Monday, March 20, 2006


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 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!


Uncle Gustav said...

If you could only see the half-dozen titles that are now at the top of my Netflix queue...

Dennis Cozzalio said...

Yeah, I've been top-loading myself. Why do I get the suspicion our two queues might have some substantial overlap?

Aaron W. Graham said...

I love the absolute randomness of this particular blog-a-thon, and as I currently have Siegel's THE KILLERS checked out of the library at the moment, consider me signed up.

As for the overlap, I think it's inevitable, considering the propensity to write about Angie's work with the great directors.

I'm still not sure what i'm going to write about, though it's either going to be about her work with Lee Marvin in THE KILLERS, POINT BLANK and DEATH HUNT, or something completely different. How I wish I had THE RESURRECTION OF ZACHARY WHEELER, which I remember to be quite the mindtrip.

Anonymous said...

I'm in the middle of a new 24Lies article in which the lovely Angie Dickinson will play a vital role, but I'm afraid I won't be able to make that deadline. Keep an eye open in the near future--I'm pretty sure you guys will dig it!

Anonymous said...

Angie looks like Martha Stewart in that recent photo--which, to my way of thinking, is not a bad thing.

I'll try to write something of value for the blog-a-thon, blogless soul that I am; I'm curious to see whether I think more of her acting ability now than I used to.

Dennis Cozzalio said...

Excellent news! I was hoping you would want to get involved. Still compiling the Quiz answers-- I suffered a laptop crisis last night, so I had to use Patty's tiny-sized laptop-- made me feel like I had an Italian sausage strapped to each finger, so I didn't get much done. But I'm getting close!

Peet: I'm dyin' to read this upcoming piece!