...Huey and the Crew are headed...

...to New Orleans for vacation!!! So, we give you the 'Week in Gingerology', and hope to catch back up with y'all on the weekend! Until then, y'all Keep It Gingery!!!

This Day in GINGEROLOGY - June 19th - June 22nd

June 19

1951: Margaret La Marr, who starred with Ginger in the film “42nd Street” (as Chorus Girl), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 37.

1877: Charles Coburn, who starred with Ginger in the films “Vivacious Lady” (as Mr. Morgan), “Bachelor Mother” (as J. B. Merlin) and “Monkey Business” (as Mr. Oliver Oxley), was born in Savannah, Georgia.

1966: Ed Wynn, who starred with Ginger in the film “Follow the Leader” (as Crickets), died in Beverly Hills – Los Angeles, California, at the age of 79.

2012: FMC aired “Tales of Manhattan”.

2015: FXM RETRO aired “Tales of Manhattan”.

2016: FXM RETRO aired “Monkey Business”.

June 20

1913: Helen Keeler, who starred with Ginger in the film “42nd Street” (as Chorus Girl), was born in New York City.

1972: Sidney Lanfield, who directed the Ginger films “Hat Check Girl” and “Broadway Bad”, died in Marina del Rey, California, at the age of 74.

2016: FXM RETRO aired “Monkey Business”.

June 21

1904: Mack Gordon (born Morris Gittler), who starred with Ginger in the film “Sitting Pretty” (as Meters – Song Publisher), and actually WAS a quite prolific songwriter, was born in Warsaw, Poland.

Summer 1957: Ginger divorced Jacques Bergerac; the marriage lasted just over four years.

Summer 1960: Ginger portrayed Annie Oakley in the play “Annie Get Your Gun”, consisting of a five-city summer theater circuit tour.

Summer 1963: Ginger appeared in the play “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”, consisting of a summer theater circuit tour in the western U.S.

Summer 1969: Samuel McGredy and Son, Nurserymen (Ireland) introduced the “Ginger Rogers” Rose at The Irish Rose Growers association flower show – the rose is a cross between a ‘Tropicana’ and a ‘Miss Ireland’.

1992: Alice Jans, who starred with Ginger in the films “42nd Street” (as Chorus Girl) and “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Gold Digger), died in San Bernardino, California, at the age of 79.

June 22

1891: Harry Seymour, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tenderfoot” (as Newsstand Proprietor), “You Said a Mouthful” (as Announcer), “42nd Street” (as aide), “Twenty Million Sweethearts” (as Buddy’s Announcer), “Upperworld” (as Passerby Talking to Officer Moran), and “Monkey Business” (as Clothing Store Salesman), was born in New York City.

1906: Billy Wilder, who directed the Ginger film “The Major and the Minor”, was born in Poland.

1957: Eddie Tamblyn (born Edward Tamblyn), who starred with Ginger in the films “Flying Down to Rio” (as a Yankee Clipper) and “Follow the Fleet” (as Sailor), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 49.

1987: Fred Astaire, who starred with Ginger in ten films which ALL Gingerologists should know by heart, died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 88.

2011: TCM aired “The Major and the Minor”.

2011: FMC aired “Teenage Rebel”.

2013: FMC aired “Tales of Manhattan”.


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

June 27, 2018 @ 1:45 A.M. It Had To Be You
July 3, 2018 @ 10:00 A.M. Follow The Fleet
July 5, 2018 @ 8:45 A.M. You Said a Mouthful
July 22, 2018 @ 6:30 A.M. Fifth Avenue Girl
July 27, 2018 @ 9:30 A.M. Roberta

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...


Sunday, August 25, 2013

What's up, y'all?

...whoa, it's been a few, eh? Well, honestly, it's been a bit busy here at Gingerology Headquarters, with the young'uns getting settled in at school, the final stages of a somewhat extensive 'furniture move / renovation' of the lower half of the Headquarters, as well as some 'rearranging' of things at Huey's ACTUAL employer... all of these activities have conspired to limit Gingerology time...big time. BUT, things are leveling off, and normal Gingery goodness should be headed your way soon...stay tuned!

FaceBook is really shaping up to be a neat community of Gingerologists, far beyond what I ever thought it could... if you haven't jumped over there yet, ya need to... ...of course, THIS blog will not be adversely affected by the FB happenings, as the goal HERE remains totally unchanged...to provide Ginger Rogers info, features, and events in a timely manner, encouraging comment from YOU, the Gingerologist.

And, we've picked up a few new folks here at G-ology over the last few weeks, as a DIRECT result of FB...which, for me honestly, was a BIG part of jumping onto it in the first place... Welcome to Barbara and to Lilly!!! Thanks SO much for following, be sure to interact here, AND I hope your visits to G-ology will be most enjoyable!

...NOW, as for what is 'up' here... of course, the review for Top Hat is nigh, so be on the lookout for that... TENTATIVELY, with next weekend being a three-day deal, it looks like a potential window can open up there for headway. In general, I have 'reset' the 'layout' for the reviews, which will hopefully be in a bit better arrangement, reading-wise... I also set up a 'template' I can just fill in for each review... up to now, I have just been copying over the previous review and editing it, which somehow loses a bit in translation, and the 'styles' of text get screwed up after you do that 5-6 times... so hopefully the template deal will not 'propagate errors'...

And FINALLY, I am going to REALLY start loading up the GingerFilm blogs with 'archived' posts from G-ology, as well as from other Gingery blogs, dormant or active (I'll contact the bloggers in question when I look to copy over one of their posts...for permission, of course... and if you DON'T want your post copied, that's fine... but if one is OK with it being copied, I will of course give TOTAL credit to any and all posts allowed to be copied into a GingerFilm blog...) SO, be on the lookoout for that...I will probably note the posts at the 'top' of Gingerology (just above the 'Day In Gingerology' section), as well as tacking a link on FB...which hopefully makes folks aware of these blogs... and of course, comments are DEFINITELY welcome on all GingerFilm blogs as well! I try to check the 'comment pending' board every day for all GingerFilm blogs.

Well, that's what's up, y'all... hope to get TopHat cooking soon, as well as other 'topics' I've been wanting to throw out there regarding Ginger (what else?). Until then...



Monday, August 12, 2013

...a year to the day...

...since Hu's tour of the GingerCentury exhibit at Boston University!
...in addition to 'capturing' the awesome pic above, I did get quite a few pics of the entire exhibit... but there were quite a few of y'all who did as well... But for the new folks here - first, here's the link to last year's post about it: 2012HuTripToGingerCenturyAtBU
...second, although I posted a GOB of pics in that original post, but here's the remainder of them, some pretty fuzzy...but most are correspondence to and from Ginger, along with many other interesting images...


...of course, most of these are pretty self-explanatory, albeit fuzzy... and I know Kat probably posted most, if not all of these images in a MUCH more professional manner... but hopefully there are a few here which pique your interest, and we can yak about it in comments...
Well, as to the 're-positioning', it's going quite well, but now that the 'work week' is back around, things have slowed a bit... but the 'heavy lifting' is done, for sure... now jsut need to 'organize', which is always a chore!!!

Oh, well, hope everyone is doing well out there, and I also hope to be starting up TopHat pretty soon...should be fun!

Until then...

KIG, y'all!!!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

...Installment #1 of "You KNOW you're a Gingerologist when..."

...you see THIS:
...and automatically think of THIS:
 ...hope y'all get that 'association'... and this hopes to be the first of quite a few of these 'installments'... and of course, ANY suggestions y'all have are MOST welcome!!!

...hope everyone is doing well out there! I know Kat has had a MAJOR issue losing many Gingerfilms...but hopefully a concerted effort by Gingerologists can rectify that situation in VERY short order...Hang in there, Kat!!!

AND, while I have y'all here, a few 'programming notes'... first off, I have made some fair progress on the GingerFilm blogs, in terms of setting up links - those just below the Gingerology 'avatar' pic... I only have the "TCM Links" left to do... hope these will be of use to y'all, and of course ALL of them are 'perpetual works in progress', so... keep that in mind...

It's been fun trying to keep up with folks on FaceBook, but sometimes if you miss a day, it takes quite a bit to 'catch up'... and unfortunately I probably have missed some things... but hopefully not much... I'm sure y'all will keep me 'in the loop', as it were...

Until the next Gingery post...



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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!

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Hometowns to Hollywood Busby Berkeley Blogathon 2018

Hometowns to Hollywood Busby Berkeley Blogathon 2018
...including the Gingerology entry of 'Gold Diggers of 1933'...