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):

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...


Friday, April 24, 2015

...Remember Ginger...

...forever in our hearts... ...twenty years ago Ginger Rogers left this orb, and is most certainly at this moment tripping the light fantastic in whatever celestial realm she fancies...

Hope everyone out there will celebrate the life of 'our girl' by watching a GingerFilm, listening to a few GingerTunes, or just simply reflect on the life of Ginger, and how it inspires you.

Thanks again to all who follow Gingerology - it's never easy on this day, but it's so great to have all of y'all here and on FaceBook to share with... and as always...

Keep It... Gingery... ...in perpetuity.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015


 ...Well -  first off, a BIG thank you to Monica Kelly, who informed the FB GingerBunch about this item...a new book is (almost) out which has at least a 'nod' to Ginger - it's called "What Would Ginger Rogers Do?", written by Caitin Raynes...
...the 'synopsis' given on the website (see below) indicates a general romance novel, with a bit of 'empowerment' for the main character, who asks herself the rhetorical question which is the novel's namesake... 'Channeling Your Inner Ginger' is another way of stating it.

Obviously, the author is a big Ginger fan, so that reason ALONE should gain the support of we Gingerologists...I plan on purchasing it! Would have been cool if an actual pic of Ginger was on the cover, but guess there's the 'use of likeness' fees hanging out there... t least it's a pink dress with polka-dots! ALMOST as if the author has been 'lurking' on some of the Gingerology Group banter on FB...which is COOL!!!

HERE is the link to info from the book's publisher, Buried River Press.

Buy it!!! NOW!!!


Thursday, April 16, 2015

...Top Hat Musical for our UK Gingerologists...

...is cranking back up! It will be at The Lyric in Plymouth, UK - which is a good bit west of London...
...BTW, this has GOT to be the coolest pic of these two out there, at least in 'non-dance' mode...

Of course, Kat has given us some great reviews of past performances of this show, and she would also know the 'makeup' of this troupe (if not the same cast) as compared to the one she saw awhile back... so Kat, any input would be great!  ...of course, I believe you have a few other things going on that the moment, however, so...keep your priorities, lady!

Anyway, here's the link to the performances, which will be from April 28th to May 9th...hope y'all get to see it! It would be pretty cool to see it get to the States...

Hope all is well with everyone - hey! We're over halfway through April without any problems, save for some bad events in the 'general world affairs' category, which is pretty much a continual thing, unfortunately...  so, let's all hang in there, and...

Keep It Gingery!!!


Sunday, April 12, 2015

...a year to the day...

...that Hat Check Girl, Ginger's only 'thought to be lost' film, made its 're-primere' (the first being in 1932, of course) at the TCM Classic Film Festival!
Reports from the screening were quite positive regarding Ginger's role, and ultimately the only issue is that she isn't in it MORE... well, heck, most ALL GingerFilms have that problem, right? and it's cool that more 'publicity pics' are popping up, such as the incredible one above with Ginger and Sally Eilers... 

Now, of course, the 64 dollar question remains...WHEN are going to see a DVD release?


ANY info anyone out there may have would be greatly appreciated by all Gingerologists! This definitely includes anyone who is employed by Twentieth-Century / Fox Studios, of course...

Keep Hope Alive, y'all!!!


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'...