This Day in GINGEROLOGY - November 25th

1877: John Larkin (born John Larkin Smith), who starred with Ginger in the film “The Tenderfoot” (as Depot Porter), was born in Wilmington, North Carolina.

1899: Ethan Laidlaw, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tip-Off” (as a Henchman), “Magnificent Doll” (as Sanders), and “The first Travelling Saleslady” (as Juror), was born in Butte, Montana.

1913: Dorothy Coonan Wellman, who starred with Ginger in the films “42nd Street” (as Chorus Girl) and “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Gold Digger), was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1950: Betty Francisco (born Elizabeth Barton), who starred with Ginger in the film “Broadway Bad” (as Showgirl), died in El Cerrito, California, at the age of 50.

1957: Raymond Griffith, who produced the Ginger film “You Said a Mouthful”, and associate-produced the Ginger film “Gold Diggers of 1933”, died in Masquers Club, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 62.

1964: Clarence Kolb, who starred with Ginger in the film “Carefree” (as Judge Joe Travers), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 90.

2006: Helen Brown Nichols, who would later become known as actress Phyllis Fraser, first cousin of Ginger, died in New York City, at the age of 90.

2010: TCM aired “Top Hat”.

2011: TCM aired “Shall We Dance”.

2012: TCM aired “Top Hat”.

2014: TCM aired “That’s Entertainment! III”.

2016: TCM aired “Roberta”, “Follow the Fleet”, and The Gay Divorcee”.


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

November 24, 2017 @ 9:15 A.M. The Major and the Minor
November 26, 2017 @ 6:00 A.M. Rafter Romance
December 1, 2017 @ 6:00 A.M. Once Upon a Honeymoon
December 9, 2017 @ 10:00 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...


Friday, October 16, 2009

...The First EVER Gingerology POLL!!!!

...hey, everyone else is doing it, so why not here at G-ology?

SO, the poll topic is as follows:

Of the five choices to follow, pick what you think is the best movie poster from a Ginger movie - the five chosen happen to be my personal faves... in other words, I would seriously consider hanging any of these on the ol' wall... (well, heck, ANY Ginger pic / poster will garner that honor, but these are to me are amongst the 'coolest'...)

Two things to keep in mind whilst voting:

ONE: The poster DESIGN is the main criteria here... how it captures the 'essence' of the movie, and generally how 'Gingery' it is!!! It should NOT be solely based on "this is my favorite VKM movie"... also, to a point, anyway, how well the poster image actually resembles Ginger...think these are all pretty well done...some others not appearing here are really not, unfortunately...

TWO: Yes, I know...there are no GandF posters here, primarily because there are so DANG many variations of them, you could do a separate poll on any single movie from the series!!! So, could be a future poll, maybe?

OK... that's it... the 'poll' spot is on the top right of the blog...you can vote for more than one.... so, vote, vote, vote!!! Jwalker...



  1. Oh this is easy peasey cakey!
    Well, since I can select multiple answers. :D
    In Person, because look at the movement in the artwork, and Fifth Avenue Girl because of those sharp, crisp (reminiscent of art deco) lines. So they are opposing styles but both lovely in their own right!


  2. Here I'm, reporting to poll, sir ;) Let's see... It's pretty easy here. My vote goes to the Fith Avenue Girl poster. Is simple, elegant, few colors and the design is terrific.. plus, Ginger looks fantastic on it. Yeah, that's the poster that I would go for.

  3. So many good posters. Tried and tried to keep an open mind, really I did. But when it came down to the moment, I just had to cast my vote for the one with Jimmy Stewart.

  4. This is a hard decision!!! It would have to come down to the Fifth Avenue Girl poster or the In Person one. I'm not sure!!! Either Fifth Avenue Girl because of the colors and crisp texture it has, or the very detailed In Person one.......

  5. Well, I really like them ALL, so not really going to pick a 'fav'...well, for now, anyway... will decide before it is over, tho! Thanks for the input! Tell your friends!!! :-)

  6. I voted for Roxie Hart because I own this poster in full size! It's very striking.

  7. "I voted for Roxie Hart because I own this poster in full size! "
    Huey is muy jealous, to be sure.


  8. Yup...I have REALLY been thinking about getting that Roxie one...know it's a 'repro', but no matter... it would be neat to find an 'original', but probably would want too many bones for it...

  9. Well, I WAS going to vote for Vivacious Lady, because of Jimmy, but I chose Fifth Avenue Girl because I love the design and her outfit!
    I love the In Person poster, too!

    Good poll! :)

  10. ...Thanks, Jen! Looks like 5th Ave. Girl may be the one to beat...it is pretty cool, although being the only 'full body' shot (well, I guess Roxie is too) - but the outfit she has on, and the graphics on it, which are somewhat sparse, but quite effective... makes for a very nice poster.

    In Person is just a cool painting of Ginger...one of the better drawings of her I have seen for a poster...unfortunately, some are just not that good of a likeness - like the 'Lady in the Dark' poster...well, the legs are pretty good :-), but the face is just not even close, IMHO... that is why it did not make the cut for this poll...

  11. "well, the legs are pretty good :-)"
    Ahaha! Yeah I know what you mean though, some of the drawings just completely botch her face! I sort of want to hire the artist who made the In Person poster.


  12. I think the worst depiction of Ginger has to be the poster for Top Hat - it doesn't look a thing like her!

    The Barkleys of Broadway poster is pretty good, though.

  13. Lauren - I really am a big fan of the In Person poster... that would be a cool one to get 'full-size'...

    AC - Which 'Barkley's' poster are you referring to? There are at least 3 I have seen - the coolest one to me is the one where they have thin black stripes in front of them with the movie title and their names in the stripes... just a cool arrangement, and it is on a white background...

  14. JWalker, sorry! I'd forgotten that there were more than one! (I haven't seen the one with stripes!)

    This is the one I was talking about:


  15. ...That one is cool, AC! actually, all of them which I have seen for 'Barkleys' were very well done.
    Here is a link to the one I was referring to:


    It is just a bit different - but I think it is pretty cool...

  16. Hey who voted on MD? I need some more computers to rig it so my favourite ones will win. :D I should go to the school libraries, haha!


  17. ...are you trying to rig the election?

    Hey, this isn't Pakistan!!!

    ...but then again, if you feel compelled to use 'extra' voting sources to achieve your desired goal, then go on with your bad self!!!

    ...not that I would do such a thing... :-)

  18. "not that I would do such a thing"
    I guess you reformed since LAST POLL you cheating piece of cake!

    But don't you think I deserve a double vote since I'm an artist? I think that counts for two. :D
    Alright I'm just messing around, it's like an hour wait to use a computer. Not worth it! :)


  19. it is a very close vote, which isn't surprising, since all 5 are just killer posters... in the event of a tie, I will cast the deciding vote... any suggestions? :-)

  20. 5th Ave or In Person!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  21. ...those are probably my two faves... although 'Roxie' is right there, too...

  22. ...Miss Grey prevails! It is a very well done poster... not sure if you can get it anywhere, tho...
    I will 're-cap' the poll results tomorrow, most likely...

  23. ...FINAL RESULTS...

    Fifth Avenue Girl - 6 votes

    Magnificent Doll - 5 votes

    In Person - 4 votes

    Roxie Hart - 4 votes

    Vivacious Lady - 4 votes


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