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 Models Were Models #22


Dovima

9 comments :

Timmy said...

Never heard of her. Was she a pioneering Elvira? Was she a dominating vixenette?

Jessica R. said...

Ah, time to watch Funny Face again. I love that movie but it's so hilarious watching them try to pretend Audrey Hepburn would be a hard sell to the American public.

MichaelRyerson said...

Actually, I think she was an attorney.

Kimberly Lindbergs said...

She was a model and bit part actress who occasionally appeared in movies like Funny Face.

Brent McKee said...

Fame is fleeting if Timmy's comment is to be take at face value. Dovima, born DOrothy VIrginia MArgaret Juba was a legendary model of the 1950s. According to Richard Avedon "he was the last of the great elegant, aristocratic beauties... the most remarkable and unconventional beauty of her time."

Brent McKee said...

Oh, yeah, and she was a comic book fanatic, hence her choice of reading material in this shot.

MichaelRyerson said...
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Fred said...

I always hide a few comic books in my dusty old law books.

Christopher said...

hangs out with the BAT LADY