...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...


Sunday, April 18, 2010

...the 'Hair Poll' results...

...not too surprising that 'Tight Spot' was the hands-down winner (or loser, I suppose) in the poll... It is a shame, since she really does quite well in the movie, and looks great otherwise (as usual)... so don't let the 'do repel you from checking out the movie.

Well, I have a few things going on which may limit my posting the next week or so... First, as some may know, I had a root canal done about two weeks ago now... seemed to be ok, but a little over a week ago, that side of my face went numb - went back and they took out another piece of 'root', thought that would get it back to normal, but 5 days later, still numb... so I'm going to have to sort it out with the dentist, and hopefully not have to go to another 'specialist'...

But, the 'big' deal has transpired just today, as I had to take my dad to the ER - he was generally congested, but after doing a CATscan, it looks like he may have some cancer in his lymph nodes... he is 81, and still lives alone... so looks like some form of assisted living or even hospice is in his immediate future... so as his 'overseer', my wife and I will have to take care of the arrangements for him and everything...

Well, sorry this post is not more 'Gingery', but just letting y'all know what is happening... hopefully these issues will be resolved soon, and I can get back to posting some stuff... have some things in mind, so please stay tuned!



  1. So sorry to hear the news on both counts. Sure hope there is an easy answer to the numbness. As for your dad, I'm hoping for the best! You can be assured that Ginger will give her Cabana Boy as much time off as he needs. In fact, I'm sure she'll be there holding your hand as you resolve these issues. I'm thinking of you, too.

    Take care, Huey!

  2. AGAIN?? Dude, I think you made this all up so that you can stay home and watch Ginger movies...except that youve taken it SO far it's gone to your head! ;)

    Just kidding - take it easy Cabana Boy!

  3. I'm just green here in the Hollywood blog-scene, but I've already seen, that people here like you very much and I think they'll miss you.

    Last fall I was quite ill and had to stay in bed, but I forgot all fever and pain over Classic Movies. So in a way Ginger CAN take you by the hand ...

    ... while certainly you and your father are in God's hands.

    I'll pray for you and your father,

  4. Thanks for the kind words, y'all... My wife and I meet today with the doctor regarding my dad...looks like he does have cancer in his lungs (not lymph nodes, although one of the docs the other day mentioned something about that) - he was a HEAVY smoker for a long time, but actually quit in the 1980's...definitely bought him a lot more time that way.
    But being the 'power of atterney for medical decisions', we have to basically call the shots from here on out, which is pretty heavy stuff... so thanks for the thoughts and prayers, y'all.


  5. I hope you feel better soon. I'm really sorry about your Dad. My father had the same. It's not easy. I hope thing work out for you all. Thoughts and prayers for you always..Winona

  6. Thanks for the kind words, SCD - I am actually doing a bit better - they have me on a 'z=pack' or something, where you start with 6 pills on day 1, then 5 on day 2, etc... and, more antibiotics... so should get me back to normal soon.

    Unfortunately, my dad's situation is not too good. We all had a meeting with the doc (dad included), who basically gave him 6 months, if that. You always hear that in movies and stuff, but it is quite different when it is 'for real'. We have him in a 'rehab' facility which also has assisted living, and the hospice level when the time comes...I think he can build enough strength up to be at the assisted living point within 2-3 weeks, hopefully, and be able to stay at that level as long as possible, since it would be the best 'quality of life' scenario for him. Didn't see him today, as he was being transferred from the hospital to the facility..will let him get 'settled' for a day... think he is doing ok, tho - my wife actually talked to him on the phone this afternoon, and he seemed ok with going to the facility - I had to go today to get all the paperwork for him done to get in the place... will see him tomorrow - cool thing about, but he wasn't there yet... the place is only about 5 minutes from my work, and my boss is really cool about letting me 'take care of business' whenever needed... hopefully by next week, he will be 'set'.
    Lots of rambling here, but hopefully not too much...

    Thanks to all again - hope to be getting going soon with posting... but Ginger understands... :-]



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