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”.


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...


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

...On the Eleventh Day of GINGER... ...on GINGEROLOGY...

...ELEVEN Pipers Piping...

well... of course this implies a musical theme, but... we have one more day left, so... let's go THIS route here instead... what is 'piping'? Well, you channel water through a pipe, but we've had the swimming deal as well (see Day SEVEN)...
...here's a thought... bakers perform a procedure whilst administering frosting upon a cake which they refer to as...piping...
...of course, some piping is more devastatingly beautiful than others... (thanks to Arianna for sharing her awesome birthday cakes over time...)
...cake... ...food... ...I think we have our 'theme' here...

...of course, all food conversations relating to Ginger HAVE to begin with... ICE CREAM!!! We've had quite a few posts over time regarding Ginger's love for the frozen confection... with the biggest issue being what her favorite flavor was... after a lot of theory and conjecture, we obtained the answer from a VERY reliable source... she truly didn't have one, but leaned toward vanilla... as we see here. Of course, it's awesome because you can use it as a 'base' for pretty much any other flavor you wish to top it with... our girl is SO brilliant!!!

...of course, ice cream buddies up well with pie... and Ginger could crank those out as well, naturally... she's mean with a knife, let me tell ya...

...there are times when it's good just to sit in a nook of a ledge (careful, Ginger!!!) and just sip on some moo juice... hey, didn't we have a lactose-themed day a few days back?

Corn's good... Corn's GREAT...

...is this lady bringing Ginger's food to her, or is she just passing by grabbing something? She sure doesn't look like a 'carhop' or whatever they used to call them...

...If I weren't already set as Ginger's Eternal Cabana Boy, I'd apply for the Ginger's Grape Peeler gig... heck, I can always moonlight... well shoot I reckon, y'all...

...dig the upright toast holder going on here... I always thought it was a bit funny to see Ginger with breakfast in bed, knowing how "up and at 'em" she was... but she played the part of Queen Linda pretty convincingly...

...I always thought they used twins to hawk Doublemint Gum... of course, if there was EVER an exception, it's Ginger of course...  maybe they should have sponsored Ginger's TV show, given its 'twin Gingers' theme...well, if it would have ever taken off... too bad we weren't all around back then, at least as powerful Nielsen voters... I remember we did a Nielsen thing one week back in the 70s... Ms. Tremont just let me fill it out however... as I was 8 or 9 years old, tops, so my votes were dominated by animated cartoon shows... which they probably STILL would be...

...not sure if the Ginger's restaurant / grill / bar whatever is still in the hotel (DoubleTree, perhaps?) in Times Square... If we have any Gotham Gingerologists, it would be nice to get info on this... I'd dig one of the plates from the place, no doubt...

...what better way to end a food post than with good ol' donuts! and here is a BIG bowl of them being presented to Ginger by Mary Carlisle (who looks a LOT like Harlow in this pic)...

...well, let's see... we are ALMOST home, Ladies and Laddies!!! The TWELFTH and final Day of GINGER will be posted tomorrow, on Christmas Eve... I planned to finish on the 24th, 'cause I know most folks will be doing the Christmas thang on the 25th, right? SO, until tomorrow...



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