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 #17


Christa Speck
(Miss September, 1961)

6 comments :

Rob said...

Ain't no other way to say it -
What a pair o' jugs!

Fraulein Speck had the most gravity-defying breasts I ever saw. I liked her better without high hair, tho.

BCNU

Brent McKee said...

True about the hair. One might almost think she was ... French.

Anonymous said...

christa married marty kroft- of kroft superstars- land of the lost, banana splits, sigmund the sea monster...you know- the puppet guy

Paul C. said...

Agree about the awesomeness of the breasts. And the strangeness of the hair, for that matter. Makes her look like the female-impersonator alien in MARS ATTACKS!

Tom Sutpen said...

I hadn't thought about that, Paul . . . but there is a kind of Ed Emshwiller, Sci-fi illustration kitschiness about the hair.

But them breastesez more than compensate, I'm sure you'll agree.

Brent McKee said...

Learned today that Christa Speck Kroft passed away on March 22, 2013 of natural causes at age 70.