Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions September 8, 2017 by Robert J. Avrech 6 Comments “Of the group of starlets only Marilyn emerged. Still photographers discovered her natural talent for flirting with the camera lens, and her blond looks of instant availability made her America’s most popular pin-up girl. Marilyn felt that the lens was not just a glass eye, but the symbol of the eyes of millions of men. She knew how to woo this lens better than any actress I ever photographed.”—Philippe Halsman Constantin HansenDanish painter (b. 1804, Roma, d. 1880, Frederiksberg)A Group of Danish Artists in Rome1837Oil on canvas, 62 x 74 cmStatens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen George HurrellBasil Rathbone, 1937 Henri MatisseHead of Loretteoil on canvas,1916 Tatsuya TanakaMiniature Calendar Rick McGinnisHamilton, ON, August 2017 “I once asked Barbara Stanwyck the secret of acting. she said, ‘Just be truthful – and if you can fake that you’ve got it made.’”—Fred MacMurray Laurits Andersen Ring, Danish artist (1854-1933)Interior with Woman Reading Brigitte Bardot performing Ballet on French TV, 1958 Erwin BlumenfeldPowder Box Study1944 Pablo PicassoPortrait of Sylvette David 1954 Pablo PicassoPortrait of Sylvette David, 1954 Pablo PicassoPortrait of Sylvette David, 1954 Pablo Picasso Showing Sylvette David One of His Portraits of Her, Vallauris, France, 1954 Poster for His Supreme Moment, 1925, by Batiste Madalena, specifically for the Eastman Theatre in Rochester, N.Y. “A face is like the outside of a house, and most faces, like most houses, give us an idea of what we can expect to find inside.” —Loretta Young Laurits Andersen Ring, Danish artist (1854-1933): Outside the Houseoil on canvas “The Proposal #1,” Photographed by Sam Shaw, Central Park, New York, 1957While walking together through Central Park, Sam Shaw asked Marilyn what she was learning at the Actors Studio. When she responded, “Improvisation,” he asked her to show him. Marilyn grabbed Sam’s newspaper and headed to a bench to read. Later she explained the couple’s intense conversation. Next to her, the man was asking for the woman to marry him. She said she would, but on the condition that he give up his livelihood as a bookie. Two publicity portraits of Myrna Loy, for So Goes My Love, 1946. Robert J. Avrech, “Untitled” Acrylic, oil stick, on Baltic Birch, 8″ X 8″ 2017 Uncredited Photographer, Jewish Teacher with His Students, Samarkand, Uzbekistan c.1870 Ariel and Pinchas wish all our friends and relatives a happy and peaceful Shabbat.