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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - May 24th
1956: Guy Kibbee (born Guy Bridges Kibbee), who starred with Ginger in the films “42nd Street” (as Abner Dillon) and “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Peabody), died in East Islip, Long Island, New York, at the age of 74.2013: TCM aired “Kitty Foyle”.
Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):
June 23, 2017 @ 11:30 A.M. Flying Down to Rio
June 23, 2017 @ 1:00 P.M. Top Hat
June 23, 2017 @ 2:45 P.M. Swing Time
June 23, 2017 @ 4:45 P.M. Carefree
June 23, 2017 @ ^:15 P.M. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
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':
...No Films Scheduled...
Monday, May 26, 2014
This one's a pretty 'straightforward' tale of a dude coming outta nowhere and becoming a singing sensation, and a fair damsel (...um, that's Ginger, of course) falling for him... then falling away...then back...well, you know how these tales usually wrap up, and most of y'all know this one by heart, anyway...
This one produced one of my fave GingerTunes, "Out For No Good"... I am apt to break out in tune at any given moment of the day "Baby, what are you out for? Baby what am I in for?" Classic Tune...
YouTube link provided by legendary Gingerologists KatAndBaby
Ginger is just INSANELY cute in this one...it's REALLY one the WB Archive folks should take the scrub brushes to... I mean, it's a WB FILM, y'all...git wit it!!! And Ginger with Powell was a pretty cute deal... good thing Joan and Ginger were buds in some capacity...
...you know, 'real' life in 1933-1934 was probably not too fun on a 'day-to-day' basis, but I think if most of us were placed back in that time, we would basically just be bleary-eyed from camping out in theaters for days on end watching all the GingerFilms over and over and over... sounds cool!
Well, hope all are having a safe weekend, and again, thank you to all who served, and please remember all of those true heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Forever Female, and
Here's the links for each, with info on ordering:
Forever Female (Available July 22, 2014... also available on Blu-Ray)
Cinderella (a bit further out...August 12, 2014)
...FF was heretofore only available on VHS, so a nice add...and since it's a Paramount film, this MAY be the start of more GingerFilms from Paramount being released... of course the ones most sought after are the 'Paramount Pentateuch', which is Ginger's first five 'feature films', all from Paramount. Other Paramount GingerFilms which are in sore need of being restored are "Sitting Pretty" and "Lady in the Dark"; "The Major and The Minor" is the only other Paramount GingerFilm, but it is readily available.
...as for Cindy, it was released on DVD some time ago, but was discontinued; however, it proved to be quite popular, as eBay prices for copies typically hover between $75 - $100. So, this re-release is a good deal for obtaining it without going into debt...and as it's a 'supporting role' for Ginger, that's a good thing. I DO recommend popping on it, lest they discontinue it again...
Well, hope all is well out there!!! Have a safe, reflective, and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend with Friends and Family... Framily...is that going to become part of the lexicon? ... anyway, most of all...
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Here's the original HueyReview for it, over on the ChangeOfHeart blog. Also, Fox Cinema Archives released COH on DVD awhile back; a good spot to purchase it is from Movies Unlimited.
...speaking of studios, It is also worth noting that this film was released "post-Rio"...
"Flying Down to Rio", of course, paired Ginger with Fred for the first time, and propelled them into stardom. RKO was scrambling to get GandF together again for their own feature film (The Gay Divorcee), and would ultimately 'lock-in' Ginger and Fred with RKO contracts. But Ginger managed to jump into six films between 'Rio' and 'Divorcee', each of which were pretty fair roles for our girl, with quite diverse characters, from the 'sucker' role she had to do for RKO's 'Chance At Heaven' to the 'other woman' roles of this film and Warner's 'Upper World'.
In the final analysis...
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Stage Door review for The Great Katharine Hepburn Blog-a-Thon
...here's an awesome screen cap from the proceedings:
Also click on the pic of Kate to the right of this post, to link to the entire 'list' of linked posts of Kate films and other topics regarding Ms. Hepburn! And say hey to MP for me!!!
Hope everyone has a GREAT Mother's Day weekend, and...KIG, y'all!
Sunday, May 4, 2014
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