This Day in GINGEROLOGY - May 26th

1880: William Eddins McMath, Ginger’s dad, was born in Howard County, Missouri.

1911: Ben Alexander (born Nicholas Benton Alexander III), who starred with Ginger in the films “Suicide Fleet” (as Kid), and “Shall We Dance” (as Evans – a Bandleader), was born in Goldfield, Nevada.

1913: Jill Dennett (born Edith Kramer), who starred with Ginger in the film “The Tenderfoot” (as CafĂ© Cashier), was born in New York City.

1927: Jacques Bergerac, Ginger’s fourth husband, and who starred with Ginger in the film “Twist of Fate” (a.k.a. “Beautiful Stranger”) (as Pierre Clemont), was born in Biarritz, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, France.

1934 (per IMDb, TCM): “Twenty Million Sweethearts” was released by First National / Vitaphone.

1967: George E. Stone (born Gerschon Lichtenstein), who starred with Ginger in the film “42nd Street” (as Andy Lee), died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 64.

1979: George Brent, who starred with Ginger in the films “42nd Street” (as Pat Denning) and “In Person” (as Emory Muir), died in Solana Beach, California, at the age of 80.

2012: TCM aired “The Barkleys of Broadway”.


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

May 13, 2018 @ 12:00 P.M. Bachelor Mother
June 5, 2018 @ 10:00 P.M. 42nd Street

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...


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Gingerology Changes...

...well, we are approaching the SIXTH anniversary of Gingerology, and I thought it was time to 'refresh' things a bit...most notably, changing the GingerPic header for the blog... it was REALLY tough to take Scharwenka out of that slot... it really became the 'face' of Gingerology... But she will remain on the right lower sidebar, as I have established the 'retired Gingerology Header Pic corner'...

...But I dig the new GingerPic a lot, and hope you do as well... just a neat 'profile pic' of Ginger in color...not sure of the time frame, but maybe mid-1940's, just after the 'dark hair' timeframe...it just seemed to be the 'right' one, although there aren't ANY wrong GingerPics, right?

Also, did some 're-designing' of the color scheme, albeit a bit subtle... and changed the font type as well - all of this will hopefully result in a better 'reading experience' for all.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend, and gearing up for Independence Day...

Until then,



Friday, June 19, 2015

...post-NOLA Gingery Musings...

...well, made it back from "The City that Care Forgot", a.k.a. New Orleans, and it was a good time for Hu and the Crew...or as they spell it in NOLA, Krewe...

Only one Gingery Moment, but it was pretty cool...we were in one of the umpteen t-shirt / souvenir stores throughout the French Quarter, when we found some neat tile drink coasters which had different 'iconic' images of the Cresent City... when THIS one popped up:
which, of course, I purchased... it was pretty neat that I snapped a pic of this sign on our last NOLA trip, and now it's considered an 'iconic' image of the quarter... the POWER of Gingerology, eh?

Well, back to the 'daily grind', as it were... but not until Monday... in the meantime, hope to have some more GingerPosts going... 'This Day in Gingerology' will hopefully be expanding soon...it's currently 'in process'... and of course, back to the GingerFilm reviews... GOTTA start those back up soon.

Hope all of y'all are doing well this summer... Keep it a GINGERY one, y'hear?


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Vacation time for Huey...

...that's right, y'all!
...Hu and the Crew are heading to New Orleans for a few days of rest and relaxation...well, at least some bodacious eating episodes in the culinary capital of the nation, save for NYC...

As such, I though I'd dig up a post (or three) from the past regarding Hu's successful attempts to attain a copy of Ginger's marriage certificate form N.O., where she married her first gooberhead hub, Jack Culpepper... here is the first thoughts on the topic, as presented back on July 31, 2010...

As for a 'Ginger angle' to New Orleans - the only one I know is that on March 29, 1929, at the ripe old age of seventeen, Ginger Rogers was married to Edward Jackson Culpepper (i.e., GooberHead Hubby #1) in the office of a New Orleans justice of the peace....if I could only figure out where THAT was when I am down there... anyway, Lela was TOTALLY against it, to the point of saying, "Let me tell you something, young lady, if you pursue this idea and marry Jack Pepper, you have lost me for GOOD! I shall return to Fort Worth, and I shall never want to see you again, EVER again, and that's FINAL!" ...not sure, but I think Lelee was just a bit apprehensive about the nuptials... but my, how wise mama was...

...with another mention in a post from August 5, 2010:

So, as I noted in my last post, New Orleans was the spot where Ginger tied the knot for the first time to Jack Culpepper... which was the first of five fellows that were EXTREMELY fortunate enough to marry Ginger, yet even MORE extremely dunderheaded enough to lose her... it's just a major mystery to me why NONE of these dudes could get their act together.

Anyway, I actually went into the police headquarters in the French Quarter and asked about marriage records, since Ginger said the 'ceremony' was at the justice of the peace, and I assumed it was in the French Quarter (although it could have been in some other part of New Orleans.) When I told the fellow behind the counter I was looking for Ginger Rogers' marriage record, I bet y'all can guess what he said... "Was that when she married Freddie?"
Anyway, they did not have records there, but did ultimately get me to the right source, which is the state capitol, Baton Rouge, where to go if the record is over 50 years old. So, I looked it up on their database, and sure enough, there was Edward Culpepper marrying Virginia McMath in March 1929 in Orleans Parish... so, of course, Huey rips off a check for $5.00 to obtain a copy of this document...why not?
...not sure how old she is in this pic, but had to be somewhat young... still a fave of mine!!!

...AAAND the final post mentioning the license, from August 13, 2010:

Received the License from Louisiana...which documents Ginger's marriage to GooberHead Hubby #1, Edward Jackson Culpepper... Here is that document:

A few things that jump out at me are:
1. It is March 26th, not the 29th as noted in Ginger's bio - but what's three days when recollecting an event held 60 years prior to transcribing her bio? Huey gives Ginger a pass (surprised?)
2. Somebody fibbed JUST a bit about her age - she WAS seventeen, as she notes in her bio, but the license notes age eighteen, which may well have been the minimum age for marriage, even in those days. Well, she was just a few months away from eighteen, so close enough, especially in New Orleans :-] .
3. Lela was a witness to the proceedings, which was a BIT of a surprise, seeing how she was so vehemently against the ill-fated union - but I guess her daughter's first wedding could not be missed, no matter what the circumstances.
4. Kinda weird (and I am a bit bummed) that they didn't have to sign anything... sure they signed SOMETHING SOMEWHERE, but not on this record.
5. What is with Ginger's middle name? "C.Lee"? Haven't read about that ANYWHERE... the 'C' is evidently 'Catherine', which of course should have been 'Katherine'...
6. Whats with the abbreviation of 'Independence, MO.'? They spelled out 'Palestine, Tex.' (which should be 'TX.' , no?) ...goes to show proper syntax has always been an issue...
And, I guess that's about all I caught. Overall, I just think it is pretty dang cool to be able to hunt down this stuff and analyze it for a bit... I might just hunt down a few more... four to go! Hey, if the first one is out there, seems like the others would be easy to obtain, right?

...so, there ya go...

always wanted to obtain (but haven't...yet) the other licenses, just to say I have them... but they are also small slices of GingerHistory, which have some pretty interesting info upon them, as the last post above indicates...
...the original runaway bride...run, Ginger, RUN!!! They're all GOOBERHEADS!!!

Well, we will be back later in the week, and hope to get more Ginger stuff cooking... until then...

KIG, y'all!!!!


Monday, June 1, 2015

FXM Declares June 2 Gingery!!!

...well, hello, all y'all Gingerologists!!!

I've been on a bit of 'sabbatical', I guess, regarding Gingerology... Kids finishing up school, business trip, visits by out-of-town company, etc. have all conspired to quell the GingerPosts...

But hopefully I will be getting things into full gear now...

...and, starting with this reminder - TOMORROW, June 2, FXM has gone nearly 'all Ginger'... they will air Dreamboat TWICE, Teenage Rebel TWICE, and Tales of Manhattan (just once)... if they had Roxie in there somewhere, it would be a perfect GingerFox day!!! ('GingerFox' is obviously redundant, however... :-p )

...well, second, I am going to get back into the Gingerfilm reviews... no, REALLY...this time I MEAN it...   Starting from the last GingerFilm (Harlow) and working backwards... this will ultimately allow the final reviews to be in the 'meat' of Ginger's career... So, stay tuned!!!

Hope everyone is doing well out there... I am sad to report that one of our Gingerologists on FaceBook, Carol Greenspan, lost her husband very recently - our condolences and prayers go out to Carol and her family in this difficult time.

Until next time, y'all -

KIG - Hu

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