This Day in GINGEROLOGY - May 25th

1867: J. Malcolm Dunn (born James Malcolm Dunn), who starred with Ginger in the film “The Sap from Syracuse” (as Captain Barker), was born in London, England.

1963: Ethan Laidlaw, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tip-Off” (as a Henchman), “Magnificent Doll” (as Sanders), and “The first Travelling Saleslady” (as Juror), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 63.

1974: Donald Crisp (born George William Crisp), who starred with Ginger in the film “Broadway Bad” (as Darrall), died in Van Nuys, California, at the age of 91.

1977: Ginger’s mother, Lela Rogers, who starred with Ginger in the film “The Major and The Minor” (as Mrs. Applegate), died in Palm Springs, California at the age of 85. She was cremated and her ashes interred at the Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Chatsworth, California, where Ginger’s ashes would also be interred.

2000: Francis Lederer, who starred with Ginger in the film “Romance in Manhattan” (as Karel Novak), died in Palm Springs, California, at the age of 100.

2016: TCM aired “Rafter Romance”.


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

May 13, 2018 @ 12:00 P.M. Bachelor Mother
June 5, 2018 @ 10:00 P.M. 42nd Street

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...


Saturday, October 20, 2012

...just touching base...

I've got a pretty big weekend, nothing 'big', really, just...full of rather smallish events... so post time will be pretty limited the next few days... mainly, I have some work from...work to get caught up on this weekend... AAANDDD, It IS football season, so, I have to trudge out to see my UAB Blazers play the East Carolina Pirates tonight... hope for the best, expect the worst... but it's fun, either way.

I have yet to start on Roberta...
...but looking forward to it! ...ya know, I'm not sure if this dress above is actually THE Roberta dress, since it doesn't have that metal brooch thingie on it... like the one below... 
...I think we've had a few conversations on that before... probably just added the bling for the dance... 
...I also know that the dress she wears in the 'I'll Be Hard To Handle' scene is the one she has on in our beloved Gingerology header pic...so, yeah, I guess this film is a pretty dang Gingery one, in the 'pre-analysis' of it...stay tuned...
Hope all of Y'ALL are having a great weekend thus far...it's PERFECT weather here in South Gingerville...hope it's the same for you, wherever your Gingery self may be...
Until then, as they say down on the Rogue River Ranch...
...Keep It Gingery!!!


  1. Actually I'm pretty sure the diamond brooch is on the dress, it's just hard to see it at first. It looks like it to me in the pic.
    Although I've always have thought of the dress SUPER pretty. I've always wanted a copy of it made, same thing goes with the dress she wears in the Never Going To Dance routine in Swing Time....they both are pretty!!!
    It's not perfect weather here yet sadly. Still in the 80s and 90s. Hopefully soon it cools down!
    Have a great "gingery" weekend :)

    1. ...well, now that you mention it...heck, I thought that was just a 'shadow'...or...well, a 'reverse image shadow'... OK - well, good to know.

      I may do a poll here in a few...days, weeks, who knows...oof... regarding Ginger Dresses... I think I've done at least one before, but... lots of new folks since then, I think...

      Stay cool! Milder weather will get there soon - hopefully...

  2. Oh hey btw I remember you mentioning you had a pong system. Whatever happened to it???

    1. ...well, I gave it away to a kid down the street in, oh, about 1980 or so... yup... that would have been nice to have about now... I DO have a 'Merlin', and a few of the Mattel 'hand-held' sports games... football and basketball... they make 'repros' of all of those today, so not sure if an 'original' would be worth much...well, in MY lifetime, anyway...

      pong was cool, if not a bit boring after awhile... but still pretty 'cutting edge' for its day.

    2. Haha I bet you regret giving it away. I think nowadays those would be valuable. I collect the systems, so I have all of the nintendo systems from the first one in 1985 all the way up to the wii. Although I prefer to play the older games. I don't know maybe it's for nostalgia reasons since I played the old ones when I was a kid.
      I also would want to get my hands on the Atari 2600 and of course Pong.....

  3. ...I had a 2600 system SOMEWHERE here on the premises, with a heap of the games... not sure where it ended up... heck, someone may have 'walked off' with it... we also have a Nintendo - 'first generation'...and a 'first run' PlayStation...

    Maybe one day I'll sit down and sort it all out...


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