still with us, but he is a bit too willing to parlay money out to everybody and their brother...hence the 'my access only' P.O.) Anyway, I guess Hef isn't all that bad...seems to be a Gingerologist at heart... although the chances that Ginger ever would have 'posed' in Playboy? About the same as Howard's estate sending me that million-dollar inheritance check...
Sunday, May 16, 2010
...As for the 'background', most folks 'round these parts know that 'Barkleys' set out to be the 'sequel' to "Easter Parade", but after Judy Garland had to step away from the production, Ginger stepped in, and the rest is history...
Saturday, May 8, 2010
...Well, TCM is airing one of Ginger's best tomorrow morning (6:30 AM Eastern) - Bachelor Mother...hopefully most have seen it, but just in case, here is another shot at snagging it... I found the poster above... guess it ties in with the recent Cinco de Mayo, so there you go...dang, Ginger is quite prominent compared to David Niven... well, no complaints here! :-) Pretty interesting to see 'MAMA' scrawled below Ginger... sad that she never became a mom, but just not sure if she felt she could devote enough time to a child... but this movie is just awesome, if only to see her interaction with the baby in it... she would have been quite the 'Mama', I do believe!
Also, I am pretty jazzed that there are now FIFTY fellow Gingerologists who have joined up with the site....AWESOME! So great that y'all are interested in Ginger, and I am hoping to put a lot of cool stuff on here soon...know I have been singing that tune for awhile now, but this time next week, hopefully... in a related deal, if ANYONE out there has a relatively simple way to add a 'mp3 player' directly onto a blog, it would be appreciated... the few 'tutorials' I have found either seem to be pretty 'limited' players, or the installation involves much wailing and gnashing of teeth... grrrrr.... anyway, any info would be GREATLY appreciated!
Keep It Gingery, y'all!!! ...and thanks again for the support!
Sunday, May 2, 2010
ANYWAY... some good stuff now - First, my baby boy Reed was dedicated in church today...he did great - when the preacher got to us, he held him and said a few words, and Reed reached out and grabbed his nose...the congregation cracked up...was pretty funny - some pics are out there somewhere, if I run one down, will post it.
Second - got some pretty good yard work done on Saturday - was much needed... I am NOT a big yard workin' person... don't necessarily mind DOING it, but just am not GOOD at it...anything I plant croaks within a week...
OK, before this blog COMPLETELY turns into a 'Facebook' type deal, I have added a few Ginger pictures which are favs - all out of one book - I just scanned them in - not the best quality, but hopefully you get the picture (ba-dum-dah)... generally capturing her 'beginnings', 'heyday', and 'autumn' of her career, each in GRAND fashion, IMHO...
Ginger note...I watched 'Having Wonderful Time' today... it's a very cute movie, but the case of my copy has a 'poster' label which notes that Ann Miller was in it...I was actually watching with my Mom and Daughter, and Ma never saw Ann in it anywhere... is this an erroneous listing, or did we miss something?
OK - one last thing - will be doing more posting and other (hopefully) cool stuff soon... I have a few tests to take on the 15th, and probably will be in better shape after those... please be patient, y'all!
hope you are all doing well!
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