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This Day in GINGEROLOGY - May 25th

1867: J. Malcolm Dunn (born James Malcolm Dunn), who starred with Ginger in the film “The Sap from Syracuse” (as Captain Barker), was born in London, England.

1963: 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), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 63.

1974: Donald Crisp (born George William Crisp), who starred with Ginger in the film “Broadway Bad” (as Darrall), died in Van Nuys, California, at the age of 91.

1977: Ginger’s mother, Lela Rogers, who starred with Ginger in the film “The Major and The Minor” (as Mrs. Applegate), died in Palm Springs, California at the age of 85. She was cremated and her ashes interred at the Oakwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Chatsworth, California, where Ginger’s ashes would also be interred.

2000: Francis Lederer, who starred with Ginger in the film “Romance in Manhattan” (as Karel Novak), died in Palm Springs, California, at the age of 100.

2016: TCM aired “Rafter Romance”.


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

June 3, 2017 @ 6:15 A.M. Week-End at The Waldorf
June 23, 2017 @ 11:30 A.M. Flying Down to Rio
June 23, 2017 @ 1:00 P.M. Top Hat
June 23, 2017 @ 2:45 P.M. Swing Time
June 23, 2017 @ 4:45 P.M. Carefree
June 23, 2017 @ ^:15 P.M. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle

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, January 13, 2016

Ginger's Birth House...

...is being not only bought, but will hopefully be turned into a museum!!!
...anyone who has followed G-ology the last few years know that I always wanted to see something like this done for the 'place where it all started' on 100 West Moore Street in Independence, Missouri!

Now it appears it may happen - here's the link to the website - "The Ginger Rogers Birthplace Project". It is part of the Three Trails Cottages, LLC site, which is a home preservation / restoration company... in other words, the PERFECT situation for this century + old house! At the minimum, they are purchasing the property, restoring it, and will 'retro' the house as close as possible to the turn of the century...20th Century, that is... so that's AWESOME by itself!!!

Of course, any undertaking of this nature requires financial support... that's where we can all assist. Check THIS page out, which is a funding site for the project. Speifically, one may purchase brick pavers which will be part of the site, but engraved with your name or whatever you wish to engrave on them... see the site for details. ...pretty cool they used my Ginger in gold pic which was the Gingerology header for quite sometime... which was colorized by Maria, a Gingerologist from years past...

WELL, this is where we can actually take part in what should be a great GingerProject!!! I'm figuring out what I can do as far as donation goes... hopefully y'all can contribute... heck, if we all can just do a $50 donation, it should go a long way to bringing this project to fruition...

I'm truly planning on getting up to KC this summer, and FOR SURE meeting with these folks to discuss things... I am an engineer, as well as a code official, so maybe I can help out with something... although they appear to have a pretty solid team set up to cover all the angles.

Hope we can make a difference... yeah, there's plenty of needy causes out there, but this one is a pretty special one that is close to me, as well as y'all, I'm sure...



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