What was but a few days ago just a twinkle in Flickhead’s appreciative eye, brought on by a fortuitously timed post here and there, has become a bona fide international event. I’m speaking, of course, of the Angie Dickinson Blog-a-Thon, happening Wednesday, April 19.
We decided that, after having scaled the heights of such lofty subjects as Michael Haneke, Robert Altman, the upcoming Abel Ferrara Blog-a-Thon (this coming Monday, March 27), and, of course, Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls, that it was time to cleanse the palate, if you will, or as Flickhead put it, to get certain other priorities in order.
Ms. Dickinson has worked with some very interesting directors in her 52-year (52-year!) TV and film career, among them Howard Hawks, Samuel Fuller, John Boorman, Brian De Palma, Don Siegel, Arthur Penn and Roger Vadim. We think it is high time some words of admiration and examination were devoted to her beauty, her presence, her attraction for these directors and, oh, yes, her acting, a rather crucial aspect of her career which perhaps has not been given its proper due.
You are invited to join in with contributions, if her spirit so moves you. Those with their own blogs will, of course, post on their own sites. But anyone without a blog to call home is invited to submit your own piece (be it a paragraph or 20) to Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule by e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will collect up any submissions and post them alongside my own on April 19.
It’s the Angie Dickinson Blog-a-Thon, Wednesday, April 19! Mark your calendars!