Well, we are FINALLY in the month of March, which is very special this year for all Gingerologists... As you probably are aware, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has declared Ginger Rogers the Star of the Month!!! As you can see, Ginger is busy getting all dolled up for the occasion...well, not that she needs to do much, since she is THE 'Magnificent Doll' to begin with, right?
Now, hopefully the majority of y'all out there have TCM... but I know many of you do not...DANG IT! wish I could shoot each of y'all a 'dedicated line' or waves, or whatever, for March, so you could check out / record the VKM movies you have been looking for...
But anyway, TCM is throwing the kitchen sink at us, Ginger-wise, which is Awesome with a capital 'A'!!! Each Wednesday in March (well, actually the last four Wednesdays in March) will be dedicated to Ginger's films... on average, 9-10 will be shown, starting in prime time and continuing on into early Thursday morning... so get your recorders programmed, or just pull an all-nighter!
Each week will be a 'phase' of Ginger's career... March 10th will consist of ALL 10 Ginger and Fred films run back-to-back-to-back-to... well, you know. 99 percent of y'all have most, if not all of these already, but, if perchance you need one, here's a good shot at catching it.
March 17th (St. Patrick's Day, BTW...Erin Go Bragh!!!) ...starts prime time with Ginger's movies made just prior to her teaming up with Fred...most notably '42nd Street' and 'Gold Diggers of 1933'... also some of her early work for other studios...some neat early Ginger!
March 24th brings a lot of 'big ones', such as 'Stage Door' (see left...dang, that's a cool pic!), 'Vivacious Lady', 'Bachelor Mother', and 'Having Wonderful Time', 'In Person', and 'Fifth Avenue Girl', among others.
The final week of Gingerfest occurs March 31st, and includes what are two of Ginger's 'signature' movies, 'Kitty Foyle' and 'The Major and the Minor'. Other notables this week include 'Tom, Dick and Harry', 'Tender Comrade', 'Primrose Path', 'Once Upon a Honeymoon', and 'It Had To Be You'.