...BACK from GingerFest 2018!!!

...of course it was a BLAST! A great time meeting fellow Gingerologists and discussing Ginger with... well, other Gingerologists!!! Marge and Gene Padgitt did an incredible job with the proceedings, lined up awesome speakers, and of course Roberta was incredible as well!!! Hope to see y'all there next year!!!

This Day in GINGEROLOGY - July 20th

1907: Arthur Jarrett, who starred with Ginger in the films “Sitting Pretty” (as Singer) and “The Gay Divorcee” (as Vocalist), was born in Brooklyn, New York.

1952: Isabel La Mal, who starred with Ginger in the film “The Thirteenth Guest” (as Marie’s Mother), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 66.

1958: Franklin Pangborn (born Joseph Franklin Pangborn), who starred with Ginger in the films “Professional Sweetheart” (as Herbert Childress), “Flying Down to Rio” (as Hammerstein – the Hotel Manager), “Stage Door” (as Harcourt), “Vivacious Lady” (as Apartment Manager), “Carefree” (as Roland Hunter), “Fifth Avenue Girl” (as Higgins), and “Oh Men! Oh, Women!” (as Steamship Clerk), died in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 69.

1974: Allen Jenkins, who starred with Ginger in the films “42nd Street” (as Mac Elroy), “Professional Sweetheart” (as O’Connor), and “Twenty Million Sweethearts” (as Pete), died in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 74.

2015: TCM aired “I’ll Be Seeing You”.


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

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...


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

...Hey, Y'all - Guess What...Gingerology...

...is TWO years old today!!!
Thanks to all of you Gingerologists out there who make this site so great to work on - I am SO honored to be within the 'Classic Cinema' arm of the blogosphere - there are some REALLY killer sites within it, and to be included amongst them is really humbling.  But, like I always say, it's pretty easy to blog when the topic subject is so great! And I hope to be keeping the memory of Ginger and her incredible career alive for a LONG time to come, y'all!

You may have noticed I have added a few 'features' to the site, and hope to have more going soon... the music stuff is REALLY needing to be added to, for example... but honestly, I have forgotten how to set the 'pod' up - dang, y'know, it should be easier to do that - it's easy enough to pop a picture on a site, so why is music so tough?

 ...and YES, the '42nd Street' review is VERY close... I finished up the 'screen caps', and doggone, y'all...I had 70 or so!!! So there will be some 'editing' involved there... but should be Wednesday or so...I know, I said that LAST Wednesday...:-]

Well, thinking about my sojourn to Independence in a few weeks, and just thought I would make up a 'Gingerology Bucket List' of places to go, things to see and people to meet within a typical Gingerologists' lifetime...SO:

1. Meet Roberta Olden, Ginger's personal assistant from 1977 until her death in 1995.
2. Visit Independence, Missouri - 100 West Moore Street.
3. Discover "Hat Check Girl" - the only Ginger movie not readily accounted for...
4. Visit the Ginger Rogers Craterian Theater and Roger's Rogue River Ranch in Medford, Oregon.
5. Visit the 'star' and 'footprints' of Ginger in Hollywood.
6. Visit Ginger's Beverly Hills 'complex' on Gilcrest Drive where she lived during her 'peak years' in Hollywood.
7. Pay respects to Ginger at Chatsworth Memorial.
8. Just keep scoping out eBay and other 'sources' for more Gingerbilia, which you can never have enough of, right?

...please feel free to add to this list, lest I left something out...

Well, again, a big, honkin' THANKS to all of y'all that follow and interact...it's been a great experience getting to know each of you, keeping up with each of your respective blogs (well, those who HAVE blogs...yes, I'm looking at YOU, Lady F! :-] ...you would just have a INCREDIBLE blog...sigh...one day, maybe...), and learning more and more about you, as well as the 'Golden Era' of film, which is really the only one that matters, right?  And it's SO great that Ginger played a pretty big part in that era! All that to say...

...ain't it cool to be a Gingerologist? :-)

...Keep it Gingery, y'all!!!



  1. Your bucket list is great, and lucky you can actually start crossing off really soon....!As I'm all the way over in Greece, Europe, I could never even dream of any of this. But if I could, I'd probably add a visit to the ranch in Medford, and pay a visit to Lew Ayres grave as well, maybe even look up her first Hollywood home that was just recently sold. Enjoy Independence and add silly amounts of photos to your blog when you've been there. :) All the best!

  2. Ha ha! No, Huey, I'm no blogger. I'll leave that to you folks with talent. :-)

    Great list! I particularly agree with #1. I have so many questions Roberta could answer. What a thrill it would be to chat with her. But don't forget to add finding Hat Check Girl to your list.

    As for Sitting Pretty, there shouldn't be an expiration date on the download, but you have my email if it doesn't work. If you want screenshots for your review, you might want this new copy. The following two captures from Dream Walking are not exactly the same, but you can see the difference between the copies....

    Huey's copy

    Slight upgrade

    Happy Birthday, Gingerology! And thanks to you, Huey, for 2 years of great posts on Ginger.

  3. Ooops! I somehow missed your #3! {Too early in the morning to be posting)

  4. From big sister "Carole & Co." (it turned four on June 13), happy birthday!


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