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

Annals of Crime #96

Original Caption:

Los Angeles -- LaVerne Moore, who as John Montague has become Hollywood's most mysterious figure and its best golfer, was given a clean bill of health by the Los Angeles Police Department. Members of the Police Robbery squad were satisfied that he had a spotless record since living in the film capital. Photo shows Moore and his attorney Jerry Geisler when they appeared in court on the extradition charges, July 10th (1937)


Laura Brown said...

I guess if you're a guy whose parents named you "LaVerne", you're bound to lash out somehow.

marietta said...

Der deutsche dichter Theodor Fontane wurde gefragt,wann er denn endlich ans Heiraten denke.Er antwortete " manchmal morgens".

homesteader said...

This man was also associated with Oliver hardy and was arrested once at Hardy's house. If you have the Jack Scagnetti book on Laurel and hardy you can see a picture of Hardy and Montague together.

Fred said...

Greatest scratch golfer using a rake and other household tools in the history of the PGA!