TODAY IN GINNY! - August 1 - Who Am I?

Sorry for the lack of a morning post today…

I was in one film with Virginia Weidler.

I also appeared in films with Bonita Granville, Shirley Temple, and Barbra Streisand.

No one knows if Wallace Beery ever pinched me.

Ginny and I were both flower girls in films.

Who am I?

TODAY IN GINNY! - July 31 - Clarence Kolb

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I was in one film with Virginia Weidler.
I was the town crier in MAID OF SALEM (1937).

I had two careers in film, one in the 1910s and another starting in the “Weidler era”.
I made several shorts in the early period, a feature in the 1920s, and took up my known persona in the mid-1930s.

I was somewhat “in a pickle” in vaudeville.
I was one half of the comedy team of Kolb and Dill. It was with Max Dill that I made my early films.

I was known in my second film career for playing corrupt politicians and overbearing bosses.
I also played J.H. King in the Five Little Peppers movies.

I was a regular on television when I was almost eighty.
As John H. mentioned in his answer on Facebook, I was Mr. Honeywell on MY LITTLE MARGIE.

I played myself in my final film.
I played Kolb of Kolb and Dill in MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES.

Who am I?

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Clarence Kolb, born on this date in 1874.

TODAY IN GINNY! - July 31 - Who Am I?

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I was in one film with Virginia Weidler.

I had two careers in film, one in the 1910s and another starting in the “Weidler era”.

I was somewhat “in a pickle” in vaudeville.

I was known in my second film career for playing corrupt politicians and overbearing bosses.

I was a regular on television when I was almost eighty.

I played myself in my final film.

Who am I?

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Good morning! Here’s part 2 of Chauncy’s clips from SCANDAL STREET (1938). I watched part one and will watch part two along with you, so to speak.

My reaction to part one was threefold; first, unlike OUTSIDE THESE WALLS the Ginny clips from this film really don’t tell you what is going on at all. Paramount is using Virginia here in much the same way MGM used her in the post-PHILADELPHIA programmers. She’s an aside or a diversion from the main plot.

Second, the relationship between Ginny and Lois Kent is sort of like what would have happened had FOX switched the casting of Shirley Temple and Jane Withers in BRIGHT EYES.

Third, Willie is sort of Edie Moseley’s (GIRL OF THE OZARKS) city cousin. Edie would have dispatched those mean girls rather quickly, though.

Thanks again to Chauncy for posting the clips.

Good morning! as promised this is part one of Scandal Street as posted to YouTube by Chauncy. I’m actually out of town today so there will be no TIG quiz.

TODAY IN GINNY! - July 29 - William Powell

I was in one Virginia Weidler film.
It was THE YOUNGEST PROFESSION IN 1943.

The New York Film Critics liked me a lot more than the Academy did.
I won Best Actor from the critics for a combined entry of THE SENATOR WAS INDISCREET and LIFE WITH FATHER. I lost the Oscar three times.

I solved crimes at three different studios.
I was Philo Vance for both Paramount and Warner Brothers and Nick Charles for MGM.

I would have preferred a chance at clever back and forth with Virginia, as Allyn Joslyn got, but it was not to be.
The director had Virginia “sleep” through her scene with me. She got to murmur my name in her sleep, but that was it.

Who am I?


William Powell, born on this date in 1892.

TODAY IN GINNY! - July 29 - Who Am I?

I was in one Virginia Weidler film.

The New York Film Critics liked me a lot more than the Academy did.

I solved crimes at three different studios.

I would have preferred a chance at clever back and forth with Virginia, as Allyn Joslyn got, but it was not to be.

Who am I?

Good morning! We start with a letter I received yesterday from Jerry Schatz of Copiague NY. Jerry was an Our Gang player for several years and appeared in small child roles in over 60 films.  He was in THE PINCH SINGER with the Weidler Brothers and in GIRL OF THE OZARKS, a fact I was unaware of until one of you (was it John B. or Richard?) pointed it out. Unfortunately Jerry doesn’t remember the particular films in question, but it was very nice of him to look through his own memorabilia to see if he had kept a Weidler item. In addition to OZARKS and OUR GANG, Jerry was in WELLS FARGO, CAPTAIN JANUARY, LITTLE MISS NOBODY, BABES IN TOYLAND, and several of the Penrod films. His final film was a promotional film for Coca-Cola in 1941. I don’t know a lot about Jerry actually, but I do know that he has been an avid ham radio hobbyist over the years. That’s how I confirmed the address.

Good morning! We start with a letter I received yesterday from Jerry Schatz of Copiague NY. Jerry was an Our Gang player for several years and appeared in small child roles in over 60 films.

He was in THE PINCH SINGER with the Weidler Brothers and in GIRL OF THE OZARKS, a fact I was unaware of until one of you (was it John B. or Richard?) pointed it out.

Unfortunately Jerry doesn’t remember the particular films in question, but it was very nice of him to look through his own memorabilia to see if he had kept a Weidler item.

In addition to OZARKS and OUR GANG, Jerry was in WELLS FARGO, CAPTAIN JANUARY, LITTLE MISS NOBODY, BABES IN TOYLAND, and several of the Penrod films. His final film was a promotional film for Coca-Cola in 1941.

I don’t know a lot about Jerry actually, but I do know that he has been an avid ham radio hobbyist over the years. That’s how I confirmed the address.

TODAY IN GINNY! - July 28 - Lois Kent

Here’s the answer TODAY IN GINNY!

I was in two films with Virginia Weidler.
They were GIRL OF THE OZARKS (1936) and SCANDAL STREET (1938). I was her Jane Withers or Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson to you).

I also worked multiple times with Porter Hall and Henry Travers.
Porter Hall was even in that second Ginny film!

Other Today In Ginny! honorees I appeared with (outside of my two Ginny Films) include Marsha Hunt, John Halliday, Robert Cummings, and C.Henry Gordon.
And they were all in the same film, HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD.


My final screen appearance was my second Ginny film.
As Danny Miller mentioned on Facebook, I retired at age 12

Who am I?


I am Lois Kent, born on this date in 1926.

TODAY IN GINNY! - July 28 - Who Am I?

I was in two films with Virginia Weidler.

I also worked multiple times with Porter Hall and Henry Travers.

Other Today In Ginny! honorees I appeared with (outside of my two Ginny Films) include Marsha Hunt, John Halliday, Robert Cummings, and C.Henry Gordon.

My final screen appearance was my second Ginny film.

Who am I?

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