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 #465


Janet Leigh enjoys a game of croquet.

3 comments :

Inquiring Camera Girl said...

What a beautiful picture of her... she looks so young!

Hans Gruber said...

I know that this is going to be something weird, but I always wondered if Leight was flat chested or if she had big boobs. You know, in "Psycho" she had a body double, so that doesn´t count. If you watch her movies from the 50´s, you´ll never know. So, anybody has a clue?

swac said...

Judging by this gallery of photos, she had a very nice figure. Not overly pulchritudinous, but certainly attractive.

She also looks like dynamite in her cocktail dress in Who Was That Lady, with then-husband Tony Curtis and Dean Martin.