Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions December 15, 2017 by Robert J. Avrech 13 Comments “I have always had a special respect for Kathleen [Byron] ever since she pulled a gun on me. It was a revolver, a big one, U.S. Army issue, and it was loaded. A naked woman and a loaded gun are persuasive objects.”—Director Michael Powell on his tumultuous relationship with actress Kathleen Byron, via: Million Dollar Movie by Michael Powell, one of the best movie autobiographies ever written. Samuel van Hoogstraten (1627–1678)Letter Boardcirca 1662oil on canvas50 x 69 cm Amelia Earhart’s travel clock, 1932 Lauren Bacall (Betty Joan Perske; 1924 – 2014)) in a 1943 photo by John Engstead for Harper’s Bazaar. It was this photo that led to her discovery by Howard Hawks and a starring role in his film To Have and Have Not in 1944 where she met and fell in love with Humphrey Bogart. © The Kobal Collection Photo by Solve Sundsbo “You could put all the talent I had into your left eye and still not suffer from impaired vision.”—Veronica Lake Francesco Bacchiacca (1494–1557)Portrait of a Woman and Child1525 to 1535oil on panel Kathie: “I don’t want to die.“Jeff: “Neither do I, baby, but if I have to, I’m going to die last.”Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer in Out of the Past (1947).Screenplay by Daniel MainwaringBased on “Build My Gallows High” 1946 novel by Daniel Mainwaring Dovima wears a gown by Balenciaga in a 1950 photo by Richard Avedon for Harper’s Bazaar Andy GalsworthyDead and Live Leaves Joe DiMaggio’s Patek Phllippe, 1948 “I can’t play a loser. I don’t look like one.”—Rock Hudson Samuel Van Hoogstraten (1627-1678)The Slippersoil on canvas1642-1678103 x 70 cm Kim Novak listens to a fortune teller in Armando’s Restaurant in New York, 1956, photo by Leonard McCombe 1956 Jaguar XK 140 MC Roadster Gush Katif (2005)Photo by Rina CastelnuovoOne of many powerful photographs Castelnuovo took during the expulsion of Jews from their homes in Gaza. Robert J. AvrechRed HarvestAcrylic, ink, gesso, on Baltic Birch6″ X 6″2017 Lielle wishes all our friends and relatives a peaceful Shabbat… And Pinchas Tzvi wishes all our friends and relatives an inspirational Chanukah.