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 #44


Margaret Lindsay
No. 29 in a series of 50 from Players Navy Cut Cigarettes
Born in 1908 in Dubuque, Iowa, Margaret Lindsay is one of a family of five--she has three sisters and one brother. After completing her education, she attended the American Academy of Dramatic Art, and later came to England, where she played in five shows before returning. She then took film tests, and made her debut in The Fourth Horseman. Cavalcade brought her into prominence, for she appeared as the young bride who was drowned on her honeymoon trip in the Titanic. Her latest films include The House on 56th Street, Lady Killer, Merry Wives of Reno and The Dragon Murder Case.

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