This Day in GINGEROLOGY - May 26th

1880: William Eddins McMath, Ginger’s dad, was born in Howard County, Missouri.

1911: Ben Alexander (born Nicholas Benton Alexander III), who starred with Ginger in the films “Suicide Fleet” (as Kid), and “Shall We Dance” (as Evans – a Bandleader), was born in Goldfield, Nevada.

1913: Jill Dennett (born Edith Kramer), who starred with Ginger in the film “The Tenderfoot” (as CafĂ© Cashier), was born in New York City.

1927: Jacques Bergerac, Ginger’s fourth husband, and who starred with Ginger in the film “Twist of Fate” (a.k.a. “Beautiful Stranger”) (as Pierre Clemont), was born in Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, France.

1934 (per IMDb, TCM): “Twenty Million Sweethearts” was released by First National / Vitaphone.

1967: George E. Stone (born Gerschon Lichtenstein), who starred with Ginger in the film “42nd Street” (as Andy Lee), died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 64.

1979: George Brent, who starred with Ginger in the films “42nd Street” (as Pat Denning) and “In Person” (as Emory Muir), died in Solana Beach, California, at the age of 80.

2012: TCM aired “The Barkleys of Broadway”.


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

May 13, 2018 @ 12:00 P.M. Bachelor Mother
June 5, 2018 @ 10:00 P.M. 42nd Street

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...


Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy 2010, Y'all!!!!

...from all the folks here at Gingerology! The best picture for this 'reflective' post was the one above, which is the 'initial' G-ology 'banner' picture (and STILL one of my favs!)
Well, as I reflect on the past half-year of G-ology's existance, now is a good time to say thanks to all of you who have contributed and/or followed this blog...when I started it, did not really know what I would end up doing with it, or how I could keep posting new stuff concerning Ginger. But it has been a lot easier than I thought, with a lot learned, and much more to discover!
And the coolest part is that there are so many of "y'all" out there who are into 'the Golden Era' of cinema, including Ginger movies! It is kind of a 'commitment' for me at this point to keep the VKM info rolling along, and I have no problems with that! I am also learning a LOT about other great movies, actors and actresses from your blogs, all of which just ROCK! It is because we CARE about keeping the memories of this era alive that this 'community' is strong! So, KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!
Well, before I start to sound TOO much like a politician, hope the new year works out well for everyone...2009 was overall a pretty rough one, economic-wise, anyway. If we just 'Keep It Gingery', maybe things will improve for 2010... hey, MAYBE "Hat Check Girl" will finally be unearthed!!!
AAANNNDDD, I am also kicking around some 'new' ideas for the blog... the 'biggest' of which will be a "This Day In Gingerology" feature, which is hopefully self-explanatory. I have quite a few entries for it so far, but will most likely not have every day filled... yet, anyway...
Also, wanting to put a 'jukebox' deal on the site, but with Ginger tunes EXCLUSIVELY... that is also a 'work in progress'.
And, any feedback is GREATLY appreciated - what do YOU want to see more of in G-ology? I may set a poll up here pretty soon asking that question.
Anyway, Y'all be safe tonight (sure most folks are already out partying! I am hanging out with the wife and kids, which is the BEST spot for me!), have fun, and see you next year!!!
Your Gingerologist,

Monday, December 28, 2009

...yet another reminder!

...42nd Street is next, 12/29, at 8:45 am Eastern...hope that y'all catch this one, too, if you haven't already... Ginger is 'Anytime Annie' Lowell... an 'ok' role, as far as size and quantity...she has a neat part along with Una Merkel singing 'Shuffle Off to Buffalo'... and has brief 'one-liners' throughout the movie... it's overall an interesting movie - I also like Joan Blondell, so that's a bonus... Ruby Keeler does ok in this one, too, of course...
Anyway, hope y'all catch it! This is the last Ginger movie presented by TCM in 2009, BTW...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

...a movie reminder...

...'Once Upon a Honeymoon' appears on TCM tomorrow (12/28) at 2 pm Eastern...If you haven't seen it, G-ology highly recommends it... the pairing of Ginger with Cary Grant is pretty magical - of course Ginger just radiates in this one...although, to me, her hair color kinda 'fluctuates' throughout, it seems...but hey, I'm not complaining... the movie itself also has a pretty neat plot - set in WWII before the US involvement. 'cloak and dagger' type stuff... but also some funny scenes, romantic ones, and of course, being a war movie, some intense ones throughout...

For those who record, please note that this one clocks in at JUST under two hours - 116 minutes... DVD recorders (mine, anyway) defaults to a two hour recording max - so just FYI.

AND, if you don't get TCM, Warner Brothers 'archive' series has come out with this one, which I actually purchased (even tho I taped it from TCM a while back...yeah, I'm a hopeless case concerning the ways of G-ology...) - the archive DVD is pretty clean, but no 'extras' at all.
At any rate, hope y'all get to see it - it's an 'essential' VKM movie!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas, Y'all...

...from all the good folks here at Gingerology... and hope all other holidays and observances which you may partake in this time of year have been / will be special for you as well!

Will have some posts coming up pretty soon - just trying to get 'final preps' ready for the 25th... in the meantime, will be working on some 'new' ideas for the blog - and your input will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks for your support! And remember -
Keep It Gingery!!!


Thursday, December 17, 2009

...A Reminder...

...that TCM has some Ginger going on tomorrow!

Actually, it is director George Stevens 'day'; "Swing Time" is on at 11:00 Eastern, followed a bit later by "Vivacious Lady" at 2:15 Eastern (there is another Stevens directed movie airing between these)...he directed both of those, and got to know Ginger quite well...that lucky dawg!

Also, at 6:00 Eastern, the documentary "George Stevens - A Filmakers' Journey" airs - There are evidently some Ginger moments within it, since it always pops up on Ginger movies being shown...honestly I have not seen it, but REALLY plan to tape it tomorrow...

Hope y'all can watch! VKMfan

P.S. - A BIG Gingerology welcome to our newest follower, Zoe! Please feel free to comment on anything occurring on this blog - we are big on gabbing-yakking, etc... Thanks for following! VKMfan

Monday, December 14, 2009

...Ginger Trivia, Round Six (a.k.a.,"What's in a Name?")

Greetings, one and all!!!

Sorry it has been awhile since the last post...been busy with the typical holiday issues, as it seems everyone else is...but we are almost completed! Hope you have had success in finding what you were looking for!

Well, this is a 'milestone' post for G-ology...#50! So, I figured I would try to combine two of the more popular aspects of this blog for the special occasion...Trivia, along with Ginger Pix!!!

The topic of this round of trivia deals with names (maiden names, 'aliases', etc...) generally for characters Ginger played, but one or two 'real life' questions as well. As usual, DO NOT look at the Comment Section until you are ready for the answers, because that is where they are... the pictures match the question, or at least I hope so...Good Luck!

QUESTION ONE: What was Roxie Hart's maiden name?

QUESTION TWO: What was Linda Keene's (Shall We Dance) actual name?

QUESTION THREE: What was Irene Castle's (The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle) maiden name?

QUESTION FOUR: What was Susan Applegate's (The Major and The Minor) middle name?

QUESTION FIVE: What was Dolley Madison's (Magnificent Doll) maiden name?

QUESTION SIX: What was Carol Corliss' (In Person) "incognito" name (first and last)?

QUESTION SEVEN: What was Lela Rogers' maiden name?

QUESTION EIGHT: What was "Anytime" Annie's (42nd Street) last name?

QUESTION NINE: What was the only movie Ginger made that she did not have a 'real' name, but just referred to by a 'nickname'?
QUESTION TEN: There are nine movies where Ginger's character has their first name and last name start with the SAME first letter...name as many as you can (4 is fair, 5 or more quite good, over 5 excellent...) - note - "Anytime Annie" does not count, since "Anytime" is not a proper noun... and PS, Question Six is a mulligan, just to get you started...

See Comment section for the answers....

Saturday, December 5, 2009

...Just a note...

...to VOTE! If you haven't yet, jump over to Jen's 'Gingermania!' site...she has a poll which deals with which Ginger movie is the best, in chronological order...currently on the 'first half' of 1933 movies...so check it OUT!!! Only a few hours left to VOTE!!!


PS - sorry about the lack of a link...seems like whn I try to put a link on here, it fritzes out... just Google 'Gingermania' - it is the one with the address 'gingerrogersfilms.blogspot.com' ...thanks, JW

Friday, December 4, 2009


...she is a devout Gingerologist... everyone please join me in celebrating Miss Lauren's 19th Birthday - today, December 4th!!!

And, if you haven't yet, go check out her blogs...she has three that I am aware of...

The Ginger List


Vintage Fashion Book

...she knows folks who actually had meetings with Ginger! And she has mondo stories and pics concerning Ginger and other cool stuff! Truly a professional blogger!

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...

AAANNDDD, a big 'G-ology' welcome to our newest follower (#20!!!), 'Pink Champagne'!!! Neat 'handle'! ...Ginger was a 'tee-totaller', but if she would have drunk anything, it would have most definitely been pink champagne for 'Pinky'!!! Please feel free to comment on anything posted, as we like to 'jaw' on here!!! Glad to have you aboard!!!


Awards...Thanks, Y'all!!!

...I TRULY appreciate these, and the kind words regarding this blog...thanks for all the inspiration I have drawn from each of your blog sites, which are all awesome in their unique ways!!!
It is my hope that I can continue to make 'G-ology' interesting and informative regarding the 'Beautiful Science' of VKM, which is SUCH a great topic!!! ...And remember, your comments are what make Gingerology click - so keep cranking them out!

Thanks again, JW

Awarded by Gingerella on 11/18/09 AND by Sally on 01/31/10

Awarded by Gingerella on 11/18/09 AND by Sally on 01/31/10
Thanks, Gingerella and Sally!!!

Awarded by Amanda Cooper on 11/21/09

Awarded by Amanda Cooper on 11/21/09
Thanks, AC!!!

Awarded by Maggie on 02/10/10 AND by Kate Gabrielle on 02/11/10

Awarded by Maggie on 02/10/10 AND by Kate Gabrielle on 02/11/10
Thanks, Maggie and Kate Gabrielle!!!

Awarded by Camille on 03/25/11 AND by Anna on 03/29/11

Awarded by Camille on 03/25/11 AND by Anna on 03/29/11
Thanks, Camille and Anna!!!

Hometowns to Hollywood Busby Berkeley Blogathon 2018

Hometowns to Hollywood Busby Berkeley Blogathon 2018
...including the Gingerology entry of 'Gold Diggers of 1933'...