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 #64

Dorothy Wilson
#49 from a series of 50 from Player's Navy Cut Cigarettes

"Dorothy Wilson was born in Minneapolis on November 14th, 1909. On leaving the Vocational High School where she was educated, she became a typist in a paper mill. Three years later, when she was nineteen, she went to Hollywood and got a job as shorthand typist in the R.K.O. studios. Among her tasks was the typing of the script of a film called Are These Our Children? Six weeks later she was playing the leading role in it. Since then she has appeared in Scarlet River, Before Dawn, Winged Devils, Eight Girls in a Boat, One in a Million and His Greatest Gamble."

Note: whoever wrote the copy for this card has Wesley Ruggles' Are These Our Children? mixed up with Wilson's actual screen debut, Gregory La Cava's Age of Consent. She's not even in Are These Our Children?, although both '30s teen-angst films star Arline Judge, which is probably the cause of the mix-up.

1 comment :

marietta said...

Hi all,this year sylvester me and my acquaintane hubertus would like to do a really to let it all hang out.from the last sylvester i have a halv bottle of eggnog to safe and a little box of bengalic matches.full blast off and then cris de burgh!!earnest for all a good new year marietta.