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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - June 23rd

1888: Lee Moran, who starred with Ginger in the films “Hat Check Girl” (as Man on Subway) and “Sitting Pretty” (as Assistant Director), was born in Chicago, Illinois.

1896: Jack Skirball, who, along with Bruce Manning, co-produced the Ginger film “Magnificent Doll”, was born in Homestead, Pennsylvania.

1913: Bonnie Bannon (born Pauline Frances Bannon), who starred with Ginger in the film “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Gold Digger), was born in Tulare County, California.

1952: Eddie Arden, who starred with Ginger in the film “Flying Down to Rio” (as Bellhop), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 44.

2016: TCM aired “Flying Down to Rio”.


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

June 23, 2017 @ 11:30 A.M. Flying Down to Rio
June 23, 2017 @ 1:00 P.M. Top Hat
June 23, 2017 @ 2:45 P.M. Swing Time
June 23, 2017 @ 4:45 P.M. Carefree
June 23, 2017 @ 6:15 P.M. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

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...


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

...Weird stuff from L.A. (Sorry, Lauren)...

...I am not a fan of 'South Park' at all - and this reinforces that fact - the show had some episode where they declared it 'Kick a Ginger Day' ('ginger' is evidently a 'derogatory' name for red-headed folks...???) - well, these kids actually organized this at their school in L.A., and the following link describes the results...pretty sad state of affairs:


...of course, I guess this sick story is at best 'coincidental' to the topic of Our Miss Ginger, but my mom actually told me about this (she wanted me to post about it, so...here you go, Ma...), and she was mad they used the term 'Ginger' to mean someone who is weak, and more specifically, redheaded folks who are 'profiled' as being weak, which is quite ignorant, IMHO... Well, Ginger was definitely a redhead, but was DEFINITELY not weak... nope.

Anyway, just an 'FYI' deal, which really again has little to do with VKM...

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  1. YIKES! I never knew that actually went down. I've only seen South Park on three occasions, and two of them happened to be the same episode - the ginger episode! (The other one was them trying to save baby cows from being slaughtered for veal.)
    Yeah, a ginger is a red-head. I don't know if people actually call others 'gingers' in person... at least I've never heard someone use it. Then again, I don't really know many red-heads. If any.
    How cute that your mom is helping you out with post ideas. :)


  2. I've only ever heard "ginger" being used to mean red-head in Britain, and I never got the vibe that they meant it in a degrogatory way, it's just the word they use. I guess I'm behind the times...

    I haven't seen that particular episode, but it's a shame that those kids thought of doing that based on the show.

  3. OH YEAH. Huey, if you tried to watch Doctor Who, you would see "ginger" mentioned. I totally forgot about that.


  4. ...the only other 'Ginger' I can think of off-hand is a dude named Ginger Baker, who was the drummer for the rock band Cream - Eric Clapton's original group (well, after he left the Yardbirds...but that's another story... :-] ) And Ginger Baker was quite the drummer, which would not classify him as 'weak'...
    Oh - also...if you Google 'Ginger', it pulls up some...er... 'unwholesome' ladies named Ginger...but I am not gonna delve any further into that, for sure...

  5. I don't think it's against people named Ginger, it's ginger without the capital G. Who knows where it came from, since red hair isn't ginger-coloured.


  6. Well, I broke out Webster's, just to figure this out... actually, there is one of the definitions what says 'A tawny, sandy, or reddish-brown color.' So maybe that is it.
    The word 'gingerly' means 'In a cautious, careful, or reluctant manner.'
    And also, the word 'gingery' is 'having the reddish-brown color of ginger.'
    The word "Gingerology" is not in there...yet.

  7. Gingerology - the study of all things reddish-brown, HAH!

    Watch this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGs_ryZ9bfY


  8. ...is that Dr Who? I read that the series is 'wrapping up' here pretty soon... it's been on quite a while, since I think I was in high school when I saw a few of them...


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