‘Bogalusa Charm’ will be staple at BBHF

Published 4:45 am Friday, September 1, 2017

Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival Executive Chairwoman Malinda White wants to make the movie, “Bogalusa Charm,” a regular part of the festival schedule.

The film tells the story of the late Dixie Gallaspy’s “charm school.”

“Dixie was a pioneering woman, a trailblazer, a visionary, and always with a flair resonating her love for life and all things Southern,” White said. “She was most definitely larger than life. And she was the one who cut the ribbon for the Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival.”

Steve Richardson produced the movie.

“It was his brainchild,” White said. “And he captured the essence of the culture of our community.”

Anyone who hasn’t seen the film, or anyone who would like to see it again, can see what Richardson captured in the old Pioneer Museum in Cassidy Park at 6 p.m. on both nights of this year’s Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival, Sept. 29-30.