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 #60

Genevieve Tobin
No. 45 in a series of 50 from Player's Navy Cut Cigarettes
Born in New York City, November 29th, 1904, and educated in New York and Paris, Genevieve Tobin began her stage career when she was sixteen years of age. She scored a hit in the leading role of The Trial of Mary Dugan (in which she appeared in this country), and this led to film work. The Lady Surrenders was her first talkie and her latest include Dark Hazard, Easy to Love, Success at Any Price, The Ninth Guest and Kiss and Make Up. She is a talented musician and plays both harp and piano really well; she also possesses a fine soprano voice.


Autospike said...

She looks like Christina Applegate.

swac said...

Hmm...I can see that.

I only recall her from The Petrified Forest and Lubitsch's One Hour with You, although I suspect I may have seen Easy to Love (she co-stars with Adolphe Menjou and Edward Everett Horton) amid the blur of a Cinefest weekend in Syracuse.

She married her Easy to Love director, William Keighley, and retired from films at the end of the '30s (he kept working, making some fine films like The Man Who Came to Dinner and The Street With No Name, into the early '50s).