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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - January 16th

1887: Ralph Ince (born Ralph Waldo Ince), who starred with Ginger in the film “The Tenderfoot” (as Dolan), was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

1900: Carolynne Snowden (born Caroline Snowden), who starred with Ginger in the film “Flying Down to Rio” (as Dancer / Nightclub Patron), was born in Oakland, California.

1901: Sid Silvers, who starred with Ginger in the film “Follow The Leader” (as an Extra), was born in Brooklyn, New York.

1908: Ethel Merman, who starred with Ginger in the film “Follow The Leader” (as Helen King), was born in Astoria, Queens, New York City.

1943: Ginger married her third husband, John Calvin Briggs II, in Pasadena, California. (They divorced December 1948.)

1951: Ferike Boros (born Ferike Weinstock), who starred with Ginger in the films “Rafter Romance” (as Rosie Eckbaum), “Bachelor Mother” (as Mrs Weiss), “Fifth Avenue Girl” (as Olga), and “Once Upon a Honeymoon” (as Elsa), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 70.

1966: Bobby Burns (born Robert Paul Burns), who starred with Ginger in the film “The Thirteenth Guest” (as Photographer), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 87.

1968: John Davidson, who starred with Ginger in the film “Broadway Bad” (as The Prince), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 81.

1969: Vernon Duke (born Vladimir Alexandrovich Dukelsky), who composed the score for the films “The Sap from Syracuse” and “Office Blues” (short), died in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 75.

1971: Kermit Maynard, who starred with Ginger in the films “42nd Street” (as Chorus Boy), “Magnificent Doll” (as Crowd Member), and “The First Travelling Saleslady” (as Townsman), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 73.

2015: A homeless Oregon man stole a necklace from a Medford homeowner which Ginger owned.

2017: FXM RETRO aired “Monkey Business”.


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

January 19, 2018 @ 2:30 P.M. Chance at Heaven
January 22, 2018 @ 12:30 P.M. Primrose Path
January 28, 2018 @ 8:00 A.M. Tender Comrade
February 1, 2018 @ 8:00 P.M. Swing Time
February 21, 2018 @ 4:00 P.M. Kitty Foyle
February 25, 2018 @ 10:00 A.M. Top Hat

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...


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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