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

Sex Education #126


Julie Newmar

13 comments :

Clarence Darrow said...

what a fabulously instructive educator she was.

and she's still pretty cool, albeit no longer teaching me about sex . . . .

Christopher said...

taught me everything I know about Baseball.here I'm about to be stupified with a Bat..

estiv said...

She was one of my first crushes before I had any idea what a crush was. I just knew that I wanted to watch her. For one thing (besides the obvious reasons such as legs a million miles long) she often looked as if, as in this picture, she was having fun.

Christopher said...

She really is a beaut..I've heard many good things about her from people that have met her..I think shes supposed to be have a really high IQ also..lol..I was just looking at an old clip of her on The Monkees tv show...she towered over those boys!...

Robert Fiore said...

Whatever Lola wants . . .

Vanwall said...

She could beat me like a rented mule with that Hillerich & Bradsby all day long, if she was dressed like that.

swac said...

Robert should get a cigar, the photo was taken while Ms. Newmar was appearing in a summer stock production of Damn Yankees.

She really had a way with a bat, man.

Robert Fiore said...

Elementary, my dear Watson. Gwen Verdon wears the same outfit on the cover of the Original Broadway Cast album. Julie has he bat in her hands, and the scarecrow is wearing a Yankee uniform.

Robert Fiore said...

Or anyway, pinstripes.

Peter Nellhaus said...

I'd love to pitch woo.

Daniel Poeira said...

This photo gives a whole new meaning to "Hit me, baby, yeah!"

Ann oDyne said...

The obvious intelligence plus the knockout looks is what makes a truly sexy woman.
Barbara Feldon is another one.

VP81955 said...

I interviewed Julie at a memorabilia show about 12 years ago, talking with her for about 15 to 20 minutes. What a wonderfully gracious lady, as intelligent as she was beautiful. She now has a Web site, http://www.julienewmarwrites.com/, where she thoughtfully comments on a variety of things. Well worth checking out.

I should also add that Julie is an admirer of Carole Lombard (and anyone who admires Carole is a friend of mine!), as I recently noted in my blog: http://community.livejournal.com/carole_and_co/188038.html