This Day in GINGEROLOGY - April 30th
1887: Hooper Atchley (born Lemuel Hooper Atchley), who starred with Ginger in the films “Hat Check Girl” (as ‘Detective’ Monahan), “Star of Midnight” (as Allen – Hotel Manager), and “Having Wonderful Time” (as Subway Rider), was born in Ebenezer, Tennessee.
1897: Noel Madison (born Noel Nathaniel Moscivitch), who starred with Ginger in the film “Hat Check Girl” (as Dan McCoy), was born in New York City.
1908: Eve Arden (born Eunice M. Quedens), who starred with Ginger in the films “Stage Door” (as Eve) and “Having Wonderful Time” (as Henrietta), was born in Mill Valley, California.
1969: Eddie Kane, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tenderfoot” (as Hat Salesman), “Bachelor Mother” (as District Attorney), “Broadway Bad” (as Eddie Berger – Jeweler), “Don’t Bet on Love” (as Eddie the Bookie), and “Twenty Million Sweethearts” (as Second Man in Brass Rail), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 79.
2011: TCM aired “Shall We Dance”.
2012: TCM aired “Having Wonderful Time” and “Tom, Dick and Harry”.2016: FXM RETRO aired “Tales of Manhattan”.
Next GingerFilm(s) (on TCM - all times Eastern):
May 4, 2017 @ 12:45 P.M. Gold Diggers of 1933
May 4, 2017 @ 6:15 P.M. 42nd Street
May 17, 2017 @ 4:15 A.M. Finishing School
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':
None Currently Scheduled...
The list is in alphabetical order, and the date of the entry is in brackets... and ANY new phrases you may have are MOST welcome... just drop it into one of the comment sections in the latest post, OR sock it to me over on FaceBook!
Here We Go! Within the definitions, "GR" is abbreviation for...Ginger Rogers!
Channel your Inner Ginger - To summon courage, resilience and perseverance under any given circumstance or adversity, as GR so often displayed in her films, as well as in real life.
Crozzled - Something that is not right; mixed-up. (from Lauren of 'The Ginger List' - a word she created and was 'adopted' by first generation G-ologists).
G (of course, there's quite a few of these...)
Gingerbilia - collectible merchandise (i.e., memorabilia) connected with GR.
Gingercentric - Any topic which primarily concerns a facet of GR.
GingerCentury - an exhibit of artifacts and memorabilia from GR, which were on display in the Richards - Frost Room of the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center on the campus of Boston University from October 24, 2011 to approximately January 2013. (from Roberta Olden)
Gingeresque - Something or someone who reminds one of GR.
GingerFilm - A motion picture featuring GR.
GingerFunk - The feeling of wooziness one has after watching a GR film, with all one's energy and emotion totally sapped from the awesomeness of Ginger... happens to Hu quite often. syn.GingerHangover.
Gingerfy - To make something Gingery. (from Arianna Burtis)
GingerGloss - A typical polished, stellar performance from GR. (from Elaine Marriott, as suggested by Barbara Atkinson)
Gingerholic - One who is generally addicted to GR.
Gingering - To make something more Gingery in nature.
Gingerism - A saying which is associated with GR. (from Arianna Burtis)
GingerNation - A unified group of Gingerologists encompassing the globe, whose goal is to celebrate and promote GR. (from Barbara Atkinson)
Gingerneer - One who creates 'custom' videos or artwork addressing GR. (from Maggie Larkin)
Gingerology - The beautiful science of Miss Ginger Rogers!
Gingerless -Without any reference or resemblance to GR.
Gingerlicious -VERY Gingery in nature.
Gingerly - In the Gingerology sense, to perform a task in the manner GR would.
Gingernetics - The incredible genetics which produced Ginger, primarily from Lela... (from Barbara Atkinson)
Gingerous - To act in a Gingery manner.
Gingerrific - Something regarding Ginger which is...terrific!
GingerSpeak - Any phrase or word which references a facet of GR.
Gingersync - When one or more Gingerologists share a Gingeresque thought simultaneously (from Arianna Burtis)
GingerTask - A task one does which is related to GR; for example, a GingerFilm review.
GingerTennial - Term used in reference to Ginger's 100th Birthday, which occurred on July 16, 2011. For subsequent birthdays, one may add the number exceeding 100 on the end as shown in the following example: for Ginger's 102nd Birthday, the expression is "GingerTennial +2".
Gingertory - The inventory of one's Gingerbilia.
GingerTunes - A song performed by GR.
Ginger Up - Akin to 'cheer up'; to become filled with good humor and confidence in one's endeavors.
Gingery - To act in a spirited and self-assured manner, as GR would.
GingeryBay - The act of browsing, bidding, and/or purchasing Gingerbilia on eBay.
Gingery Connection - Any instance which reminds one of GR. (from Arianna Burtis)
GingerZinger - A witty retort attributed to GR; e.g., "It must have been hard on your mother, not having any children..."
Gooberhead - A general derogatory, yet unfortunately accurate, term used when describing any of Ginger Rogers' five husbands; also may be used for certain directors.
GR - Ginger Rogers' initials - used within the GingerSpeak tome for 'shorthand'.
Keep It Gingery! - To partake in forms of media which feature GR; also, to go about everyday with a positive, confident and carefree attitude. (from Beth Rose Stephens)
KIG! - Acronym for "Keep It Gingery!"
OptimumGinger - In the specific sense, engaging in a GingerFilm marathon or its equivalent... in the general sense, a situation which is basically perfect... example... "Man, that cheeseburger was OptimumGinger!"
Paramount Pentateuch - Description of Ginger's first five 'feature films', which were all from Paramount's New York studios. These films are: "Young Man of Manhattan", "Queen High", The Sap from Syracuse", "Follow the Leader", and "Honor Among Lovers".
Purt Near - A colloquialism from Huey's region of the United States which means "almost"; "Pretty Near".
South Gingerville - The 'home base' of Gingerology and its founder, VKMfanHuey.
The Power of Ginger - Inspiration drawn from GR, which 'drives' Gingerologists to overcome any obstacle or adversity. (from Arianna Burtis)
VKM - The initials of Ginger Rogers given name, Virginia Katherine McMath.
VKMfanHuey - The 'formal' handle of the author of the Gingerology blog.
It is my hope that I can continue to make 'G-ology' interesting and informative regarding the 'Beautiful Science' of VKM, which is SUCH a great topic!!! ...And remember, your comments are what make Gingerology click - so keep cranking them out!
Thanks again, JW