...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, July 20, 2014

...COOL Gingerbilia opportunity!

...OK, y'all, get THIS: TCM is offering ORIGINAL "4-R" Milk Bottles on their website - these are the actual ones used to deliver milk from her Oregon ranch back in the 40s, and include a Certificate of Authenticity (COA). For you newer G-ologists, "4-R" refers to Rogers Rogue River Ranch, which was near Medford, Oregon. Ginger spent a lot of time there in the 40s, as it was generally a 'vacation / retreat' for her. Above is one of the bovines she cared for...pretty dang cool!

Here's the link to the site: Official Ginger Rogers Milk Bottle

...and to verify the authenticity even further, Ms. Roberta Olden commented on the Ginger Rogers IMDb message board (see the "HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GINGER!!!" post, which I actually made in 2013, but resurfaced for GingerTennial +3 in 2014) that she has teamed up with TCM in order to make these available to Gingerologists - here's part of her post regarding it (hopefully she doesn't mind I transcribe it here): 

"In honor of her birthday, I would like to alert her fans to a special partnership I have made with Turner Classic Movies. They have agreed to put the glass milk bottles from the 4R Ranch Dairy in their collectible shop on the TCM website. There are a limited number of them available, so I have put the web address in case anyone is interested."

Now of course, this has ALWAYS been a big 'want' for Huey's Gingerbilia collection (as the pic I took at the GingerCentury exhibit at B.U. indicates)...so...well, you know, Visa and all that works pretty well for these sorts of things...until next month's bill shows up, anyway... but anyway, I'll follow up with y'all when I receive mine (I know a few of y'all have already 'popped' on one as well)... of course, at the end of the day, its a bottle... but a VERY cool one that really reminds us how 'go-getter' Ginger really was!

With that, it's good to be back from vacation - had a great time at the beach last week! But ready to get back to work...I guess...

KIG, y'all!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014


...Just checking in on our girl's birthday, from my vacation (which is going quite well, BTW...) to wish all of y'all a very happy GingerTennial +3!!!  Hope folks are watching the 'mini GingerFilm-a-thon' on TCM this morning... ...and be sure to eat ice cream, play tennis (or a t least watch some), wear pink, and watch, listen, and or read something Gingery!!!

Hope y'all have a great one, and I'll catch up with y'all this weekend!!!

Until then...



Saturday, July 5, 2014

...a Fifth of Gingerology...

...is pretty dang AWESOME!!!...Thanks to all you Gingerologists out there who have kept this blog going! It's always SO cool to interact with y'all, here as well as on FaceBook...it's truly what keeps it rolling.
The pic above was the header to awesome blog of Miss Beth Rose, "Finding Ginger", which inspired me to 'whup up' my own blog, which debuted on July 5, 2009 (which seems eons ago...) Initially to be an 'open format', it soon became apparent that there really wasn't anything which needed to be discussed except...well, you know!
I've been VERY fortunate to 'get to know' many great fans of Ginger, and of classic films in general, by this blog... and although it seems that FB has somewhat 'diminished' blogging, hopefully there's still a spot in the big ol' internet to keep these sites going.

The original header pic for G-ology was this one above, which is from The Gay Divorcee - well, publicity shots for the film, anyway... but Ginger just looks incredible here, as her eyes are quite intensely beautiful...and thus it's still one of my all time faves. But one of the 'first generation' G-ologists, Maria, did the incredible colorized pic of Miss Tanka in gold perfection, which immediately became G-ology's new header, as well as Hu's 'avatar' or whatever ya call that...

And although G-ology was created 7/5/09, it really took a few weeks to figure it all out... the following is the first 'Gingery' post I...um...'posted' , on 8/4/09:

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Well, I think I may have it going here...

I finally got a few things sorted out on this site - hopefully will have a bit more 'meat' to it... First of all, changed the name - 'jwhueyblog' really didn't mean anything - actually, the only reason I originally set up a blog was to be able to post on Beth's 'Finding Ginger' site!
Anyway, 'Gingerology' sounds a bit more interesting... since we all are 'searching and digging' for those Ginger movies which, for some asinine reason, are NOT on DVD (I'm still waiting for the 75-DVD Box Set with all her movies, digitally remastered, of course, loaded with extra features, rare outtakes, audio commentary, etc., along with the complete audio recordings of VKM, digitally remastered to pristine condition... and also containing a 'coffee table'-size 400-page photo book... has anyone heard if they are getting it out by this Christmas this year?? :-O ...well, one can hope, I guess.)
ANYWAY, I also added a list of my 'Ginger Search' travails, VKM movies I have possession of in one form or more... I have plowed through eBay as of late, and really bolstered the list... everything received so far has been in pretty fair shape...the only thing is, be quick about it... there was a VHS of 'Lady in the Dark' (quickly becoming one of my favorites, as seen on YT), and I was going to bid on it or whatever, but just didn't do it quick enough. But stuff is constantly changing on there, so it's worth messing with - and typically the prices are reasonable.
SO, hopefully that gives y'all a bit of 'update' on where Gingerology is headed... I will put my long-winded observations on here, but still faithfully post on Beth's cool site!
Please feel free to reply, and hope you 'jump on' this blog, along with others concerning VKM!!!
Thanks, JW

...one thing that jumps out at me is the fact that... there just weren't that many GingerFilms available at the time... as compared to NOW, anyway... and it appears that the Saga of Jenny was only available via the YouTube clip, but had me pretty well mezmorized... duh!

...but over time, we all 'obtained' GingerFilms, thru various and sundry means... until we each had purt near every one...except... Hat Check girl, of course. Now, here's a Huey Idiosyncrasy you may not be aware of... but, I am VERY big on obtaining an artist's ENTIRE output, good, bad or indifferent... SO, when HCG was unaccounted for, it really was a bummer... but HEY! Thanks to latter-day Gingerologist extraordinaire, GingerPeachy, there are restored copies of it, and will most likely find its way into the 'common Gingerologists' hands one of these days... AWESOME!!!

...as to my fave GingeryMoments, there's quite a few over the last five years... but the top 3 HAVE to be... standing in front of Ginger's Independence, Missouri birth house at 100 West Moore Street for the GingerTennial on 7/16/11...where I ALSO met Kat and Annelise... just a cool moment in time!
Also, the opportunity to check out the Ginger Century exhibit at Boston University... well worth the mega drive from South Gingerville. The wickedawesome (that's a 'Boston Expression', y'all...) pic of Ginger against a black background is one I was assigned to capture...and the result was pretty great, if I say so myself!  ...and the third most Gingery moment is probably 'split' between the aforementioned 'discovery' of HCG, and Ginger's dominant victory in Monte's Classic Actress Tournament, which affirmed that there are quite a few Gingerologists out there, and they are pretty dang tenacious!!!

We've had quite a few posts which ended up a lot more 'involved' than I had imagined... which was great!!! The most interesting one was this one regarding one of Ginger's most 'adversarial' directors, Mark Sandrich... and Huey's 'reverse psychology' theory (as supported by Exhibit 'A' above...)
Sandrich Post - July 24, 2010

...and, in general, just some GREAT stuff regarding our girl... including a musical slant including:
...Ginger jamming on accordions...


...conga drums...
...and of course rocking the squawk box...

...Topics which got our Gingery dander up, such as the Sandrich deal above, among others:
...the renaming of the Ginger Rogers Craterian Theater in Medford, Oregon...grrrrr.....

...TCM's misstep of not airing even ONE GingerFilm on July 16, 2011 (the schedule above is pretty nice, tho...)...

...and the incomprehensible lack of activity on the "Official Ginger Rogers Website"... we REALLY should just pool all our $$$ and buy the rights to this and do it up RIGHT, y'all...

...there were plenty of varmints Ginger encountered, such as...
...charmed canines...

...happening horses...

...fortunate felines...

...providential poultry...

...and lucky lions...or...um, whatever this critter is...

...and other awesomely 'random' GingerPics, such as...
...GingerCamera... this one ended up as a cool background pic on the TCM set... OK, Ted, you're back in good graces now that I think about it...

...jamming on lunch... BTW, what kind of car is this car-hop tray attached to?

...and...um...er... interesting... a 'GingerBender' pic, I guess... oof, that's BAD... and, thanks to gettyimages for whatever it is they do...

...well, there's LOADS more stuff we are all into, such as Arianna's awesome birthday cakes... ...folks draining bank accounts due to GingeBay practices... ...HueyTreatments of GingerFilms... ...Ginger's tennis prowess...
...STILL would make for one of the coolest posters EVAH...  ...continuing, how we all pretty much center 'time and space' with the year 1911...  ...taking pics of ANYthing with the word 'Ginger' on it... Katie's role as Official Ginger Research Expert (OGRE)...  ...having MAJOR dissertations regarding whether 'the dress she has on in this pic is the one she wore in the film...."  ...hunting down marriage certificates from the late twenties (a Huey exclusive)... ...warbling on about Ginger's gooberhead hubbies, and which one was the 'least gooberheady'... ...having to explain Ginger to someone born in the 21st Century... ...trying to figure out how to frame all your GingerPics (or better yet, dedicating a room in your house to Ginger (I'm still working on that one...))...  ...being able to name ALL GingerFilms, pretty much in chronological order... ...and generally remembering this thought...
...SO, in conclusion...

Again, thanks for your support of this blog!  ...and here's to another five, and five more, and five more, and...
...KEEP IT GINGERY, Y'ALL!!! (...a phrase I 'borrowed' from BethRose (well, except the "y'all" part, of course...)...BTW, if you're wondering, the pic above is probably my FAVE 'non-blonde' Ginger pic...)

Love to all of y'all!!! ...well, except the dudes...who get a 'rock on, dude!' instead... :-)

Hu (Ginger's Perpetual Cabana Boy... ;-)

Awards...Thanks, Y'all!!!

...I TRULY appreciate these, and the kind words regarding this blog...thanks for all the inspiration I have drawn from each of your blog sites, which are all awesome in their unique ways!!!
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

Awarded by Gingerella on 11/18/09 AND by Sally on 01/31/10

Awarded by Gingerella on 11/18/09 AND by Sally on 01/31/10
Thanks, Gingerella and Sally!!!

Awarded by Amanda Cooper on 11/21/09

Awarded by Amanda Cooper on 11/21/09
Thanks, AC!!!

Awarded by Maggie on 02/10/10 AND by Kate Gabrielle on 02/11/10

Awarded by Maggie on 02/10/10 AND by Kate Gabrielle on 02/11/10
Thanks, Maggie and Kate Gabrielle!!!

Awarded by Camille on 03/25/11 AND by Anna on 03/29/11

Awarded by Camille on 03/25/11 AND by Anna on 03/29/11
Thanks, Camille and Anna!!!

Hometowns to Hollywood Busby Berkeley Blogathon 2018

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