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 #51


Pat Paterson
No. 36 in a series of 50 from Player's Navy Cut Cigarettes
Pat Paterson was born in Scotland on April 7th, 1911, and made her first stage appearance during her Christmas holidays in a pantomime. This was at ten years of age; when she was fifteen she ran away to London, arriving with £5, and plenty of optimism. After securing a role in a touring company, she appeared in Andre Charlot's cabaret shows, and later won fame as one of 'The Two Pairs' who became popular on the wireless. She had appeared in more than a dozen British films when Hollywood took her, and she made a great hit in her first American film, Bottoms Up. She has also appeared in Call It Luck.

1 comment :

swac said...

a.k.a. Mrs. Charles Boyer