Early Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions September 20, 2017 by Robert J. Avrech 10 Comments Because Rosh Hashanah begins tonight, then turns into Shabbat, and I do not blog on Jewish holidays, I am publishing Friday Photos early. “I’ve always believed that acting is instinct to start with; you either have it or you don’t.” —Claudette Colbert William Merritt ChaseMy Paletteca. 1870-1880oil on canvas Richard AvedonJulie Christie, for “Vogue” magazine 1971 Girl in a White Kimono, by George Hendrik Breitner1894Oil on canvas59 cm × 57 cm (23 in × 22 in)Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Norman ParkinsonFan Dress, Harper’s Bazaar, 1938 Edward Steichen, Marlene Dietrich, 1931 Michel de KlerkSkichair1918Rijksmuseum “Usually, I just play myself. Whatever psychological traumas or conflicts I’m going through at the time I try to put into the role. Sometimes it’s quite a feat to pull off, but sometimes it works. If it doesn’t correspond to the dilemmas of the character, then I don’t do the film.”—Harry Dean Stanton, 1926-2017 Eye of Maria Miles Heyward, painted by Edward Greene Malbone, c. 1802.“Eye miniatures, also known as lover’s eyes, were a subgenre of jewelry that became the height of fashion in the Georgian era.” Full story here. Photo by Martin Munkacsi, 1934 Hilma af Klint, ‘Staggering’: The Ten Largest, Youth, 1907 Richard AvedonCarmen Dell’OreficeCoat by Cardin, Place François-Premier, Paris, August 1957 Rick McGinnisHamilton, ON, August 2017 Steve McQueen in his Jaguar, 1963 Randall Model 19 BushmasterTop cutting edge sharpened approximately 2-1/2″. 4-1/4″-5/8″ leather handle.Brass hilt. Duralumin butt cap. Designed by a professional woodsman for all-around camp and big game hunting purposes.Randall Made Knives has an extended delivery time.Orders are limited to one knife per household every three months.Orders received now are being scheduled for shipment in approximately 5 years, year 2022. “I was Betty Bacall always. And Lauren was [director] Howard Hawks. He felt that Lauren Bacall was better sounding than Betty Bacall. He had a vision of his own. He was a Svengali. He wanted to mold me. He wanted to control me. And he did until Mr. Bogart got involved.”—Lauren Bacall (b. Betty Jane Persky) Claude MonetLe Train dans la neige. La Locomotive1875oil on canvasMusée Marmottan Monet, Paris Peter BaschBrigitte Bardot1957 camera negative Hilma af Klint, Svanen, 1915 Greta Garbo photographed by Edward Steichen, 1929 Tatsuya TanakaMiniature Calendar Asked Freud: “What do women want?” Poor clueless Sigmund. Women want shoes. In honor of Rosh Hashanah it’s tradition to purchase a new article of clothing to help usher in the Jewish New Year. For the lady of the house we vote for these classic Pucci pumps. Vintage Rosh Hashanah card. Pinchas Tzvi and Ariel Chaim wish all our friends and relatives a Shana Tova Um’tukah, a happy and sweet New Year. In observance of Rosh Hashanah and Shabbat Seraphic Secret will be offline until Monday.