Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“Acting’s just waiting for a custard pie. That’s all.” —Katharine Hepburn

Lawren Stewart Harris, Mount Thule, Bylot Island, 1930

 

Humphrey Bogart, Dead Reckoning, 1947
Screenplay by Steve Fisher, Oliver H.P. Garrett
Story by Gerald Grayson Adams, Sidney Biddell

 

Willow Chair designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1904

 

Elizabeth Taylor in a 1953 photo by Cecil Beaton

 

Johannes Vermeer
Woman with a Pearl Necklace
c. 1662
oil on canvas
Height: 21.7inches, Width: 17.7 inches

 

Dovima and Betsy Pickering wear dresses by Lanvin-Castillo in a photo by Richard Avedon for Vogue, 1958

 

Wayne Sorce
East Chicago 1977
Digital chromogenic print
20 x 24 inches

 

“Love is a publicity stunt, and making love – after the first curious raptures – is only another petulant way to pass the time waiting for the studio to call.”
—Louise Brooks

 

Johannes Vermeer
Young Woman with a Water Pitcher
1664-65
oil on canvas
45.7 X 40.6 cm

 

Portrait of Celeste Holm by Constantin Joffe, 1945

 

Wayne Sorce
Blankets, New York
1986
Digital chromogenic print
24 x 20 inches

 

Mae Clark (M-G-M, 1933), photo by Clarence S. Bull

 

Henri Matisse
The Yellow Curtain
oil on canvas
1915
57 1/2″ X 38 1/4 “

 

Tiffany & Co. has just released this handsome art deco inspired watch. It’s made of rose gold and has a classic mechanical movement. The Tiffany Square Watch is limited to 180 pieces and is priced at $17,000.

 

“The most memorable thing I did in that film, I believe, was my screaming.”
—Elsa Lanchester on her role in Bride of Frankenstein, 1935

 

 

Dovima wears an evening gown by Jacques Griffe in a Richard Avedon photo, Paris, August 1955

 

Johannes Vermeer
The Lacemaker
1669-70
oil on canvas transferred to panel
23.9 X 20.5 cm

 

Brigitte Bardot photo by Douglas Kirkland, 1965

 

James Abbot McNeill Whistler
Night in Black and Gold, The Falling Rocket
1874
oil on canvas
23.8 × 18.5 in
In 1877 Whistler sued the art critic John Ruskin for libel after the critic condemned this painting. Ruskin accused Whistler of “ask[ing] two hundred guineas for throwing a pot of paint in the public’s face.”

Morgan Plus 8 Powered by Rover V8.

 

A Jewish family from Cochin, India, 1880. Most Indian Jews emigrated from Iraq.

 

Ariel wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and meaningful Shabbat.

 

Ed Ruscha, END, 1983, oil on canvas, 36 x 40 inches

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13 Comments

  1. Bill Brandt
    Posted December 1, 2017 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    BTW I do not understand the Hepburn quote

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  2. Bill Brandt
    Posted December 1, 2017 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Robert – get a Morgan! They have a cult following and any year will do. Although the older you get the more time it will spend in the shop. In the future I don’t want you in the hospital an old man wishing you had gotten one.

    The Mae Clark photo – 2 thoughts came to mind – how beautiful she was, and in Hollywood fame is fleetinkg. She was the talk of the town and now remembered only by movie aficionados.

    The Tiffany Watch – for $17K they’d have to tell me more than the fact thjat it has “a mechanical movement”. For all I know irt is a $100 Seiko movement but the Tiffany name adds $16.9K?

    I have an old Rolex – 48 years old – and I have told people that a precise mechanical movement is like jewelry for men – It is the only nice thinkg I wear that is metallic

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  3. Posted December 1, 2017 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    I like the Tiffany watch, but for $17,000 you’d think you get all 12 numbers…

    The Morgan Plus 8 is beautiful, but their web site says it only gets 17 mpg in town. Of course, the web site is listing it with a BMW V8, so your mileage may vary.

    Either way, Robert, you seem to have a good grasp on my holiday wish list. I’ll send you an email with my address.

    Have a wonderful Shabbat!

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  4. Posted December 1, 2017 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    The trouble with beautiful women, in my experience, is that you’re smitten, then they start talking and they suddenly become so ugly that you honestly can’t remember why you thought differently to start with. Hepburn validated the first impression.

    The watch is nice, but if you’re into that sort of thing, and you follow the Chicago school of economics, a watch that costs less than a car is just not worth having. Reasonable people can disagree on which cars comprise the spectrum, but the threshold is a car.
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    • kishke
      Posted December 4, 2017 at 9:33 am | Permalink

      Do you mean more than a car?

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      • Posted December 4, 2017 at 9:41 am | Permalink

        I think Michael Kennedy put it beautifully. “…going full Veblen.”
        We’re living in a time of plenty. Although many are not sharing the blessing, those that are need to up their game.
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  5. Michael Kennedy
    Posted December 1, 2017 at 6:10 am | Permalink

    Mae Clark still looks like Jean Arthur.

    I love Morgans and that is a pretty one.

    I gave my wife a watch that looks almost exactly like that Tiffany but it was a Concord and I bought it on eBay. It’s very small, probably much smaller than that Tiffany and she loves it. It was a good Christmas present and cost about 1/34th of the Tiffany. Tiffany is going full Veblen.

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  6. serene
    Posted December 1, 2017 at 5:26 am | Permalink

    “Poem by a Perfectly Furious Academician” (Punch, 1856):

    “I paints and paints,
    Hears no complaints,
    And sells before I’m dry,
    Till savage Ruskin
    Sticks his tusk in,
    And nobody will buy.”

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  7. Wein1950
    Posted December 1, 2017 at 5:13 am | Permalink

    A smirking Ariel is pleased with his creation after discovering a bag of corn candy and a box of parve chocolate cupcakes inside the yellow shopping bag in the background.

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    • kishke
      Posted December 4, 2017 at 9:30 am | Permalink

      That’s not a smirk. It’s a shy smile.

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  8. sennacherib
    Posted December 1, 2017 at 1:57 am | Permalink

    K. Hepburn has always been my favorite actor. My daughter lived in Cochin for awhile about 5 years ago.

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