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

Collect 'Em All #63


Alice White
No. 48 in a series of 50 from Player's Navy Cut Cigarettes
Alice White was born in Paterson, New Jersey, on July 25th, 1907, of French and Italian parents. Her mother, a former chorus girl, died when Alice was only three years of age. After her education at Roanoke College, in Virginia, Alice White took a secretarial course at the Hollywood High School, and later obtained a job as a script clerk in a studio. She obtained an engagement, making her film debut in The Sea Tiger. She won stardom, then for some time was not seen on the screen. She returned for Employees' Entrance and her latest successes include Jimmy the Gent, A Very Honourable Guy and Gift of Gab.

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