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

Before and After #213: Tuesday Weld

Before


After

8 comments :

Loye said...

I've never seen such a young picture of her. How old was she, 15 maybe?

Greg said...

I believe this was taken after her tv and film debuts in 1956 when she would have been 13.

Peter Nellhaus said...

She's still pretty attractive in the "After" picture.

Brooks said...

She has more than a touch of Tuesday Weld.

Teddy Randazzo said...

She was in the film 'Rock Rock Rock ' in 1956 with my dad Teddy Randazzo .
How fun is that ? !

Teddy Randazzo Jr

J. D. King said...

Forever gorgeous.

highriskbanker said...

Even at 69 she is still hot and of well being!

Dave Heasman said...

And in Rock Rock Rock her singing voice was dubbed by Connie Francis. Who was only 18 herself.