...way to go USA Women's Soccer!!!


This Day in GINGEROLOGY - July 6th

1883: Ralph Morgan (born Raphael Kuhner Wuppermann), who starred with Ginger in the films “Honor Among Lovers” (as Riggs) and “Star of Midnight” (as Roger Classon), was born in New York City.

1951: Ginger appeared on The Cavalcade of America, in the radio performance “Seven Hundred Boiled Shirts”.

1960: Larry McGrath (born Lawrence Joseph McGrath), who starred with Ginger in the film “Carnival Boat” (as Bartender #2), “Twenty Million Sweethearts” (as First Man in Brass Rail), “Fifth Avenue Girl” (as Vendor in Park), and “Primrose Path” (as Jake Halpern – Man in Diner), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 71.

1973: Joe E. Brown, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tenderfoot” (as Calvin Jones) and “You Said a Mouthful” (as Joe Holt), died in Brentwood, California, at the age of 80.

2014: TCM aired “Top Hat”.

Ginger on TV...

Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):
July 11, 2015 @ 6:00 A.M. Stage Door (92 min)
July 20, 2015 @ 11:15 P.M. I'll Be Seeing You (85 min)
July 21, 2015 @ 6:30 A.M. Star of Midnight (90 min)
July 25, 2015 @ 8:00 P.M. Swing Time (103 min)
July 25, 2015 @ 10:00 P.M. It Had to be You (98 min)

Next GingerFilm(s) (on FXM Retro - all times Eastern) - NOTE - the FXM Retro site is kinda 'cryptic' as far as specific times, so please check local listings for 'specific times':
July 7, 2015 @ 9:00 A.M. Dreamboat (83 min)

Next GingerFilm(s) (on GetTV - all times Eastern):
July 6, 2015 @ 10:45 A.M. Tight Spot (134 min? Must include Commercials...)
July 9, 2015 @ 1:00 P.M. Tight Spot (134 min)
July 13, 2015 @ 4:30 A.M. Tight Spot (134 min)
July 23, 2015 @ 7:25 A.M. Tight Spot (134 min)
July 24, 2015 @ 3:15 P.M. Tight Spot (134 min)
August 1, 2015 @ 4:00 A.M. Tight Spot (134 min)


Sunday, July 5, 2015

....SIX Years of Gingerology!!!

...well, it's hard to believe I've been at this for six years... although it's kind of hard to remember life before Gingerology! Lots of great folks have passed thru the Halls of G-ology over that time, and of course many are still here today - and with the ever-growing GingerFaceBook Community, it's great to know that there are so many 'like-minded' folks out there when it comes to the 'beautiful science' of Miss Ginger Rogers!

As most of y'all know, this blog was formed primarily to 'search' other Ginger-themed blogs, and soon the goal was to hunt down GingerFilms... by hook or crook (as this was before WB Archives, among others, had released many of the GinerFilms available on DVD today...). Of course, my inspiration for making this blog 'ALL Ginger' was Beth Rose's great one, 'Finding Ginger'... and even tho she only did the blog for one year, her general love for all things Ginger rubbed off on me MOST thoroughly... alas, her blog has been 'dormant' for 5 years now, and I'm not sure how much longer a dormant blog is allowed to exist... so I suggest you go check it out... it's a neat trip for me to be reminded of how the World of Ginger opened up to me without mercy, and how other folks had that same feeling! Here's a comment I placed on there where my blog becomes...Gingerology!!! :
...Well, sorry to further go out on a limb, but just wanted folks to know that my blog (such as it is) is now entitled, "Gingerology"...trying to make it something worth checking out...please just drop by there if you feel so inclined, if just to critique... I need all the help I can get! I have listed the VKM movies I currently have, which is not NEAR what most of y'all have... I am in awe... but hopefully I can catch up one day...
Still think Beth's is the coolest blog EVER! Thanks, jwalke

...and that gets me to the point to where I have to make my yearly 're-commitment' speech to myself, in hopes of getting Gingerology in a 'frequent groove'... time is never kind, and looking back, I'm really not sure how I did what I did over the last 6 years or so... so I'll have to redouble my efforts... which reminds me... if there are any of y'all out there who would like to 'guest post' or whatever, PLEASE contact me - or just reply to this post... I would be MOST happy to turn the blog over to a guest host...

Well, hope y'all had a great Independence Day, and will continue to stay safe...and, Gingery, of course!  Thanks again to all who have supported this blog for the past six years, I hope it has been of interest, and even to educate people about Ginger Rogers!

KIG, y'all!!!


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Gingerology Changes...

...well, we are approaching the SIXTH anniversary of Gingerology, and I thought it was time to 'refresh' things a bit...most notably, changing the GingerPic header for the blog... it was REALLY tough to take Scharwenka out of that slot... it really became the 'face' of Gingerology... But she will remain on the right lower sidebar, as I have established the 'retired Gingerology Header Pic corner'...

...But I dig the new GingerPic a lot, and hope you do as well... just a neat 'profile pic' of Ginger in color...not sure of the time frame, but maybe mid-1940's, just after the 'dark hair' timeframe...it just seemed to be the 'right' one, although there aren't ANY wrong GingerPics, right?

Also, did some 're-designing' of the color scheme, albeit a bit subtle... and changed the font type as well - all of this will hopefully result in a better 'reading experience' for all.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend, and gearing up for Independence Day...

Until then,



Friday, June 19, 2015

...post-NOLA Gingery Musings...

...well, made it back from "The City that Care Forgot", a.k.a. New Orleans, and it was a good time for Hu and the Crew...or as they spell it in NOLA, Krewe...

Only one Gingery Moment, but it was pretty cool...we were in one of the umpteen t-shirt / souvenir stores throughout the French Quarter, when we found some neat tile drink coasters which had different 'iconic' images of the Cresent City... when THIS one popped up:
which, of course, I purchased... it was pretty neat that I snapped a pic of this sign on our last NOLA trip, and now it's considered an 'iconic' image of the quarter... the POWER of Gingerology, eh?

Well, back to the 'daily grind', as it were... but not until Monday... in the meantime, hope to have some more GingerPosts going... 'This Day in Gingerology' will hopefully be expanding soon...it's currently 'in process'... and of course, back to the GingerFilm reviews... GOTTA start those back up soon.

Hope all of y'all are doing well this summer... Keep it a GINGERY one, y'hear?


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Vacation time for Huey...

...that's right, y'all!
...Hu and the Crew are heading to New Orleans for a few days of rest and relaxation...well, at least some bodacious eating episodes in the culinary capital of the nation, save for NYC...

As such, I though I'd dig up a post (or three) from the past regarding Hu's successful attempts to attain a copy of Ginger's marriage certificate form N.O., where she married her first gooberhead hub, Jack Culpepper... here is the first thoughts on the topic, as presented back on July 31, 2010...

As for a 'Ginger angle' to New Orleans - the only one I know is that on March 29, 1929, at the ripe old age of seventeen, Ginger Rogers was married to Edward Jackson Culpepper (i.e., GooberHead Hubby #1) in the office of a New Orleans justice of the peace....if I could only figure out where THAT was when I am down there... anyway, Lela was TOTALLY against it, to the point of saying, "Let me tell you something, young lady, if you pursue this idea and marry Jack Pepper, you have lost me for GOOD! I shall return to Fort Worth, and I shall never want to see you again, EVER again, and that's FINAL!" ...not sure, but I think Lelee was just a bit apprehensive about the nuptials... but my, how wise mama was...

...with another mention in a post from August 5, 2010:

So, as I noted in my last post, New Orleans was the spot where Ginger tied the knot for the first time to Jack Culpepper... which was the first of five fellows that were EXTREMELY fortunate enough to marry Ginger, yet even MORE extremely dunderheaded enough to lose her... it's just a major mystery to me why NONE of these dudes could get their act together.

Anyway, I actually went into the police headquarters in the French Quarter and asked about marriage records, since Ginger said the 'ceremony' was at the justice of the peace, and I assumed it was in the French Quarter (although it could have been in some other part of New Orleans.) When I told the fellow behind the counter I was looking for Ginger Rogers' marriage record, I bet y'all can guess what he said... "Was that when she married Freddie?"
Anyway, they did not have records there, but did ultimately get me to the right source, which is the state capitol, Baton Rouge, where to go if the record is over 50 years old. So, I looked it up on their database, and sure enough, there was Edward Culpepper marrying Virginia McMath in March 1929 in Orleans Parish... so, of course, Huey rips off a check for $5.00 to obtain a copy of this document...why not?
...not sure how old she is in this pic, but had to be somewhat young... still a fave of mine!!!

...AAAND the final post mentioning the license, from August 13, 2010:

Received the License from Louisiana...which documents Ginger's marriage to GooberHead Hubby #1, Edward Jackson Culpepper... Here is that document:

A few things that jump out at me are:
1. It is March 26th, not the 29th as noted in Ginger's bio - but what's three days when recollecting an event held 60 years prior to transcribing her bio? Huey gives Ginger a pass (surprised?)
2. Somebody fibbed JUST a bit about her age - she WAS seventeen, as she notes in her bio, but the license notes age eighteen, which may well have been the minimum age for marriage, even in those days. Well, she was just a few months away from eighteen, so close enough, especially in New Orleans :-] .
3. Lela was a witness to the proceedings, which was a BIT of a surprise, seeing how she was so vehemently against the ill-fated union - but I guess her daughter's first wedding could not be missed, no matter what the circumstances.
4. Kinda weird (and I am a bit bummed) that they didn't have to sign anything... sure they signed SOMETHING SOMEWHERE, but not on this record.
5. What is with Ginger's middle name? "C.Lee"? Haven't read about that ANYWHERE... the 'C' is evidently 'Catherine', which of course should have been 'Katherine'...
6. Whats with the abbreviation of 'Independence, MO.'? They spelled out 'Palestine, Tex.' (which should be 'TX.' , no?) ...goes to show proper syntax has always been an issue...
And, I guess that's about all I caught. Overall, I just think it is pretty dang cool to be able to hunt down this stuff and analyze it for a bit... I might just hunt down a few more... four to go! Hey, if the first one is out there, seems like the others would be easy to obtain, right?

...so, there ya go...

always wanted to obtain (but haven't...yet) the other licenses, just to say I have them... but they are also small slices of GingerHistory, which have some pretty interesting info upon them, as the last post above indicates...
...the original runaway bride...run, Ginger, RUN!!! They're all GOOBERHEADS!!!

Well, we will be back later in the week, and hope to get more Ginger stuff cooking... until then...

KIG, y'all!!!!


Monday, June 1, 2015

FXM Declares June 2 Gingery!!!

...well, hello, all y'all Gingerologists!!!

I've been on a bit of 'sabbatical', I guess, regarding Gingerology... Kids finishing up school, business trip, visits by out-of-town company, etc. have all conspired to quell the GingerPosts...

But hopefully I will be getting things into full gear now...

...and, starting with this reminder - TOMORROW, June 2, FXM has gone nearly 'all Ginger'... they will air Dreamboat TWICE, Teenage Rebel TWICE, and Tales of Manhattan (just once)... if they had Roxie in there somewhere, it would be a perfect GingerFox day!!! ('GingerFox' is obviously redundant, however... :-p )

...well, second, I am going to get back into the Gingerfilm reviews... no, REALLY...this time I MEAN it...   Starting from the last GingerFilm (Harlow) and working backwards... this will ultimately allow the final reviews to be in the 'meat' of Ginger's career... So, stay tuned!!!

Hope everyone is doing well out there... I am sad to report that one of our Gingerologists on FaceBook, Carol Greenspan, lost her husband very recently - our condolences and prayers go out to Carol and her family in this difficult time.

Until next time, y'all -

KIG - Hu

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