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

The Art of the Centerfold #13


Allison Parks
(Miss October, 1965)

6 comments :

jeff said...

Never found the sight of ribs to be particularly sexy, myself....

Rob said...

Yeah, not one of her better poses - she was the usually the queen of High Hair - for me, one of the very few who could pull off looking great while wearing that piled-up 'do. Nice cheeks, too. Both sets.

BCNU

Brent McKee said...

Look at those tan lines though. These days guys have smaller tan lines.

Cameron said...

I agree that this is not one of the best photos of Allison Parks. Most of her gallery is stunning! She, along with Gale Olson and the late, beautiful Paige Young are my favourite Playmates of all time. I think the 60's was Playboy's golden era.
Cameron

panzer65 said...

A very nice pose, but I think the one of her in the pool laying on the steps chest down, which was taken at the same place as this one, is much better.

George Payerle said...

Yeah, okay if you people want to be looking at Parks as a Grace Kelly. But this is a beautiful photo of a real woman, with ribs even. And Grace wouldn't have objected to that face, any day.