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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.

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

November 4, 2018 @ 8:00 P.M. - Tales of Manhattan
November 6, 2018 @ 6:15 P.M. - Primrose Path

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, March 8, 2015

International Women's Day...

...is today, and will hopefully be well recognized throughout the world, serving as a 'catalyst' for change in bringing equal representation for women everywhere - it's pretty incredible that there are still major shortfalls in women's pay as compared to men for the same work level.
...always loved this pic of Ginger from Fifth Avenue Girl, as she seems to be ready to air some grievances with SOMEbody... and always reminds me of how Ginger - along with encouragement and help from Lela - fought and scrapped for every bit of financial compensation due her. 
When Eric Blore and Edward Everett Horton were making much more then Ginger was for the early G&F film series installments, Ginger held out for a better deal, knowing that she was as much a part of 'the franchise' as FS was...and MORE important than EB or EEH were, in terms of box office draw.


And back to Lela, as she was quite the 'renaissance lady'; she was one of the first women to ever enlist in the Marines during WWI (as shown in the pic above), which was pretty cool!  She of course took on many other jobs, and ultimately solidified her role at RKO as a writer / consultant / teacher. She was quite determined to succeed in whatever she undertook, and fought for her rights back when women were just not expected to.

Y'all know I'm not big on 'political' issues and such, but... this one seemed to apply to Ginger quite well....and hope this inspires you ladies out there to push for change where it is needed, in any capacity. And, just to throw it out there, the inequity for women remains even on this DAY, as it is the only 23-hour day of the year...  grrrr....

With that, hope everyone out there has a Gingery weekend, and I'll hopefully get some posting going on here soon!

Until that time,

KIG, y'all!!!

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