This Day in GINGEROLOGY - April 21st

1926: Ginger appeared on the stage of Hunt’s Craterian Theater (‘Craterian’ is a ‘play’ on the phrase ‘Criterion’ for theaters of the 20’s – nearby Crater Lake inspired the ‘unique spelling’) in Medford, Oregon, during her six-month tour as the winner of the Texas State Charleston Champion; today, the theatre (well, the stage, anyway… grrr…) bears her name, after she became a resident of the Rogue Valley area in which it is located.

1940: Richard Robles, who starred with Ginger in the film “Flying Down to Rio” (as Lackey), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 37.

1973: Merian C. Cooper (born Merian Caldwell Cooper), who produced the Ginger films “Professional Sweetheart”, “Rafter Romance”, “Chance at Heaven”, “Flying Down to Rio”, and “Finishing School”, died in San Diego, California, at the age of 79.

1975: Rex Moore, who starred with Ginger in the film “Flying Down to Rio” (as Dancer), died in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 75.

1982: Joe Sawyer (born Joseph Sauers), who starred with Ginger in the film “Campus Sweethearts” (as unnamed character), died in Ashland, Oregon, at the age of 75.


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

April 30, 2018 @ 6:00 A.M. Stage Door
April 30, 2018 @ 12:15 P.M. Having Wonderful Time
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 26, 2010

PG Huey is pretty dang jazzed...

...that I FINALLY figured out how to put an 'mp3 player' on the blog! HONKIN' MONDO WICKEDAWESOME GNARLY thanks to SassyGinger (a.k.a. 'Ms. OGRE') for all the guidance and info regarding the setup of this feature!
As a result, I just loaded the entire audio files from 'Ginger: My Story', which is Ginger reading various excerpts from the book - it is pretty neat to listen to, even though Ginger sounds pretty old in it - heck, it was recorded in 1991! Specifically, July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th... just days away from her 80th birthday!!! So keep that in mind when you are listening...
Anyway, hope you enjoy those files - just click on any one to play - I (hopefully) have the 'autoplay' set to off - it seems to be set that way - cause nothing is more of a 'startle' than to click on a site and music or whatever starts blaring out at you.
Speaking of music, oh yes, there will be GingerTunes aplenty... I have to make some 'mp3' tracks from old LPs... hopefully 'adding' a second 'player' will not pose a problem...

ok - that is all! Hope y'all dig the excerpts!

Keep It Gingery in the Summer of Ginger!!!


Friday, June 25, 2010

...a 'two-part' poll...

OK - here's the question: If you were charged with 'introducing' someone to the films of Ginger Rogers, but could only use ONE movie, WHICH of her movies would you pick?
This of course will need to be a 'reply comment' type arrangement, with commentary as to why the movie you pick is the best 'intro to Ginger'...but I have placed a similar 'poll' question to the right... but more general - regarding the above question, would the movie be a Ginger and Fred (GandF) film...
Or, a 'Ginger only' movie? Not really a right or wrong answer, but just curious as to what y'all think is the best one to start a potential Gingerologist out with... as a footnote, MY first Ginger movie I remember seeing was 'Primrose Path', believe it or not... didn't really know much about Ginger at the time, except that I thought she was beautiful, and sassy to boot... so as another 'side topic', note the first Ginger movie YOU remember watching...
And now for something completely different (well, as usual, it IS about Ginger!)... You have probably noticed there are new 'tabs' at the top right of the blog - these will be the new locations for general info, such as the movie list, the TCM schedule, General info, etc... as a result, a lot of space will be cleared out for other endeavours on the 'right margin'... which leads me into the fact that, thanks in GREAT part to Ms. OGRE, it appears that G-ology may have MP3's of Ginger in various formats, mainly tunes, but also the long-awaited "My Story" narration... I will do my best to get it cranked up this weekend... any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Keep It Gingery, Y'all!!!


Monday, June 21, 2010

The Summer of Ginger...

...is officially here! WOO-HOO! Ginger was quite the one for recreational activities, as these pics indicate... thanks to all the folks who have 'offered' these pics in past posts... sure you all have seen them before, but still cool to have them in one spot...
As for the 'State of Gingerology', I am hopefully going to get some more features, info, pics, etc... also wanting to add the 'mp3' feature, IF I can figure out how to do it... ANY advice would be deeply appreciated... I have accumulated quite a few GingerTunes over the past year, as well as her biography on audio...REALLY want to make all of that accessible to my fellow Gingerologists.
The Cabana boy is limbering up as we speak, y'all...
Keep It Gingery this summer, y'all!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Tenderfoot (1932)...

...has been released by Warner Archives. It stars Joe E. Brown as Calvin Jones, a bumbling Texas cattle rancher who journeys into New York City looking to get into show business (his lifelong dream). He gets hooked up with a touring company that is floundering, whose owners woo Calvin and his life savings he has brought with him. Ginger plays Ruth, who starts out as the company's secretary, but of course ends up with a much larger role.

It's a pretty cute movie - of the two films Ginger did with Joe E. Brown (the other being "You Said a Mouthful), this one is quite better, as Brown's role is a bit more 'laid back' than in 'Mouthful', which has him as the more bumbling doofus type... well, he is somewhat of a bumbling doofus in Tenderfoot, to be sure, but in a more 'interesting' way. As for Ginger, she is the sweet female lead with some 'sassiness', but is VERY cute and fresh-faced in this one at the ripe old age of twenty...

Here's the link to WB Archives:


This one does show up on TCM every now and then, but just passing along the info... again, the WB Archive series DVDs have NO special features (unfortunately), but are typically pretty good visual quality (although not 'fully restored'... they are waiting for Maggie to do that!!!)

KIG, y'all...


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Letting Y'all Know...

...my dad peacefully passed away today (6/1) at 12:45 pm CST.

Thanks to all of you for the kindness you have shown and the prayers and thoughts given - I am humbled and honored to be part of this corner of the blogosphere with y'all.

(PG Huey)

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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Thanks, Gingerella and Sally!!!

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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'...