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...
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
...where was I? ...oh yes - just a 'general review' of the state of Gingerology... it's all good, y'all... first off, I have been 'adding content' to the GingerFilm blogs...primarily links...or at least 'page features' for links...it is quite the task to repeat a feature 70+ times... but consistency is the mantra here at G-ology, so hopefully those will be up and running soon...again, ANY suggestions y'all may have (within reason, of course...I'm not a miracle worker, y'know... :-) ) regarding the FilmBlogs, just holler at me...
Today (May 1) is also the two-year anniversary of THIS:
Well, in conclusion, I sincerely hope everyone out there is doing well, getting plans for summer set... ....as for me, I plan to get going on the 'Star of Midnight' review soon... uh-huh, that's right...SOON... :-)
Thursday, April 25, 2013
...and this day is always a good time to 'reflect' a bit, and to sincerely thank each of y'all for helping to keep Ginger's memory and legacy alive, if just in a small corner of a large blogosphere...hopefully a few folks passing thru have been converted into Gingerologists over these last few years, and that's really what it's all about to me...
...and in that spirit, as always...
Sunday, April 21, 2013
UPDATE...it appears the sound is a no-go for the vid, so, here's a link to youTube for the clip:
Ginger in 2016!!!
...just before she starts her dancing, Ginger says 'If the goobers don't like it...' (on her becoming President and how men would feel... no need describing MY thoughts on that scenario!!!) ...thus affirming my use of the term 'gooberhead' when referencing any one of Ginger's five ex-husbands... that ALONE makes this a priceless clip for Hu... of course, Ginger footage from the late 50's - early 60's is a bit rare, and I am just an insane fan for Ginger in this time frame... so it is SO cool to see this for the first time - hope y'all dig it as well!
Hope all is well for everyone out there... it's good that there is 'general closure' regarding the perpetrators of the attacks on Boston... I know it doesn't erase the loss, but... hopefully healing can begin. Continue to keep the folks affected in thoughts and prayers. ALSO, please keep the victims of the fertilizer explosion in the town of West, Texas in thoughts and prayers... working for the building code, it really gets me that this tragedy might have been prevented if proper precautions were in place...not sure of the history of the plant, but it seems I remember seeing talk of violations in the past for the plant... once again, April rears its uggggly head, y'all... I'm ready to crank out a petition to just eliminate this mournful month from all subsequent calendar years, y'all...who's with me?
As for G-ology, hope to be getting a few things cranked up soon... stay tuned... and thanks SO much for doing so.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
There's no real rhyme or reason to these pics or caps, just in the order I 'run across them' in the Gingerology MasterFiles... but it is generally only for the screencaps for the reviews up to this point... I'll work on a 'part two' somewhere WAAAYY down the road...
...well, if there's any I've missed (remember, this is just from Roberta backward -there's MUCHO more from this point forward, as indicated on FB), please inform, and I will edit it into this bodacious post!
Hope all of y'all are having a great weekend!!!
Sunday, April 7, 2013
...mainly, the review and the 'Huey Treatment', as well as ALL of the screencaps... ...400+ screencaps... ...yes, that's right... ...so... ...check them out on the site HERE .
...as for the 'filmblogs' in general, I'm in the (long) process of setting up info on all of them, which will hopefully once 'established' will be of benefit to all... it is a time-consuming process, since any one 'feature' on a blog has to be replicated 75 times or so, but is 'unique' to the specific film... but hey, it's Ginger, so... nothing but good things, right?
...speaking of good things, congrats are in order to the Lombardians....as their girl (and my fave this year as well) won the 2013 Classic Movie Actress tournament in convincing fashion over Bette Davis... Carole and Ginger were buds to some degree, anyway, and I know they both enjoyed tennis, so something tells me they played a bit when they could.
Hope everyone is having a nice April thus far... so far, so good here...just pollen up everyone's snoot here in South Gingerville, but... we'll survive...
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
...each of whom were buds with Ginger... so, there's no way we can really 'endorse' one over the other, as both ladies are wickedawesome, and VERY deserving of the title of "Classic Movie Actress Tournament Champion for 2013"...
SO - y'all go over to Monty's and VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!
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