...Sad news to report...

Gary Marron recently passed away - he was a big Ginger fan who was ever present on FB posts regarding GR... he will be missed. Rest in peace, fellow Gingerologist...

This Day in GINGEROLOGY - March 20th

1884: Frank Hagney, who starred with Ginger in the films “You Said a Mouthful” (as Holt’s Manager) and “Sitting Pretty” (as Bar Manager), was born in New South Wales, Australia.

1907: Lorena Layson (born Lorena Mayer Jones), who starred with Ginger in the films “42nd Street” (as Chorus Girl), “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Gold Digger), and “Twenty Million Sweethearts” (as Radio Fan), was born in Waycross, Georgia.

1963: Grace Hayle, who starred with Ginger in the films “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Society Reporter), “Professional Sweetheart” (as Fat Reporter), “Twenty Million Sweethearts” (as Mrs. Martha Brokman), “Roberta” (as Miss Jones, Newspaper Reporter), “Carefree” (as Grace), and “Primrose Path” (as Drunk’s Wife Leaving Bluebell), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 74.

1992: Avonne Taylor, who starred with Ginger in the film “Honor Among Lovers” (as Maybelle Worthington), died in Cleveland, Ohio, at the age of 93.

2011: Dorothy Young (born Dorothy Lena Young), who starred with Ginger in the film “Flying Down to Rio” (as Dancer), and also worked in Harry Houdini’s Traveling Show, died in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, at the age of 103.

2011: TCM aired “Tom, Dick and Harry”.

2012: TCM aired “Gold Diggers of 1933”.

2015: TCM aired “42nd Street” and “Fifth Avenue Girl”.

2015: MoMA screened “I’ll Be Seeing You” as part of its series “Acteurism: Ginger Rogers”.


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

March 22, 2018 @ 4:00 P.M. Shall We Dance
March 26, 2018 @ 7:30 A.M. Rafter Romance

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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