This Day in GINGEROLOGY - April 24th
1899: Charles Sullivan, who starred with Ginger in the films “The Tip-Off” (as Chuck, the Bouncer at Scarno’s), “Suicide Fleet” (as Charlie Sullivan), “Carnival Boat” (as a Logger), “The Tenderfoot” (as Spike – a Thug), “Twenty Million Sweethearts” (as Cabbie), and “Bachelor Mother” (as the Bouncer at The Pink Slipper), was born in Monroe, Louisiana.
1961: Lee Moran, who starred with Ginger in the films “Hat Check Girl” (as Man on Subway) and “Sitting Pretty” (as Assistant Director), died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 72.
1984: Fern Aalbu (born Anna Ferne Aalbers), who starred with Ginger in the film “Young Man of Manhattan” (as One of The Sherman Sisters), died in Valley Village, Los Angeles, California, at the age of 72.2016: TCM aired “The Major and the Minor”.
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...
Saturday, January 7, 2017
2017 is underway for Gingerologists...
...as for Gingerology in 2017, there's quite a few things afoot...
FIRST, I know most of y'all are aware, but just in case...
Gene and Marge Padgitt of Three Trails Cottages, LLC have been tirelessly renovating the 110-year old birth house of Ginger for the last year or so, and will have things ready to tour for the Festival on July 15-16... for more info, including how you can contribute to the cause, please visit (and JOIN / LIKE) "The Ginger House: Birthplace of Ginger Rogers, Independence, MO." on FaceBook, which has lots of great info on how the renovation process has gone... there are more specifics to come on the Festival (which I'll call GingerFest for short) on that page, which I will definitely echo here on G-ology... should be an AWESOME event!
SECOND, check out the popular PBS "Antiques Roadshow" towards the middle of February thru the First part of March, 2017... Roberta Olden, Ginger's longtime personal assistant, had an interesting piece of Ginger's furniture appraised by the folks on the show... a chair which 'telescopes' out into a stepladder-type deal, for use in the library... here's a few pics (thanks MonicaKelly!):
Antiques Roadshow Schedule ...hmmm... had a few shows in the 'Ham at the start of the year...cool!
THIRD, a little closer to home, Hu is going to get some 'changes' going on G-ology...most notably, more POSTS! There's a LOT of topics I have wanted to transcribe here, but just haven't had the time... and, if you know me, I am pretty 'deliberate' when it comes to compiling a 'major' post... so... no promises, of course, but... the goal is to be more prolific, and to add some more features... including adds to the GingerFilm blogs...SO... stay tuned...
Here's to a prosperous, peaceful, and GINGERY 2017, y'all!!!
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