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

P is for Pulp #51


Cult-Priest's Daughter
(by John Furlough)
(Beacon Signal; 1962)

Self Portrait #13


George Gershwin

The Gunslinger Guide to Natalie Wood #2

Seminal Image #1000


The T.A.M.I. Show
(Steve Binder; 1964)

The Art of American Fantasy #45

The Art of Jazz #114


The Gene Krupa Sextet, Vol. 1
(Clef Records; 1954)

The Art of Cinema #440


A Face in the Crowd
(Elia Kazan; 1957)

The Cool Hall of Fame #189


Terry Southern

The Art of the Courtroom #2


Drawing for CBS Evening News of Bobby G. Seale with Arnold Markle, State Attorney for the Judicial District of New Haven, in the background.
(Robert Templeton; 1971)

Women of Paris #7


Djuna Barnes

The Golden Age of Prurience #63


The Grapevine: A Report on the Secret World of the Lesbian
(by Jess Stearn)
(MacFadden Books; 1964)

Before and After #219: Erskine Caldwell

Before


After

The Art of Mai, 1968 #6

A Who's Who of The Jazz Age #1


Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

Woodcut Confidential! #9


Hayaru Hashika mo kyō asu bakari
(Measles epidemic will be only short lived)
(Oroka Zentei; 1860)

The Art of the Panel: Marvel #21


from Prisoners of the Puppet-Master!
(by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers)
(The Fantastic Four #8; November, 1962)

This Week's Hopper #20


Room in Brooklyn (1932)

Seminal Image #999


Abwege
(The Devious Path)
(Georg Wilhelm Pabst; 1928)

They Were Collaborators #640

Little Feat in 1974 featuring Lowell George for If Charlie Parker was...
Little Feat

The Art of Cinema #439

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (Martin Scorsese) for If Charlie Parker...posted by Richard Gibson
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
(Martin Scorsese; 1974)

In the Studio #51


Theodor Geisel, Boris Karloff and Charles M. Jones

Seminal Image #998


Night of the Living Dead
(George A. Romero; 1968)

When Legends Gather #589


Janet Flanner and Ernest Hemingway

Aftermath: Japan #10


Original Caption:

Hiroshima - Ten Years Later.

Hiroshima -- The night no longer holds terror. Lights flashing in the sky are the neon signs in the shopping district, not forewarners of sudden death. (1955)

The Gunslinger Guide to Natalie Wood #1

When Legends Gather #588


William Burroughs and Joe Strummer

Home Is Where The Heart Is #8


Joan Crawford's Living Room (California; 1949)

Adventures in the Vast Wasteland #17

Billy Dee Williams and Gale Sayers
Today's Adventure: Billy Dee Williams poses with his real-life counterpart and technical advisor, Gale Sayers, on the set of one of the most successful ABC's Movie of the Week ever, Brian's Song.

They Were an Item #102

June Allyson and Dick Powell 2
June Allyson and Dick Powell

Art of the WPA #27

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Annals of Public Performance #20

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Jerry Lewis blows his own horn during a performance at the Olympia in Paris
on April 16, 1971

The Cool Hall of Fame #188

Photobucket
Jack Cassidy

They Were Collaborators #639

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Jeanie Macpherson and Cecil B. DeMille

Broadcasters #81

Photobucket
Jeff Christie (aka Rush Limbaugh)

Treading the Boards #25

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Steve and vivien and harry guardino

Steve McQueen and Vivian Blaine in the 1955 Broadway production A Hatful of Rain.

Below, McQueen and Blaine are joined by Harry Guardino.

The Frame Within the Frame #13

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Bullitt
(Peter Yates; 1968)

When Legends Gather #587

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Original caption:

"Patton" producer Frank McCarthy, center, holds two Oscars, for best film and best actor, on April 16, 1971. Left to right: Karl Malden, who played General Bradley and accepted the award for director Frank Schaffner, with Goldie Hawn, Steve McQueen, and Jeanne Moreau.

The Frame Within the Frame #12


Studs Lonigan
(Irving Lerner; 1960)

The Art of Cinema #438


Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux
(My Life to Live)
(Jean-Luc Godard; 1962)

Adventures in the Fight Racket #37

Today's Adventure

Original Caption:

New York -- Trinidad middleweight Yolande Pompee and his compatriot, Hector Constance, a welterweight seeking a U.S. match, feed the pigeons on New York's Duffy Square. (1954)

The Art of the Panel: EC #18


from The Screaming Woman!
(by Al Feldstein, Jack Kamen and Marie Severin)
(Crime SuspenStories #15; Feb-Mar, 1953)

Faces of Science #25

GWC
George Washington Carver.

Annals of Public Performance #19

Tommy Dorsey and Frank Sinatra at the Meadowbrook nightclub in New Jersey
Tommy Dorsey and Frank Sinatra at the Meadowbrook Nightclub, New Jersey.

The Art of Cinema #437

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf
(Mike Nichols; 1966)

Artists in Action #575


Elia Kazan watches everything go wrong

The Gunslinger Guide to Catherine Deneuve #4

Ancient Voices #28


Victoria Spivey

Artists and Animals #51


Truman Capote and Cat