This Day in GINGEROLOGY - September 26th

1884: Theresa Maxwell Conover, who starred with Ginger in the film “Queen High” (as Mrs. Rockwell), was born in Richmond, Indiana.

1886: William Bailey (born Gordon Reineck), who starred with Ginger in the films “Don’t Bet on Love” (as Reporter), “Change of Heart” (as Man in Street), and “Swing Time” (as Roulette Player), was born in Omaha, Nebraska.

1898: George Gershwin, who with brother Ira composed the score for the stage musical “Girl Crazy”, and also the film score for the Ginger and Fred film “Shall We Dance”, was born in Brooklyn, New York.

1900: Betty Francisco (born Elizabeth Barton), who starred with Ginger in the film “Broadway Bad” (as Showgirl), was born in Little Rock, Arkansas.

1960: Frank LaRue (born Frank Herman LaRue), who starred with Ginger in the film “Sitting Pretty” (as Studio Gateman), died in Woodland Hills, California, at the age of 81.

2011: FMC aired “Teenage Rebel”.

2013: TCM aired “Shall We Dance”.

2015: FXM RETRO aired “Dreamboat”.


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

September 25, 2017 @ 3:00 A.M. Twist of Fate
October 12, 2017 @ 8:45 A.M. Week-End at the Waldorf
November 2, 2017 @ 4:00 A.M. Vivacious Lady
November 6-7, 2017 @ 12:00 A.M. Tender Comrade

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...


Saturday, May 8, 2010

A reminder for all you mamas out there...

...First of all, Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there... y'all ROCK!!!

...Well, TCM is airing one of Ginger's best tomorrow morning (6:30 AM Eastern) - Bachelor Mother...hopefully most have seen it, but just in case, here is another shot at snagging it... I found the poster above... guess it ties in with the recent Cinco de Mayo, so there you go...dang, Ginger is quite prominent compared to David Niven... well, no complaints here! :-) Pretty interesting to see 'MAMA' scrawled below Ginger... sad that she never became a mom, but just not sure if she felt she could devote enough time to a child... but this movie is just awesome, if only to see her interaction with the baby in it... she would have been quite the 'Mama', I do believe!

Also, I am pretty jazzed that there are now FIFTY fellow Gingerologists who have joined up with the site....AWESOME! So great that y'all are interested in Ginger, and I am hoping to put a lot of cool stuff on here soon...know I have been singing that tune for awhile now, but this time next week, hopefully... in a related deal, if ANYONE out there has a relatively simple way to add a 'mp3 player' directly onto a blog, it would be appreciated... the few 'tutorials' I have found either seem to be pretty 'limited' players, or the installation involves much wailing and gnashing of teeth... grrrrr.... anyway, any info would be GREATLY appreciated!

Keep It Gingery, y'all!!! ...and thanks again for the support!



  1. What a great poster! It's definitely one of the ones that actually looks like Ginger! Luckily I have this one because I won't catch this airing... I'll be on a plane to Chicago :(

  2. Yes, it really look like Ginger this time. I'm having the same problem with Jean, she looks like a stranger to me on many DVD-covers.

    Huey, I'm singing the same tune, trying desperately to get mp3 in. Well, I loaded an mp3-file up in the video-mode: Blogger did load it, but then it didn't run. We can certainly use the audio-track of a video and add a nice Ginger photograph to the video-track. But frankly, the sound isn't darn too swell then.

    Ginger wasn't a mother. So was Jean and I can tell you a bit more: Jean didn't like to play the role of a mother in films. In Shane she had to play the part of a little boy. Well, she adored that little actor, becoming her best friend on the set. She loved children very much, although she didn't like to play the part of a mother.

    I read in Ginger's book, that she obviously didn't like Hollywood high-life. She wanted to move far away, so nobody could visit her spontaneously.

    Maybe those two girls aren't too different ...

  3. Oh, it's mother's day in USA? Here, it's in 3 weeks (a useless comment, I go out ->)
    This poster is beautiful :)
    I love Bachelor Mother, Ginger is very sweet as a mother part. I wonder if she wanted children...

  4. Camille, she did. Theres an article out there somewhere where Ginger says there are two things she wished she did - go to college and have children. And that article, I believe, was published in 1939 or something!

  5. Clarissa said:
    "In Shane she had to play the part of a little boy."

    Well, that's certainly hooey.

    She played the part of the MOTHER of that little boy.

  6. What a fantastic poster!

    I feel sad too that Ginger never had kids, but with the number of rocky relationships she had (she just had the worst luck at picking the wrong guys, didn't she?) it might have been for the best. I think she would have been a great mother though.

    I've always wondered if her own mother stood in her way of having kids...I sometimes get the sense that Lela, as close as they were, cracked the whip beind Ginger's career. It would be sad if Lela convinced Ginger that her career was more important than having a family.

  7. Many Americans don't have charity for public persons, who admit not being ready to get children.

    Actually this isn't our business. The mass-media are so greedy, because people are so nosy. Personally I would just lie to those media-people. To lie is absolutely correct, in order to protect oneself.

    Jean answered she'd have liked to have 5 kids. If this was true or not isn't interesting to me. It's a private affair, as in Ginger's case.

    By the way, actresses aren't saints.

  8. Gingerella, could be. Look how hard Ginger worked from the time she was in vaudevilla, through the 30's and into the 40's. By the time she "slowed down"...well compared to her pace in the 30s she was older and maybe past that stage? But thats just speculation.

  9. I love that poster, Huey!!!! It does look just like Ginger, and she has such a pretty smile.

    I'll ask Return if he knows anything about using an mp3 player. You could always ask in the GMG forum. There might be someone there with technical experience who could either tell you or point you in the right direction.

  10. Glad to see all of y'all 'yakking' here! sorry it has been a few days since 'posting or commenting', but trying to tie up a few 'loose ends'... should be in good shape by the weekend, well, Sat. night, anyway...

    Glad y'all liked the poster - it is pretty cool - can't remember where I 'obtained' that pic from, but it was a pretty cool website!

    Fioraon - Thanks for the info about an MP3 - there are some out there, but just would like to get the 'best available' option...

    Keep It Gingery, y'all!!!


  11. Hey everyone :) Has anyone ever done business with Scooter Movies Shop? They have a pretty decent selection of hard to find Ginger movies, and I was just wondering if they are the real deal. Thanks for any help, and I really enjoy reading all the posts on here :-D

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  13. Hi, Desarae! Sorry, haven't heard of Scooter Movies... cool name, tho! Hope they work out - sounds like CS has had a positive experience with them - and she is a tough customer! :-]

  14. CS and VKMfan thanks for your posts :-D I will probably just order from them and see what happens. Test the water with just one DVD...LOL! My husband would probably prefer that anyway :) Thanks again.

  15. I'm WHAT???

    Huey, you're exaggerating over all limits! I'm just a Greenhorn, my VISA card is brand-new and I was just crying like an anxious baby a few weeks ago.

    Come to talk about baby: Was the O.G.R.E. successful in getting Ginger to pregnancy?

    Let's see, what we'll get in 9 months ...

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  17. That's great CS :) How long did you have to wait? I am dying because I haven't even gotten a response as to long it will be before the order will get here?

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  19. What did come to my ears Huey?

    A teacher telling his pupils how to shoot Obama?

    ts-ts-ts ...

    Guess I found your sewer stuff too. :)

  20. Desarae:


    You better inform him. Maybe your order didn't work ... - Did you pay by credit-card? And did he already take money from it? If not I guess he didn't realize that somebody was trying to order.

    So you better ask him. And please report us here ...

  21. CS:

    Thanks for all the input. I am going to check in with him again. I did send him an email, but I didn't receive a response. I have paid with a credit card, and the money has already come out of my account. The order is just sitting as pending on his website. I will continue to keep you posted as to how this is going :)

  22. I don't like that!

    First he should confirm your order and then he may take the money. But this is impossible.

    Can't you ask your bank to book the money back? If he isn't going to deliver. But they should be able to tell you, how much time you still have to do that.

    Some of these days I might write him too, and ask him a few questions ...


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