...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...


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Ginger Trivia, Round Four...

OK...another rousing installment of your favorite internet questionaire, "GingerTrivia"... As usual, all Q and A's are up for discussion as to their accuracy... and, as a new 'twist', I will post the answers in the comments for this post...so, DON'T OPEN THE COMMENTS UNTIL YOU WANT THE ANSWERS! I actually 'moved' the answers from the previous trivia posts into the comment areas - mainly because it was getting a bit 'unwieldy' in the corner down there...
Here we go...good luck!!! JW


Question ONE: What year did Ginger win the Texas State Charleston Championship? (bonus if you know the exact date...)

Question TWO: In what city did Ginger marry her first husband, Jack Culpepper?

Question THREE: Which Ginger and Fred movie was originally to be in color, but deemed 'too expensive' by RKO?

Question FOUR: What is the name of the river which runs through Ginger's property near Bedford, Oregon?

Question FIVE: What classic fairy tale did Ginger make a spoken-word recording of in 1944 for Disney?

Question SIX: Who was standing off-set when Ginger sang "They All Laughed" in "Shall We Dance?", and whom Ginger said was her "audience of one"?

Question SEVEN: How many Ginger movies were in color? (bonus if you can name them...) ***EDIT 11/24/09*** Actually, my daughter has pointed out one we ALL missed... 'The Confession' (AKA 'Quick, Let's Get Married) was in color, too... So, add one to the answer in the comments... Thanks, VKMfan

Question EIGHT: Where is Ginger Rogers Road?

Question NINE: What Ginger movie has its final scene in her actual RKO dressing room?

Question TEN: The rehearsals for what Broadway musical saw Ginger dance with Fred for the first time?


  1. ANSWERS...

    Answer ONE: November 9th, 1925

    Answer TWO: New Orleans, Louisiana

    Answer THREE: Carefree

    Answer FOUR: Rogue River

    Answer FIVE: Alice in Wonderland

    Answer SIX: Cary Grant

    Answer SEVEN: Six - Lady in the Dark, Barkleys of Broadway, Black Widow, First Travelling Saleslady, Oh Men! Oh Women!, and Cinderella

    Answer EIGHT: Rancho Mirage, California, the last city she resided in

    Answer NINE: In Person

    Answer TEN: Girl Crazy

  2. I'm such a bad fan, lol I only knew two of ten. I still need to learn a lot...

    Thanks for the post, Jwalker, Now a know a few more things about her.

  3. Glad you enjoyed it, Maria! This one seems to be a toughie, after looking over it again... if I didn't 'have the answers', I probably would fare the same as you! But hopefully it is a way to gain a few more facts about VKM, in a somewhat entertaining manner...

  4. I knew 7, which is better than last ime! xx

  5. ...not bad, Beth! Glad you enjoyed it!
    BTW, hope all is well!!! Saw your room work over on FG...looks great! I'm sure there will be many new Gingerologists cropping up as a result of your efforts at school!

    We have been plugging along in GingerLand... probably the biggest development is that there have been a few more 'seeds' sown on 'G'...sure you have checked it out, but there are only a few more left...the usual suspacts are still MIA (missing in action)... I am pretty jazzed, as you can check out my list on the right... it's close!!!

    And, there are a lot of new Gingerologists starting up blogs! ALL of them are really doing well, with some killer pics! Of course, we ALL have 'Finding Ginger' to thank for the inspiration!!! :-)

    Thanks again for the kind words...hopefully the trivia is of interest to folks... I have learned quite a bit researching!

    JWalker aka VKMfan aka PG Giza... :-)

  6. Okay got number 3, got number 4 because of the milk bottle, and GUESS WHAT-- I GOT NUMBER TWO. Want to know how on earth I did that, Huey? I bet you do! ;)


    PS See everyone, I said I was crappy with trivia! :P Don't ask me to play Scene It?.

  7. Well, don't feel bad... I look at this and think I would know NONE of there before going and hunting down the stuff... but I try to make it a bit more 'in depth' for folks around here... heck, we've got Jeopardy Players in our midst! :-)
    Sometimes conversations yield nuggets of information which have unforeseen value in future endeavors... :-)
    And, the 'Scene It' deal is cool! My little girl received one for LAST Christmas, and, believe it or not, we JUST NOW got it out to play... it is a Disney one, so she obviously kicked our tails in it, since she knew all the 'new' stuff... I knew some of the older ones, so if she and I were a team, it would be a good one!

    Hey, what about a Ginger 'Scene it?' man, that would RULE!!!

  8. I think there just needs to be decades of cinema Scene It?
    They have an 80s one, but I want a 30s one and a 40s one. Of course it wouldn't be that popular because most of the primary sources who would know the facts are dead...
    Maybe we can create one! After I create my computer thermometer and line of energy efficient cars.


  9. Realistically, the 'decade' version would be about as close as they will get... and they probably will go back as far as the 60's, tops... maybe make it a 'before the 60's version, which is better than nothing, I suppose... when I was growing up in the 70's, everything was about the 50's...Happy Days, etc.... now, in the 00's (or whatever one is supposed to call them...), everything is the 80's... so, in theory, by the time we get into the 20's, everything will be about the 00's ('naughts?')
    Computer thermometer? Hey, that's not bad... I guess... I've heard of worse things that were successful!!!
    ...But I think there a few folks that have the jump on you about the energy efficient cars... :-)

  10. "Computer thermometer?"
    YEAH! It will tell you if your computer has a virus, or worm. I know computers have software for that, but this is so cute! It will be like a novelty of the technological age!!

    "But I think there a few folks that have the jump on you about the energy efficient cars"
    Oh but they don't have my brand name nor the kind of fuel I will use. Neither have appeared.


  11. oh, like a 'well or sick' type thing...yeah, that would be cool!
    I thought you were talking about something to actually record the internal temp of the machine to make sure it wasn't overheating... guess the engineer in me comes out at times... :-)

    ...if you could build a car that runs on Kudzu, you would be a billionare... that stuff is EVERYWHERE around here! you have probably not seen it, but here is a wiki to it...


    ...as for the car brand name, how 'bout the Carlotta? :-)

  12. AHAHAHA! I already have a brand name, and what I want the fuel to be.



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Hometowns to Hollywood Busby Berkeley Blogathon 2018

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