Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions January 5, 2018 by Robert J. Avrech 13 Comments “It wasn’t the way I looked at a man, it was the thought behind it.”—Gloria Grahame Thomas EakinsAmerican painter and photographer (b. 1844, Philadelphia, d. 1916, Philadelphia)“Clara”c. 1900Oil on canvas, 61 x 51 cmMusée d’Orsay, Paris Frank Loyd Wright’s 1929 Cord L-29 Cabriolet Dovima wearing Dior at the Eiffel Tower, Paris, 1955, photo by Richard Avedon French poster for Blonde Venus, 1932 Joan CrawfordPhoto by George Hurrell1934 Horst P. HorstDress by Hattie Carnegie1939© Conde Nast / Horst Estate “Not many actors could talk [when the talkies arrived]. So they shoved the ones that came from Broadway into everything. It all went so fast. I used to ask myself, ‘What set am I on today? What script am I supposed to be doing – this one or that one? All I shouted for was a day off. We got it Sunday. But I had to stay in bed that one day to get ready for the next six days of shooting. I wonder if Jack Warner appreciated his movie-acting family?”—Glenda Farrell John White Alexander (American, 1856-1915)“The Green Dress”1890-1899oil on canvas39 X 21 inches Dovima, wearing a coat by Dior, in a photo by Richard Avedon for Harper’s Bazaar, 1951 “Americana”by Charles Sheeler (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1883–1965 Dobbs Ferry, New York)1931Oil on canvas48 x 36 in. Noel Neill, 1946, played Lois Lane in Superman movie serials in 1948 and 1950 as well as on the Superman television series from 1951 to 1957. She continued her Superman association by appearing in the 1978 Christopher Reeve film as Lois Lane’s mother and also had a small part in Superman Returns in 2006. A statue of Noel Neill as Lois Lane was erected in Metropolis, Illinois (”the official home of Superman”) in 2010. She died in 2016. Noel Neill with the “Lois Lane played by Noel Neill statue” on Market Street in Metropolis, IL. “No matter who the nominal hostess was, Norma [Shearer] was always the queen, and no matter what time the party was to begin, Norma was always late, because she would sit for hours—hours!—to do her makeup, then make the grand entrance. She was always and forever the star. She had to be that way, really, because she became a star by force of will—hers and [Irving] Thalberg’s [her husband]. Better-looking on the screen than in life, Norma Shearer was certainly not a beauty on the level of Paulette Goddard, who didn’t need makeup, didn’t need anything. Paulette could simply toss her hair and walk out the front door, and strong men grew weak in the knees.”—Robert Wagner Everett Shinn (American, 1876-1953) “The Orchestra Pit”, 1906 Oil on canvas, Height: 17.25 in., Width: 19.5 in., Yale University Art Gallery Dovima models a Dior coat in a Richard Avedon photo, Paris, 1955 Jane Avril (Zsa Zsa Gabor) Moulin Rouge, 1952Screenplay by Anthony Veiller, John Huston, Based on the novel “Moulin Rouge: A Novel Based on the Life of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec” by Pierre La Mure (New York, 1950). A group of Jewish partisans called, The Avengers. Rachel Rudnitzki is pictured here after the Avengers helped the Russian army retake the city of Vilna, 1944. Maayan Ariel and Lielle Meital wish all our friends and relatives a joyous and inspirational Shabbat.