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

Welcome to Show Business! #41

Original Caption:

Nice Sight.

Hollywood -- You'll be seeing quite a bit of Janet Leigh in Columbia's forthcoming motion picture, Bye Bye, Birdie. Not only is she one of the stars, but she sports an eye-catching wardrobe that includes this short shortie nightie. All of which goes to prove that nothing else need be said. This is the type of picture to be worth the 10,000 words. (1963)


la peregrina said...

Poor Janet Leigh must have been very disappointed when she found out the public had decided that Ann-Margret was the real star of Bye Bye Birdie.

swac said...

I'd just like to point out: Gunslinger post #10,000!

Way to go, Tom. Oddly enough, I was looking at some lovely shots of Ms. Leigh for a Sex Ed entry only a few days ago (it's hard to top that black Psycho bra), so suffice it to say I approve this message.