Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions September 1, 2017 by Robert J. Avrech 4 Comments “I was a homely kid with freckles that came out every spring and stuck on me ‘til Christmas. I was glamorous because of magicians like George J. Folsey, James Wong Howe, Oliver Marsh, Ray June, and all those other great cinematographers. I trusted those men and the other experts who made us beautiful. The rest of it I didn’t give a damn about. I didn’t fuss about my clothes, my lighting, or anything else, but, believe me, some of them did.”—Myrna Loy Gustav KlimtThe Black Feathered Hat, 1910 Richard Avedon, shoe by Perugia, Place du Trocadéro, Paris, 1948 Utamaro Kitagawa, 1750-1806. A Beauty in Front of a Mirror Alfred Hitchcock on the set of Frenzy, 1972 Tatsuya TanakaMiniature Calendar Toast rackDesigner: Christopher Dresser (British, Glasgow, Scotland 1834–1904 Mulhouse)Manufactured by the firm of Hukin & Heath (British, Birmingham, 1855–1953)1881Silver plate5 × 6 3/4 × 4 in., 0.7 lb. Poster for Yolanda, 1924, by Batiste Madalena, specifically for the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, N.Y. “In a way, it’s an actor’s vanity to imagine that he’ll be remembered or his work will be appreciated in years to come. But in another way it’s not a bad ambition to try to do some work that will stand the test of time.”—Gregory Peck Edvard MunchThe Vampire, 1895color lithograph and woodcut with watercolor [trial proof]sheet: (15 5/16 x 21 15/16 in.)National Gallery of Art, Washington, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund and Gift of Lionel C. Epstein Allan GrantDrive-In Theater, San Francisco, 1948 Tatsuya TanakaMiniature Calendar Pablo PicassoThe Kiss, 1900 Poster for Beau Brummel, 1924, by Batiste Madalena, specifically for the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, N.Y. Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) Portrait Of A Girl, Charcoal on paper, 15159′ 6.17″ x 13′ 9.35″ Robert J. Avrech“Tribe of Dan”Oil stick, gesso, on Baltic Birch6″ X 6″2017 “I never tried to emulate my father. Anyone trying to do that would be a second-rate carbon copy.”— Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916)Dust Motes Dancing in Sunbeams, 1900Oil on canvas Hieronymus Bosch piñata by Roberto Benavidez Eliot ErwittBoy With Two Large Dolls, 1950s Tatsuya TanakaMiniature Calendar Leonard Nemoy as Dr. Spock with his 1970 GTO Judge. Rick McGinnisSault Ste. Marie, Ontario, June 2017 Poster for The Blackbird, 1924, by Batiste Madalena, for the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, N.Y. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella’s decree expelling the Jews from Spain, 1493. Ric von NeumannBaseball Mezuza3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″Copper, Brass, Rosewood, Reclaimed Ivory, Ash,Algonquin Park, CanadaRead all about Ric in the Times of Israel: The non-Jewish Mezuzah Master Whose Custom Cases Are Affixed to Door Posts Around the Globe. Livia Yarden wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and refreshing Shabbat.