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

Action, Now! #11


Original Caption:

Three young ladies picket in front of a huge cutout of blonde Marilyn Monroe at the Grauman's Chinese Theater where "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" is showing. Pickets, left to right: Avis Kimball, Lillian Pacino and Evelyn Bernard.

6 comments :

Christopher said...

don't worry ladies ;o)

Feta said...

Apparently nobody told these ladies that the sequel was entitled "But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes"...

Ay Mercedes! said...

Awesome shot of these lovely ladies. Loves it!!!

xx♥

Robert Fiore said...

More accurately classified in The Golden Age of Publicity.

MichaelRyerson said...

Ah, a starlet's work is never done and here we have a rare shot of Evelyn Bernard, plying her starlet's trade, who would go on to light up the screen in Son of Sinbad and, alas, subsequently disappear forever into that long good night where 'Tartar Girl(s)' have been known to hawk refrigerators, small Japanese cars and randy young film executives.

Milan said...

"We've got everything blondes have."

The lost art of deniable indecency.