This Day in GINGEROLOGY - April 23rd
1928: Shirley Temple, who starred with Ginger in the films “Change of Heart” (as Shirley) and “I’ll Be Seeing You” (as Barbara Marshall), was born in Santa Monica, California.1957: William Orlamond (born William Anderson Orlamond), who starred with Ginger in the film “Rafter Romance” (as Gus the Grocer), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 89.
Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):
May 4, 2017 @ 12:45 P.M. Gold Diggers of 1933
May 4, 2017 @ 6:15 P.M. 42nd Street
May 17, 2017 @ 4:15 A.M. Finishing School
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':
None Currently Scheduled...
Friday, April 6, 2012
1940 Census...Guess Who Shows Up...
SO, here is the actual (copy) of the census 'roll', with Ginger's info underlined in red:
...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!!!
It is my hope that I can continue to make 'G-ology' interesting and informative regarding the 'Beautiful Science' of VKM, which is SUCH a great topic!!! ...And remember, your comments are what make Gingerology click - so keep cranking them out!
Thanks again, JW