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 #41


Toby Wing

5 comments :

Vanwall said...

She was the classic cutie-pie, that's for sure. I still prefer Joi Lansing, tho, as my favorite small-role starlet.

BCNU

Brent McKee said...

My imediate thought as I scrolled down the page was "Oh, another picture of Jean Harlow." Fortunately I was wrong and discovered a rather interesting woman. But you can't deny the resemblance.

Sam said...

Never heard of her, but she's mighty cute.

Tom Sutpen said...

Brent wrote:

My imediate thought as I scrolled down the page was "Oh, another picture of Jean Harlow." Fortunately I was wrong and discovered a rather interesting woman. But you can't deny the resemblance.

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Oh, there's an absolute resemblence. Her career was active during the early-mid 1930s fame, when a lot of starlets went the Platinum blonde route.

Sam wrote:

Never heard of her, but she's mighty cute.

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That she is. She was never well-known, but she looked stunning; more an expression of Platinum-era beauty than Harlow, even. Her most notable appearance was as Dick Powell's partner in Busby Berkeley's Young and Healthy number from 42nd St. Other than that, it was all small roles, bit parts, human window dressing.

Good to see you back here, Sam. Keep visitin'!

orangeguru said...

What a great shot! Once again that great old Hollywood magic at work.