1. TODAY IN GINNY! - September 2 - Henrietta Crosman

    Let’s take a look at our TIG! mystery guest.

    I was in one Virginia Weidler film.
    That was GIRL OF THE OZARKS (1936).

    I was a star on stage more than forty years before Ginny was born!
    I was acting on professional stages as early as 1883. Ginny was born in 1927.

    In films, I usually played the same type as yesterday’s TIG guest.
    That would be society matron. In OZARKS, I was cast completely against type as the semi-toothless, tobacco spittin’, shotgun wielding Granny Moseley.



    Outside of Virginia, I don’t recall working closely with any child actors.
    At least ginnyfan couldn’t find any.

    Like Ginny, I also appeared with Reginald Owen and Constance Bennett.
    I worked with Bennett in silent films and with Owen in my final film, PERSONAL PROPERTY in 1937.

    I was in no films with ‘walls’ in the title.
    Although OZARKS could have had ‘walls’ in the title since half our family gets locked up.

    Who am I?


    Henrietta Crosman, born on this date in 1861.

     

  2. TODAY IN GINNY! - September 2 - Who Am I?

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    I was in one Virginia Weidler film.

    I was a star on stage more than forty years before Ginny was born!

    In films, I usually played the same type as yesterday’s TIG guest.

    Outside of Virginia, I don’t recall working closely with any child actors.

    Like Ginny, I also appeared with Reginald Owen and Constance Bennett.

    I was in no films with ‘walls’ in the title.

    Who am I?

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  3. TODAY IN GINNY! - September 1 - Regina Wallace

    Good morning! The holiday is over and we wrap up our labor day mystery guest,

    I was in one film with Virginia Weidler.
    That would be THIS TIME FOR KEEPS (1942).



    I played a definite type.
    I was usually the society woman. Think Margaret Dumont, but less oblivious.

    I was in films with TIGers Lucille Ball and Joan Leslie.
    I was in THE DARK CORNER and THE MALE ANIMAL.

    I was in only one film with ‘walls’ in the title.
    A fitting clue since the TIGer from the previous day had been in three ‘walls’ films. I was in BEHIND PRISON WALLS in 1943.

    Who am I?

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    Regina Wallace, born September 1, 1886

     

  4. TODAY IN GINNY! - September 1 - Who Am I?

    In honor of Labor Day, I’m hoping you have to work really hard to get our TIG! mystery guest.

    I was in one film with Virginia Weidler.

    I played a definite type.

    I was in films with TIGers Lucille Ball and Joan Leslie.

    I was in only one film with ‘walls’ in the title.

    Who am I?

     

  5. TODAY IN GINNY! - August 31 - Jack Daley

    Good morning! I had hope that the quiz would last longer than the five minutes it lasted yesterday. Both Facebook and VirginiaWeidler.net patrons had the answer in record time.

    Here’s the mystery guest.

    I was in three films with Virginia Weidler.
    They were OUTSIDE THESE WALLS (1939), BAD LITTLE ANGEL (1939) and YOUNG TOM EDISON (1940). BTW, I was in EDISON, THE MAN as well.

    In BAD LITTLE ANGEL, as Mr. Miller, I had a line. Gene Reynolds as Tommy asked, “Carry your bag, Mr.Miller?” and I stormed, “NO!” A lucky thing for the story that I said no, because that’s why he met Patsy.

    I made over one hundred films, and you’d still be hard pressed to identify me in most of them (or on the street, for that matter).
    If you follow the IMDb cast lists, I was a credited actor in about ten of the films I appeared in.

    I made three films with “walls” in the title.
    I was a guard in OUTSIDE THESE WALLS and THOSE HIGH GREY WALLS, both made at Columbia in the same year. [I wonder if they used the same prison set?-gf] In 1945, I was a conductor in WITHIN THESE WALLS made for Fox.

    My most popular role was “policeman”.
    I also played a lot of jailers, guards, and bartenders.

    Who am I?
    Jack Daley, born on this date in 1883.

     

  6. TODAY IN GINNY! - August 31 - WHO AM I?

    A late TIG! guest today. We will take answers until tomorrow morning.

    I was in three films with Virginia Weidler.

    I made over one hundred films, and you’d still be hard pressed to identify me in most of them (or on the street, for that matter).

    I made three films with “walls” in the title.

    My most popular role was “policeman”.

    Who am I?

     

  7. TODAY IN GINNY! - August 30 - Fred MacMurray

    Here’s the reveal of our TIG! mystery guest.

    I was in two films featuring Virginia Weidler.
    They were MAID OF SALEM (1937) and MEN WITH WINGS (1938).

    I was equally comfortable in drama, comedy, and western.
    Look at the list and you’ll see fine examples of each.

    Casting liked putting my career up in the air.
    They thought I looked good in a flight suit in MEN WITH WINGS, DIVE BOMBER, and CAPTAIN EDDIE, at least.

    Harry Anderson, Robin Williams, ME.
    We all invented flubber, even if Disney kept changing the professor’s name.

    I worked with one of Ginny’s THE GREAT MAN VOTES castmates many times.
    William Demarest from that film played Charlie O’Casey for years on my sitcom, MY THREE SONS.

    Who am I?

    Fred MacMurray, born on this date in 1908.

     

  8. TODAY IN GINNY! - August 30 - WHO AM I?

    A Labor Day TIG! extravaganza!

    I was in two films featuring Virginia Weidler.

    I was equally comfortable in drama, comedy, and western.

    Casting liked putting my career up in the air.

    Harry Anderson, Robin Williams, ME.

    I worked with one of Ginny’s THE GREAT MAN VOTES castmates many times.

    Who am I?

     

  9. TODAY IN GINNY! - August 29 - Joe Sawyer

    We had three winners between the two sites today!

    Here’s our guest.

    I was in two films with Virginia Weidler.
    They are SURRENDER (1931) and STAMBOUL QUEST (1934).

    Arthur Hunnicutt, Harry Lauter, Paul Newman, ME.
    We all belong to the Butch Cassidy club. Butch was played as a totally different kind of outlaw by every one of us. Probably none were historically accurate.

    As far as types go, I was a triple threat.
    Early on I played a lot of athletic coaches. Later it was tough guys, good and bad. Soldier, policeman, gangster.

    Among my more than two hundred, I was in a film mentioned in a post on this site just a couple of days ago. Virginia wasn’t in that one.
    I was in Dick Foran’s HEART OF THE NORTH which was in double feature with OUT WEST WITH THE HARDYS in Chicago.

    My face was on trading cards and in comic books.
    I was Sgt. O’Hara on TV’s Rin Tin Tin. They made all sorts of products with cast members on them.

    Who am I?


    Joe Sawyer, born on this date in 1906.

     

  10. TODAY IN GINNY! - August 29 - Who Am I?

    As you have been waiting for, and I mean at least one of you, our TODAY IN GINNY! mystery guest.

    I was in two films with Virginia Weidler.

    Arthur Hunnicutt, Harry Lauter, Paul Newman, ME.

    As far as types go, I was a triple threat.

    Among my more than two hundred, I was in a film mentioned in a post on this site just a couple of days ago. Virginia wasn’t in that one.

    My face was on trading cards and in comic books.

    Who am I?

     
  11. Good morning! Here’s an interesting choice for a photo two-shot.

    From the Washington Post, May 18, 1935.

     

  12. TODAY IN GINNY! - August 28 - Donald O’Connor

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    Before we hear from our mystery guest, I wish to acknowledge that I muzzled the guest so as to make the quiz a little tougher. A list of the star’s true accomplishments would have given it away in seconds. Now, our guest…

    I was in one film with Virginia Weidler.

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    That was MEN WITH WINGS (1938). We would both be gone from Paramount shortly after this.

    In that film, she took a swing at me.
    Yes, four years before the famous Leo Gorcey punch out I felt the strong right hand of Weidler. Billy Cook ducked.

    I went on to a long screen career.
    I made my last film in 1997.

    I was a part of a popular series of films.
    I was the co-star of the Francis the Talking mule pictures. I quit after six and Mickey Rooney did the last one.

    Who am I?

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    Donald O’Connor, born on this date in 1925.

     

  13. TODAY IN GINNY! - August 28 - Who Am I?

    Here’s today’s mystery guest.

    I was in one film with Virginia Weidler.

    In that film, she took a swing at me.

    I went on to a long screen career.

    I was a part of a popular series of films.

    Who am I?

     
  14. Good morning! I think we may have run this photo before.

    It’s a little odd, but this photo accompanied an article in the May 7, 1939 New York Times that didn’t mention Virginia or Fixer Dugan once. It was an article about movie cameramen, so I guess the editor just thought a photo of a movie playing in New York should go there.

    The photo is also odd, because it looks like a reenactment of a scene in the film only Virginia isn’t wearing the newsboy cap she always had on when wearing that particular outfit.

     

  15. TODAY IN GINNY! - August 27 - Byron Foulger

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    Let’s reveal our TODAY IN GINNY! mystery guest.

    I was in two films with Virginia Weidler.
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    They were BAD LITTLE ANGEL and THE SPELLBINDER (both 1939).

    I usually played a type.
    I was the meek clerk. Sometimes I was the evil meek clerk.

    Near the end of my career, I worked regularly with another TODAY IN GINNY! honoree.
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    In the late 1960s I was cast as Wendell Gibbs, engineer of the Hooterville Cannonball, on PETTICOAT JUNCTION. A regular on the show during that period was TIGer and friend to the VWRS, June Lockhart.

    Like Ginny, I was in a Bret Harte adaptation.
    In 1937, I did LUCK OF ROARING CAMP while Ginny did THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT. Her version included pieces of both OOPF and the Roaring Camp story.

    I was a favorite choice of a popular 1940s director.
    I was often cast in small roles in Preston Sturges’ films.

    Who am I?
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    Byron Foulger, born on this date in 1899.

    Note from ginnyfan: Can you name the third person in the Petticoat Junction photo?