...BACK from GingerFest 2018!!!

...of course it was a BLAST! A great time meeting fellow Gingerologists and discussing Ginger with... well, other Gingerologists!!! Marge and Gene Padgitt did an incredible job with the proceedings, lined up awesome speakers, and of course Roberta was incredible as well!!! Hope to see y'all there next year!!!

This Day in GINGEROLOGY - July 20th

1907: Arthur Jarrett, who starred with Ginger in the films “Sitting Pretty” (as Singer) and “The Gay Divorcee” (as Vocalist), was born in Brooklyn, New York.

1952: Isabel La Mal, who starred with Ginger in the film “The Thirteenth Guest” (as Marie’s Mother), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 66.

1958: Franklin Pangborn (born Joseph Franklin Pangborn), who starred with Ginger in the films “Professional Sweetheart” (as Herbert Childress), “Flying Down to Rio” (as Hammerstein – the Hotel Manager), “Stage Door” (as Harcourt), “Vivacious Lady” (as Apartment Manager), “Carefree” (as Roland Hunter), “Fifth Avenue Girl” (as Higgins), and “Oh Men! Oh, Women!” (as Steamship Clerk), died in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 69.

1974: Allen Jenkins, who starred with Ginger in the films “42nd Street” (as Mac Elroy), “Professional Sweetheart” (as O’Connor), and “Twenty Million Sweethearts” (as Pete), died in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 74.

2015: TCM aired “I’ll Be Seeing You”.


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

July 22, 2018 @ 6:30 A.M. Fifth Avenue Girl
July 27, 2018 @ 9:30 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 16, 2015

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

...FOUR Calling 'birds'...so to speak...

It's pretty obvious that Ginger had MANY suitors... here's four of 'em...

...Howard Hughes, millionaire... he owned a mansion and a yacht... well, a big ol' wooden plane/boat that ultimately became a yacht of sorts... ANYway, he also wooed quite a few ladies through the years, and Ginger was one... they were actually engaged, but... he channeled his inner gooberhead and kept 'playing the field', as it were... probably the best thing that ever 'didn't happen' to Ginger... dude was a genius, but... we geniuses sometimes tend to fritz out after awhile and that REALLY happened to the nth degree with Mr. Hughes.... BTW, for those who are unaware, I'm Hu, short for my middle name of Hughes... yeah, I'm still waiting for my inheritance check in the mail from Crazy Ol' Unk Howie...

...George Stevens, director/producer... Ginger first encountered Mr. Stevens on the set of Swing Time... she loved his caring style for her, a stark contrast to the 'usual' director of the Ginger and Fred joints, Mark Sandrich... so the relationship eventually morphed into something a good bit more... but alas, both parties were married at the time (Ginger and Lew were separated), so... yupyupyup. They always had page 62... (see Ginger's bio for more info...although there's not a lot of 'detail' regarding her relationship with Stevens, which probably indicates it was a pretty special one...)

...Mervyn LeRoy, Director... was a 'general acquaintance' of Ginger, and he got Ginger into the film 42nd Street, which was a great feather in her cap at the time... Gold Diggers of 1933 also was a Merv joint for Mr. Warner... Merv more or less introduced Ginger to Hughes... interesting. LeRoy must have picked up on Howie's interest in Ginger, as Merv out of nowhere married some other dame... I think HH must have gotten Merv to 'defer', as it were... hey, money talks, but...brother, you don't HAVE enough money to make me walk away from Ginger... no, you DON'T...

...Greg Bautzer, Prominent Hollywood Attorney...Dated Ging after she broke up with Briggs (Gooberhead Hubby #3)... this cat seemed to meet most of the requirements to hang with our girl, including being a great dancer, great tennis player, and had a great personality Ginger dug... but alas... Ginger had made the fateful trip to Paris during their relationship and met future Gooberhead Hubby #4 (Bergerac), who did win her heart more convincingly than Mr. Bautzer here... but I don't feel TOO sorry for this dude, as he evidently had quite a few 'options', lady-wise... ah, life in Hollywood...

Well, the moral is Ginger was a VERY bright light-bulb in her day, most likely somewhat well-behaved (although that's truly none of our business, right? ;-) )... while this post kinda depresses me in the sense that ol' Huey can't hold a candle to ANY of these dudes, it IS good to know that Ginger had her pick of them, even though she unfortunately didn't ever find the right one...

OK, with that, we'll see ya tomorrow with the FIFTH day of GINGER...

Until then,



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