Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“Keaton had a great influence on me. A lot of his moves I intuitively copied in doing some numbers. I know I was thinking of him when I did a dance with a squeaky board and a newspaper. I didn’t look like him, but I often wish I did. He was a complete genius, and there was a lot of dance inherent in his movements.”
—Gene Kelly

Once again Friday Photos appears on Wednesday due to the last days of Sukkot which begin tonight and then run into Shabbat. Enjoy!

Rick McGinnis
Montreal, Sept. 2017


Betty Grable, 1932


Pablo Picasso
Portrait of Olga in an Armchair (Portrait d’Olga dans un fauteuil)
Oil paint on canvas
1300 x 888 mm
Musée National Picasso


Claudette Colbert to Joel McCrea in The Palm Beach Story 1942, Screenplay by Preston Sturges


1957 Morgan Plus 4


“I hate myself and my face in particular.”
The Diaries of Richard Burton


Rick McGinnis
Montreal, Sept. 2017


Louise Brooks for Now We’re in the Air, 1927. Photo by Eugene Robert Richee


Hendrick Terbrugghen
Esau Selling His Birthright
c. 1625
Oil on canvas, 95 x 116 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin


Allan Grant
Drive-In Theater
San Francisco, 1948


Alternative movie poster by Laurent Durieux


Hitchcock by Richard Avedon
“Blondes make the best victims. They’re like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints.”
—Alfred Hitchcock


Rick McGinnis
Montreal, Sept. 2017


Edward Hopper
House at Dusk
oil on canvas
92.71 x 127 cm
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA, US


Gail Patrick photographed by Eugene Robert Richee (Paramount, c. 1935)


Robert Doisneau Tango on the East End, London, 1954


Gerrit Dou
Portrait of a Scholar
c. 1635
Oil on panel, oval, 24 x 20 cm
Private collection


Eileen Gray
E 1027 table, 1927


Hoshana Rabbah procession, the seventh day of Sukkot, Amsterdam Synagogue. Etching by Bernard Picart from Cérémonies, ca. 1772.


My brother-in-law David fulfills the mitzvah of the lulav and etrog in his Sukkah, Efrat, Israel, October 2017.


Livia Yarden wishes all our friends and relatives a joyous Simchat Torah and a meaningful Shabbat.


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  1. Michael Kennedy
    Posted October 11, 2017 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    One of my fellow surgery residents at LA County had a Morgan in 1967. I envied him.

    The Las Vegas shooting gets more and more mysterious.

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  2. Posted October 11, 2017 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    I’m really liking these alternate movie posters, Robert, and I want that Morgan!

    I hope you have had a joyous Sukkot and have a blessed Shabbat. Shalom…

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