Saturday, December 5, 2009

Cover Girl, Part 1

Ginger on the cover of "Popular Songs" magazine, April 1935.


I bought this magazine at an antique store today. Unfortunately, there are no articles on Ginger in it which I was sort of surprised by, since she is on the front cover. But it is a beautiful cover either way.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Quick Note

I've decided to speed things up a bit with the poll. Since I've been gone so much, I think we need to get this movieg! We're only on 1933 and there's lot more to get to. I'm going to make this poll open for one week only. So instead of the usual two weeks, it's going to close next Saturday. Not that I have a set end date for this or anything, but it seems like you guys usually vote quickly anyway once I put up the new poll.

Just wanted to let you all know that so you can surely have time to vote. :)


I's time to continue on with the poll! We are now moving on to 1933. Since Ginger made 10 movies during that year, I'm going to split it up into two parts. Part 1 is the first half of films she made that year, and part two the second half. And after we choose from those two lists, a poll will go up between those two choices to pick the winner for 1933.

Oh, and The Thirteenth Guest clearly won for 1932 with 6 votes.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Some people just have the worst luck. I'm one of them.

Okay I actually have a legitament reason for not updating lately. Really. That reason is: my computer crashed. It happened a few weeks ago and I lost everything. Including all of my Ginger pictures, my iTunes, future YouTube videos. Everything, gone. I was and still am so upset. Anyway I'm without a computer right now so you won't be seeing much of me unless my dad let's me use his once in a while (he doesn't really like me using his computer unless it's for school purposes). I probably won't get my own computer until August when I go away to school, unless I get a surprise on Christmas morning. But now I'm typing on my iPod which is quite difficult and I want to do my topics justice, so I won't be posting much. I'll try to update the poll asap though.

OH, and to my followers who celebrate, I hope you all have a lovely Thanksgiving tomorrow! Eat lots of good food, spend time with family, be thankful for what you have, and watch Fred and Ginger! You know I had to sneak Ginger in there somewhere, and promote the TCM Fred and Ginger Thanksgiving marsthon. They are certainly something to be thankful for. :D

Monday, October 19, 2009

Another poll has ended!

I'm sorry for being so inactive here lately. My reason is school-related, as usual. But know it's time for me to get back on top of things! I completely forgot about the 1931 poll and I still need to put up the poll for 1932. I also need to update my movie list! Gee, I didn't realize how long it's actually been since I've updated here! Anyway, onto the latest poll results...

The Tip Off was clearly the winner for 1931. I personally liked this one best, mainly because in the other two, Ginger is hardly even in them which makes it hard for me to sit through them since most of the other actors/plot doesn't interest me much. When you're just watching them for Ginger, they can get while waiting for her to come on. With the exception of Honor Among Lovers, because I am a Claudette Colbert fan, but I still kept "where is Ginger??".

Oh, and I picked the tie-breaker for 1930! Yes, Queen High was my choice. Ginger was so cute in that one! And the songs were catchy, too. I'm going to make a list of the winners beneath my movie list so they can be referred back to easily.

We now move on to the Ginger films of 1932: Carnival Boat, The Tenderfoot, The Thirteenth Guest, Hat Check Girl, and You Said A Mouthful. Let's see which film comes out on top of this list!

I promise I'll update more this week! I've got more to say!


Oh, P.S. If anyone votes for Hat Check Girl on this poll, I'm making it mandatory that you comment and say where you found it!! Because last time I asked about Campus Sweethearts no one responded. And Hat Check Girl is essential since it's actually one of her films and not just a short. ;)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Ultimate Ginger Movie

My goal: Find the ultimate Ginger movie based on fans votes.

I'm going to do polls for each year Ginger made films (with the exception of the years she only made one film). Then at the end I'll put all of the chosen films from each year into a poll and hopefully we'll be able to pick one film as the ultimate must see/watch/favorite Ginger movie!

Since I didn't think up a tie-breaker for the poll, I think I'll do what jwalker suggested and choose myself. I know I said I wasn't going to vote on this one, but this is a must! We don't want any ties... I just need to watch Queen High and The Sap From Syracuse, which I will hopefully find time to do this weekend. It's too bad I don't have Campus Sweethearts...

Anyway, I put up the 1931 poll, so go ahead and start voting! :D


P.S I'm voting on this one, just so you know! :) So this time I can't be a tie-breaker if there are ties. For some reason, I dont think there will be though.

Friday, October 2, 2009

One more day

Hi all! Just want to tell you it's the last day to vote in the 1930 movie poll, so if you haven't voted yet, and would like to, go vote before midnight tomorrow night!

So far, there is 1 vote for Follow The Leader, and a tie for the lead each with 2 votes is Queen High and... Campus Sweethearts!

I'm trying to figure out the Ulitmate Ginger movie based on fans votes, so please, let's not try to not have any ties! I'll explain more about this in another post.

Also, Whoever voted for Campus Sweethearts, if you don't mind me asking, where did you find it?!?

Monday, September 28, 2009

Oh Men! Oh Women! (1957)

I just watched this movie, and to be honest... it wasn't what I was expecting. First off, I thought Ginger would be in it more, since she was second billed. It really bothers me when my favorite stars get high billing in a picture then they are hardly in it. It was a decent movie though, just drawn out at parts. I adore David Niven, and he was marvelous as usual. But the rest of the cast besides him and Ginger just started to get on my nerves. They were annoying! There were some funny parts (particularly Ginger's scenes. I just love her facial expressions!), but I guess I just expected it to be more.... (in the words of jwalker:) 'Gingery'. ;) I would watch it again though, if only to watch Ginger and hear her say "I want to feel NECESSARY" (Hahaha I loved that part!)

Ginger's role in this movie got me thinking about another film where she played the woman on the psychiatrist's couch (and also needed a man to make her happy)-- I am speaking of Lady In The Dark, of course. Which she made just 14 years earlier.


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I am one happy Ginger fan

With many many many thanks to jwalker (and all the other lovely people who uploaded these movies!) I am now the proud owner of Broadway Bad (1933), Follow The Leader (1930), A Night In A Dormitory (1929), Queen High (1930), Chance At Heaven (1933), and Oh Men! Oh Women! (1957)! That's 6 more movies crossed off the list, with more to come soon, hopefully!

See, Ginger is happy I'm getting closer to my goal as well! Just look at that adorable smile. =D


Sunday, September 20, 2009

Poll Time!

I've decided to start a poll here at Gingermania! I think I'll do one every two weeks. That seems like it would give everyone enough time to vote.

Here's the question:
What is your favorite Ginger film made in 1930?

I was going to do it by decades, but that would be WAY too hard, as I couldn't even choose myself. So I decided to to it year by year and I'm starting with 1930 since that was the year she made her first full-length feature film.

I've only seen 3 of her 7 films made during this year, so I don't think I'm going to vote this time around. I want to give them all a fair chance! Except when I haven't seen only one (like when we get to 1932, the only one I haven't seen is Hat Check Girl), then I'll vote. This time I'll leave the voting up to all of you who have actually seen all of them. :)


EDIT: (9/20/2009) Honor Among Lovers was from 1931! Sorry for my typing error everybody! Please don't vote for that one and I'll include it in the 1931 movie poll. Thanks to jwalker for pointing out my mistake.

Ginger is 'Sitting Pretty'

I desperately want to see Sitting Pretty (1933), but haven't been able to find it anywhere! Does anyone know where I could find it? These clips from YouTube are torturing me...

I think the second one is my favorite. She's so adorable!
BTW, do you think Ginger is really playing the piano in that clip? It certainly looks like it to me. She did know how to play in real life, and it has been established that she played in the "I've Got It But It Don't Do Me No Good" scene from Young Man of Manhattan, too.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Great Ice Cream Debate

We all know Ginger loved ice cream (who doesn't? *wink*). But, "what was her favorite flavor?" you might be asking. Well, there's been a debate going on over at Lauren's blog about this very topic.

Here's my two cents.

Personally, I think her favorite flavor was vanilla. I don't know why, but it seems so... American, I guess. Like Ginger, who was once referred to as being "as American as apple pie." So it just seems to fit her.

Another reason I think this could be because of these photos:

(Ginger with dance director Hermes Pan taking an ice cream break during the filming of Swing Time, 1936)

(Ginger making herself a delicious-looking ice cream sundae at her home soda fountain, 1937)

I know they're in black in white, but it still looks like vanilla to me. The second photo for certain. Now that I look back at the first picture though, it does look a little more like chocolate, but that could just the lighting or shadow or something. Either way, I'm still sticking with vanilla.

But then again, since Ginger loved ice cream so much, maybe she didn't have a favorite, maybe she loved them all. As long as she had ice cream, she was happy!


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Ginger on Jack Benny, and a few other things

Hi all! Sorry I haven't updated in a while! I've been so busy! I don't have too much to report other than I saw Ginger on The Jack Benny Show today! That was a real treat! I used to always tape that show on Saturday nights since it's on at midnight and watch it Sunday morning. I hadn't done that in a while and thought I would and when I started it the next morning, at the beginning it said "Special guest star Ginger Rogers"! I was so excited, I literally jumped out of my seat screaming "yes!". Anyway, enough with my rambling. It was a hilarous episode, with Jack trying to reunite Fred and Ginger for an episode of his TV show (Fred doesn't appear in the episode), but I won't spoil it for those who haven't seen it yet.

I've got more to discuss, particually the ice cream debate that's been going on. You'll hear my thoughts on that later this week.

Now, I'm off to reply to your comments on my previous posts! Sorry I'm so late! This won't happen all the time (honest!) but I just started school a few weeks ago and am trying to juggle homework, plus after school activites and work. Now that I'm getting things sorted out, I can find time to post more often.


P.S. Thank you to all who have started following this blog! I hope to make it a place where people share their thoughts/whatever else on our dear Ginger. I hope you're enjoying it so far...

Friday, August 21, 2009


You all should already know that I adore Ginger Rogers with all of my heart and soul, but I think it may be time to say why. Videos, photos, and excessive fangirling/rambling ahead...

(click on the thumbnails to view larger images)
Well, let's start at the beginning. My love for classic films began first with a love for classic tv. Then gradually into the movies after seeing Rear Window (1954). A few months later, I saw Swing Time. I first took notice of Ginger during the "Pick Yourself Up" dance. (I remember thinking "How can she dance like that in those shoes?!") Fastforward a couple months: I slowly start Googling, gathering information, buying movies, listening to recordings. And wham! Ginger love. I first started loving her because I felt we had a lot in common, shared a lot of the same interests and morals. I love her even more now because she was talented, she was beautiful, she was funny, she was by almost all accounts a warm, kind, generous, completely unpretentious lady.

Ginger, for me, is pure joy. I have never connected with anyone on screen like I have with her. She always seemed so--I don't know, real? Genuine. Ginger just always seemed warm, she smiled and laughed on screen. And her performances just blew me away, but none so much as this one right here:

That dance is just so beautiful. Words cannot even describe how deeply it affects me.

If you read that whole thing, I commend you. I'd like to know your thoughts, and maybe other fans can write about how they became fans of Ginger at their blogs. ;)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A few photos

Don't even get me started on my favorite Ginger pictures, because we'd be here all day. These are just a few new ones I've found recently and thought I'd share.


The List

So far I've seen 62 of the 78 movies on my Ginger movies list! I think I'm well on my way to seeing them all! Well, hopefully...

I've decided I want to try and see all of her movies by Christmas of 2009. So basically, by the end of this year. I'm going to try and own them all at some point, but if I can see them, I'll be happy. :)

The one film I've never heard of anyone ever seeing is Hat Check Girl (1932)...and it has to exist because I've seen some photos from it. Still, that one will probably be the hardest of all to find.


Sunday, August 16, 2009

My Favorite Ginger's!

So, I've decided to jump on the badwagon (late, as usual) and start a Ginger blog.

And since everyone lese seems to be doing it, I've included a list of her movies on the side to keep track of the films I've seen. I got the idea of crossing the movies off from Lauren. (Sorry, Lauren - I didn't mean to copy you, but I couldn't think of another easy way to mark them off. I hope you don't mind! If you'd like me to change it, tell me!)

First, I want you all to know that Ginger Rogers is my hands-down favorite actress of all time ever. So this blog is dedicated to her.

I am going to start out by listing my absolute, couldn’t live without, favorite Ginger films…which is pretty much every film! I am going to make it even more difficult by attempting to limit it to five.

Favorite films:

The Major and The Minor (1942)
This movie is pure joy. It has everything a good movie needs: brillant actors, great direction, it's funny, and even has some elements of drama, if you pay attention. It's just an all-around great movie with a bit of everything for everyone.

Swing Time (1936)
There are many reasons for my love of this movie. It was my first Ginger movie, for one thing. I personally, think it is the best Astaire/Rogers film, and it includes my favorite dance, "Never Gonna Dance" and favorite Ginger dress (the Never Gonna Dance dress) in it. One of the best, most entertaining musical films ever.

Vivacious Lady (1938)
For me, films do not come better packaged. It has my favorite actress, favorite actor (James Stewart), and it is just plain hilarious. The fight scene is certainly the best part. :)

I'll be Seeing You (1944)
This movie is just so....sweet. And wonderful. I can't even describe it. Part of it has to do with the actors, Ginger and Joseph Cotten were great together and I don't think it would be as good a film if it weren't for them.

Monkey Business (1952)
This film is just too funny and cute. I love it! Sure, it may not be the best story, (but it is good), it's still one of the funniest movies I've seen.

Carefree (1938)
Alright so I'm breaking the rules. But this is the funniest Fred and Ginger movie, And it gives Ginger the chance to show her brillant talent for comedy. It also boasts The Yam, which is a great dance. And Ginger and Fred being super-adorable. You really can't help but love it.