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...