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

When Legends Gather #643

"Wasn't it wonderful to be together, Bela & Lillian."
(Left to right) Alex Gordon, Bela Lugosi, Lillian Lugosi, Richard Gordon and William K. Everson.


swac said...

Great photo Frank, and great timing for posting it since I'll be heading to Syracuse for Cinefest tomorrow, which is where I met the Gordons and William K. Here's to a fine bunch of film lovers.

Urno Talbot said...

I loved Dracula because I connected Bela to my grandpa and his heavy accent, cool dressing and hair. This photo just brings me right back to childhood and of course grandpa and Bela.