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

Twilight of the Dreamboats #4
Welcome to Show Business! #22


Original Captions:

New Orleans -- Car in which actress Jayne Mansfield crashed to her death June 29 is nothing but twisted metal. The 34-year-old sex symbol, her chauffeur Bonnie Harrison, and lawyer Sam Brody, were all killed when the car smashed into a truck on a winding road outside New Orleans. Three of Miss Mansfield's children, ranging in age from three to eight, were treated for cuts and shock at a New Orleans hospital. (1967)

7 comments :

Maureen said...

OMG!

Mike said...

More shots of the vehicle (plus other stuff) here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCw8o05uApk&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Efindadeath%2Ecom%2FDeceased%2Fm%2FMansfield%2Fjayne%5Fmansfield%2Ehtm&feature=player_embedded

Tommy O'C said...

Exactly.

estiv said...

Weird to think that Mariska Hargitay was one of the children in that car.

Tommy O'C said...

Mariska survived that crash? My God...

kevracer said...

Mariska survived with just a cut on her cheek

Christopher Brame said...

Driver's name was Ronnie Harrison, not Bonnie.