...Celebrating EIGHT Years of Gingerology!!!

...Thanks to all of y'all for keeping up with this blog!

This Day in GINGEROLOGY - July 25th

1890: Julian Rivero, who starred with Ginger in the film “Flying Down to Rio” (as Antonio the Billboard Worker), was born in San Francisco, California.

1894: Walter Brennan, who starred with Ginger in the film “The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle” (as Walter), was born in Lynn, Massachusetts.

1941: Purnell Pratt, who starred with Ginger in the films “Hat Check Girl” (as Collins) and “A Shriek in the Night” (as Police Inspector Russell), died in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 55.

1952: Ginger set sail aboard the ocean liner Ile De France, en route to Paris; it was on this occasion in The City of Light where she first met her eventual fourth husband, Jacques Bergerac.

1963: Wong Chung, who starred with Ginger in the film “Rafter Romance” (as Chinese Waiter), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 83.

2004: Maxine Cantway (born Georgia Maxine Cantwell), who starred with Ginger in the films “42nd Street” (as Chorus Girl) and “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Gold Digger), at the age of 90.

2014: FMC aired “Roxie Hart”.

2015: TCM aired “Swing Time” and “It Had to be You”.


Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):

July 19, 2017 @ 5:15 P.M. Chance at Heaven
July 21, 2017 @ 2:30 A.M.Lucky Partners
July 28, 2017 @ 1:30 P.M. Follow the Fleet
August 2, 2017 @ 6:00 P.M. The Major and The Minor
August 11, 2017 @ 6:00 A.M. The Tenderfoot
August 11, 2017 @ 7:30 A.M. Flying Down to Rio
August 11, 2017 @ 9:15 A.M. Chance at Heaven
August 11, 2017 @ 10:45 A.M. Twenty Million Sweethearts
August 11, 2017 @ 12:30 P.M. Star of Midnight
August 11, 2017 @ 2:15 P.M. Follow the Fleet
August 11, 2017 @ 4:15 P.M. Tom, Dick and Harry
August 11, 2017 @ 6:15 P.M. Bachelor Mother
August 11, 2017 @ 8:00 P.M. Kitty Foyle
August 11, 2017 @10:00 P.M. Top Hat
August11-12, 2017 @ 12:00 A.M. Dreamboat
August 12, 2017 @ 1:45 A.M. Tight Spot
August 12, 2017 @3:45 A.M. Once Upon a Honeymoon

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, June 27, 2016

...The FIFTH course of the GingerBinge....

...has been posted on the FB...
...so, we roll back from the (technically) LAST GingerFilm to the FIRST, in... Young Man of Manhattan...

UPDATE: The FIFTH GingerBinge film is... Young Man of Manhattan... HERE's the link to the Gingerfilm blog for YMOM...


Sunday, June 26, 2016

The FOURTH GingerBinge Selection Video...

...has been posted on FB... go check it out... and turn it up LOUD for the best effect... ;-)   the music selection for this pick was selected by Ms. Tremont personally... perhaps...

check back SOON for the link to the GingerFilm blog...

UPDATE: The FOURTH GingerBinge film is... The Confession...a.k.a. Seven Different Ways...a.k.a. Quick! Let's Get Married!... HEREs the link to the Gingerfilm blog for TC/SDW/QLGM...


Saturday, June 25, 2016

the THIRD GingerBinge Summer Film is REVEALED....

...over on FB... CHECK out the background music...

...at the request of various Gingerologists world-wide... this will vary considerably over time, but not a bad 'first tune'... WOULD use GingerTunes, but I feel it may... SKEW the selection process... if I'm playing 'The Continental', for example, and Divorcee pops up, wouldn't that be...weird? So, I'll just play tunes which Ginger most likely liked... and maybe a few that HU likes... you may or may not be able to tell the difference... ;-)

check back SOON for the link to the GingerFilm blog...

UPDATE: The THIRD GingerBinge film is... You Said a Mouthful... HEREs the link to the Gingerfilm blog for YSAM...


Thursday, June 23, 2016

...Night TWO of the the GingerBinge Summer!!!

...the Gingerfilm is revealed... over on FB... I'll update the pick after I watch it, for those who don't 'do' FB... not sure why anyone at this point would not partake in endless pics, vids, and discussion regarding Ginger, but... hey...

check back for the link to the GingerFilm blog...

UPDATE: The SECOND GingerBinge film is... Lady in the Dark... HERE'S the link to the Gingerfilm blog for LITD...


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

,,,the FIRST GingerBinge film has been revealed...

...go check on FaceBook (my page or whatever) to watch the drawing of the FIRST film to be viewed by Hu in the Summer of Ginger!!!

UPDATE... The film, in case you don't know, is... Tom Dick and Harry... Just finished watching it... go to THIS blog for a bit of post-viewing thoughts from Hu...

I will head over to the appropriate GingerFilm blog and post some random musings there later tonight... nothing too earth-shattering...  and this will not be a 'ranking' deal as was the case with the GingerFilm reviews... which has stalled in the middle of Top Hat, since it's pretty impossible to compare films from the 'peak' of her career... this will just be a 'random thoughts' exercise and an opportunity to 'tidy up' these GingerFilm blogs I set up many months ago...

Anyway... go check out the 'reveal' vid on FB... should be a pretty neat starting film...

Until tomorrow!



Tuesday, June 21, 2016

...Is It Tomorrow ALREADY?

...Well, a few things have gotten in the way of starting the 'GingerBinge' proper for tonight... and of course, Miss Glory is REAL agitated about that... but ultimately, the fam and I were hashing out a vacation scheme for next week... looks like a 'go', so... at least we accomplished THAT...

Reiterating what the deal is - I'll post here with a video of myself drawing a card from the box... to reveal the GingerFilm for the evening... then I'll watch it... and most likely do a 'Post-viewing' entry on the GingerFilm blog (I'll link it to the 'drawing' post)... ...but NOT on G-ology... SO... we'll see how it goes... In the meantime, here's a 'test video' I shot while driving in Miami Beach...

...um... dang y'all... it takes quite a while for a vid to load up (I think blogger is on the verge of imploding anyway, y'all...) ...on second thought, I'll just load the 'reveal' video directly to FaceBook. So stay tuned over there (I just posted the 'Miami Test' on FB, and all appears well)...anyway, the exercise will begin in earnest TOMORROW night... hopefully...

Until then...



Monday, June 20, 2016

...Fellow Gingerologists... I Hereby Declare...

...now WHAT, you may be thinking, does The Summer of Ginger entail?


...here's the deal. As of late, I have been QUITE dissatisfied with the 'output' of this blog... I figure y'all are as well... SO...

Summer begins in full tomorrow (or today, depending upon where on the orb you reside)... the season has more or less 90 days in it... Ginger made 70+ feature films... see where this is headed? Hu REALLY needs to roll thru the GingerCatalog in toto, just... BECAUSE...

Roughly... a GingerFilm a day for viewing, which is always a great thing... ...but, additionally, whichever GingerFilm is chosen for a given day, its accompanying blog will get some love as well in the form of added pics and other stuff to 'update', until hopefully all GingerBlogs are in fair shape...

OK, well... what's in it for you, or me, you are probably saying... um... not sure, except, I'll be posting some stuff pretty much each day... most likely random musings from the film viewed the night before...

...SO... ...beginning tomorrow... I'll be choosing the first GingerFilm from the 'deck' of cards I created specifically for this event from old unused Rolodex cards (yeah, I spare NO expense, y'all... ...and actually, I was just surprised that Spell Check actually caught "Rolodex" at all...)  ...so we'll see what shakes out...

Stay Tuned, y'all...


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Gingery Moment of the Day...

...was out shopping with the fam when I ran across a car with THIS tag:
...pretty cool, eh?

Well... obviously, this is a pretty special year for we Gingerologists, but... in actuality, this is representative of an African-American fraternity, which, strangely enough, two of which were established in 1911 - Kappa Alpha Psi, and Omega Psi Phi. Of the two, I think it's Kappa, as I've heard folks mention it here and there... but then again, I know VERY little about fraternities of ANY ethnicity... 

Anyway, just a cool GingerMoment...

Hope all is well for y'all out there...



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