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 #16


Heather Angel
No. 2 in a series of 50 from Player's Navy Cut Cigarettes
"Heather Angel (Fox) was born in Oxford on Feburary 9th, 1909. Her father, a Don at Christchurch College, died when she was eighteen. She was brought up on a farm when she was young, and educated at Wycombe Abbey. In 1926 she began her stage career as a student at the Old Vic and afterwards played in touring companies. Four years after her stage debut, she made her first film appearance in The City of Song, but British studios did not fully realize her ability, and in 1932 she signed a five-year contract which took her to Hollywood. Her films include: Murder in Trinidad, Springtime for Henry and Romance in the Rain."

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