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 #65

Robert Young
No. 50 in a series of 50 from Player's Navy Cut cigarettes
"Robert Young was born in Chicago on February 22nd, 1907, one of a family of three boys and two girls. As a boy he sold newspapers, worked in drug stores and cleaning establishments to pay for his education. On leaving school, he joined the Pasadena Community Playhouse, and then decided to take up the stage as a career. While on tour he was given a film test by M.G.M., and a contract followed. The Black Camel was his first film, for which he was loaned to another studio. Among his latest are Lazy River, The House of Connelly, Spitfire, The House of Rothschild, Paris Interlude and Death on the Diamond."

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