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.


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':

...No Films Scheduled...


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hey, did anybody make it to...

...Amelia Island Car Show...er, "Concours d'Elegance", this last weekend? This was where Ginger's 1929 Model J Duesenberg was to be on display...REALLY wanted to go check it out, but...a bit too far... well, not really, just a state and a half over.
It would have been nice to have a report and pics of it, but...the  link here is the post I did for it a few months back, and it has a lot of cool info, in case ya missed it:

GingerCar on Display - March 9-11, 2012

BTW - Lady F! I guess I need to go back and check on comments - sorry Lady!!! I do agree that even tho the car is black and white, it still shows up so well in 'color'...maybe the chrome highlights are the diff.

And here's some recent info on a show featuring Ginger and Fred tunes, somewhere in Australia...would be pretty cool - if there's any 'Down Under' Gingerologists afoot, hope you can check this out and report! :

Pam Lawson - Ginger and Fred tunes in South Australia

And, in my Googling of Miss Rogers, I ran across this neat pic - pretty nice job of 'colorization', but...dude...Ginger would have used the PINK tennis balls, no doubt! :

GingerTennis - colorized pic

...and here's the 'original', for contrast and comparison:

Well, that's it for now... still busy at work, but 'stabilizing' somewhat... I'm starting up on 'Twenty Million Sweethearts' for review next, which is a pretty good one...if memory serves, Ginger plays a pretty 'general' female lead in this one, but it has some nice moments, for sure. I was happy to see that whilst Googling, the 'Finishing School' review showed up on the first page of results! Hopefully this results in more Gingerologists!

OK, hope the 'Odds and Ends' presented here is of interest... In the 'good intentions' department, I hope to be adding a 'link' feature to the site soon, as there are really quite a few neat GingerLinks that need to be accessed...most likely in a 'page'. (All this technical jargon is making me woozy!) ...so, until then,

KIG, y'all!!!



  1. That person did a very nice job on that colorized pic! I actually have that same pic taped to the bottom of my work computer, as a means to motivate and remind me to exercise more, lol.

  2. ...it did turn out well! Although, it seems like for whatever reason, teeth end up a bit 'off' on these...not too bad, tho... in case ya didn't know, the 'header' pic of Gingerology is a 'colorized' one... was done by a gingerologist named Maria...who did quite a few of them... when I saw it, no doubt it HAD to be the blog header pic for G-ology... the 'teeth' issue of course is not in play for my header pic, so maybe that's part of it...
    As for Ginger exercise, I just cannot imagine keeping up with her... it's like, did she ever even SLEEP?
    Hope you are doing well, Gingerella...er, Betsy!!! :-) Hopefully it's OK if I call ya that every now and again, as it's quite frankly one of the coolest 'tags' anyone has ever had in the blogosphere! ...I DO love 'Betsy', tho...it's so 'retro'...in such an AWESOME way!!!



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