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, September 26, 2009

...just an 'extra' pic...

...the last pic from the previous post - here's another one form that 'session'... maybe a little less 'come hither' look, but still very beautiful! ...you know, this is from some other movie, not Follow the Fleet... I am pretty sure of it...man - see, I should KNOW this stuff!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

...Just some of my Favorite Photos...

Well, I was just thinking... I really have not just posted photos just for the sake of posting photos in a while, if ever... so, here goes! I tried to post some of my faves you may have not seen - others I'm sure you have... but either way, here you go... it's so cool to me how DIFFERENT she looks from picture to picture, yet how devastatingly beautiful she is in each!!! Well, I won't clutter it up with any captions or anything - they pretty much speak for themselves!!!

More to Come... VKMfan (PG Giza) (Huey) (jwalker) :-)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Quick Note...

There is a cool poll over on Gingermania! - what is your favorite 1930 Ginger movie?

Here is a 'link' (hopefully):


Now, GO VOTE!!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ginger Trivia, Round Three...

Hopefully I am not in Ginger's doghouse for the long wait between posts... but she IS beautiful when angry, no? (actually, she just looks kinda...bored in this pic... but beautiful nevertheless!!!)

...I returned to work last Tuesday, after about a week, and things were quite backed up... not THAT bad, but enough to command the bulk of my time... as a result, G-ology has been dormant for a few days... BUT NO MORE! It is back with a vengeance, or at least hopefully more entertaining facts concerning our Miss Rogers, as we submit another installment of "Ginger Trivia!" And, as always, if anything is 'questionable' please open the floor for discussion regarding the issue... :-) And, the answers are, as always, just below the 'Master Movie List' on the right side of this page...
QUESTION ONE: How many times did Ginger appear SOLO on the cover of Life magazine?
QUESTION TWO: What department store chain hired Ginger in the early 1970's as a "Traveling Fashion Consultant"?
QUESTION THREE: How tall was Ginger? (not counting the high heels she did everything backwards in!) - within an inch either way.
QUESTION FOUR: Which movie (inexplicably) dubbed in another female singer for Ginger?
QUESTION FIVE: What year did Lela Rogers Die?
QUESTION SIX: What was the first movie Ginger made outside "The Continental" (pun intended)United States?
QUESTION SEVEN: What movie did Ginger turn down where she would have played Jimmy Stewart's love interest, and which is now arguably Stewart's most famous movie?
QUESTION EIGHT: Ginger used to use this word at the end of many of her autographs, and also uses it as the ending thought of her biography. What is it?
QUESTION NINE: Ginger was one of "WAMPA'S Baby Stars of 1932". What is "WAMPA" an acronym for?
QUESTION TEN: Sad finish to this round, but... in what cemetery (name and city) is Ginger buried?

Monday, September 14, 2009


..."Weekend at the Waldorf" will be shown at 3:00 Central time tomorrow on TCM...
PLEASE NOTE: If you plan on 'burning' a DVD of it, keep in mind it is just OVER 2 hours in length... so the recording setting you use needs to be...well, over two hours! (I learned this the (sorta) hard way when I attempted to transfer it from VHS to DVD... I am 'old school' - anything on TCM is 'taped', then 'burned'... it's an arduous process, but worth the effort to ensure proper redundancy regarding copies of VKM features... so I have the whole movie, but 'wasted' a blank DVD...)
It is a pretty good movie - has multiple plot lines going on, and they jump back and forth in a pretty fair pattern, which makes the movie move along pretty well - does not really seem like a 2-hour movie. The Ginger role is nice - she plays a famous actress / stage star (a stretch, huh? :-] ) and there are some cool Ginger moments - there is also a pretty good 'plot line' with Lana Turner, also.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ginger Trivia, Round Two...

Ok, here's the second installment of Ginger Trivia... as before, please comment on any discrepancies, as the sources may or may not be '100%' - although I tried to find at least two different sources for each question...Good Luck! And remember, no peeking! (answers below the Movies List on the right side of the page.)

QUESTION ONE: "Flying Down to Rio" was Fred Astaire's second 'major' motion picture; it was Ginger's _______.

QUESTION TWO: What movie is generally considered as Ginger's favorite as a 'fan', but not one she actually appeared in?

QUESTION THREE: It is pretty obvious that Ginger made more movies for RKO Studios (32) than any other studio; Which studio is in second place as far as Ginger movies go?

QUESTION FOUR: Regarding Question Three, what is the third place studio for Ginger films?

QUESTION FIVE: Pretty easy for VKM buffs, but... What movie did Ginger's Mom, Lela, appear in along side Ginger?

QUESTION SIX: Who was Ginger married to for the shortest of her five marriages?

QUESTION SEVEN: Who was Ginger married to for the longest of her five marriages?

QUESTION EIGHT: Most Gingerologists are quite familiar with the phrase, "Ginger did everything Fred did...backwards and in high heels!" But, who is credited with this phrase, and where did it first appear?

QUESTION NINE: What year was Ginger the highest paid woman in the U.S. ($250,000.00), as well as the 8th-highest paid person overall in the U.S.?

QUESTION TEN: What Ginger outfit from what movie has been (and hopefully still is) on display at the Smithsonian Institute?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Baby is HERE!!!

...Just letting my fellow Gingerologists know that my little boy has finally entered the world!

Vital Stats:

Born 9-3-09 - 7:22 a.m. CST
Weight - 10 lbs, 3 oz. (BTW...that's quite a big baby!!!)
Height - 22 inches

Mom and son are both doing very well... as well as big sister and ol' dad...

Thanks for all the kind words, and hope to be getting back in the swing (time) of things soon!

- jwalker

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

...The Great Ice Cream debate has started in earnest...

OK... first of all, go over to Lauren's Blog, The Ginger List, where she has set up a 'survey'...as to what YOU think Ginger's favorite flavor of ice cream was... vote and discuss over there!
I just posted the only picture I remember of her with anything that resembled ice cream, although it may just be a shake...but even that may indicate her 'preferred flavor'...of course, the B/W photo only reveals the concoction she is partaking in is most likely NOT chocolate...
Of course, any info / photos one may have is welcome, but again, go over to Lauren's for the 'Main Discussion' concerning this topic of MAJOR importance... REALLY!!!
Thanks, JW

Awards...Thanks, Y'all!!!

...I TRULY appreciate these, and the kind words regarding this blog...thanks for all the inspiration I have drawn from each of your blog sites, which are all awesome in their unique ways!!!
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

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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'...