Never Gonna Dance

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Very 30s Ginger

There was some random typing right on top of that dark jacket that I tried very hard to Photoshop out... not so easy. :/


Thursday, October 22, 2009


For some reason, I seem to end up being the object of jesting bordering on torment, which has led me to a new post here.

This is a very gaffish (not the bad sense of the word, or acronym, everyone's favourite thing) fusing of two photographs. ONE of which Maria coloured on her blog!

It's bigger that this normally. You can click if you want to see it full size.



Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Are you trying to mock me here?

Please stop if you are, and stop carbon copying my ideas.


Some Comments on Finishing School

First of all, I finally watched another movie!
I've had Finishing School for about 4 months and I just watched it for the first time.
The movie had a very Romeo and Juliet feel because of the class differences and blatant opposition towards the working class, coming from the old 'fluff.' I enjoy Billie Burke's performances; she always seems a bit frazzled as far as I've seen (with the exception of The Wizard of Oz).
Near the end it got a little psychological, and I thought that old schoolmarm (Beulah Bondi) was going to try to sedate Virginia (Frances Dee)!
The father (John Halliday) only appeared in the movie when he needed to balance mom's insanity, but thank goodness he was there! I'd get too stressed out watching this movie if it was Virginia and Mac (Bruce Cabot) against everyone else.

Well I think I addressed everything.


PS I'm kidding.
Ginger's part was fairly small and static, but she projected some of her usual attitude. For some reason, however her make up was done or something, her face sort of looked like how she looked as little Su-Su in The Major and the Minor. It may be the absence of lipstick. Anyway, her character seemed like some of her other best friend characters, before she started getting more leading roles. And though she was nice to Virginia, she wasn't around enough to be very helpful. Oh well, she was cute as usual and I saw some nice outfits in there!

PPS This post is dedicated to Huey, as my first post since the commencement of escuela!

Monday, September 21, 2009


I had to revise my goal, to fit the fact that I did not find all the movies by today. :(


PS PLUS I'm missing HALF of The Sap From Syracuse...

Friday, September 18, 2009


I get the urge to watch Never Gonna Dance, A LOT. I'm sure most if not all of you know why. I was really upset I could never get it to YouTube, so to ease the pain I am putting it HERE on my blog. If any of you ever get the urge to watch and don't want to rummage for your copy of Swing Time, here you go!


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Out Of Time

I think I've found what I will find for now for Ginger. I say I did a fairly good job. I'm starting school in a week, moving in this weekend, so that really doesn't give me much time to search out the remaining movies.
I'm also not in the best shape right now because I am taking some antibiotics which are 'one of the safest.' The only possible side effect is maybe feeling nauseous, and of course, I feel terribly nauseous after taking it.
I will be lying down and watching a movie.


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Queen High (1930)

Contrary to one review on IMDb, I really enjoyed this movie! As a normal person who is not a seasoned film critic, I just paid attention to the plot and I found it fun and entertaining. While I was slightly disappointed that Ginger's story lacked in development towards the end, I loved how all the characters seemed like they were always having a good laugh. The laughs appeared very natural which always makes the scene funnier for me. It is worth the look if you are interested in Ginger and/or very small pre-code touches.


Monday, August 31, 2009

Ice Cream Flavours

Upon discussion about Ginger's favourite ice cream flavour, I threw a poll together to see what people thought. This may just lead to moving any further ice cream discussion to this post, but that's okay. We'll organize, here. The answer choices are really just plain ones and ice cream flavours I like (my favourite being peppermint) since I honestly have no idea what flavours Ginger enjoyed. If anyone is still curious I can attempt to find more info. Actually, it's really not necessary to vote. The poll is quite bogus actually, just leave a comment here if interested.


Thursday, August 27, 2009

2 More In Possession

I've now gotten a hold of Queen High (1930) and The Sap From Syracuse (1930). Very excited! And I'm actually going to watch them right away. I started Queen High and it's a pretty cute movie so far!


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I have never seen this...

...until now!

From left to right, top to bottom: Howard Greer, Travis Banton, Ginger Rogers, and Carole Lombard


P.S. EDIT 27/8 - What might they be looking at?

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Ginger on the BIG SCREEN!

In exactly 7 days I will be seeing not only Bachelor Mother on the big screen, but SWING TIME as well!! I am beyond excited!!!!! I can't even express myself!! I can't wait to see my favourite Fred and Ginger movie with my favourite [Never Gonna] Dance in it, and my favourite dress!!!!!! I need a good outfit. The theatre looks old style and apparently there's a huge poster outside advertising Swing Time. I plan on getting as many photos of the place as possible! I have to take a plane flight to get to the theatre, but I don't care - it was worth the money to me!!! Especially because a movie ticket there is only $5.


Ginger: Pre-code Edition

This is a video I made of stills of some of Ginger's pre-code movies.

I absolutely love her style in a lot of her early 30s movies too!


Friday, July 17, 2009

Suicide Fleet & Change of Heart

It took me about 5 days to finish this movie. :/
The beginning looked promising, I mean:

But then it became scene after scene of the boys. They were entertaining at times, but enough with the boys! If you watch it just for Ginger, I would just watch the first part until the boys sail off. It's obvious which guy Ginger will pick.

Now onto Change of Heart... one reason this movie was amazing was because Ginger wore the BEST outfit in the last scene!

That's the one I'm talking about! Now I'm off to try to find it. :)
Also, Ginger is pretty evil in this movie. I don't know how that sits with you.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Ginger!
I have got some videos, the first with a very important song:

Then the next with my current favourite song:

I'm coming back tomorrow because I have more things to say.


Monday, July 13, 2009

I dare you to find...

...Hat Check Girl (1932). If you find this movie, first of all I will be bubbling with joy and delight, then I will give you a huge present! You'd think it would be easier for me to locate items being in the epicenter of where all the "magic" (haha) happened, but no. :(


3 New Ones!!

I now own A Night In A Dormitory (1930), The First Traveling Saleslady (1956), and Oh Men! Oh Women! (1957). I just watched A Night In A Dormitory, and the comedy seems a bit forced, but it's a short which is worth the watch to see Ginger's two numbers at the end. David Niven is in Oh Men! Oh Women! so I'm excited to watch that one! I don't know much about The First Traveling Saleslady but I hope it's good.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A little piece of Ginger:

I love this clip!


Crossing off like crazy!

I just crossed off a ton of movies! I feel like I am getting very close to finding everything. Yay!


Saturday, June 27, 2009


I saw Upperworld the other day. Overall it was a good movie, although the second half had me a little depressed. I thought Ginger's clothing was amazing in the movie. I especially like her outfit in this clip I posted on YouTube:

Her make up is nicely done as well!



I've collected about 10 more Ginger films.
If you notice, I'm starting to have more than I've seen. I decided I am going to spread out my viewing of the films, so I'm mainly working on possessing them right now.


Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Tip-Off

I have received it in the mail!
I also realized that there are movies I have, just not on DVD, but I'm going to cross those off the list anyway as HAD.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I ordered The Tip-Off and Forever Female on VHS (I don't think there are any official DVDs of those... maybe?) But I can't find them :(


All Movies

1. 5th Ave Girl (1939) .... Mary Grey
2. 42nd Street (1933) .... Ann
3. A Day of a Man of Affairs (1929)
4. A Night in a Dormitory (1930) .... Ginger
5. A Shriek in the Night (1933) .... Pat Morgan
6. Bachelor Mother (1939) .... Polly Parrish
7. Beautiful Stranger (1954) .... 'Johnny' Victor
8. Black Widow (1954) .... Carlotta 'Lottie' Marin
9. Broadway Bad (1933) .... Flip Daly
10. Campus Sweethearts (1930)
11. Carefree (1938) .... Amanda Cooper
12. Carnival Boat (1932) .... Honey
13. Chance at Heaven (1933) .... Marjorie 'Marje' 'Mug' Harris
14. Change of Heart (1934) .... Madge Rountree
15. Confession, The (1964) .... Madame Rinaldi Quick, Let’s get Married!
16. Don't Bet on Love (1933) .... Molly Gilbert
17. Dreamboat (1952) .... Gloria Marlowe
18. Finishing School (1934) .... Cecilia 'Pony' Ferris
19. First Traveling Saleslady, The (1956) .... Miss Rose Gillray, Gillray Corset Co.
20. Flying Down to Rio (1933) .... Honey Hale
21. Follow the Fleet (1936) .... Sherry Martin
22. Follow the Leader (1930) .... Mary Brennan
23. Forever Female (1954) .... Beatrice Page
24. Gay Divorcee, The (1934) .... Mimi Glossop
25. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) .... Fay Fortune
26. Groom Wore Spurs, The (1951) .... 'A.J.' Furnival
27. Harlow (1965/II) .... Mama Jean Bello
28. Hat Check Girl (1932) .... Jessie King
29. Having Wonderful Time (1938) .... Thelma 'Teddy' Shaw
30. Heartbeat (1946) .... Arlette Lafron
31. Honor Among Lovers (1931) .... Doris Brown
32. In Person (1935) .... Carol Corliss, aka Clara Colfax
33. It Had to Be You (1947) .... Victoria Stafford
34. I'll Be Seeing You (1944) .... Mary Marshall
35. Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman (1940) .... Kitty Foyle
36. Lady in the Dark (1944) .... Liza Elliott aka Boss Lady
37. Lucky Partners (1940) .... Jean Newton
38. Magnificent Doll (1946) .... Dolly Payne Madison
39. Major and the Minor, The (1942) .... Susan Kathleen 'Su-Su' Applegate
40. Monkey Business (1952) .... Mrs. Edwina Fulton
41. Office Blues (1930) .... Miss Gravis
42. Oh, Men! Oh, Women! (1957) .... Mildred Turner
43. Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942) .... Katie O'Hara Von Luber, aka Katherine Butt-Smith
44. Perfect Strangers (1950) .... Theresa (Terry) Scott
45. Primrose Path (1940) .... Ellie May Adams
46. Professional Sweetheart (1933) .... Glory Eden
47. Queen High (1930) .... Polly Rockwell
48. Rafter Romance (1933) .... Mary Carroll
49. Roberta (1935) .... Comtesse Scharwenka
50. Romance in Manhattan (1935) .... Sylvia Dennis
51. Roxie Hart (1942) .... Roxie Hart
52. Sap from Syracuse, The (1930) .... Ellen Saunders
53. Shall We Dance (1937) .... Linda Keene
54. Sitting Pretty (1933) .... Dorothy
55. Stage Door (1937) .... Jean Maitland
56. Star of Midnight (1935) .... Donna Mantin
57. Storm Warning (1951) .... Marsha Mitchell
58. Story of Vernon and Irene Castle, The (1939) .... Irene Castle nee Foote
59. Suicide Fleet (1931) .... Sally
60. Swing Time (1936) .... Penny Carroll
61. Tales of Manhattan (1942) .... Diane
62. Teenage Rebel (1956) .... Nancy Fallon
63. Tender Comrade (1943) .... Jo Jones
64. Tenderfoot, The (1932) .... Ruth Weston
65. The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) .... Dinah Barkley
66. Thirteenth Guest, The (1932) .... Lela/Marie Morgan
67. Tight Spot (1955) .... Sherry Conley
68. Tip-Off, The (1931) .... Baby Face
69. Tom Dick and Harry (1941) .... Janie
70. Top Hat (1935) .... Dale Tremont
71. Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934) .... Peggy Cornell
72. Upperworld (1934) .... Lilly Linda
73. Vivacious Lady (1938) .... Francey
74. Week-End at the Waldorf (1945) .... Irene Malvern
75. We're Not Married! (1952) .... Ramona Gladwyn
76. Young Man of Manhattan (1930) .... Puff Randolph
77. You Said a Mouthful (1932) .... Alice Brandon