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

Artists in Action #200


Joan Crawford guzzles Pepsi with fellow members of the cast of Trog

7 comments :

Jeff Duncanson said...

What a fantastic shot! However, are you sure that's not Moxie that they are drinking?

Tom Sutpen said...

It's . . . possible. But given that she probably still owned a gazillion shares of stock in Pepsi, I'm not sure Crawford would have allowed herself to be photographed in the vicinity of any other soft drink.

In other words, I'm guessing it's Pepsi; but I don't think it's a bad guess.

swac said...

I'd heard Pepsi was the choice of a prehistoric generation.

Vanwall said...

The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Jeff Duncanson said...

I should have put one of those little winky things in there. ;)

Jeff Duncanson said...

Speaking of Pepsi and Crawford's interest in it..... Didn't Bette Davis have a Coke machine installed on the set of "Baby Jane"?

swac said...

Yeah, right before Keenan Wynn machine gunned it.