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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - August 16th

1895: Lucien Littlefield (born Lucien Lovell Littlefield), who starred with Ginger in the films “Professional Sweetheart” (as Ed, the Announcer) and “Chance at Heaven” (as Mr. Fred Harris), was born in San Antonio, Texas.

1966: Ginger appeared on The Merv Griffin Show in support of her stint in ‘Hello, Dolly!’

1984: Helen Pickens, who starred with Ginger in the film “Sitting Pretty” (as member of the ‘Pickens Sisters’ Trio), died in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the age of 74.

1995: Patti Pickens, who starred with Ginger in the film “Sitting Pretty” (as member of the ‘Pickens Sisters’ Trio), died in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, at the age of 80.

GingerTelevision...

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

September 12, 2017 @ 2:30 P.M. Upperworld
September 25, 2017 @ 3:00 A.M. Twist of Fate
October 12, 2017 @ 8:45 A.M. Week-End at the Waldorf

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...

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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!

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