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Welcome to the Gingerology blog for the 1930 Paramount film, Young Man Of Manhattan!!!
This film was Ginger Rogers' first appearance in a 'full length feature', portraying the character of Puff Randolph, a textbook flapper gal who has designs on free-wheeling sports columnist Toby McLean (Norman Foster)... which is a problem, since Toby is hitched to his sweet writer wifey Ann (Claudette Colbert).
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, 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!
Monday, June 27, 2016
HERE... as my first attempt at a blog review, not as much 'riffing' on the theme, thus... a pretty straightforward review resulted.
Ginger does have a cute, if not adversarial, role as Puff Randolph, the quintessential flapper from days of yore... at the ripe old age of nineteen... who gets mixed up with newlyweds Toby Randolph (Norman Foster) and Ann Vaughn (Claudette Colbert), by way of Shorty Ross (Charles Ruggles)...
Toby: "I'm not only married... I'm in love!" ...Puff: "With your WIFE?"
...The film overall is a fair watch, for a 1930 joint... I dig Claudette, and, as most of the early films were, it wraps up in just over an hour... plus, there's some cool footage of various sporting events scattered throughout...
Well, the highlight of this film for Ginger is the 'piano scene', where she cranks thru a few neat tunes, and proceeds to go all Puff Mama on Toby...
The Puff destroying the 'nekkid dude phone' is cute... if not a bit weird...
This film is not commercially available to the best of my knowledge, but... it's in the 'public domain'... the copy I have is fairly decent for a 85 year-old film... dang...
Hope y'all get to see this one, as it is Ginger's first feature film, and she already displays those glimpses of pure Gingeryness we live for...
Until tomorrow... KIG, y'all!!!