(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
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather
from The New Movie Album: An Autographed Who's Who of the Screen (1931)
"To correct any inaccuracies that may have resulted from my being sometimes referred to as the 'Brooklyn Bonfire,' let me say, first off, that I was born in Brooklyn, that I was 'raised' there, and that I lived there until well along in my 'teens. I moved from Brooklyn to Hollywood. And that is my story. Of course there was the time my photograph, submitted by my father, wond for me a magazine contest. There was my little part in the Billie Dove picture, 'Beyond the Rainbow,' which was my first. I was sure at the time that it would be my last. But then, many weeks later, when I had become reconciled to a stenographic career, Elmer Clifton gave me a part in 'Down to the Sea in Ships.' I played parts in several other eastern pictures and then came to Hollywood, where B.P. Schulberg, the man really responsible for what success I have had, placed me under contract. When Mr. Schulberg joined Paramount as managing director of production he took my contract, and me, with him. I played in 'Mantrap,' 'Kid Boots,' 'Wings,' and in several other pictures before 'It' made me a star, and gave me a reputation. My last picture was 'Her Wedding Night.' My next will present me as an usherette."
Klaus Kinski in
(Werner Herzog; 1979)
On December 18, 2002, the band Belle and Sebastian performed at John Peel's Christmas bacchanal, broadcast live over Radio 1 in London. Santa Claus Step Into My Office, Baby Jonathan David
Santa Claus, Go Straight to the Ghetto
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Santa, Bring My Baby Back to Me
If You Find Yourself Caught in Love
The Boy With the Arab Strap
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Get Me Away from Here, I'm Dying
I Took Some Time for Christmas
The Twelve Days of Christmas
From The New Movie Album: An Autorgraphed Who's Who of the Screen (1931)
"I am the youngest of Richard Bennett's three daughters and I was born in 1911, at the Palisades, New Jersey. Although my family were against a stage career for any of us, I, like my other two sisters, Constance and Barbara, decided to cast my lot with motion pictures. I was tutored privately until I was eight years old and then sent to St. Margaret's Boarding School at Waterbury, Conn. My education was completed at L'Ermitage, a finishing school at Versailles, France. Up to the time that I made my debut in support of my father on the stage in 'Jarnegan,' I had had no theatrical experience. This was in 1928. Motion picture executives seeing me in the play decided I should go to Hollywood at the conclusion of the run of 'Jarnegan' in New York. My first film part was Ronald Colman's leading lady in 'Bulldog Drummond.' This led to a contract with United Artists, and I was cast in the principal role in 'Three Live Ghosts.' Then came 'Disraeli' in which I supported George Arliss; 'Puttin' on the Ritz' with Harry Richmond. In the latter picture I sang my first song before the microphone, 'With You.' Next I was cast in the featured feminine role in 'Crazy That Way.' then portrayed John Barrymore's leading lady in 'Moby Dick,' and then the principal feminine role in 'Maybe It's Love.'"
Poets are both clean and warm
And most are far above the norm
Whether here, or on the roam
Have a poet in every home! #3