The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

Sex Education #56

Angie Dickinson


Brent McKee said...

Love her comment about her supposed affair with JFK: "It was the best 20 seconds of my life." Clearly too much woman for him. And looking great nude as late as Big Bad Mama, which makes you wonder why she wanted a body double for Dressed To Kill.

Dennis Cozzalio said...

Tom: I just went through a bunch of old Police Woman episodes for an eventual DVD release. The shows don't add up to much, but A.D. was still such a knockout that it didn't much matter. But I think of her in Rio Bravo and Siegel's The Killers and (body double or not) Dressed to Kill, and I think she's gotta be up there in or near the pantheon headed up by Claudia Cardinale and Sophia Loren. (I'm definitely gonna have to rent Big Bad Mama!) What a spectacular shot. Thanks kindly for making my Wednesday a whole lot happier. (And Brent is right-- that withering quote is fantastic. I wonder if she ever had anything similar to say about Ol' Blue Eyes...)