...BACK from GingerFest 2018!!!

...of course it was a BLAST! A great time meeting fellow Gingerologists and discussing Ginger with... well, other Gingerologists!!! Marge and Gene Padgitt did an incredible job with the proceedings, lined up awesome speakers, and of course Roberta was incredible as well!!! Hope to see y'all there next year!!!

This Day in GINGEROLOGY - July 21st

1973: Ginger is on the panel of judges in the Miss Universe contest, held in Athens, Greece; Miss Philippines Margarita Moran won.

1975: Billy West (born Roy B. Weissburg), who starred with Ginger in the films “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Medal Winner in ‘Remember My Forgotten Man’ Number), and “Twenty Million Sweethearts” (as Bellboy), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 82.

2010: TCM aired “Perfect Strangers”.

2015: TCM aired “Star of Midnight”.

2017: TCM aired “Lucky Partners”.


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

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...


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Ginger Trivia, Round One...

OK - hope this challenges y'all out there... trivia regarding our Miss Rogers!

The answers to these are posted WAY below the 'movie list' on the right-hand side of the blog...now, y'all COULD 'Google' or 'Wiki' (if allowed in your area), but what is the challenge in THAT, I ask you?

Hope this will be an enriching experience for all...and please, if any discrepancies arise, feel free to comment - as a lot of these are derived from various and sundry locations on the world-wide web, thus open for review...

Good Luck! JW

Question ONE: How old was Ginger when she married Jack Culpepper, her first husband?

Question TWO: What was Ginger's first movie in color, and in what year?

Question THREE: What year did Ginger place her hands and feet in the cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theater?

Question FOUR: Before show business got her, Ginger originally planned to enter what profession?

Question FIVE: Where does Ginger place on the American Film Institute's list of "100 Greatest Screen Legends - Actresses"? (Within 3 spots either way...)

Question SIX: What actress did Ginger replace in the role of "Mama Jean" in 1965's "Harlow"?

Question SEVEN: From 1934's "The Gay Divorcee" onward, Ginger reeled off 20 consecutive movies for her home studio, RKO. What studio broke that streak, with what movie, and in what year?

Question EIGHT: What was Ginger's first film made in Hollywood, and in what year?

Question NINE: What was Ginger's first film for RKO (known as RKO-Pathe at the time)?

Question TEN: Ginger first appeared with blonde hair in what movie?


  1. I got 7/10... slightly ashamed as I boobed on q. 2.

    Had no idea on 6 and went withe Tales of Manhattan on 7 so just missed by one :(

    I assumed posting attempted annswers would defeat the object!


  2. Well, I thought of different ways to do the Q/A thing... thought there would be a 'Gadget' to do it, but did not find one...
    Anyway, hopefully this arrangement works ok, and hopefully folks will run thru it prior to checking out the comments.
    It is kind of interesting that there are somewhat major discepancies as to Ginger's movie list, between her book and TCM, which I figured would be the 'top two' as far as accuracy goes... for example, 'Rafter Romance' is noted as being in 1934 from Ginger's book, but TCM places it squarely in 1933, which, if true, makes TEN films for VKM in '33!!! See, that's why we are here...to find the TRUTH!!! it's out there....somewhere. My gut says 'go with Ginger's book', but then again, those cats at TCM are pretty sharp...
    Anyway, hope these were challenging - some may have been a bit too much, but if it was easy, anyone could do it!

  3. -------------------------
    Answer ONE: Seventeen
    Answer TWO: "Lady in the Dark", 1944
    Answer THREE: 1939
    Answer FOUR: The teaching profession
    Answer FIVE: Fourteenth
    Answer SIX: Judy Garland
    Answer SEVEN: Twentieth Century-Fox, "Roxie Hart", 1942
    Answer EIGHT: "The Tip-Off", 1931
    Answer NINE: "The Tip-Off"
    Answer TEN: "The Tip-Off"


Awards...Thanks, Y'all!!!

...I TRULY appreciate these, and the kind words regarding this blog...thanks for all the inspiration I have drawn from each of your blog sites, which are all awesome in their unique ways!!!
It is my hope that I can continue to make 'G-ology' interesting and informative regarding the 'Beautiful Science' of VKM, which is SUCH a great topic!!! ...And remember, your comments are what make Gingerology click - so keep cranking them out!

Thanks again, JW

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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'...