|Hollywood magazine September 1934|
Happy Birthday to Miss Ginger Rogers. In a toast to the lady who gave so much to the world in the form of entertainment, here is an interview that I found floating around on the internet.
NOTE: This item IS NOT IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN!
The Montana Memory Project has an interview with Miss Ginger Rogers by Rosetta Kamlowsky that was recorded for KBLL Radio on June 7, 1974. It was contributed to the collection by the Montana Historical Society Research Center.
Ginger gives a brief history of herself, talks about her career, gives some commentary on the state of Hollywood "today" and more. The sound of the recording is quite good, despite some sirens going by at one point. It is only 7 minutes and 26 seconds, but at least it can be heard. Listen for it here:
NOTE, again: This item IS NOT IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN!
Another interview that is NOT in the public domain is here:
This is a video of Ginger being interviewed by Bobbie Wygant. (I've seen this interview on You Tube as well.) Ginger was in Texas at the time but there isn't a date when the interview took place. Ginger and Bobbie talk about film preservation and Ginger alludes to her autobiography, which had not yet been published at the time. So maybe the date is the late 80's? Thanks to Bobbie Wygant for preserving this interview.
And again, this video is
NOT IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN
What else can be said but, here's looking at you, Ginger. Happy Birthday! And have some cake.
|New Movie Magazine November 1934|
The photo at the top of the page is from the Media History Digital Library:
and so is the picture of Ginger's birthday party