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

Collect 'Em All #2

Kay Francis
(No. 9 in a series of 48 issued by Gallaher Tobacco, Virginia House, London & Belfast)
"No role I have ever played in motion pictures has pleased me more than my part in 'Secrets of an Actress.' For an actress to portray an actress is to allow her splendid freedom of expression; but, from another angle, 'Secrets of an Actress' brought me into contact with those two delifghtful British Sstars--Ian Hunter and Isabel Jeans--and no studio association has ever been happier."

1 comment :

Lex10 said...

For an actress with such "horny" roles I really liked her in "My Bill" where she plays a mom. Although it's beyond me that someone who could not pwonounce "r" and had a lisp got to be tho big. Pwobably the hawny woleth, eh?