Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Vintage wedding - Ginger aka Tina Louise

I saw this the other day over at one of my new favorite blogs I'm Learning to Share!

It's Ginger's wedding! But don't call her Ginger. I LOVED Gilligan's Island so much as a kid that I think I have every episode memorized. The situation is similar to Lucy and Desi; I was sad to find out that Tina Louise and Bob Denver* didn't get along on set, and that Tina Louise was kind of a prima donna. Ginger was my least favorite character on Gilligan's Island, but there's no denying her striking beauty.

On April 3, 1966, Tina Louise (born Tatiana Blacker) and Les Crane were married.

Visit the link above for some giant scans of their spread in TV Radio Mirror.
It was her first and only marriage, and his third (or fourth) of five marriages. Les Crane was a longtime radio and TV host; we have him to thank for the concept of a top 40. He's an interesting guy, so I'm ashamed to say I don't know much about him. But back to the bride - she looks so beautiful and so very '60s in this gown and surrounded by daisies. It's nice to finally see a little skin on a vintage bride. She's wearing a floor length gown with short sleeves and a square neck dress. As always the groom has it easy - he looks really (really) handsome in a simple dark suit.

From left to right: Thurston Howell III, Willy Gilligan, Eunice 'Lovey' Howell, the Groom, Ginger Grant (or maybe Eva Grubb?), Mary Ann Summers, and the Skipper Jonas Grumby. Don't ask why I know so much about Gilligan's Island, I just do! Where is the Professor, Roy Hinkley (Russel Johnson)? I'm sad he's not there because I had a crush on him as a kid. The In Crowd has a theory: ...perhaps Russell Johnson was behind the camera, snapping the photograph with a camera he'd built out of a coconut shell and some beach glass. Haha!


*Side note: If you haven't seen the Many Loves of Dobie Gillis what are you waiting for? Bob Denver is hilarious as the beatnik Maynard G Krebs.

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