Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions September 29, 2017 by Robert J. Avrech 5 Comments “Marilyn was a very calculating girl. She was never late on our set, I’ll tell you that. She was trying to get me to go to bed with her while she was trying to get Howard [Hawks, the director] to do the same thing! We both knew it and—I can speak only for myself—it turned me off. Completely.”—Cary Grant via An Affair to Remember by Maureen Donaldson and William RoyceMarilyn Monroe and Cary Grant in a scene from Monkey Business, 1952. Meredith Frampton (1894–1984)Portrait of Lady Frampton1918Oil paint on canvas616 x 451 mmTate Museum Photo by Herbert Dombrowski (1917-2010) War poster by Bernard Perlin (1918-2014), 1942 Leonardo da VinciLeda Alternative poster for Vertigo by Jonathan Burton Debra Paget and her 1955 Cadillac Lorser Feitelson (1898-1978)Untitled1964Oil and enamel on canvasCanvas: 60″ x 40″; Frame: 60.5″ x 40.5” “[Joan Fontaine was a] bitch. She was no fun on the set of Gunga Din, in which she also appeared with me, and she was no fun during this. She had one big fat head about herself. It wasn’t hard to play someone who looked as if he wanted to kill her!” via An Affair to Remember by Maureen Donaldson and William Royce.Joan Fontaine and Cary Grant in Suspicion, 1941. Meredith Frampton (1894–1984)Marguerite Kelsey, 1928, Oil on canvas1208 x 1412 mmTate Museum Photo by Herbert Dombrowski War poster by Bernard Perlin, 1943 Leonardo da VinciHead of a Woman Alternative poster for Rear Window by Laurent Durieux Clyfford Still (1904-1980)1948-C1948 Oil on canvas 80 7/8 x 68 3/4 in. (205.4 x 174.6 cm) Greta Garbo’s 1932 Duesenberg J 481 “I fell in love with her [Sophia Loren] and I like to think she fell in love with me, at least for a time. I know she did while we were in Avila and we were going to out-of-the-way restaurants in the hills. It was terribly romantic… She broke my heart.” via An Affair to Remember by Maureen Donaldson and William RoyceSophia Loren and Cary Grant in The Pride and the Passion, 1957 Meredith Frampton (1894-1984)Portrait of a Young Woman1935Oil paint on canvas2057 x 1079 mmTate Museum Photo by Herbert Dombrowski Leonardo da VinciHead of a Young Girl Alternative poster for Dial M for Murder by Marie C. Clark Gable’s 1935 Duesenberg Model JN Clark Gable with his Dusenberg, 1930s. Bernard Perlin (1918-2014)Orthodox Boys1948Tempera on board762 x 1016 mmTate Museum Ariel and Pinchas wish all our friends and relatives a lovely Shabbat and a meaningful Yom Kippur fast. May you be inscribed and sealed in the Book of Life.