Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“Professionally, my career was great, but never was the scene offstage great for me.”
—Betty Hutton

Christen Dalsgaard
Danish painter (b. 1824, Skive, Jutland, d. 1907, Sorø)
Surely He Will Come?
Oil on canvas, 56 x 45 cm
Hirschsprung Collection, Copenhagen


Rick McGinnis
Barcelona, Summer 1998


Japanese Typewriter
Nippon Typewriter Co., Ltd.
Tokyo & Osaka, Japan


Ida Lupino, 1930s


Vintage Swedish poster for the classic Trouble in Paradise, 1932.


“Like charity, I believe glamour should begin at home.”
—Loretta Young


Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg
Danish painter (b. 1783, Blakrog, d. 1853, København)
Mendel Levin Nathanson’s Elder Daughters, Bella and Hanna
Oil on canvas, 125 x 86 cm
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen


Model wearing a “Vanity Fair” gown, photo by Mark Shaw, 1952


1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900


Myrna Loy photographed by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1930s


Andy Galsowrthy
Earth and Leaves sculpture


(…) Garbo was always bitter when talking about her life. We could see that she was unhappy. She would often say that she would give anything to be able to live her life again and be independent. “Promise me, Laila,” Garbo said, “That you will never let money or fame or other people control your life. Get married and have a home and family — or else you’ll just end up unhappy like me.”
Conversations with Greta Garbo by Sven Broman


Vilhelm Hammershoi
Danish painter (b. 1864, København, d. 1916, København)
Interior in Strandgade, Sunlight on the Floor
Oil on canvas, 47 x 52 cm
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen


Simone d’Aillencourt at Penn Station, New York, 1959, photo by William Helburn


Paris, 1958. Photo by Robert Doisneau


Young Jewish girls. Oudjda, Morocco, 1911


Tank Cintrée, Cartier London, c. 1929 Yellow gold, pink gold, sapphire cabochon, leather strap Sold to Fred Astaire who presented it as a gift to a friend named Felix in 1929, as indicated by engraving on the case back.


It’s a Wonderful Life, 1946
Screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Jo Swerling, Frank Capra
Based on “The Greatest Gift” by Philip Van Doren Stern


Pinchas Tzvi wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.


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

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  1. newlaw1995
    Posted December 17, 2017 at 8:09 am | Permalink

    That photo my Mark Shaw is breathtaking. No iPhone multiple exposures, no motor drive, just one exposure planned and executed to put on film what the photographer conceived in his mind’s eye. Brilliant.

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  2. Barry
    Posted December 9, 2017 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    And sort of sweet as well.

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  3. Bill Brandt
    Posted December 9, 2017 at 2:11 am | Permalink

    That Alfa is beautiful. Can’r see that woman at Penn Station with a bulldog. Rick – nice picture – it could be from the 30s or yesterday.

    Interesting article on Loretta Young’s daughter

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  4. Michael Kennedy
    Posted December 8, 2017 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    How many times did Loretta Young play a nun? I noticed you had Celeste Holm last week. She and Young played the nuns in a movie I remember very well called “Come to the Stable.”

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  5. Posted December 8, 2017 at 5:46 am | Permalink

    Myrna Loy, another beautiful Cartier watch, an Alfa Romeo (although I’d still rather have a green Morgan with tan leather seats), BB (ooo la la), “It’s a Wonderful Life“, and, of course, Pinchas Tzvi behind the wheel.

    It’s been a difficult week and I so look forward to your Friday Photos edition, Robert. Thank you and have a blessed Sabbath.

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