This Day in GINGEROLOGY - August 21st

1874: Edmund Mortimer (born Edmund Mortimer Olson), who starred with Ginger in the films “Flying Down to Rio” (as Nightclub Patron), “Upperworld” (as Banquet Guest), “Change of Heart” (as Man Reading Paper in Brisbane’s Office), “Swing Time” (as Roulette Player), “Stage Door” (as Actor in Powell’s Waiting Room), “Vivacious Lady” (as Library Committee Member), “The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle” (as Nightclub Extra), “The Major and the Minor” (Cadet Ball Guest), and “I’ll Be Seeing You” (as Floorwalker in Women’s Shop), was born in New York City.

1891: Bert Roach (born Egbert Roach), who starred with Ginger in the films “Hat Check Girl” (as Party Guest), “Rafter Romance” (as Drunken Tenant), and “Once Upon a Honeymoon” (as Ship Bartender), was born in Washington, D.C.

1901: Albert S. Rogell, who directed the Ginger films “The Tip-Off”, “Suicide Fleet”, and “Carnival Boat”, was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

2015: FXM RETRO aired “Teenage Rebel”.


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...


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Forty-Second Street to be released on Blu-Ray!

...for all you folks who are...into Blu-Ray!!! I assume this will be a more crisp version than the 'original' DVD of "The film that saved Warner Brothers" which has been around a decade or so. 

Here's a link to Blu-ray.com, which has more details regarding the product, which is set for release on April 21st... so, be saving up!  Guess I'll have to pop on a Blu-ray player... I think they are relatively inexpensive at this point in time...
I think the 'extras' on this one mirror the ones included in the 'original' DVD... but I could be wrong on that... 
...and the scuttlebutt around a few 'forums' I ran across discussing this is that the good ol' folks at WB Archives are just getting warmed up with these offerings... rumor has it that Gold Diggers of 1933 as well as Footlight Parade (not a Ginger joint, but DOES have Miss Blondell in it) are next to get the Blu-ray transformation.  It's also worth mentioning that there was a rumor a few years back that the G&F collection was to 'done up' in Blu-ray as well... not sure where that is, but... it would be nice to see.

Well, hope all is well with y'all out there... wwe're all good at Gingerology Central...a bit of cold/flu-ish stuff the last few weeks, but it's in it's death throes...

Until next time,




  1. We need the F&G box in Blue Ray!

    1. So true, Ron! Hope all is well! Hey, are you on FB? there's a bunch of Gingerologists on there, with GOBS of info and pics... good stuff!



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