Friday, 12 April 2013

Putting time to Good Use

While putting yet more sleeplessness last night to good use by doing a little tidying and a lot of searching for Ginger recordings, i'd give an awful lot of my Ginger Collection to hear the Conoco Listener's Hour with Ginger singing the hits from Girl Crazy circa 1931, its been on ebay a couple of times, come on who bought it?!!! While i didn't find that i did come accross a few Fred and Ginger pics i hadn't seen before (and these seem to be getting rarer!)

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Sleeplessness (again)

Well what better way to get through insomnia than a little posting, last night it was discussing Ginger on facebook :-)
Currently job hunting although its not going very well right now, my ideal job would involve Ginger and Fred research in some capacity, from the current angle i can keep dreaming :/

I for once last week saw a couple of Westend musicals that were not Top Hat! I saw the aclaimed A Chorus Line which i enjoyed very much, which also got me thinking how little the world has really changed, from Stage Door (30s) to A Chorus Line (70s) to the current day

I also caught The Tailor Made Man in it's world premier just before it finished in London, i enjoyed it so much on the Thursday afternoon that i bought tickets for the final performance on the Saturday evening. The musical set in the late 1920s onwards is about the Actor William (Billy) Haines and his releationship with Jimmie Shields and their long term friendship with Marion Davies. I'm sincerely hoping that the last hasn't been seen of it. One of the songs 'Design' had a mention of Ginger and Fred ( and I was thrilled to see a copy of an old magazine (although which one i completely forget except i think it was Picture 'something') with Ginger on the front :-)

just noticed that while these two photos appear to have been taken in the same place wall paper has appeared, the second photo i found yesterday looking for photos from 'Tender Comrade' and just noticed i have another, of course when i googled 'Follow the Fleet' i found no trace of any photos of that dress, my own collection was more useful, i love the 'clips' at the top, they seem to have been in fashion