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, August 26, 2012
...But, yes, it is pretty neat to have that many 'topics' regarding our girl...y'know, when I started up G-ology, I was wondering if I could 'sustain' it over time...now my biggest problem is finding ENOUGH time to get all the Gingery goodness on the site in a proper manner...speaking of which, I am inching closer to the Romance in Manhattan review... but I'm not saying when, as that seems to 'jinx' the proceedings... I just gotta keep telling myself 'There's no such thing as a blog deadline', y'all...
And, also a mention to any of you out there who are being affected by tropical storm-fixing-to-be-hurricane Issac - hope everyone fares well, and gets to a safe area...we will definitely get some big rain and some wind from it towards the end of the week, but it is usually pretty 'dissipated' by the time it gets to South Gingerville. Again, everyone stay safe out there...
Have a Gingery week, y'all...and thanks for supporting Gingerology!!!
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Most of these pics were compiled by...er...dang it, I can't remember...but a hearty 'THANKYEW!!!' to whomever compiled them...
Of course, there IS a 'Ginger Angle', as Barbara and Ginger were in a movie together, 'Quick, Let's Get Married'; or, The Confession'; or, 'Seven Different Ways' (note: when a movie is known by three different titles, there's your 'red flag' regarding it...oof) - anyway, I thought how can this film NOT be at least DECENT with Ginger AND Barbara in it????
Well...it WAS possible, VERY unfortunately... it's 'watchable', but just by a bit...
Maybe on subsequent viewings my opinion will change on this one... but for the record, Ginger LOATHED this film, so...ditto for the Hu-ster... even tho she liked most everyone IN the film...of course she also got to 're-unite' with Ray Miland in it, but after production they were on the 'outs' due to the film's floppiness...
Ok, well, here's a few more wickedawesome Barbara pics, because...it's her BIRTHDAY!!!
...OK, y'all, Keep It Gingery...AND Barbara-Eden-eee!!!
Saturday, August 18, 2012
All that to say I will post the pictures here which are generally legible...and, there will inevitably be some that already appear in the links given above...but hopefully not enough to be repetitive...
...of course, walking into an area that has wall-to-wall Gingerbilia is an experience ya just can't adequately describe...you just have to experience it... I immediately unsheathed my trusty Canon Sure-Shot or whatever it's called, and fired it up for use... the first thing I went to was the 'picture collage' at the entry, to snag the pic from the last post... then, I wanted a pic of the whole collage...but somehow, I ended up doing this:
ANYWAY, onward and upward! I just staggered around the perimeter of the room for a few moments to absorb what was within it, which is about 20 feet across by 50 feet long, roughly... well, here's an 'overall' pic of it:
Now, about the time I completed these pictures, I noticed a somewhat large group of folks ambling towards the room...and before I could think about it, the room was full of said folks! Well, as it turned out, this day just happened to be Orientation Day at dear old BU... and along the tour route was the library, of course...well, this room was one of the few spots where the tour girls (yes, again students...) could emit their spiel about the library and archival research facility within, without disturbing the library patrons... so I learned a few things... I also noticed a few folks looking at the displays... and of course held my tongue from wanting to pontificate on whatever piece of Gingerbilia they were viewing... but again, I just wondered how many of the kids there knew ANYTHING about Ginger...hopefully they do now.
OK, well, back to the 'post proper'... now, to the 'specifics'...again, I think 90% or so has been documented by Kat and Molly, so I'll TRY to bring a few different items here...
And with that, all of the other pics I have are pretty much the same as what Kat and Molly have documented, but theirs are of MUCH better quality... it's good to know there are multiple sources available for reference.
And, of course, we must give kudos to Boston University for presenting this incredible exhibit for the public...all folks there were very helpful. Go Terriers! :-)
...and I cannot forget my long-suffering family, who made this epic trek with me... We had a great time everywhere, tho, even tho we logged over 2,700 miles on our minivan....oof. word to the wise...NEVER drive through Connecticut on a Sunday afternoon...just...don't. And to my wife's aunt and uncle near Baltimore, which afforded us a 'two-phase' trip...otherwise, it would have been purt near impossible to pull this trek off, y'all...
...and lastly, but definitely NOT least, is Ms. Roberta Olden, the 'keeper' of this invaluable collection...thanks SO much! (hopefully she is a reader... :-] )
So, there ya have it. Was it a LOOONG trip? sure...
Did I get to see it all? Yep, but...
There's a difference between just looking over things and...well, thoroughly examining them... but I felt quite satisfied upon leaving. (would have liked to hang out JUST a bit longer, tho... :-] )
In the final analysis, tho, I am one lucky Gingerologist who was able to witness this incredible collection of Gingerbilia - it's all good, y'all...
Until next time...
Keep It Gingery, y'all!!!
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