Thursday, 20 August 2009

A day for pictures, and a call for last votes!

Another insane week in Beth land with college admissions and theater trips going in to overdrive. I've only had the chance to watch two Ginger films so far.... but on the plus.... I think I'm converting my sister!! So here are some more pictures for you. A quick heads up for you all to check out a picture of "Bearded Lady" Ginger over at Maggies Film Journal.

Here goes with some new Gingerpic findings!

More to follow shortly when I finally get my life in order. Thoough I do currently have some exciting news.... the elusive fourteen has dwindled to six!! I have found all but six of Gingers films and am very very very excited!!

Also went to see "Wicked" yesterday which was truly incredible!

Beth xx

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Blonde or Brunette... that is the question

This weeks poll is simple... is Ginger more lovely as a blonde bombshell, or a sultry brunette.

FOr the purposes of simplicity I'm ignoring the fact that "technically" she's a redehead in some movies (eg. Swingtime) or theat she got old and went white (coz who's going to vote for that). We're talking black and white screen godess, do we prefer blonde or brunette.

I decided I wouldn't post the option of both, so a decision is necessary.... and tell us why... we all want to know why you chose what you chose!

Personally, I am undecided... so here arre some pictures to help me, and the rest of you, to decide....

Happy pondering!


Have fun choosing.... I can't decide :S

Beth xx

Well now... another poll is over :)

I wasn't really sure how to wrap this poll up.... so I've just posted the pictures and taken them outta the old post, and tried to summarise each one in my own way... here goes....


"Hearts and arrows", from Carefree
The day dress every Ginger-loving girl wants... and some of the guys too!! Somehow this dress manages to be elegant, alluring, demure and rather cutely kitsch all in one go! Combined with the Oscar worthy "dream", "snarling" and escapades involving a huge pane of glass and kicking a police officer, this number is the very best of Ginger. Down to earth, witty and so darn attractive!

In a close second...

"It's a cape!"
A slow starter on the voting front, this Swing time number soon climbed to the top of the pack. Timelessly classy, this white gown is elevated by Ginger's superb facial expressions following "the kiss" (possibly my favourite Ginger moment ever!), not to mention the sublime song and dance of "Never Gonna Dance". And doesn't it just move divinely?

In a well deserved third "Feathers"

Despite Fred's claim thet Ginger "looked like a chicken being attacked by a coyote", this dress is stunning. The way it moves, the way it clings in all the right places, and the fact that Ginger designed the dress herself (and fought hard for it) make it an unforgettable ensemble. "I had designed the dres, and I WAS GOING to wear it" You tell 'em Miss Rogers!

Tied in fourth "the "Jenny Dress", "Continental" and "Station Spectacular" from Lady in the Dark, The Gay Divorcee and The Major and the Minor respectively.

"Mink and Sequins" made what is, according to Ginger, a very heavy dress... but she never showed an iota of strain. Apart from being dazzling and in keeping with the surreal cicus, we get a solo song and dance from Ginger, and a good view of those legs... the best of all time? Entirely possible!

"Contrast Couture" is a stunning number, benefiting from its stunning monnochrome art deco set, but divine in its own right. We get the second Ginger solo song of the Astaire Rogers partnership, plus a twenty minute visual extravaganza with some wonderful moves. Altogether, a heavenly package.

"Station Spectacular" is perhaps the simplest of the outfits listed, and perhaps this is why we love it. This was the outfit that proved that Ginger didnt need sequins or feathers to blow us away. The white hat and coat, the simplicity... it demonstrates that the girl next door is just as beautiful as the stage personality. Plus, I love the hat!

"The Fur Blouse" of Star of Midnight deserves a mention, just because I'm not convinced anyone else has ever worn... and definitely not pulled of a fur blouse before. I mean the very idea is very strange. I love it however, and as Lauren noted... it's a truly extraordinary piece of tailoring!

Next weeks poll is a simple one of two options, but far less simple in the choosing... which I'l post later tonight.... the ultimate Ginger Rogers hair colour.... (check out jwalkers post on Ginger's brunette phase at "Gingerology")

The internal turmoil has left me (as yet) undecided....

Beth xx

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Findings, a song from the heart, and last chance to vote!

I finally tracked down today Forever Female and Perfect Stranger! This pretty much mad my week. I feel I've been quit e a neglectful blog mother these last few weeks so will hopefully make amends over the next wee while by posting a plethora of interesting ( well at least in my opinion) Gingerish trivia, pictures and clips.

For now, have not much to offer, except that I'm midway through my first ever movie clip medley to the absolutely sublime Kern/Hammerstein ballad " All the Things You Are". If you've never heard this song, please listen!This is a modern version from Mrs Henderson Presents sung by Will Young which is truly beautiful, and to me, could be about Ginger.

The chorus lyrics describe her perfectly

"You are, the promised kiss of springtime, which makes the lonely winters seem long
You are, the breathless hush of evening that lingers on the brink of a lovely song
You are the angel glow that lights a star
The dearest things I know are what you are"

To me, this song is a perfect embodiment of all Miss Rogers represents, not to mention beautiful Jerome Kern lyrics, a perfect melody...basically love in the form of music!

Yes I do love it a lot!!


Beth xx

Monday, 3 August 2009

Poll Number 3 - Favourite Ginger outfit

At the suggestion of Lauren (The Ginger List/Greyscale) we attempt the tricky tricky question of the ultimate Ginger dress/outfit. I apologise for the delay in this arrival but thought it would need pictures for those who had perhaps not seen certain movies. Making the shortlist was hard, some outfits were requested, and if supported by a genuine glamour ( and lets face it most everything Ginger wore was glamorous). So the list is as follows.

"Feathers" - Cheek to Cheek - Top Hat (1935)

"Sequins and Mink" - The Saga of Jenny - Lady in the Dark (1944) "Hearts and Arrows" - Carefree (1938) "Assembly Dress" - The Assembly - Kitty Foyle (1940) I couldn't find a good picture of this dress and a screenshot was inpossible as you never see the whole front, but I love it so it's in XD
"Contrast Couture" - The Continental - The Gay Divorcee (1934)
"Station Spectacular" - Final scene - The Major and the Minor (1942) "It's A Cape" - Never Gonna Dance - Swing Time (1936) "Fur Blouse" - Star of Midnight (1935)
Get voting, I've enabled multiple votes as personally, I have a winner for formalwear and a winner for daywear and theyre not really in the same category so I couldn't choose.... let me know what you think and why you chose what you chose. For me, it's the Continental dress, for the evening, the heart suit from Carefree for the day, and the white fur outfit from Star of Midnight for sheer glamour and unusual day/night crossover outfit! I also had to vote for the assembly dress of Kitty Foyle as I truly adore it (having Just rewatched the movie!) so its an indecisive week for me!

Beth xx