...Huey and the Crew are headed...

...to New Orleans for vacation!!! So, we give you the 'Week in Gingerology', and hope to catch back up with y'all on the weekend! Until then, y'all Keep It Gingery!!!

This Day in GINGEROLOGY - June 19th - June 22nd

June 19

1951: Margaret La Marr, who starred with Ginger in the film “42nd Street” (as Chorus Girl), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 37.

1877: Charles Coburn, who starred with Ginger in the films “Vivacious Lady” (as Mr. Morgan), “Bachelor Mother” (as J. B. Merlin) and “Monkey Business” (as Mr. Oliver Oxley), was born in Savannah, Georgia.

1966: Ed Wynn, who starred with Ginger in the film “Follow the Leader” (as Crickets), died in Beverly Hills – Los Angeles, California, at the age of 79.

2012: FMC aired “Tales of Manhattan”.

2015: FXM RETRO aired “Tales of Manhattan”.

2016: FXM RETRO aired “Monkey Business”.

June 20

1913: Helen Keeler, who starred with Ginger in the film “42nd Street” (as Chorus Girl), was born in New York City.

1972: Sidney Lanfield, who directed the Ginger films “Hat Check Girl” and “Broadway Bad”, died in Marina del Rey, California, at the age of 74.

2016: FXM RETRO aired “Monkey Business”.

June 21

1904: Mack Gordon (born Morris Gittler), who starred with Ginger in the film “Sitting Pretty” (as Meters – Song Publisher), and actually WAS a quite prolific songwriter, was born in Warsaw, Poland.

Summer 1957: Ginger divorced Jacques Bergerac; the marriage lasted just over four years.

Summer 1960: Ginger portrayed Annie Oakley in the play “Annie Get Your Gun”, consisting of a five-city summer theater circuit tour.

Summer 1963: Ginger appeared in the play “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”, consisting of a summer theater circuit tour in the western U.S.

Summer 1969: Samuel McGredy and Son, Nurserymen (Ireland) introduced the “Ginger Rogers” Rose at The Irish Rose Growers association flower show – the rose is a cross between a ‘Tropicana’ and a ‘Miss Ireland’.

1992: Alice Jans, who starred with Ginger in the films “42nd Street” (as Chorus Girl) and “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Gold Digger), died in San Bernardino, California, at the age of 79.

June 22

1891: Harry Seymour, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tenderfoot” (as Newsstand Proprietor), “You Said a Mouthful” (as Announcer), “42nd Street” (as aide), “Twenty Million Sweethearts” (as Buddy’s Announcer), “Upperworld” (as Passerby Talking to Officer Moran), and “Monkey Business” (as Clothing Store Salesman), was born in New York City.

1906: Billy Wilder, who directed the Ginger film “The Major and the Minor”, was born in Poland.

1957: Eddie Tamblyn (born Edward Tamblyn), who starred with Ginger in the films “Flying Down to Rio” (as a Yankee Clipper) and “Follow the Fleet” (as Sailor), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 49.

1987: Fred Astaire, who starred with Ginger in ten films which ALL Gingerologists should know by heart, died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 88.

2011: TCM aired “The Major and the Minor”.

2011: FMC aired “Teenage Rebel”.

2013: FMC aired “Tales of Manhattan”.


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

June 27, 2018 @ 1:45 A.M. It Had To Be You
July 3, 2018 @ 10:00 A.M. Follow The Fleet
July 5, 2018 @ 8:45 A.M. You Said a Mouthful
July 22, 2018 @ 6:30 A.M. Fifth Avenue Girl
July 27, 2018 @ 9:30 A.M. Roberta

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...


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

...Some WickedAwesome Pics from a Recent Purchase...

...Just received a document I won on Ebay - Strangely enough, it has no title or date, but it is definitely from the late Sixties, as it hits the "Hello, Dolly!" stint she did pretty hard at the back pages.
Now, this "program-style" book, which is most accurately described as a "promotional / biographical" feature, IS autographed by Ginger, which is cool in and of itself - my first autograph from VKM! But the MAIN reason I snagged this book is that it is loaded with cool pics! There are also a few nice articles - the most interesting one is by Lela, describing how Ginger became involved with the Charleston contest which sealed her fate as this cabana boy's eventual and perpetual Boss Lady! I will try to transcribe that or whatever for a future post...
But enough yakking... on to the visuals!

...This is a 'promo' pic from "Kitty Foyle"... quite interesting and really beautiful... there aren't really too many 'serious' (i.e., 'non-smiling') pics of Ginger floating around.

...Speaking of "Kitty", here is one I have never seen from that perfect night in February 1941... it is just after she received the Oscar, and is back at her table with Lela and the boys...

...Now, this picture and the next one are pretty interesting... it is obvious that Ginger knew how to brandish a firearm (see 'Carefree'... "he should be shot down like dogs!!!") ...I know little or nothing about firearms... But, something tells me this isn't her typical garb for skeet shooting...it's a killer pic, tho (no pun intended...)

...THIS one warrants a 'write the caption' contest, with one of those gooberhead hubbies being the all-too-obvious target (pun most definitely intended...)

...This one is pretty cool for two things - first, well, it's an invite to Young Ginger's piano recital - duh! But the 'Lee' middle name phenomenon crops up again... it is described as an 'experimental' name, but does not yield any clues as to its origin... Heck, Ginge must have just liked the way it sounded... that's good enough for Huey, y'all...

...Just a neat tennis pic - one I have not seen before.. I need to compile all of these and do a post on GingerTennis... maybe around Wimbledon Time... dang, I bet she could wield a mean, yet beautiful, racket...

...You know, Ginger has forced me to use the word 'adorable' twice now in recent times... but how ELSE can you describe her in this pic???

...I'm sorry, y'all, but THIS Ginger just totally shakes me to my foundations... the 'middle age' Ginger at peak form... yeah, MAYBE a bit too much mascara or whatever around the eyes, but... nah... she is just out-and-out HAWT in this one... Huey is a MONDO fan... and I LUV her hair style of this era... and how it is darker on bottom, light on top... just magnificent, y'all... Bob, you were one lucky cat... hats off!

Well, that's about it... hope y'all dug these... there were quite a few more in this tome, but most are already familiar to we Gingerologists...

AND, thanks for all the votes about the 'Fall Clothing' pics... the 'Fuzzy Lines' ran away with it... a pretty cool outfit, and really the most 'custom-styled' of the batch... but I am STILL a fan of the first one... you know, the 'middle-age' Ginger thing... yupyupyup...

Keep it Gingery in GingerFall, Y'all!!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It is OFFICIALLY "GingerFall", Y'all...

...now what does THAT mean? Wellllllll....

I have been trying to think of 'connections' between Ginger and the Autumnal Equinox for some time now, and there just isn't that much... I mean, none of the movies she was in seem to be set in autumn - most are summer or winter, although many of them are pretty indeterminant with regards to season.

So, the first thing that I could think of is... warm fuzzy clothes! Now, with Ginger being the clothes 'hound' that she was, there SHOULD be plenty of pics of her in coats, furs, etc., right? Well... not as much as you may think... the first one that jumped into my noggin was the 'Fine Romance' scene from 'Swing Time'... but most of y'all know about that one, as extremely cute as she is in it. So, I tried to dig up as many OTHER 'Ginger in Coat' pics as I could, and here are the 'Top 5':

1. 'Spotted Fur with Curves'........

2. 'Neat Fuzzy Lines'........

3. 'Houndstooth and Hat'........

4. 'Basic with Bling'........

5. 'Fuzz Ensemble'........

...OK, y'all might have noticed I numbered these... yep, that's right, y'all... POLL TIME! Pick your fave of the five given... of course ALL of them give Huey the warm Fuzzies, of course...
... as usual, there are NO wrong answers when it comes to VKM!!!
So, GingerFall is off and running... again, not sure what else this will end up being, so... ANY suggestions from y'all would be MOST welcome!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

...Maria Strikes Again...

Great work!!! Maria, who was the magnificent talent behind the 'colorization' of the current (and most likely forevermore) 'header pic' for Gingerology, recently 'colorized' an already awesome postcard pic of Ginger I had - in case you didn't see it, here ya go:

Everything is perfect on this pic...her eyes are perfect! Killer hair color also... her hair was basically a 'strawberry blonde', which shows up in this pic quite well! GREAT thanks to Maria again, for such an incredible rendition of this photo!

I am just wondering which movie this set of poses is from... it is definitely from the late 30's... maybe in the 'Having Wonderful Time' range? Any info on this one is appreciated... the postcard I had did not indicate a specific movie... heck, it COULD just be a 'publicity shot'... here are a few other poses (in B/W) from that 'series' of shots:

Very beautiful, indeed... and while she was obviously a 'clothes hound', these pics prove that she is still AWESOME, regardless of the garb...not that there's anything WRONG with her clothing here, but let's face it, it's just not your 'typical' Ginger ensemble...

OK - back to the relentless task of hunting down lost Gingerbilia... hey - I DID 'win' the sheet music to 'You'll Be Reminded of Me' a few days back... I am going to try to add some of that stuff on the 'pages' section soon... stay tuned...

...get ready for GingerFall, y'all...


Saturday, September 11, 2010

It Had To Be You...'SceneIt'...

...yeah, I know, I know... I have been pretty critical of this movie in the past, but...ya know what? After watching it this morning with my daughter (it is one of her fave Ginger movies), and 'breaking it down' to glean some 'SceneIt' questions (to follow), I think Miss Victoria Stafford has FINALLY gotten to me... I ALWAYS thought she was insanely beautiful in this one, but thought she was a bit too... 'ditzy' in it... but I think I have seen it enough to catch a few more of the 'nuances' of her character, and it really is a pretty cute movie, with a pretty strong supporting cast... and a few clever lines, as the 'trivia' will reveal...
OK - here are the 'rules', as before... First, GO Watch The Movie... and try to keep up with everything... (hopefully most of y'all have this one...) AFTER you finish watching, go through the questions below, which are generally in 'chronological order' in relation to the movie... the answers, as usual, will be in the comment section... got it? Cool...here we go!
Question 1: Who were the two directors for this movie?
Question 2: Who designed the gowns?
Question 3: Who was the Hair Stylist?
Question 4: What was the full name of the first chump Miss Victoria Stafford left at the altar?
Question 5: What was the full name of the second chump Miss Victoria Stafford left at the altar?
Question 6: What was the full name of the third chump Miss Victoria Stafford left at the altar?
Question 7: According to Oliver H.P. Harrington’s father, what are the ‘official’ odds that Victoria and Oliver will not be married? (i.e., # to # odds)
Question 8: Where is Victoria’s Summer Place?
Question 9: What time is it at the start of the train scene?
Question 10: What did Victoria leave on the train?
Question 11: What was the company name of the first taxi Victoria jumped in whilst fleeing the train station?
Question 12: What was the company name of the bus Victoria jumped on?
Question 13: What previous Ginger movie was the fellow on the bus who was reading the paper in, as her husband?
Question 14: Where does Victoria tell the second cab driver to take her?

Question 15: What two different families did Victoria claim to ride home with, both reminding her of ‘tennis balls’?
Question 16: Who did Mr. Stafford ‘know’ in Paris, unbeknownst to Mrs. Stafford?
Question 17: Where was Cousin Charlie, instead of Paris?
Question 18: Where does Mr. Stafford plan to send Victoria and Oliver on their Honeymoon?
Question 19: What time of night does Victoria have her ‘BIG’ freaky dream?
Question 20: Who returns the item Victoria left on the train back in Question 10?
Question 21: What store does Victoria go to whilst George and Mr. Stafford hang out at the crib playing gin rummy?
Question 22: Where does Johnny Blaine live?
Question 23: What did Victoria say to the store owner when he got his goons to toss Johnny out of the store?
Question 24: What did Mr. Stafford say about Victoria after she finished her rant at George?

Question 25: How old was Victoria back at her ‘fateful’ birthday party?
Question 26: What time is it when Victoria meets George in the film room?
Question 27: What was the company name of the taxi Victoria takes to Johnny’s place?
Question 28: What is the ‘Hook and Ladder’ number at Johnny’s station?
Question 29: Where was Johnny to meet Victoria within Radio City?

Question 30: Although Johnny’s tickets say the Yankees are playing the Washington Senators, who are they REALLY playing?
Question 31: How much did Victoria pay the little dude at Yankee Stadium to have his seat – next to Johnny?
Question 32: What is the name of the dish that Johnny and Victoria both like?
Question 33: What was the dish in Question 32 made of?
Question 34: What does Victoria say when Johnny complements her dancing?

Question 35: What number can Oliver reach Mr. Brown at?
Question 36: Who switches up with Johnny for vacation time at the station?
Question 37: What did Mr. Stafford say about firemen?
Question 38: What number is on Johnny’s hat he wears en route to the fire?

Question 39: As they ride off on the fire truck and into the ending, what does Victoria say to Johnny after he says, “HOW!”?
Question 40: BONUS – What famous piece of jewelry did the producer of the movie try to ‘rent’ for Ginger to wear in the movie?
Well, that's all I got... hopefully these are enough to chew on for a bit... hope ya enjoy!

Monday, September 6, 2010

...Happy Labor Day, Y'all...

...just wishing all you G-ologists out there are having a safe, happy, and most important, Gingery, Labor Day weekend!

Well, while we are at it, let's do this... from the last post, I mentioned that second pic.... well this one:

...I was thinking of an idea... y'all probably know where I am going with this, but here it is: YOU make the caption contest!!! OK - WHAT is Ginger so happy about whilst talking on the phone? Just place your 'photo caption' in the comment section - should be some interesting replies! Of course, I probably don't need to tell y'all this, but for the sake of 'passersby'... G-ology IS at least TRYING to be a 'G-rated' site... so any OVERTLY off-color language will be promptly removed ... but I know y'all are cool, so, not worried...

ANYWAY, looking forward to what y'all come up with! I guess it really isn't a 'contest', tho, unless there is a prize involved... well, guess this is 'just for fun', since I really have no prize to speak of at the moment...

Keep it Gingery, y'all!!!



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