Monday, January 24, 2011

The Gingertennial

This year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of one Ginger Rogers....so, every month this year I'm going to try to put up an unusual pic of Ginger, and I'll try to find something special for her birthday itself.


Ginger and Francis Dee from "Finishing School"

4 comments:

VKMfan said...

Awesome pic, Ron! Thanks for the kind words on G-ology...I am about to get cranked up on the 'GingerFilm' marathon, or whatever it shall be called... I can't believe it's already been a week since I posted!
KIG!
VKMfanHuey
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PinkGinger said...

Neat pic! I still have yet to watch this film...have you seen it? I'm looking forward to your pictures!

Ron said...

Yes, Pink Ginger, I just saw this film recently....It's a hoot, especially Ginger. It's a 'girls school' story with the leads being somewhat stiff, but Ginger is the hellraising friend, getting girls booze, and arranging for a night on the town in NYC...

Two good lines both from Ginger:

The school tries to hook them up with some wimpy fellas and Ginger remarks "between the lot of them they haven't got enough chest hair to put a wig on a grape!"

When a "young" girl asks Ginger for a bra, she loans it skeptically, and when the girl leaves she remarks to the others that "it's like putting a saddle on a Pekingese!"

VKMfan said...

Yes, Ginger is QUITE the 'Sassy' one in this film, in a supporting role... but it works ok... I've honestly only watched it once - I think I have the VHS of it, believe it or not... I DO remember Frances Dee's mom was played to great effect by Billie Burke - who ultimately would become Glinda, the Good Witch of the...East or West... I'm far from an 'Oz' buff...I'm one of the ones who are a bit 'unnerved' by the whole Oz scene... but it is a classic, no doubt.