Never Gonna Dance

Monday, August 31, 2009

Ice Cream Flavours

Upon discussion about Ginger's favourite ice cream flavour, I threw a poll together to see what people thought. This may just lead to moving any further ice cream discussion to this post, but that's okay. We'll organize, here. The answer choices are really just plain ones and ice cream flavours I like (my favourite being peppermint) since I honestly have no idea what flavours Ginger enjoyed. If anyone is still curious I can attempt to find more info. Actually, it's really not necessary to vote. The poll is quite bogus actually, just leave a comment here if interested.



  1. Great! I chose Strawberry, as mentioned before... just have this idea she liked that - she wasn't vanilla, and may have liked chocolate, but there's something about strawberry that just says, "Ginger"...
    I found a picture of her with is most likely a shake, but may be an ice cream 'float'...of course, it is in B/W, but the concoction is definitely a light color...could very well be vanilla...I posted it on G-ology, as a visual aid...
    And, not sure about the variety of flavors thay had back then...I may be totally wrong, but I think I remember back before cookie dough ice cream was created (oof, I'm getting old!)... rocky road has been around quite a while, well as peppermint flavors.
    More research will be performed...there is no option...

  2. Maybe because Ginger's hair is strawberry blonde at times? Haha!
    Yeah I think cookie dough is newer, Rocky Road came out in the 20s I think, and definitely peppermint I could see emerging in the early 20th century, though I could be completely wrong... when was ice cream invented in the first place? I have another question that I think I will post here next week... it merits some discussion.


  3. I dont know why, but I see her as more of a honeycomb/ rum and raisin type girl :P


  4. Haha! I think after I find all of her movies this blog will take a new direction - The Ginger List: A List of Questions to Ask Ginger.


  5. I can't picture Ginger with a chocolate ice cream cone. I'm thinking she gravitated towards the fruit flavors like strawberry, black raspbery, peach, banana, orange pineapple. I also see her liking vanilla. I expect she didn't stick with one flavor, but given the above facts, I pick her favorite as cherry vanilla.

    Furthermore, since Ginger had an ice cream fountain in her home, I'm sure she made her own ice cream, too. You know, with one of those hand crank ice cream makers - pour in the recipe, add ice, add rock salt, and get cranking. That's probably why Ginger could eat lots of ice cream and stay thin. She burnt off all the calories cranking.

  6. "She burnt off all the calories cranking."
    As opposed to dancing?


  7. It's vanilla - she had an ice-cream fountain of it in her house. I see PG Aunt has already said this though :D

  8. Solved! Sounds like a true American.


  9. Cool that she had her own fountain! Wonder whatever happened to all of that...
    How cool would it be to have the 'soda dispenser' deal, or really anything else from it!
    ...I still think Ginger's fave was strawberry, although that may have not been as easy to 'concoct' back then, just due to availability... but she WAS in California, which has produce year-round, as far as I can tell...
    ...we really need some ice cream historians on the case, y'all...

  10. PG Aunt and PG Dagda???, what is 'PG'? Pro-Ginger? from what I've been told (and know) about y'all, I would say so! :-)
    Great to see y'all on the 'blog' side of things! Do y'all have blog sites? I would be interested in those - seems to be a decent blog 'community' starting up for VKM!

    P.S. - It's still STRAWBERRY, y'all... :-]


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All Movies

1. 5th Ave Girl (1939) .... Mary Grey
2. 42nd Street (1933) .... Ann
3. A Day of a Man of Affairs (1929)
4. A Night in a Dormitory (1930) .... Ginger
5. A Shriek in the Night (1933) .... Pat Morgan
6. Bachelor Mother (1939) .... Polly Parrish
7. Beautiful Stranger (1954) .... 'Johnny' Victor
8. Black Widow (1954) .... Carlotta 'Lottie' Marin
9. Broadway Bad (1933) .... Flip Daly
10. Campus Sweethearts (1930)
11. Carefree (1938) .... Amanda Cooper
12. Carnival Boat (1932) .... Honey
13. Chance at Heaven (1933) .... Marjorie 'Marje' 'Mug' Harris
14. Change of Heart (1934) .... Madge Rountree
15. Confession, The (1964) .... Madame Rinaldi Quick, Let’s get Married!
16. Don't Bet on Love (1933) .... Molly Gilbert
17. Dreamboat (1952) .... Gloria Marlowe
18. Finishing School (1934) .... Cecilia 'Pony' Ferris
19. First Traveling Saleslady, The (1956) .... Miss Rose Gillray, Gillray Corset Co.
20. Flying Down to Rio (1933) .... Honey Hale
21. Follow the Fleet (1936) .... Sherry Martin
22. Follow the Leader (1930) .... Mary Brennan
23. Forever Female (1954) .... Beatrice Page
24. Gay Divorcee, The (1934) .... Mimi Glossop
25. Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) .... Fay Fortune
26. Groom Wore Spurs, The (1951) .... 'A.J.' Furnival
27. Harlow (1965/II) .... Mama Jean Bello
28. Hat Check Girl (1932) .... Jessie King
29. Having Wonderful Time (1938) .... Thelma 'Teddy' Shaw
30. Heartbeat (1946) .... Arlette Lafron
31. Honor Among Lovers (1931) .... Doris Brown
32. In Person (1935) .... Carol Corliss, aka Clara Colfax
33. It Had to Be You (1947) .... Victoria Stafford
34. I'll Be Seeing You (1944) .... Mary Marshall
35. Kitty Foyle: The Natural History of a Woman (1940) .... Kitty Foyle
36. Lady in the Dark (1944) .... Liza Elliott aka Boss Lady
37. Lucky Partners (1940) .... Jean Newton
38. Magnificent Doll (1946) .... Dolly Payne Madison
39. Major and the Minor, The (1942) .... Susan Kathleen 'Su-Su' Applegate
40. Monkey Business (1952) .... Mrs. Edwina Fulton
41. Office Blues (1930) .... Miss Gravis
42. Oh, Men! Oh, Women! (1957) .... Mildred Turner
43. Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942) .... Katie O'Hara Von Luber, aka Katherine Butt-Smith
44. Perfect Strangers (1950) .... Theresa (Terry) Scott
45. Primrose Path (1940) .... Ellie May Adams
46. Professional Sweetheart (1933) .... Glory Eden
47. Queen High (1930) .... Polly Rockwell
48. Rafter Romance (1933) .... Mary Carroll
49. Roberta (1935) .... Comtesse Scharwenka
50. Romance in Manhattan (1935) .... Sylvia Dennis
51. Roxie Hart (1942) .... Roxie Hart
52. Sap from Syracuse, The (1930) .... Ellen Saunders
53. Shall We Dance (1937) .... Linda Keene
54. Sitting Pretty (1933) .... Dorothy
55. Stage Door (1937) .... Jean Maitland
56. Star of Midnight (1935) .... Donna Mantin
57. Storm Warning (1951) .... Marsha Mitchell
58. Story of Vernon and Irene Castle, The (1939) .... Irene Castle nee Foote
59. Suicide Fleet (1931) .... Sally
60. Swing Time (1936) .... Penny Carroll
61. Tales of Manhattan (1942) .... Diane
62. Teenage Rebel (1956) .... Nancy Fallon
63. Tender Comrade (1943) .... Jo Jones
64. Tenderfoot, The (1932) .... Ruth Weston
65. The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) .... Dinah Barkley
66. Thirteenth Guest, The (1932) .... Lela/Marie Morgan
67. Tight Spot (1955) .... Sherry Conley
68. Tip-Off, The (1931) .... Baby Face
69. Tom Dick and Harry (1941) .... Janie
70. Top Hat (1935) .... Dale Tremont
71. Twenty Million Sweethearts (1934) .... Peggy Cornell
72. Upperworld (1934) .... Lilly Linda
73. Vivacious Lady (1938) .... Francey
74. Week-End at the Waldorf (1945) .... Irene Malvern
75. We're Not Married! (1952) .... Ramona Gladwyn
76. Young Man of Manhattan (1930) .... Puff Randolph
77. You Said a Mouthful (1932) .... Alice Brandon