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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.

GingerTelevision...

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':

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

...the O.G.R.E. is back, y'all!!!

...well, Katie has reinforced her position as Lead O.G.R.E. (that's Official Gingerologist Research Expert to all the new folks out there), in the form of this incredible video of Ginger on some TV special from what appears to be the mid-sixties...Katie found it on YouTube, and it was actually posted there by Panthera Girla, who is another Gingerologist who is in the mix for 'Best New Assistant to the O.G.R.E.' (THANKS, PG!!!)... remember, there are plenty of positions available on the staff here at G-ology... just send in as much Gingery Goodness you can find!!!
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 UPDATE...it appears the sound is a no-go for the vid, so, here's a link to youTube for the clip:

Ginger in 2016!!!

...just before she starts her dancing, Ginger says 'If the goobers don't like it...' (on her becoming President and how men would feel... no need describing MY thoughts on that scenario!!!) ...thus affirming my use of the term 'gooberhead' when referencing any one of Ginger's five ex-husbands... that ALONE makes this a priceless clip for Hu... of course, Ginger footage from the late 50's - early 60's is a bit rare, and I am just an insane fan for Ginger in this time frame... so it is SO cool to see this for the first time - hope y'all dig it as well!
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Hope all is well for everyone out there... it's good that there is 'general closure' regarding the perpetrators of the attacks on Boston...  I know it doesn't erase the loss, but... hopefully healing can begin. Continue to keep the folks affected in thoughts and prayers. ALSO, please keep the victims of the fertilizer explosion in the town of West, Texas in thoughts and prayers... working for the building code, it really gets me that this tragedy might have been prevented if proper precautions were in place...not sure of the history of the plant, but it seems I remember seeing talk of violations in the past for the plant... once again, April rears its uggggly head, y'all... I'm ready to crank out a petition to just eliminate this mournful month from all subsequent calendar years, y'all...who's with me?
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As for G-ology, hope to be getting a few things cranked up soon... stay tuned... and thanks SO much for doing so.

KIG, y'all!!!

Hu
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8 comments:

  1. I was going to watch it, but the video you have, the sound is not working. :/ So I watched it on FB. You might want to fix it though for other people.
    Besides that though, the video is really great! I find the song kinda catchy. It's great to see something new like this. Awesome find from Katie.
    I'm in for taking the month April away! It's just crazy this week whats happened. First the Boston Marathon and the the Texas Plant. Pretty scary. I live 4 hours away from West, Texas. It's pretty sad what happened to the peoples homes. I guess it's sort of a good thing this plant wasn't closer to where I live. But still pretty bad.....
    Well hope everything has been okay over there.
    KIG!!! :)

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    1. Thanks for the heads-up on the vid...I updated and just put a link on the post...

      Glad to hear all is well out there... it's amazing how much bad stuff has happened this last week.. hopefully we have met quota for the year on tragedy and terrorism.

      KIG!

      Hu
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  2. What an awesome clip, any clue what program it was for?

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  3. ..wish I knew... there were so many 'variety' shows back then, it's purt near (yeah, 'purt' IS a word...in South Gingerville, anyway!) impossible to figure out...unless there's some type of database that documents all of Ginger's appearances... I know there's a book out there like that, but haven't seen one on eBay for less than $100...a bit steep... but it would be a nice 'resource'... see, this is where a 'hotline' to Roberta Olden would ROCK!!!

    KIG, Betsy!!! ...again, awesome choir! :-)

    Hu
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  4. The dance is from the Bob Hope Buick special with Ginger, Bob and Perry Como from 1960. This dance is the highlight of the show, IMO. But there are a few fabulous dresses that Miss Ginger gets to wear and a political theme with Ginger taking over the government.

    I agree with both Ginger and Huey, if the goobers don't like it, they can lump it!!

    This is such a fab number, I'm going to go watch it again!!

    KIG!

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    1. ...nice call, 'e'!!! I just HAVE to get with it in terms of documenting this stuff! At least I got the 'era dead-on - late 50's- early 60s...1960 would be the median... and I think I actually have this entire show SOMEWHERE... she did quite a few with Hope, tho...

      Hope this one hangs out on YT for awhile, as I couldn't get the vid to 'download' properly... oh well.

      KIG, 'e'! Thanks again for schooling Hu with the GingeryInfo!!!

      Hu
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  5. Hi you all,

    That clip is from Potomac Madness - it's a Bob Hope Special from 1960. A satire on the american politics of the time also featuring Perry Como.

    It's actually one of my favourite Ginger clip. So amazing to see her do all those different dance numbers! The whole show is amazing actually. Ginger plays "Ginger Money" in follow up to her "Ginger Peachy" from a previous Bob Hope Special.

    Well, got to go! Anything else you would like to know... just ask!

    KIG -
    Molly!

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  6. The bibliography on Ginger can be downloaded, that's how i got my copy, i could have a shot at making it more accessible if that helps?

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