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...

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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.