This Day in GINGEROLOGY - May 23rd

1882: James Gleason, who starred with Ginger in the films “Suicide Fleet” (as Skeets), “Change of Heart” (as ‘Hot Dog Vendor’), “Tales of Manhattan” (as Joe), ”We’re Not Married!” (as Duffy), and “Forever Female” (as Eddie Woods), was born in New York City.

1898: Frank McHugh, who starred with Ginger in the film “Professional Sweetheart” (as Speed Dennis), was born in Homestead, Pennsylvania.

1910: Adrienne Dore, who starred with Ginger in the film “The Thirteenth Guest” (as Winston’s Date), was born in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

1962: Churchill Ross (born Ross Weigle), who starred with Ginger in the film “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Small Blond Man), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 61.

2012: TCM aired “Primrose Path”.

2016: FXM RETRO aired “Tales of Manhattan”.


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

May 30, 2019 @ 11:30 A.M. - Monkey Business
June 15, 2019 @ 1:00 A.M. - Stage Door
June 30, 2019 @ 4:30 P.M. - Monkey Business


Friday, April 22, 2011

...A few 'quick hits'...

Hi, all - just a few things...first - not really sure where the pic above is from, but it's always been a fave... and I just can't post without at least ONE GingerPic...so...there ya go.

FIRST - The Warner Archives are having a sale for 'Mother's Day' themed movies...of course, "Bachelor Mother" is among them - and they are knocking off 25% on them, making them $14.95 each...pretty good deal if you haven't gotten this one yet - there are quite a few others on the 'list'... see the link (She is on the last row of the first page of the 'Mom Movies'):


SECOND - The new movie "Water for Elephants", with Reese Witherspoon, has really got me thinking that she would be a pretty dang good candidate to play Ginger in that movie about Ginger's life that we all REALLY would like to see happen, but won't because the Astaire Estate won't let Fred be depicted in any new movies...but maybe one day... ANYWAY, Reese is in a lot of what looks like 20's-30's era costumes in this movie, and her hairstyles definitely conjure up Miss Rogers, to me, anyway...and it's a bit ironic that Reese would probably be tapped as 'most-Ginger-like' amongst today's actresses, anyway, in terms of her relative lack of 'issues (as far as I can tell, anyway...). I figure lots of y'all will probably see this movie, so tell me what you think.

THIRD - For those of you who have FOX Movie Channel (hey - I just discovered I have it on my digital box...pretty cool...), they are airing "Roxie Hart" on Monday, April 25, which is, of course, the day Ginger left us 16 years ago... this will be a good one to watch to 'celebrate' her life...of course, we pretty much do that all the time anyway, right? :-)

OK, well, that's about it for now - I will post 'info' (cause that's all I got...) on 'Hat Check Girl' in a day or two.

I hope everyone out there is having a Great Good Friday...and yes, a nice Earth Day as well.. :-]

Keep It Gingery!



  1. Warner Bros. is great -- I just adore that institution. My Bachelor Mother version is pretty rotten. It's an English version -- colorized, but in very bad quality.

    I have July 1935 now. I guess you know what that means Huey: I'm darn close to TOP HAT! This weekend will be easy for me: Just a bit John Wayne B-western. The weekend after that will be August already, and that means TOP HAT.

  2. ...Ive got a couple more to review before '42nd'...it's a great pic, for sure, but coming at it purely from the 'Gingery Goodness' angle, will be interesting to see how the review shapes up...although the awesome line, "It must have been hard on your mother, not having any children" is there, and the 'Shuffle off to Buffalo' stanza with Una, so there's probably a good bit of things to peruse there. 'Gold Diggers' is going to be the tuff one to review, as the first 5 minutes are arguably my ALL-TIME favorite Ginger ever captured on film...but she just is NOT in the rest of the movie much...

    Well, hopefully WB will crank out some more films... there's still quite a few needed, such as 'Vivacious Lady', In Person', and '20 Million Sweetheats', which was actually a WB Film!

    Hope all is well for you, Clarissa - and thanks for following Gingerology...you keep me on my toes!!!(pardon the dancing pun, please...) :-]


  3. You are the best Huey!!!! I wish you'd add your email so I could email you back every time you comment on my blog. You are the sweetest, kindest ever! I always appreciate seeing you stopped by and what you said about my parents and my faith is amazing. I am always so happy to find fellow believers. I hope God truly blessed you and your family on this special day. Have a great week friend and remember: He is risen!!!!! Kori xoxo

  4. Hi Kori!
    Thanks so much - here's my e-mail - jwhuey67@charter.net...I'll also leave it on the next 'comment' over at B.E.... I'm proud to be a follower of Blonde Episodes!!! And it's SO great to know you are a believer!!!

    Have a spectacularly Gingery week, Kori!!! :-)



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