This Day in GINGEROLOGY - March 27th
1939: Gus Leonard (born Amedee Theodore Gaston Lerond), who starred with Ginger in the film “The Tenderfoot” (as Grizzled Man viewing Triplets), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 80.
1985: Lorena Layson (born Lorena Mayer Jones), who starred with Ginger in the films “42nd Street” (as Chorus Girl), “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Gold Digger), and “Twenty Million Sweethearts” (as Radio Fan), died in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 78.
2002: Billy Wilder, who directed the Ginger film “The Major and the Minor”, died in West Los Angeles, California, at the age of 95.
2014: TCM aired “Upper World”.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, April 24, 2010
I remember I was at my future wife's apartment... I was under the weather, and instead of going out to eat and whatever, we just stayed there and watched the news, when they talked about VKM's death... I actually only knew a small amount about Ginger at the time, but enough to know she was a pretty cool lady, and that I thought she was great in the few movies I saw her in up until then... guess my Ginger interest has increased a bit since then!
Well, sorry about another sad post, y'all; also no pics again (just couldn't come up with one for this situation, really) but this post is obviously mandatory, although sad...
I am cooking up some things to post soon, so have patience, fellow G-ologists! Hope everyone made makes it through the big storm rolling through the Eastern U.S.
Until Then - Keep It Gingery...
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Well, I have a few things going on which may limit my posting the next week or so... First, as some may know, I had a root canal done about two weeks ago now... seemed to be ok, but a little over a week ago, that side of my face went numb - went back and they took out another piece of 'root', thought that would get it back to normal, but 5 days later, still numb... so I'm going to have to sort it out with the dentist, and hopefully not have to go to another 'specialist'...
But, the 'big' deal has transpired just today, as I had to take my dad to the ER - he was generally congested, but after doing a CATscan, it looks like he may have some cancer in his lymph nodes... he is 81, and still lives alone... so looks like some form of assisted living or even hospice is in his immediate future... so as his 'overseer', my wife and I will have to take care of the arrangements for him and everything...
Well, sorry this post is not more 'Gingery', but just letting y'all know what is happening... hopefully these issues will be resolved soon, and I can get back to posting some stuff... have some things in mind, so please stay tuned!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Y'all have probably heard all about this, but the iconic 'Hollywood' sign is in danger of being removed in favor of a mountaintop resort... now why they can't leave the sign where it is, is beyond me...wouldn't this be pretty much a drawing point? "Hey, I stayed at the Blah Blah Hotel..." "Where?" "You know, the one by the 'Hollywood' sign!"
Anyway, Ginger had a 'history' with the land where the sign is (Cahuenga Peak)... it involves Howard Hughes (BTW...my middle name is Hughes, hence the moniker 'Huey') ...ol' Howie bought the land, and was going to build Ginger a mansion there...but legal issues arose, and of course Ginger figured out Howie was a bit too 'eccentric' (what they call crazy millionares), so she left him.
And, the most recent post, noting that the 'deadline' for gathering $$$ for the sign property has been extended to April 30th, 2010:
Hopefully, a few Big Players will pony up and save it - I mean, $1 mill? That's not much in Hollywood, is it? It would be a shame to see this destroyed... I haven't been there, but obviously recognize the sign as iconic. Here's hoping it remains...
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
BTW, hope y'all got to see the George Stevens bio if you wanted to...sorry for the lack of 'reminder'...long story short, I went into work Monday with a swollen face, decided to go to the dentist for x-rays, had an infected molar, had a root canal performed (note this was STILL Monday...no doubt a 'Garfield Monday'...) - and of course afterwards, have been out of commission for a few days... just now feeling a bit closer to 'normal'...
But, as for the George Stevens deal - have not seen it (have it taped, tho), but is basically a documentary of his career... probably more than a few references to Ginger in there, as he was quite smitten with her... sounds familiar, no? :-P
Anyway, have been kicking around a few ideas here and there for a 'post GingerMarch post'... and thought, "hey, how about a poll?" Y'all seem to enjoy those, so...
Here goes... this poll is a MAJOR departure for me, since it...well, basically is a 'non-positive' poll concerning Ginger... pretty shocking stuff, eh?
Over the last few weeks, I have heard many ramblings (from myself included) on various blogs on the topic of Ginger's hairstyles in various movies...most are quite favorable, as to be expected; but there are a few which were determined to be not the best 'look' for VKM... so I have noted a few (actually, three) of the movies where the 'predominant' hair style Ginger dons throughout the film is...really not up to 'Ginger Standards'... I have added pictures of these three styles from the three movies (in chronological order), as listed below...no comment from me on any of the three, lest I sway you... all of the movies are great, tho...
OK - I have placed the poll widgit up on the top right of the blog... can only vote for one...hey, there's only three choices, right? Again, Ginger's hair is awesome, no matter what...I think it is pretty much flawless when done up the right way... but these styles... just didn't work, for the most part... although there IS one of the three above I really think is not too bad... won't say which until after the proceedings...
Vote if you so desire...and tell your friends!
Keep It Gingery!
Friday, April 2, 2010
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