...Sad news to report...

Gary Marron recently passed away - he was a big Ginger fan who was ever present on FB posts regarding GR... he will be missed. Rest in peace, fellow Gingerologist...

This Day in GINGEROLOGY - March 19th

1873: Arthur Hoyt, who starred with Ginger in the film “A Shriek in the Night” (as Wilfred), was born in Georgetown, Colorado.

1894: Joe Dominguez (born Jose J. Dominguez), who starred with Ginger in the films “Suicide Fleet” (as Havana Merchant), “Flying Down to Rio” (as Waiter), and “Week-End at the Waldorf” (as Asian Servant), was born in Chihuahua, Mexico.

1916: Janet Barrett, who starred with Ginger in the films “Flying Down to Rio” (as Dancer) and “Storm Warning” (as Mrs. Adams), was born in Eldora, Iowa.

1932 (per TCM): “Carnival Boat” was released by RKO-Pathe.

1953: Lee Phelps (born Napoleon Bonaparte Kukuck), who starred with Ginger in the films “Sitting Pretty” (as Studio Aide), “Upperworld” (as Reporter), and “Magnificent Doll” (as Hatch), died in Culver City, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 59.

1955 (per IMDb): “Tight Spot” was released by Columbia.

2015: MoMA screened “I’ll Be Seeing You” as part of its series “Acteurism: Ginger Rogers”.


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

March 22, 2018 @ 4:00 P.M. Shall We Dance
March 26, 2018 @ 7:30 A.M. Rafter Romance

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 6, 2012

1940 Census...Guess Who Shows Up...

...you got it, y'all... Ginger Rogers 'general statistics' for the 1940 Census have been discovered, upon the Federal Government's 'release' of that data recently. I saw a story on CNN or somewhere regarding the info that is now available, and of course, my first thought was, 'Hey...I need to go see if our girl is in there...' I was pretty sure she was, as she was a pretty patriotic-type person (which, contrary to current popular belief, is NOT a bad thing, y'all...) - BUT, before I could flounder my way around the Census site, our own incredible Gingerologist, Lady Fioraon (A.K.A. Barbara) went and hunted it down for us...AWESOME work, Lady F!!!!
SO, here is the actual (copy) of the census 'roll', with Ginger's info underlined in red:
...hopefully it is legible for y'all... but it's some pretty interesting stuff...of course, she was residing at her mansion at 1605 Gilcrest Drive, and the interesting thing about that is, not only do you have Ginger's info, but ALSO her nearest neighbors' stats (remember, Census folks just went 'door-to-door' in those days... would have been tough to tread up those hills, but if Ginger's at the door...well, it's not that tuff then...).

...some info gleaned from this roll, which is interesting, if not downright funny...

 - Ginger's house is valued at $125,000.00...which is WAY more than most of the houses in the area...remember, this was in the 'high-rent' district of L.A.!
 - For those who wondered, yes, this 'officially' verifies that Ginger only made it to Eighth Grade... but had way more sense than lots of folks out there!
 - She worked a 44-hour week when this thing was done, which honestly sounds a bit lax for her...well, she had 'earned' that schedule at this point, right?
 - Her income in 1939 is noted as "$5,000+", which evidently was as high as they counted back then...

Well, hope you get a kick out of this...I really dig these old documents, for whatever reason... AND, if you are interested in 'hunting down' anyone in particular, here's the 'general link' to the site - although it already has a 'notice' that the site is running slow, due to excessive 'hits' (looks like I'm not the only one into 'old archive stuff'!):

1940 U.S. Census Data

In other Gingery News,
...Ginger is WELL on her way to the Championship of the 'Best Actress' poll over at Monte's 'All Good Things' blog...  she is WAY ahead of Grace Kelly, with hours to go... HOWEVER, the other poll is getting interesting, as of this time, Natalie Wood has surged to near even with Judy Garland...so, that one is too close to call at this point... let them beat each other up, and the winner stagger in against a well-rested Miss Rogers...
AND, thanks for those who voted on the 'Movies Unlimited' poll...looks like sixth place is pretty secure for VKM...since that is a 'free-for-all' poll with most EVERYONE on it, I guess Ginger did pretty well on it... not sure when that one ends, tho...
 ...and a programming note... the '20 Million Sweethearts' review is still in a  'holding pattern', but about 90% there...I will try to get it out this weekend...promise.

Well, until then, remember to...

Keep It Gingery!!!



  1. This is awesome Jeff!!!! You always find the best stuff! Hope you have a fabulous, blessed Easter.

    1 Peter 1:3
    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead... (NIV)

    Kori xoxo

  2. Thanks, Kori! Hope you and yours have a incredible Easter weekend as well, which is easy when you understand the TRUE meaning of this time...
    He's Alive, for SURE!!! :-)
    Amen to that!

  3. Same to you and yours, Gingeyginge! And, keep up the greatness that is your blog!


  4. Have a very happy Easter, and just as Carole Lombard was known for not holding grudges, we at "Carole & Co." don't either:


    Blonde solidarity! '30s solidarity!

  5. Thaks VP! Same to you and yours! And, thanks SO much for your Ginger support 'post-VKM-CL'... I really feel a bit weird, knowing YOU were the one who informed me about this poll... who knew there would be so many G-ologists afoot?

    Oh well, if Ginger wins - looking pretty good at present - I think I'll request that they 'retire' Ginger from next year's tourney... mainly to keep all the 'boo-birds' away...I'm not that big on those folks out there who are 'accusing' Gingerologists about stuff...

    Have a great Easter, VP!!!



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