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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - October 20th

1871: Frederick Burton, who starred with Ginger in the film “Broadway Bad” (as Robert North, Sr.), was born in Indianapolis, Indiana.

1885: Purnell Pratt, who starred with Ginger in the films “Hat Check Girl” (as Collins) and “A Shriek in the Night” (as Police Inspector Russell), was born in Bethel, Illinois.

1904: Marian Nixon, who starred with Ginger in the film “Chance at Heaven” (as Glory Franklyn), was born in Superior, Wisconsin.

1955: Frank Darien (born Frank Guderian), who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tip-Off” (as Edna’s Uncle), “Professional Sweetheart” (as Appleby), “Roxie Hart” (as Michael Finnegan), and “Tales of Manhattan” (as Elsa’s Old Father), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 79.

1956: Clay Clement (born Claudius Geiger), who starred with Ginger in the films “Don’t Bet on Love” (as Arnold Ross, Attorney at Law) and “Upperworld” (as Medical Examiner), died in Watertown, New York, at the age of 68.

1990: Joel McCrea, who starred with Ginger in the films “Chance at Heaven” (as Blackstone ‘Blacky’ Gorman) and “Primrose Path” (as Ed Wallace), died in Woodland Hills - Los Angeles, California, at the age of 84.

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

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':

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Saturday, July 31, 2010

...Vacation Time...

First of all, glad y'all had 'fun' with the last post regarding Sandrich... yeah, it was at best a 'Devil's Advocate' type of thing, basically attempting to defend the indefensible... but just good for Huey to see y'all interact so well... and NO, he was not anywhere NEAR the best director Ginger ever had, but he WAS pretty good overall... just an 'uberGoober', as it were...


...Well, check THIS out...Huey and the crew are heading for New Orleans tomorrow morning (8/1), for a bit of Rest and Relaxation...well, as much as one can 'relax' in 100-degree, 110% humidity conditions... But we dig New Orleans, so we put up with the weather - it's really a groovy place, with lots of killer restaurants, a great zoo, aquarium, different parks, stuff along the river, and ancient architecture... it's really someplace everyone should check out at least ONCE - trust me.

Here are some photos we have from our last jaunt to NOLA, which was almost 5 years ago EXACTLY, and about 3-1/2 weeks before Katrina hit... As a side note, it was said that the white gator pictured a few frames below was the only varmint to survive in the Aquarium after Katrina hit, as the power and subsequent generator power eventually gave out...







We will be back on Wednesday Evening, but I am also taking the rest of the week off from work to get some 'loose ends' tied up - before my daughter starts back to school on the 12th, and just needing to 'clear out' stuff, especially the remnants of my Dad's belongings...

As for a 'Ginger angle' to New Orleans - the only one I know is that on March 29, 1929, at the ripe old age of seventeen, Ginger Rogers was married to Edward Jackson Culpepper (i.e., GooberHead Hubby #1) in the office of a New Orleans justice of the peace....if I could only figure out where THAT was when I am down there... anyway, Lela was TOTALLY against it, to the point of saying, "Let me tell you something, young lady, if you pursue this idea and marry Jack Pepper, you have lost me for GOOD! I shall return to Fort Worth, and I shall never want to see you again, EVER again, and that's FINAL!" ...not sure, but I think Lelee was just a bit apprehensive about the nuptials... but my, how wise mama was... the pic below (cute as a button, BTW...) is 'circa' LATE 20's to EARLY 30's... Remember she went 'blonde' in mid 1931 for "The Tip-Off"...
Anyway, I will definitely be on the lookout for Gingerbilia, as there are quite a few 'eclectic' funky shops in the Quarter, which could very well have some cool 'classic' or 'classical' stuff from the 'Golden Era' we all know and love.

One more photo, which is kinda special... none other than Huey, toting his daughter, who was 3-1/2 at the time, through Audubon Park, towards the Zoo... now the funny thing about this is, we just got off of the trolley on St. Charles Street, and I looked on the map and saw the Zoo was just what I THOUGHT to be "just a block or two over, just past the Park"... well, literally a mile or so later, I started to wonder if my map reading abilities were a bit rusty... remember, it was about 100 degrees and uber humidity... but it was worth it, if only for this pic... Mrs. Huey was not quite as eager to find the humor in our 'extended trek', but she snapped this pic, and in retrospect, it makes for a funny story...

As I have no 'portable' Internet device, I will now bid you adieu until later in the week.... so until then, y'all keep it in the road, keep your nose to the grindstone (no matter how it may smart), and above all...

Keep It Gingery!

VKMfan Huey
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11 comments:

  1. G A S P , great big alligator - look out Huey!!!
    Have fun though!

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  2. Omg I have a hair thing that looks like the one your daughter's wearing, haha.

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  3. Bet you hear them play "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans" all the time, while I'm listening to "Flag That Train to Alabam'" these days (Fred Hamm Orch, 1925). Well I'm listening because I like that tune, but then I always think of you.

    It seems my car-ad doesn't lie, Ginger really had a Dodge. On page 224 she wrote: "... and have my Dodge put on the same train." That car, a 1936 Dodge, looks pink indeed - but it's a rather peachy pink.

    Beautiful car, I'd like to have it.

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  4. CS - well, there are quite a few gators down there, but they are generally behind glass... or on the dinner plate... it's like the old saying goes..."Tastes Like Chicken..." :-)

    Lauren - ha ha! well, she bought some cool earrings that look like bottles of Tabasco... she is growing up fast, and will probably be a clothes hound.

    Desarae, Gingerella: Thanks! It was a good trip, just uber-hot... the walking around balanced out all the eating we did...

    CS #2: well, didn't hear that tune, but would have been cool! They play a lot of Zydeco down there... accordiaon-based stuff... pretty cool, although not my first choice of music type... it fits well down there, tho... Small bands of musicians hang out on Royal Street and by the river, playing tunes for money... it's a neat environment... Ginger was big on Chrysler, but also did some ads for Desoto... not sure if she had many of those, tho...

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  5. The DODGE is from Chrysler, Huey. "--DODGE- Division of Chrysler Corporation"; that's what my car ad says. Well, this is the head line:

    "WHY SHOULD I BUY AN EXPENSIVE CAR - When the New Dodge offers such Unusual Beauty and Economy? says GINGER ROGERS"

    Well as I never trust ads, I didn't believe that ... until I read in Ginger's book, on page 242, that she put her "Dodge" on the train, to use that car in Canada, for a vacation in 1937. That was after "Stage Door".

    Yes, it seems Ginger bought a DE SOTO later, since D.K. Dexter Haven shared this:
    http://hollywooddreamland.blogspot.com/2010/07/

    This ad is not in my book, but I have another 1937 DE SOTO ad (without Ginger), which says, the DE SOTO is from Crysler too. But I like the 1936 DODGE much better (the DE SOTO looks so modern already, like a 40s car).

    I'm not going to load up on blogspot that 1936 ad with Ginger and her DODGE, because it'll be unreadable then (like Dexter's DE SOTO ad above). Besides it's a copyright issue and I'm a sassy in these things. But I'll e-mail it to my fellow Gingerologists, just ask me to - I'd love to. Next post will contain an e-mail address ...

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  7. Clarissa said...
    Besides it's a copyright issue and I'm a sassy in these things.

    Hahaha! No, I'm a SISSY in things copyright questions.

    Huey you can mail me now, if you need a few things. So get going! We need not to talk much via mail, it's better here anyway to keep the show going. But I can't satisfy your latest request, if I haven't got your mail address.

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  9. whoop - guess I missed this - sorry CS...
    My email is jwhuey67@charter.net - feel free to drop a line, pics, whatever... I am supposed to have a LIFE magazine ad of Ginger and her DeSoto... pretty cool! And, there is SOMEWHERE in the bio that talks about a new Chrysler (pretty sure) to her place, and the delivery dude somehow closes the garage door on it...

    KIG, CS!!!

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