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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - November 25th

1877: John Larkin (born John Larkin Smith), who starred with Ginger in the film “The Tenderfoot” (as Depot Porter), was born in Wilmington, North Carolina.

1899: Ethan Laidlaw, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tip-Off” (as a Henchman), “Magnificent Doll” (as Sanders), and “The first Travelling Saleslady” (as Juror), was born in Butte, Montana.

1913: Dorothy Coonan Wellman, who starred with Ginger in the films “42nd Street” (as Chorus Girl) and “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Gold Digger), was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1950: Betty Francisco (born Elizabeth Barton), who starred with Ginger in the film “Broadway Bad” (as Showgirl), died in El Cerrito, California, at the age of 50.

1957: Raymond Griffith, who produced the Ginger film “You Said a Mouthful”, and associate-produced the Ginger film “Gold Diggers of 1933”, died in Masquers Club, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 62.

1964: Clarence Kolb, who starred with Ginger in the film “Carefree” (as Judge Joe Travers), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 90.

2006: Helen Brown Nichols, who would later become known as actress Phyllis Fraser, first cousin of Ginger, died in New York City, at the age of 90.

2010: TCM aired “Top Hat”.

2011: TCM aired “Shall We Dance”.

2012: TCM aired “Top Hat”.

2014: TCM aired “That’s Entertainment! III”.

2016: TCM aired “Roberta”, “Follow the Fleet”, and The Gay Divorcee”.

GingerTelevision...

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

November 24, 2017 @ 9:15 A.M. The Major and the Minor
November 26, 2017 @ 6:00 A.M. Rafter Romance
December 1, 2017 @ 6:00 A.M. Once Upon a Honeymoon
December 9, 2017 @ 10:00 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...

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

...Milk Bottles Available Again!


...from the TCM store, these bottles are again available, at quite a reduced cost! Here's the link to the spot on the TCM site:

TCM site - Ginger Rogers Milk Bottles 

I am pretty sure most of y'all have already purchased one or more of these from the initial offering (I'm with you in that group), so, if you know someone else who would like one or more, or if YOU would just want a couple more, this is a nice opportunity.
If you read the comments for this item on the site, there are a few 'contrary' comments regarding the item, which, of course, ruffles the feathers of your author. Well, here is the response from THE authority on all things Ginger, none other than Ms. Roberta Olden (hopefully she doesn't mind me copying over this from the Ginger Message Board on IMDb site (which is pretty cool, BTW - go over there and participate!)):

Hi everybody .... I see TCM has reduced the price of the Ginger Rogers Ranch Quart Milk Bottles ... a really good price!And I see that if you order over $49, there is free shipping...
Pick some up for holiday gifts!

Contrary to what some purchasers have stated, the milk bottles are the real thing, manufactured in 1942 and from Miss Rogers 4R ranch dairy ... The signature on the COA is genuine and from the trustee of the estate (I didn't have the heart to ask him to personally sign over 500 milk bottle COA's so he gave me permission to reproduce his signature on the COA).

I certainly enjoy reading all the wonderful comments from fans on here ... you love her almost as much as I do :)
Roberta 


...good enough for ME!

Hope this helps y'all out if you are thinking of purchasing one or more of these... it really is a cool piece of Gingerbilia to own... hope everyone out there gets one!

Y'all have a great 'Turkey Day Prep' week... it's almost that time!!!

KIG!

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