One of my all-time favorite blog features was a little thing called "Mug Shot Monday" - a curiously fascinating Monday morning confabulation of mug shot marvels, culled from the weekend arrest reports from somewhere in the northern rockies. The selections ran the gamut from "hummanahummana" to "oh the humanity" and were, quite simply, routinely thrilling. I've pined for "Mug Shot Mondays" in the months (years?) since the fellow retired his blog, so imagine my delighted surprise to discover that both he and Mug Shot Mondays are back, making my Mondays better than ever.
___ Item 2: OVERLOOKED in 1953.
As the days flit past, I must admit that I will likely be unable to develop a new "overlooked" profile for 1953. (Though, fear not, I remain committed to doing the "Born In" profile that y'all selected.) So, in honor of the overlooked, I direct your attention to a profile I developed some time ago for a most excellent 1953 performance: Carolyn Jones in The House of Wax.
___ Item 3: FINAL GIRL'S FILM CLUB.
StinkyLulu was pleased to adventure beyond the singular purview of supporting actressness by screening Kathryn Bigelow's fascinating film Near Dark (1987) and participating in Final Girl's Film Club for the month of April. Even if you're not a horror fan, it's a great film and a fun event. Be sure to check out the contributions over at Final Girl.
___ Item 4: PROGNOSTICATE THIS!
Yes, I'll keep padding "To Dos Day" with this announcement until I have a second to comb through the contributions thus far. So, yes, I'm still contemplating a miniature Supporting Actresses version Nathaniel's 2nd annual Actress Psychic Contest. If you would like to play Supporting Actress prognosticator, please do consider joining up. Nathaniel's even posted his April Fool's predictions for the category to help y'all out. I'll run a real contest if I get 25+ folks (we're barely into double digits now) interested in playing. To indicate your interest, shoot me a quick email and tell me your top 6 picks for Best Supporting Actress 2008, with a bonus/tie-breaker of your most likely Razzie nominee. (For those of you who have already submitted, thanks & look for some followup in the next weeks.)
___ Item 5: SMACKDOWN - 1953!
Don't forget to click back this Sunday for 1953's Smackdown, featuring Whip Smart, Ken, Adam and possibly one other.
___ Item 6: DIED IN 1999?
For May, StinkyLulu & The Smackdowners will be devoting their attention to 1999. Which presents something of an conundrum for the new "Born In" feature... I have identified a handful of moppets (Elle Peterson, Brooklyn Proulx, Hope Fogle, Alessandra Daniele and China Anderson) with potentially eligible performances (respectively -- North Country, ...Coward Robert Ford, The Kingdom, The Hottie and the Nottie, and the ouevre of Tyler Perry). But Criticlasm raises an interesting alternative: instead of doing a "Born In" profile for more contemporary years, perhaps rounding the circle of life with a "Died In" profile? So, lovely reader, which of your favorite supporting actresses shuffled off this mortal coil in 1999? And which performance would you recommend as a fitting memorial? Please do share your suggestions in comments.
Have at it, lovelies!