CALLIE ANGELL
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ANGELL--Callie, 62, on May 5, 2010. Daughter of Roger Angell and the late Evelyn B. Nelson, step daughter to Carol R. Angell, sister to Alice Angell of Portland, ME and John Henry Angell of Portland, OR and aunt to three beloved nieces. A loving daughter and unique friend, a brilliant writer and scholar, and a joyful participant in the world, she will be missed forever.


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Published in New York Times on May 9, 2010.
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October 12, 2020
It breaks my heart to see that Ms. Angell is dead. I had the pleasure of meeting her shortly after I graduated from NYU, I'll never forget her. Her books on Andy Warhol were good, but her one book, "The Films of Any Warhol. Part II." was dynamite! She died too young, but she lives on in her brilliant writing.
Jay Allen
May 20, 2010
I met Ms. Angell twice in the past three years. She was always kind and gracious, even to a lowly Warhol groupie like me. I have been researching for the past four years a book on my friend, Beverly Grant, also known as "Queen of the Underground Movies," and Ms. Angell was due to give a lecture on Warhol's "Batman/Dracula" in which B appeared, just this week. I had asked her for a copy of her lecture via email--I'm sure she would have complied--but I guess she needed to be somewhere else. I just spoke to her at Columbia University's tribute to Mario Montez in late March; she seemed cheerful and upbeat. And, like all the other Warholiacs out there, was waiting in anticipation on the second part of her Warhol film catalog. I didn't know her well at all, but she touched me enough during our brief meetings that I, too, feel I have lost a friend.
Jacob R Clark
May 16, 2010
She was so admirable in her approach to and her tenacity with the Warhol material, that, only knowing her through emails, I feel a friendship has ended so sadly, and would wish to send whatever condolences are possible, especially to her amazing father.
Mark Lancaster
May 15, 2010
sorry.
laura rubin
May 11, 2010
Callie Angell’s work was and will remain an inspiration to Warhol scholars. Callie was, as many other scholars and colleagues have noted, one of the most generous sources one could wish for in the contentious world of Warhol scholarship and criticism. And, as Amy Taubin has noted in her review of Angell’s book, “she is a wonderful writer with a rare ability to combine rigorous scholarship, an abundance of ideas, and empathetic, dryly witty observation in a direct style that's a pleasure to read.” (“Andycam: Amy Taubin on the Warhol Film catalogue raisonne,” Artforum, 2006). In November of 2007, I was asked by the College Arts Association editor to list the three books that inspired my current work. Foremost, was the work of Callie Angell, especially her recently published: Andy Warhol Screen Tests: The Films of Andy Warhol; Catalogue Raisonné, vol. 1 (New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, in association with Harry N. Abrams, 2006). More here: www.collegeart.org/pdf/caa-news-11-07.pdf Callie’s insightful, steadfast, dedicated scholarship on Warhol’s films, as well as her warm and open presence as a curator and mentor will be missed by all of us. —Melissa Ragona, New York and Pittsburgh
Melissa Ragona
May 10, 2010
I cannot believe this news. Callie was a most wonderful person. She shared her immense knowledge so freely; the world will miss an irreplaceable scholar, but it is her kindness and friendship that I will miss most. She often helped me with research, about Warhol, Barbara Rubin, and others, but we also emailed each other photos of our dogs (both dachshunds) and stupid you tube videos of dachshunds we'd be too embarrassed to share with others... What a terrible, terribly shocking loss.
Ara Osterweil
May 10, 2010
Callie was generous indeed when I began exploring an area of film history she knew the best (AW). In 1999 she accepted my invitation to speak at the first Orphan Film Symposium in Columbia, South Carolina. Now the event is in New York, and she again shared her expertise with the symposium, less than a month before her death. Which makes her passing all the more shocking and deeply sad. I will miss her.
Dan Streible
May 10, 2010
Callie with Jonas Mekas, April 9, 2010
Dan Streible
May 10, 2010
Callie (center) with Sarah Resnick & Katie Trainor, at left; Esther Robinson & Todd Griffin, April 9, 2010.
Dan Streible
May 10, 2010
I had not seen Callie for many years, but we were close at one time. She was remarkable. It was a great thing to have known her.
John David Rhodes
May 10, 2010
I've had a few conversations over the past three years and was impressed by her encyclopedic knowledge and above her friendliness. I will miss my conversations with her and regret that we never got to meet face-to-face.
Marshall Swerman
May 10, 2010
Callie was a wonderful and dearly respected colleague. We owe so much of what we know about Warhol scholarship to her careful and exacting film research. Callie was also a special human being. I would bump into Callie on the 5th Avenue bus from time to time and we'd chat about her beloved dog Jimmie. We are all blessed to have had Callie Angell as a friend and colleague. I send my sincerest condolences to her family.
Anne Morra
May 9, 2010
Callie Angell was a remarkable woman, scholar and writer as well as one of the nicest people I have ever known. Her quiet demeanor never masked her strong presence. She was a great supporter to Jim Hoberman and I from the very begining of the Plaster Foundation (The Jack Smith Archive) and her support was indispensible.
A person of tremendous personal integrity and fierce intelligence.her passing is a great personal loss and a tragic loss for the art and film world. She is deeply missed......
penny arcade
May 9, 2010
Callie Angell!
Her book is an absolutely amazing and indispensable document, and it's difficult to understand that there won't be another. Many great memories, now shattered in shock.
matt wrbican
May 9, 2010
callie angell now in writers' heaven. bless her soul for her wonderful contributions to the art world. billy name
billy name
May 9, 2010
I met Callie soon after Anthology Film Archives opened. She welcomed me in a library otherwise overpopulated with academics. We both just loved movies. I haven't spoken to her in 30 years, but remember her kindness and quiet intelligence .
myron adams
May 9, 2010
Amongst the many all over the world, as here in Berlin as well as at Arsenal Institute for film & Video Kunst mourn the lost of a wonderful woman. For myself, having known so many, and worked with many actors, artists who worked with Andy Warhol,one sort of absorbed him by osmosis thru these people-my colleagues, friends who were in someway associated with him. After reading Callie's first Catalogue Raisonne` from front to back every word, I must say she gave me an entirely diffferent and so much more rich and astute perspective, insight, and understanding and appreciation of Warhol's work-the genius of his work. We spent a week in London two yrs ago where she was a guest of BFI,had a fantastic time, and I can't imagine being in all of the places we were together from both Tates, to the divine Courthald Institute, walking along the Thames and many other places. Truly a tremendous loss in my life and a woman I loved very dearly. Sincerely, John Edward heys
John Heys
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