...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...


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

..."THE" Roxie Hart...

...OK, y'all, I just read that the Broadway run of Chicago will have a new lead for Roxie Hart...ready? It's...Ashlee Simpson. A very interesting choice - but she actually was in a 'Chicago' run in London a bit back, so who knows - she might be pretty good with it.
But, somehow, I just don't see the pure 'Roxie Moxie' coming from Ms. Simpson... but hope to be proved wrong...
There have been quite a few actresses over the years take on this role, and honestly, haven't seen any, except for 'snippets' of the 2002 movie 'Chicago'...Renee Zellweger seems to make a pretty good Rox... but, for the record, the only Roxie Hart in this blogosphere is the one just below this text, y'all...

...yup, that's the only Roxie I know... ...sigh...

KIG - VKMfan


  1. Roxie Hart was a funny movie! I really didn't like Ginger's hair in it, but who cares. But I adore Chicago (2003). (There's a 1927 version as well, which I want to see.) It's one of my favourite movies.

    As for Ashlee Simpson, that's difficult to wrap my head around. For some reason I can't imagine a pop star with a rocker style playing a murderer. But you're right; she may surprise!


  2. She's not going to lip sync during the production is she? lol....

  3. I love Richard Gere, but I'm hesitant about seeing Chicago. I just can't imagine anyone else portraying Roxie half as well as Ginger did.

    As for Ashlee Simpson... something is wrong with this picture.

  4. P.S. JWalker, happy birthday to your daughter! I hope she's having a great day!

  5. Ooh, yeah...really didn't like Roxie's hair, but loved Ginger (as always). Renee did a marvelous job...you must see the film. And Liza deserves a mention for saving the original run after Gwen Verdon left.

  6. I actually saw Chicago first, because when it came out I wasn't a classic movies/Ginger fan. But I seriously loved Chicago. Ginger's Roxie and Renee's Roxie are very different from each other, hence incomparable, thus you should watch it Amanda.


  7. Great stuff, y'all...like I said, I am pretty much only familiar with Ginger's Roxie, and obviously pretty biased, but interested in learning about the other folks who have done the role, and hopefully catching a few play it...for example, I did not know Liza played Roxie...
    I was CLOSE to mentioning the 'lip-sync' deal with Ashley Simpson, but just stopped short, lest there be any A.S. fans on board (although something tells me there really aren't...)

  8. Oh, BTW... thanks to all for the birthday wishes for my daughter...she has had a pretty eventful birthday... had a field trip at school today, then went out with family for a nice dinner, and then back home for presents & cake!

    And, a PS - About Roxie's hair...while definitely not the best style, nor anywhere near my "Top 5 Ginger hair styles" (possible future poll???), I kinda like it, if for nothing else it defines Roxie! It is definitely different from any hair style Ginger donned before or since... the big thing I don't like about it is the 'curly-Q' 'sideburn' deals...that kinda is a bit much.

  9. I'm kind of fond of the hair, too. Although I HATE the style (I would seriously consider banging my head on a fence post multiple times before wearing that style for even one day), I love how it, as you say, Huey, "defines Roxie." As if the story and Ginger's performance weren't enough, "the hair" really makes the movie and character distinctive and impossible to forget.

  10. True, I won't forget that hair. But I do wonder why they didn't do a 20s style since it's supposed to take place in the 20s?


  11. Well, maybe this style was 'in' for the 20s...I always automatically think 'flapper' when you speak of 20's style... which typically is more 'straight-bang' stuff than curls, if I am not mistaken... but I am not a hair stylist (believe me, not even CLOSE)... maybe the curly-mussed style is a 'regional' thing - although I doubt the movie production folks would have gotten that 'precise' with it...it may just be that they wanted a 'different' look for Ginge, and came up with this one... it isn't all that bad, really...I've seen worse...and I'm not even a hair stylist...


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