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

The Golden Age of Prurience #56


True Police Yearbook
(vol. 1, #6; June, 1957)

13 comments :

Christopher said...

PIN DOWN GIRLS!!

F.G. Marshall-Stacks said...

those pointy C-cups definitely inspired the tailfins on the '59 Cadillac.

la peregrina said...

..."scarlet sinners in the house of lost women."

It's almost poetry.

Robert Fiore said...

Now, what is she getting undressed for, exactly? That's hardcore. 1957, too.

Christopher said...

the dame with the torpeados getting dressed ..or undressed? is my favorite...shes like.. "oooo don't kill her..save something for me..

Tommy O'C said...

Torpedo breasts is stripping because it's her they're fighting over.

To the victor goes the spoils...

Inquiring Camera Girl said...

When did pointy boobs go out of style? And for God's sake, why?

Joanne said...

This must be in the age of Femme Fatale?. This picture looks like it could be one of their book covers. I have read a couple of the wonderful books from this era. The cover is the most erotic thing about the two books I read.

F.G. Marshall-Stacks said...

CamGirl - the Sixties for most chicks, but I'm still wearing 'em, and Madgeonna gave Jean-Paul Gaultier's a run a while back..

I am amazed they would be prison-issue of course.

"I dreamed I was The Defendant, in my Maidenform bra"?

Joanne said...

Great quote. Weren't these bras also called "bullet bras"?

Christopher said...

"damn the torpedos!!"

rookgaroo said...

There are no real losers in these kind of fights.

Joanne said...

Aren't the women the real losers. They often were then and still are today.