...Huey and the Crew are headed...

...to New Orleans for vacation!!! So, we give you the 'Week in Gingerology', and hope to catch back up with y'all on the weekend! Until then, y'all Keep It Gingery!!!

This Day in GINGEROLOGY - June 19th - June 22nd

June 19

1951: Margaret La Marr, who starred with Ginger in the film “42nd Street” (as Chorus Girl), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 37.

1877: Charles Coburn, who starred with Ginger in the films “Vivacious Lady” (as Mr. Morgan), “Bachelor Mother” (as J. B. Merlin) and “Monkey Business” (as Mr. Oliver Oxley), was born in Savannah, Georgia.

1966: Ed Wynn, who starred with Ginger in the film “Follow the Leader” (as Crickets), died in Beverly Hills – Los Angeles, California, at the age of 79.

2012: FMC aired “Tales of Manhattan”.

2015: FXM RETRO aired “Tales of Manhattan”.

2016: FXM RETRO aired “Monkey Business”.

June 20

1913: Helen Keeler, who starred with Ginger in the film “42nd Street” (as Chorus Girl), was born in New York City.

1972: Sidney Lanfield, who directed the Ginger films “Hat Check Girl” and “Broadway Bad”, died in Marina del Rey, California, at the age of 74.

2016: FXM RETRO aired “Monkey Business”.

June 21

1904: Mack Gordon (born Morris Gittler), who starred with Ginger in the film “Sitting Pretty” (as Meters – Song Publisher), and actually WAS a quite prolific songwriter, was born in Warsaw, Poland.

Summer 1957: Ginger divorced Jacques Bergerac; the marriage lasted just over four years.

Summer 1960: Ginger portrayed Annie Oakley in the play “Annie Get Your Gun”, consisting of a five-city summer theater circuit tour.

Summer 1963: Ginger appeared in the play “The Unsinkable Molly Brown”, consisting of a summer theater circuit tour in the western U.S.

Summer 1969: Samuel McGredy and Son, Nurserymen (Ireland) introduced the “Ginger Rogers” Rose at The Irish Rose Growers association flower show – the rose is a cross between a ‘Tropicana’ and a ‘Miss Ireland’.

1992: Alice Jans, who starred with Ginger in the films “42nd Street” (as Chorus Girl) and “Gold Diggers of 1933” (as Gold Digger), died in San Bernardino, California, at the age of 79.

June 22

1891: Harry Seymour, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tenderfoot” (as Newsstand Proprietor), “You Said a Mouthful” (as Announcer), “42nd Street” (as aide), “Twenty Million Sweethearts” (as Buddy’s Announcer), “Upperworld” (as Passerby Talking to Officer Moran), and “Monkey Business” (as Clothing Store Salesman), was born in New York City.

1906: Billy Wilder, who directed the Ginger film “The Major and the Minor”, was born in Poland.

1957: Eddie Tamblyn (born Edward Tamblyn), who starred with Ginger in the films “Flying Down to Rio” (as a Yankee Clipper) and “Follow the Fleet” (as Sailor), died in Hollywood, California, at the age of 49.

1987: Fred Astaire, who starred with Ginger in ten films which ALL Gingerologists should know by heart, died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 88.

2011: TCM aired “The Major and the Minor”.

2011: FMC aired “Teenage Rebel”.

2013: FMC aired “Tales of Manhattan”.


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

June 27, 2018 @ 1:45 A.M. It Had To Be You
July 3, 2018 @ 10:00 A.M. Follow The Fleet
July 5, 2018 @ 8:45 A.M. You Said a Mouthful
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...


Thursday, July 28, 2016


...Strangers! GingerBinge has FINALLY resumed, with a pretty dang cool film which teams our girl up with that swarthy Strafford dude Kitty kept having to shake...
...but each are a bit older and wiser Ten Years After... and, they would Love To Change The World... or at least their world, as they hopelessly fall for each other... but extenuating circumstances may well prevent their desired harmonic convergence... (not sure why I am doling out all these hippie references... just Work With Me, Annie...)

Anyway, mosey on over to the PerfectStrangers blog for the ===POST=== regarding the GingerBinge viewing... and also make sure to check out the 'pages', as there are new screencaps, publicity stills, and even a few GIFs... I'm dangerous with that deal, y'alllllllll...

Hope everyone has a great week and weekend wherever you may be... and stay tuned on FB for the next 'filmpick' for the continuing GingerBinge Summer... which is invariably going to ooze into autumn... GingerAutumn sounds cool anyway, right?

KIG, y'all!!!


Monday, July 18, 2016

...current GingerBinge film...

...is Perfect Strangers!
...plan on watching this 'courtroom drama' with Ginger and her old buddy Wyn...er, Dennis Morgan tomorrow night (Monday evenings are a bit hectic here at Gingerology headquarters, y'all...) But as I recall, this one is a pretty neat film, a typical drama from the early 50s, with the no-nonsense attitude of the Brothers Warner... as you can see from the publicity pic, Ginger is just flippin' radiant as usual... and Morgan, despite being a two-time loser in the Ginger Leading Man category, seems to be one of Ginger's fave leading men...

...Hope everyone had a great weekend, including the Gingertennial+5 festivities! Honestly, we just cleaned up some around the house, which in some weird way I think Ginger would have appreciated...



Saturday, July 16, 2016


... Miss Rogers' 105th birthday!!! Celebrate this great day with some Gingery actions!
...late night for Hu and the Crew, but just noting our favorite day of the year with a post... will get the VOTE up for the new Gingerology 'header pic' soon (the one here may well be a candidate... most likely my fave 'non-blonde' GingerPic) ...and of course the GingerBinge Summer Film Festival will continue - look for a new pick tomorrow!

And with that...hope all you Gingerologists out there have a great Gingery weekend!!!



Wednesday, July 13, 2016

...New GingerBinge Summer film for viewing IS...

...Don't Bet on Love!!!
...this one's special for a few reasons, but PRIMARILY because Ginger is teamed up with her soon to be husband (i.e., Gooberhead #2), Lew Ayres...  Ginger wrote in very glowing terms in her bio that Ayres was her dream man... ...sigh... which makes him all the more a GOOBERHEAD! - sorry... anyway, this is one of the dozen or so films Ginger was a part of in 1933, and, while not a great film, it does give us some interaction between Ginger and Lew, which is interesting, and is, as ALL are, honestly, required Gingerologist viewing...
She is VERY glowing in spots of this film, documenting her love for Ayres... he seems to have that same look... but, as for the film proper... it's a neat little tale, if not very predictable.

Well, I'll write up a few things over on the DBOL blog... and will update this post when THAT post is... posted...

UPDATE: HERE it is...

...and a general FYI - it's a bit much to watch a film AND do the blog 'overviews', so... henceforth on the Summer GingerBinge I may well watch one night, and do the 'overview' stuff the next... just sayin'...

Until next time...

KIG, y'all!!!


Saturday, July 9, 2016

...back to the GingerBinge, shall we?

...well, had a few 'end of the week' happenings which have 'delayed' the GingerBinge summer... which is a drag, but... let's get back to it, shall we?
...well, the PICK we are currently on is... SWING TIME! ...the poster above is cool, but... that AIN'T Ginger... looks kinda like Misty Rowe who was on Hee-Haw... ask your parents...

ANYWAY, Hu will view what most (including Ginger) consider G&F's best film... I've seen it a gazillion times, but... will look for 'subtleties' to report... sure there are plenty.

UPDATE: HERE is the link to the GingerBinge Summer review for SwingTime...

Hope everyone is having a great weekend, and remember... one week away from Gingertennial +5!!!

KIG, y'all!!!


Tuesday, July 5, 2016


Well, on this day seven long (or short, depending on where you are standing) years ago, Hu created Gingerology... The Beautiful Science of Miss Ginger Rogers! At first, I was just going to make a 'general blog' in order to communicate with other folks who had Ginger blogs... but soon I figured out that Ginger is the ONLY reason I set UP a blog, so... Gingerology was born.
It's amazing that I've been able to keep things going for so long... not that there's EVER a shortage of Gingery Goodness, mind you, but in a medium which things seem to come and go at a rapid pace (i.e., the internet), it's cool to have this site persist, even with the barrage of awesomeness that is FaceBook.
On this anniversary/birthday/whatever, it may be a good time to 're-vamp' the blog a bit... nothing too drastic, mind you, but... noticeable... not the least of which is the 'header pic' for the blog... I love the current one, but, it's time for a change... SO...here's where Y'ALL come in...

I am choosing three different GingerPics as candidates for the header... and (I think y'all probably know where this is headed...) a popular VOTE will determine the new Gingerology Header Pic!!! I'll post the 'official vote' post with the pictures up for candidacy in a few days (probably this weekend...)
...so, once again, THANKS so much for supporting this blog... it means a lot to me, and to y'all as well, I reckon, in that it's another avenue in which Ginger Rogers' legacy is documented and discussed, hopefully in an entertaining and educational manner... ...and, as evermore...

...Keep It Gingery, y'all!!!


Monday, July 4, 2016

SEVENTH GingerFilm... for the GingerBinge Summer... is... on this 240th Birthday of the U.S.A...

...now, here's the deal... Hu has decided that on this special day, this film would be MOST apropos... thus no 'grab bag' deal, but a straight up 'pick for the day'... I still produced a painstakingly complex video over on FaceBook, so please go check it out...
...I'll post the "post-view-review" over on the MagDoll blog, and UPDATE here, as usual...

 UPDATE: HERE is the post over on the MagnificentDoll blog...

...all I know is that Ginger is mind-numbingly beautiful in this one...

Everybody have a VERY Gingery fourth!!!

Sunday, July 3, 2016

...the SIXTH GingerBinge film is...

...Suicide Fleet!
...another one of Ginger's first films, and one of the 'original RKO-Pathe Trio'... not a bad film, although Ginger is pretty absent after the first 20 minutes or so... and somewhat apropos for the holiday, as it is a 'war film' of sorts... 

I viewed it pretty late Saturday evening, so... I will post the GingerBlog overview in the morning... and I'll update here to add the link.

UPDATE: ...the link to the 'overview' for the GingerBinge viewing of Suicide Fleet is HERE...

Hope everyone has an incredible Independence Day!!!



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Hometowns to Hollywood Busby Berkeley Blogathon 2018

Hometowns to Hollywood Busby Berkeley Blogathon 2018
...including the Gingerology entry of 'Gold Diggers of 1933'...