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...
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Sunday, February 22, 2015
...so, hope y'all get to catch these if you have never seen them...or even if you have! All three are good views...ESPECIALLY Roxie, of course...
...and MIGHT this cluster of GingerFilms be a hint of a new release from Fox...in the form of Hat Check Girl, which was a Fox Film? We can hope...it's good to know there's a copy or two out there waiting for further viewing...
Well, other than that, hope everyone is safe and warm, as the winter just keeps on doing its thang... unfortunately... hang on, spring SHOULD be showing up in another month or so...
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
It's not too hard to see that FB will (and generally already HAS) supplant most other forms of 'information gathering' and 'live' info sharing... but hopefully there's still a spot for blogs in general, as they can document stuff in a less 'stream of consciousness' mindset... if you don't grab a pic or a link on FB right when you see it, it may be buried under 50 pages of new stuff within a few hours! And honestly, it's so hard to keep up with 'posting and re-posting' folks do regarding GingerPics, I'll just say that ANY pics which show up in a post here are most likely from SOMEWHERE on FB... so thanks to those folks!!!
Well, with that, hope to see y'all over on FB soon...if you haven't found us, a good 'meeting spot' would be "Ginger Rogers Book Club", which is kind of the 'home base' for Gingerologists - again created by Peachy (she REALLY needs to be put on the payroll...I'll even pay her what I make over here / there... ) - most Gingerologists are afoot there at some point...
And with that, perhaps my favorite 'snippet' from FaceBook, by some 'random' chance, but truer words have never been spoken, albeit QUITE understated:
Saturday, February 7, 2015
FULL schedule of MoMA's "Acteurism: Ginger Rogers"
...added to the list (in addition to Top Hat, Follow The Fleet, Stage Door, and Vivacious Lady) are the following GingerFilms:
...the thing that jumps out here is Lady in the Dark, and the potential quality of their copy... hopefully all you G-ologists have a copy of this one, but there's not a 'crisp' one I've seen - there may not be. It was shot in Paramount's 'Technicolor', which just did not hold up well over 70 years... REALLY wish Paramount, or whomever owns Paramount, would 'remaster' this one or whatever... again, not the BEST GingerFilm, but... the Jenny scene ALONE is well worth the price of admission...
Another neat part of the schedule is the pairing of one of Ginger's early 'shorts', "A Night in the Dormitory", with one of her last films (as well as the VERY last 'original studio' RKO movie), "The First Traveling Saleslady"... nice 'bookends' of our girl's film career.
...And it's nice to see "I'll Be Seeing You" getting the accolades it deserves, as a romantic drama (rom-dra?) which hits some topics which weren't too 'warm and fuzzy', especially for a film released in the final stages of WWII... if you haven't seen it, DO...required for all G-ologists... well, heck, ALL of 'em are required viewing, right?
Of course, Kitty speaks for herself...Judas Priest!
Well, hope y'all can somehow catch one or two of these screenings if you are in the NYC area... Hu has no such luck, as South Gingerville is quite a few furlongs away from Gotham... if y'all do, please report in and inform us of anything experienced at the screening.
Hope everyone has a Great Gingery weekend!!!
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
MoMA Press Release - Acteurism: Ginger Rogers - February 2015
MoMA Schedule - Acteurism: Ginger Rogers - February 2015
...although these are films we know by heart, it's still a cool experience to see a GingerFilm in public (well, I guess... unfortunately I haven't had the chance...) and perhaps share with others and discover new Gingerologists out there!
TCM Classic Film Festival 2015 INFO
...BTW, a pretty cool poster for it above, but a fatal flaw...NO GINGER!!!
...hope some of y'all get to attend...I know the premiere of Hat Check Girl was a great event for those lucky few who got in... the prices for this event are quite steep, at least from Huey's ledger...
Ginger from John Fisher...incredible artist! The drawing is from the pic above, one of my fave 'early blonde' GingerPics... be sure to mosey on over there and leave a comment...
THIS site has a nice presentation and info regarding one of Ginger's 'shorts' from 1930, Paramount's 'Office Blues'... including the whole 15-ish minute clip, which is also on youTube - well, it may depend on what day it is regarding YT, so... this site will hopefully have a 'permanent' access to it.
WELL, that should hold y'all for a few, anyway... I hope to be doing these 'GingerNews' deals at least once a month, just to document Gingery happenings...a lot of things are posted on FaceBook, but dang, things get buried QUICK over there... so, here we are, to be the 'in case you missed it' spot. And I will give credit if anyone finds GingerNews which is ultimately posted... no problem!
And I will also 'transfer' GingerPics collected from FB over here, and just set up a 'pic-post' every now and then...if anything a nice 'backup'...and again, will give credit to whomever unearthed any GingerPic in question... we've got some great 'hunter / gatherers' over there!!!
Hope everyone out there is having a VERY Gingery week!!!
Until next time...
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