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 #30

Dolores Del Rio
No. 15 in a series of 50 from Players Navy Cut cigarettes.
A second cousin to Ramon Navarro, Dolores Del Rio was born on August 3rd, 1905 in Durango, Mexico, and christened Lolita Dolores Asunsolo de Martinez. She was sent to a convent when she was seven, and after her education there, left when she was fifteen. A year later she was married to Jaime Del Rio. Edwin Carewe, the director, noticed her, and persuaded her to leave her life in society for the screen. In 1925 she made her first film appearance in Joanna, but What Price Glory brought her fame. Among her latest talkie successes are Flying Down to Rio, Wonder Bar and Madame Du Barry.

1 comment :

Vanwall said...

Probably the greatest Mexican actress - her Cine del Oro years were wonderful. I usually think of that period with her and Armendariz in my head. Hollywood was better for her just being there.