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 Publicity #31

Original Caption:

Frank Millard (left) and Mike Ashley, sales representative for Aston Martin, discuss the $65,000 car used for a "Goldfinger" (James Bond movie). The car is on display at Millard Motors, and will next be used for the movie "Thunderball", another James Bond 007 movie.

Picture dated: May 22, 1965.


Fred said...

My friend used to have the original Corgi of this DB5 with the ejector seat, hubcap blades, license plate changer, moving bumper, pop-up machine gun and pop-up bullet proof shield. I always wanted one, but never did.

Vanwall said...

The Goldfinger car, not the two stunt ones, BTW, was the best looking DB5 - it was a slightly shorter chassis and looked more balanced. The best movie car ever.

Tempest said...

Goldfinger -you schmuck! Screw Ft Knox.
You had Pussy Galore and Bond's wheels.
Some men just don't know when to quit when they are ahead.

Christopher said...

This is the origin of the greatest car in the world..Shifty Sams Used Cars??