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Welcome to the Gingerology blog for the 1944 Paramount film, Lady in the Dark!!!

Ginger plays the role of Liza Elliott, who is a very successful editor of a fashion magazine... but who is a hopeless workaholic. In the midst of all this is not one, not two, but THREE different suitors for our girl, each of which have their good and bad points. the question is...will Liza be able to work out of her funk, keep from having a breakdown, and most importantly... will she EVER make up her mind?

Please note the 'menu' above, which has various information regarding the film; to the right (just below the Gingerology link) there are additional links regarding the film.

Please feel free to leave a comment with any general info, links, pics, or just to say hi!

...And be sure to check out our 'main' site, Gingerology - just click on the Ginger pic to the right. There you'll find a list of ALL of Ginger Rogers' films; click on any one, and you will be directed to a 'dedicated' blog about that film (not unlike this blog).

Keep It Gingery, y'all!



Thursday, June 23, 2016

GingerBinge Film #2... Post-viewing thoughts...

ah... Lady in the Dark...
...Ginger's first COLOR picture (what, only like, 50 movies into her career...dang...) is an interesting one... ultimately, it didn't fare as well as Paramount had hoped, for whatever reason... maybe Ginger's 'boss lady' image of Lisa just didn't work for the masses... Ginger's hair style was a topic of Gingerology posts past, as folks just... don't like it much... but again, it 'defines' Liza, so...there you go...

...and all the 'dream sequences' were hit-and-miss (well, Jenny RULES...) ...the 'flashback' stuff was also a bit sad, but explains the riddle of Liza. the end of the day, it's a typical mid-40's film that finds itself mainly a 'romantic drama' (is there a catchy phrase for that? rom-drom?) with a dash of 'mild screwball'. And, it DOES have its entertaining moments.  Of course, the Jenny scene is worth the price of admission a few times over...

...but the overall draw is the 'romantic tension' between Ginger and Ray Miland, who had just done The Major and the Minor with Ginger a few years prior, which proved to be a pleasing match... it works pretty well here again, and leads to a logical conclusion., back to the Jenny scene... I forgot Ginger gives a little 'Ha-Ha' at the end of a line when she was in the cage... um... yeah... that was a pretty trippy sequence there, with the dancing rabbits and egg people... um... yeah... but Ginger is just SO cool here... still one of my all time fave GingerScenes...
As to the 'current state' of this film, there has never been, to my knowledge, any commercial copy of this one available... thus, the copies floating around are from television airings (I have two copies, the better of the two from AMC...) It's a shame HD wasn't around in AMC's heyday, as the copy is quite 'blurry' and color is short, we REALLY need a restored copy of this, Paramount or folks who bought Paramount... pleeeze?

Well, that's it... past my bedtime, y'all!

Stay tuned for what's on the docket for tomorrow night... check on FB!!!

Until then...



Sunday, April 21, 2013

First Post...

Hi, y'all!!!

...just an 'initial post' in order to field any comments you may have regarding this blog... look for future posts over time, which will also be noted on the Gingerology home site.

Until then... thanks for dropping by, and...

Keep It Gingery!!! (KIG)!!!