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 #45


Ida Lupino
No. 30 in a series of 50 from Players Navy Cut Cigarettes
Born in London in 1916, Ida Lupino represents the youngest generation of the famous family of clowns, for her father is Stanley Lupino. Although she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she had no stage experience before making her film debut in a crowd scene in The Love Race. After a big part in Her First Affaire, other leading roles in British films followed. Then came a Hollywood contract, and she sailed for America in August, 1933. Following Search for Beauty and Come On, Marines, a severe illness kept her off the screen for several weeks, but she has returned in Ready for Love.

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