...Huey and the Crew are headed...

...to New Orleans for vacation!!! So, we give you the 'Week in Gingerology', and hope to catch back up with y'all on the weekend! Until then, y'all Keep It Gingery!!!

This Day in GINGEROLOGY - June 19th - June 22nd

June 19

1951: Margaret La Marr, who starred with Ginger in the film “42nd Street” (as Chorus Girl), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 37.

1877: Charles Coburn, who starred with Ginger in the films “Vivacious Lady” (as Mr. Morgan), “Bachelor Mother” (as J. B. Merlin) and “Monkey Business” (as Mr. Oliver Oxley), was born in Savannah, Georgia.

1966: Ed Wynn, who starred with Ginger in the film “Follow the Leader” (as Crickets), died in Beverly Hills – Los Angeles, California, at the age of 79.

2012: FMC aired “Tales of Manhattan”.

2015: FXM RETRO aired “Tales of Manhattan”.

2016: FXM RETRO aired “Monkey Business”.

June 20

1913: Helen Keeler, who starred with Ginger in the film “42nd Street” (as Chorus Girl), was born in New York City.

1972: Sidney Lanfield, who directed the Ginger films “Hat Check Girl” and “Broadway Bad”, died in Marina del Rey, California, at the age of 74.

2016: FXM RETRO aired “Monkey Business”.

June 21

1904: Mack Gordon (born Morris Gittler), who starred with Ginger in the film “Sitting Pretty” (as Meters – Song Publisher), and actually WAS a quite prolific songwriter, was born in Warsaw, Poland.

Summer 1957: Ginger divorced Jacques Bergerac; the marriage lasted just over four years.

Summer 1960: Ginger portrayed Annie Oakley in the play “Annie Get Your Gun”, consisting of a five-city summer theater circuit tour.

Summer 1963: Ginger appeared in the play “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”, consisting of a summer theater circuit tour in the western U.S.

Summer 1969: Samuel McGredy and Son, Nurserymen (Ireland) introduced the “Ginger Rogers” Rose at The Irish Rose Growers association flower show – the rose is a cross between a ‘Tropicana’ and a ‘Miss Ireland’.

1992: Alice Jans, who starred with Ginger in the films “42nd Street” (as Chorus Girl) and “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Gold Digger), died in San Bernardino, California, at the age of 79.

June 22

1891: Harry Seymour, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tenderfoot” (as Newsstand Proprietor), “You Said a Mouthful” (as Announcer), “42nd Street” (as aide), “Twenty Million Sweethearts” (as Buddy’s Announcer), “Upperworld” (as Passerby Talking to Officer Moran), and “Monkey Business” (as Clothing Store Salesman), was born in New York City.

1906: Billy Wilder, who directed the Ginger film “The Major and the Minor”, was born in Poland.

1957: Eddie Tamblyn (born Edward Tamblyn), who starred with Ginger in the films “Flying Down to Rio” (as a Yankee Clipper) and “Follow the Fleet” (as Sailor), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 49.

1987: Fred Astaire, who starred with Ginger in ten films which ALL Gingerologists should know by heart, died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 88.

2011: TCM aired “The Major and the Minor”.

2011: FMC aired “Teenage Rebel”.

2013: FMC aired “Tales of Manhattan”.


Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):

June 27, 2018 @ 1:45 A.M. It Had To Be You
July 3, 2018 @ 10:00 A.M. Follow The Fleet
July 5, 2018 @ 8:45 A.M. You Said a Mouthful
July 22, 2018 @ 6:30 A.M. Fifth Avenue Girl
July 27, 2018 @ 9:30 A.M. Roberta

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':

...No Films Scheduled...


Saturday, June 16, 2018

...T-minus one month and counting...

...before the FIRST annual Ginger Rogers Day Festival gets underway in Independence, Missouri!!!
...Ginger visited this house several times over the years, and it obviously meant quite a bit to her, as it was obviously her 'point of entry' into this life, but it also was a reminder of her humble beginnings, and how Lela worked tirelessly to provide for her... so cool that it is still here for us to tour... Of course, the BIG shout-out goes out to Marge and Gene Padgitt, who purchased, restored, and organized this event... they are obvious Gingerologists!!! Here's the link to the site...

Ginger Rogers Festival 2018 

...should be a total BLAST for all Gingerologists who can make it... ...of course, I think we would all LOVE to be able to make this an annual occurrence, so support is a BIG deal... If you can't make it, please think of donating to the house / museum HERE
...a 'post-Ginger, Pre-Missouri Marge' pic of the house, actually taken on Ginger's 100th Birthday (a.k.a. GingerTennial)...

Hope to see y'all there... of course! I'll be the big Huey-looking guy... đŸ˜‰

Until then... Keep It Gingery, Y'all!!!


P.S. I'm going to be on vacation this upcoming week - down to New Orleans, site of Ginger's first mistak... er, wedding... and thus I will post the 'day in Gingerology' as a 'all at one time' deal... your patience is most appreciated... KIG!!!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Happy Day to all you Moms!!!

...We here at Gingerology are BIG on Moms, as Ginger was to her Lelee!!! So, here's some cool pics of Mother - Daughter - many are probably familiar, a few may not be...

...these are ROUGHLY in chronological order - although I will wager they are not EXACTLY in chronological order... but... anyway, some pretty awesome pics that are very timely for the day... of course, my ALL time fave Ginger/Lela pic is this one, which would make an AWESOME poster size:
Again, hope all y'all have a great day!!!

KIG, Ma!!!


Monday, April 30, 2018


...that is all...



Wednesday, April 25, 2018

GingeRemembrance 2018...

...on this sorrowful day, it's good to think of the upcoming Festival in Independence, and how we will celebrate the legacy of this incredible lady who left us on this day 23 long years ago... ...which will be an avenue for keeping her memory and priceless body of work alive for us as well as for generations of Gingerologists to follow...

Hope y'all can make it in July...

KIG ~ Hu

Sunday, April 15, 2018

...Strange things afoot in the Rogue River Valley...

Well, this is a bit different, altho... it is ultimately GingeRelated, as it concerns the area of the country where her ranch is situated - the Rogue River Valley, around Medford, Oregon...
...with MUCHO thanks to Ms. Ginger Peachy for a gnarly 'then and now' pic of the 4R...

...and WHAT is this strangeness, you may ask? Well, it seems like the 'native varmints' around this region are not as plentiful as they used to be, and the ones that migrate thru there are not showing up much, either... which leads us to THIS link, from the site Earthfiles... now, anybody out there who watches the TV show Ancient Aliens should know the author of this site, Linda Moulton Howe... I'm sorta into all this 'paranormal' stuff (But I'm NOT going on the GingerHouse Ghost Hunt... as... ...well, let's just say I definitely fall into the 'Shaggy/Scooby' side of things as far as having the heebie-jeebies goes...), and this report is generally connecting these occurrences with a potential impending cataclysmic event on the West Coast.  It is a bit unnerving that there was a recent quake near L.A., but... they have quite a few on a 'normal' basis, it seems...
...well, not sure if this pic is at the Ranch, but...let's just say that it is (although that looks more like a lake than a river, especially a 'Rogue' type of river...) ...I never really get around to studying the background location of these type of pics, anyway, but concentrate solely on the FOREground images...

Well, that's about it... was just interesting how those folks were chiming in on the lack of varmints... and a few ranchers, so... maybe the current owner of 4R?  Maybe the critters have migrated elsewhere knowing Ginger is no longer around... that's MY take, and what I would think if I were a critter... ...even those which are most likely not native to the region, such as Baby Leo...

Hope y'all have a Gingery week!!!



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Hometowns to Hollywood Busby Berkeley Blogathon 2018

Hometowns to Hollywood Busby Berkeley Blogathon 2018
...including the Gingerology entry of 'Gold Diggers of 1933'...