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

When Legends Gather #582


Tony Curtis, Edith Head, Anne Baxter and Omar Sharif.

9 comments :

MichaelRyerson said...

Nice shot. Wouldn't be too hard to read something, wink, wink, nod, nod, into it.

Greg said...

Anne looks positively smitten.

Christopher said...

OMG..FRED!..Its Stoney Curtis..
Anne Baxter looks like a goo goo eyed teenager..

Muscato said...

...Edith, not so much.

Kreisler said...

Edith looks ready to dress Anne's head right off her shoulders

Fred said...

Yes, this is who I was thinking of when I read Hedda Hopper. My bad. It's back to pop culture remidial class for me!

Kerry said...

It's always nice to see Edith Head pop up in a picture!

Andy 7 said...

Edith Head had some quality screen time in "The Oscar". A brilliant designer.

normadesmond said...

edith appears constipated.