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

They Were an Item #70

Andrew Prine and Karen Kupcinet


Tommy O'C said...

I remember Andrew Prine. And she was Irv Kupcinet's daughter, strangled in her West Hollywood apartment, Thanksgiving Day, 1963. The case was never solved. She was romantically involved with Prine at the time of her death. He was one of many questioned and released. Earlier that day, she had dined with "Lost in Space" star Mark Godard and his wife.

swac said...

Funny, last night I was watching one of those 42nd Street trailer compilations and up came Simon: King of the Witches.

An odd career, but he sure knew how to keep busy.

Cinebeats said...

Fascinating stuff and great picture.

I just rewatched Simon King of the Witches w/Prine last week and he's been on my mind a lot lately. I didn't know a thing about Karen Kupcinet, but this picture sent me searching the www for more info.