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Ginger Rogers (1911–1995)

Autor(a) de Ginger: My Story

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About the Author

A dancer in American theater and film as well as an actress, Ginger Rogers began her career in vaudeville, which led to engagements in Broadway shows. She co-starred in George Gershwin's Girl Crazy (1930), and that role led to Hollywood contracts. Blessed with a comedic gift and the willingness to mostrar mais engage it, Rogers played opposite Fred Astaire, offsetting his sophisticated presentation while matching his dancing skill. Among the many films in which she starred are Gay Divorcee, Top Hat, Kitty Foyle, and Monkey Business. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras de Ginger Rogers

Ginger: My Story (1991) 237 cópias
A Shriek in the Night 1 exemplar(es)
Having Wonderful Time 1 exemplar(es)
Weekend at the Waldorf 1 exemplar(es)
The Gay Divorcee 1 exemplar(es)
Monkey Business 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Steps in Time: An Autobiography (1959) — Prefácio — 167 cópias
42nd Street [1933 film] (1933) 113 cópias
Top Hat [1935 film] (1935) — Actor — 110 cópias
Swing Time [1936 film] (1936) — Actor — 97 cópias
Shall We Dance? [1937 film] (1937) — Actor — 77 cópias
Monkey Business [1952 film] (1952) 69 cópias
Follow the Fleet [1936 film] (1936) 54 cópias
The Barkleys of Broadway [1949 film] (1949) — Actor — 52 cópias
Stage Door [1937 film] (1937) 49 cópias
The Gay Divorcee [1934 film] (1934) — Actor — 44 cópias
Carefree [1938 film] (1938) — Actor — 40 cópias
Gold Diggers of 1933 [film] (1933) — Actor — 38 cópias
Roberta [1935 film] (1935) 37 cópias
Flying Down to Rio [1933 film] (1933) — Actor — 31 cópias
Kitty Foyle [1940 film] (1939) — Actor — 22 cópias
Bachelor Mother [1939 film] (1939) 20 cópias
Black Widow [1954 film] (1954) — Actor — 15 cópias
Castles in the Air (1958) — Prefácio — 15 cópias
I'll Be Seeing You [1944 film] (1944) — Actor. — 13 cópias
We're Not Married [1952 film] (1952) — Actor — 12 cópias
Roxie Hart [1942 film] (1942) 12 cópias
Star of Midnight [1935 film] (2012) — Actor — 10 cópias
Storm Warning [1951 film] (1951) — Actor — 10 cópias
Vivacious Lady [1938 film] (1938) 10 cópias
Lucky Partners [1940 film] (1940) — Actor — 7 cópias
Classic Comedies Collection (2005) — Actor — 7 cópias
Tight Spot [1955 film] (1955) — Actor — 7 cópias
Honor Among Lovers [1931 film] (1931) — Actor — 5 cópias
Dreamboat [1952 film] (2013) — Actor — 3 cópias
The Thirteenth Guest [1932 film] (1932) — Actor — 3 cópias
Heartbeat [1946 film] (1946) 2 cópias
Primrose Path — Actor — 2 cópias
50 Movie Pack: Hollywood Legends — Actor — 2 cópias
The Tip-Off [1931 film] (1931) — Actor — 1 exemplar(es)
Suicide Fleet [1931 film] (1931) — Actor — 1 exemplar(es)

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I learned many interesting things about Ginger Rogers when I read her autobiography in the summer of 2023. Here are some highlights:

* Networking constantly kept her in the film business.

* So did dating inside Hollywood's social set.

* An aggressive mother as manager helped her become a success.

* Her mother made up most of her contracts with the studios.

* Ginger liked to retreat to nature when she needed to recuperate from her busy schedules in Hollywood.

* This is why she bought and kept a remote house in Oregon for more than 50 years, in addition to her Hollywood house.

* She was an amateur artist and a self-made actress.

* She learned on the job to apply her natural talent.

* She was a gifted writer, as her mother was before her.

* She had a gift for storytelling and descriptive language.

* Instead of performing in Dolly and Mame, perhaps she should have written several books.

* She had poor taste in men, so she married many times.

* She dated fellow actors.

* She was introduced to intercontinental travel when she was in her 50s.

* She was a believer in angels and in faith healing through Christian science.

At 500 pages, this was a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining read.

The book made me nostalgic for her films.

Over a couple of Saturdays after reading the book, I binged on Ginger Rogers - Fred Astaire movies from my collection.

She was a great actress, dancer, and writer.

Buy on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Ginger-My-Story-Rogers/dp/0061564702
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KayFDavis | outras 3 resenhas | Dec 22, 2023 |
When MGM decided to remake its own “Grand Hotel” it pulled out all the stops. Vicky Baum’s story of several people crossing paths is set at the lavish Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. MGM provided a glossy sheen and top stars like Ginger Rogers, Van Johnson and Lana Turner. The result is a more accessible movie than the original Garbo and Barrymore film, and Robert Z. Leonard takes the great cast through their paces quite nicely.

Ginger Rogers is the busy but lonely movie star Irene Malvern who, through a chain of circumstances believes war correspondent Chip Collier (Walter Pigeon) is her secretary’s boyfriend and has come to steal her jewels. When Collier can’t convince her otherwise, he plays along to have some fun. This creates an amusing circumstance in which they end up pretending to be married! There is charm and a lot of fun to their play-romance which slowly blossoms into a very real one. Both Rogers and Pigeon look like they're having great fun and work well together.

The second story involves a young and lovely Lana Turner as Bunny, the hotel stenographer who wants a penthouse kind of life. By chance she takes dictation from a doctor about an operation planned after the weekend on Captain James Hollis to remove shrapnel fragments from around his heart. Van Johnson had one of his best roles as the young Hollis, who may not survive without a reason to live. When he comes to Bunny to dictate his will, Johnson nearly breaks your heart, and Bunny's too. It causes her to suddenly falter in her determination to have Park Avenue.

The third connecting is story involves a big businessman named Edly (Edward Arnold) attempting a shady oil deal with Sheiks that may not be good for the country. Colliers' bumbling protege Oliver (Keenan Wynn) seeks his help to get the story. Edly, of course, has his eye on Bunny, and wants her to be his confidential secretary. All these stories crisscross and at the beautiful Waldorf Astoria.

This is a very enjoyable film that will have you smiling a lot and laughing quite a bit. The rest of the time it tugs at your heart. Xavier Cugat has a nice turn as the Waldorf’s bandleader, and becomes involved in Hollis’s story in a way I won't spoil for you. This MGM film has a luster that extends beyond what the eyes see and is a great film to add to your classic film viewing.
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Matt_Ransom | Nov 24, 2023 |
I liked the first half as Ginger is making her way from 14 year old Charleston contest winner through the Astaire/Rogers film cycle, but after that, reading about a star in mid-career making film after film that have mostly been forgotten -- can get a bit tedious, at least for me. So I quit - there are too many good books out there and I got what I needed.
 
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ChrisNewton | outras 3 resenhas | Mar 18, 2016 |
Delightful autobiography from Ginger Rogers. I have always been a fan so I was excited to read about her life in her own words. Had no idea she was a devout Christian Scientist or that she had been kidnapped by her father when she was a baby. Very interesting account of her long career and many movies. Highly recommended.
 
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dd196406 | outras 3 resenhas | Nov 11, 2012 |

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