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 #59


Margaret Sullavan
No. 44 in a series of 50 from Player's Navy Cut Cigarettes
Only Yesterday brought to the films a new star--Margaret Sullavan. The daughter of a broker, she was born in Norfolk, Virginia, on May 16th, 1911. On leaving school, she attended a theatre school, and then became a member of some University Players in Cape Cod. Her parents, however, objected to her going on the stage and she returned home. Nevertheless, her desire for a theatrical career was too strong--and she won their consent. After touring with stock companies, she was seen in New York by a Universal "scout" on the look-out for new talent. Her second film is Little Man, What Now?

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