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Welcome to the Gingerology blog for the 1942 RKO film, Once Upon a Honeymoon!!!

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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!



Friday, April 11, 2014

Archive Post #2 - from Gingerology - originally posted November 26, 2012

Once Upon a Honeymoon...

 ...turns Seventy today!
...this is a pretty...'uneven' movie, as it straddles the line between comedy and drama...but after a few views, you kinda 'overlook' the big picture, and focus on how awesome Ginger and Cary were together...and how these two should have, if not gotten hitched (in real life, of course), should have LEAST made a few more movies together... they did do 'Monkey Business' together, and honestly, THAT one is my fave of their two collaborations...  but, taking into account the time 'OUAH' was released, in the thick of WWII, it turns out pretty well overall.
...worth the time to watch, if just to see Ginger, who shimmers beautifully throughout this one... the screen caps on this one will be SICK, y'all... and yes, that's a 'good' sick..... a VERY good 'sick'... stay tuned for the HueyReview of this one, which, at the current pace, will occur in, oh, Summer of 2016... let's hope the Mayans were off for a decade or so, anyway...
Well, hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving, and survived the shopping frenzy...honestly, y'all...I'd rather pay full price than wade through some of the insanity bubbling up at your local shopping complex... hope y'all persevered, whatever your endeavor was...

Roberta's still on deck... at the end of the week...Let's Begin...

Until then - KIG, y'all!!!



  1. I agree that OUAH is uneven and doesn't exactly know what it is trying to say but the chemistry between Ginger and Cary is great! I can watch the balcony scene with the love poem over and over again :) They both did a marvelous job with a difficult script. I just read an article that talks about Ginger's hair changing color from one scene to the next in that movie, which I never noticed, so now I'll have to watch it again to see if that is true. Lucky me!

    Can't wait for Roberta. I'm getting the DT's already! haha.
    1.'s definitely awesome to see them work together... As for Ginger's hair...there was actually a discussion on that some time back on a G-ology post... it is pretty noticeable, and now when I watch it, it's REAL noticeable... but it works, no matter...and, to be fair, the movie 'timeframe' does 'advance' a couple of times throughout the picture, so maybe Ms. Butte just changes her hair style in the passage of time...

      OK - DONE with the presentation deal at work... so hopefully by the weekend, I'll be in good shape to crank it out... I'm ready also!!!

      KIG, 'e'!

  2. Yay! This is one of my favorite movies. I also love Monkey Business, I know it's one of my dad's favorite of Ginger's. Although his number one favorite movie of her is It Had To Be You.

    Gosh...pretty nervous. My friend who is taking a film class, needs me to be in their film. I have to make cookies and explain. Pretty shaky cause I don't know if she'll have some script, and I'm not good at improv. I used to take theatre so it is sorta ok, but then again so nervous...

    Well anyway, have a great evening!
    1. It had to be you...ah, that one has grown on me quite a has had it's 'detractors' over the course of G-ology, and honestly, the first few times I viewed it, I just couldn't 'get' it... but once you skip trying to analyze the plausibility of the plot, then you're left with a pretty awesome Ginger, albeit not overtly 'sassy', and maybe a bit more 'ditzy' than average, but...that's what the role calls for...
      One of my fave lines is when she first dances with Johnny, and he says 'you're a good dancer'...and she sighs, 'it's my niche...' ...classic!

      well, dang...we are kinda in the same boat, as I just did a presentation for a engineering society this afternoon...did OK, but it's a bit unnerving. Good luck with your role... I'm sure you will do great!

      KIG, GF!!!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Archive Post #1 - from Gingerology - originally posted December 27, 2009

...a movie reminder...

...'Once Upon a Honeymoon' appears on TCM tomorrow (12/28) at 2 pm Eastern...If you haven't seen it, G-ology highly recommends it... the pairing of Ginger with Cary Grant is pretty magical - of course Ginger just radiates in this one...although, to me, her hair color kinda 'fluctuates' throughout, it seems...but hey, I'm not complaining... the movie itself also has a pretty neat plot - set in WWII before the US involvement. 'cloak and dagger' type stuff... but also some funny scenes, romantic ones, and of course, being a war movie, some intense ones throughout...

For those who record, please note that this one clocks in at JUST under two hours - 116 minutes... DVD recorders (mine, anyway) defaults to a two hour recording max - so just FYI.

AND, if you don't get TCM, Warner Brothers 'archive' series has come out with this one, which I actually purchased (even tho I taped it from TCM a while back...yeah, I'm a hopeless case concerning the ways of G-ology...) - the archive DVD is pretty clean, but no 'extras' at all.
At any rate, hope y'all get to see it - it's an 'essential' VKM movie!


  1. I almost missed recording it, but I managed to snag it onto the DVR. Can't wait to watch it!
  2. hope you enjoy it, AC! It is a bit 'disjointed' inspots, but overall, the Ginger-Cary chemistry is pretty cool...or hot, depending on how you interpret it...
  3. Haha one of your fav photos!

  4. yep...(sigh)... the fur is faux, of course... :-)
    ...As for the second pic, I assume it was a 'publicity' photo for the movie, but I don't remember her wearing that particular outfit in it...need to 'back check' on that...nevertheless, that is a very cool pic of them...
  5. Love the pic of Ginger/Cary....Maybe its just wishful thinking but I really think Cary was Ginger's "man who got away". I mean look at the way she looks at him...I never saw her look that way at Fred or Jimmy or anyone else! Same thing happens in Monkey Business. I dunno. I think the hair color thing was planned. It starts out very dark as she is "playing" Katherine Butt (haha)-Smith, the Baroness but then gets lighter as she relaxes and transforms into Katie O'Hara.

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)!!!