Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions February 9, 2018 by Robert J. Avrech 11 Comments “I’m no actor and I never have been. What people see on the screen is me.”—Clark Gable Emerico NunesBrooklyn, 1939oil on canvasHeight: 100cmWidth: 81.5 cm A photo by Esther Bubley, Chicago Union Station, 1942 Robert Henri (American 1865-1929)Portrait of Fay Bainter1918oil on canvas41X33 inchesBrigham Young University Museum of ArtFay Bainter (1893 – 1968) was an Academy Award-winning American actress. Rick McGinnisHotel Place Bonaventure, Montreal, 2000 Photo by Erwin Blumenfeld for Harper’s Bazaar, 1943 Norma Jean Baker AKA Marilyn Monroe, circa 1940 Freud famously asked: “What do women want?” Poor, clueless Siggy. Women want shoes! And women heart these Louboutins. “He was very shy but fun with people he knew. He was very sensitive about those goddamned ears, but he’d make jokes about them. After a shot, he’d ask, ‘What’d they get, an ear?’ He didn’t look like anyone else. It was not only physical. He had mannerisms all his own: ways of standing, smoking, and a great flair for clothes. Whatever came natural to him, I let him do it.”—Frank Capra on Clark GableFrank Capra, Claudette Colbert and Clark Gable on the set of It Happened One Night, 1934 Edward HopperNew York Movie1939Oil on canvas32 1/4 x 40 1/8″ (81.9 x 101.9 cm) Dolores Del Rio in a silver lamé dress by Herschel McCoy for the film International Settlement, 1938. The Art Deco movement gave birth to an explosion of brilliant, eye-catching posters. Celia Johnson, Brief Encounter, 1945 Written by Noël Coward, Anthony Havelock-Allan, David Lean, Ronald NeameBased on Still Life, 1936 play by Noël Coward Dame Olivia de Havilland.Photographs by Andy Gotts, 2016 “I adored him. Just adored him. I don’t believe any woman is telling the truth if she ever worked with Gable and did not feel twinges of a sexual urge beyond belief. I would call her a liar.”—Joan Crawford on Clark Gable Louis Anquetin (France 1861 -1932)‘Woman on the Champs-Élysées by Night’1891oil on canvas, 83.2 cm x 100.0 cmVan Gogh Museum, Amsterdam Ingrid Bergman arrives in Hollywood under contract to David O. Selznick, 1939. Anne Truitt, (American 1921-2004)Shear No. 31976Acrylic on paper22 x 30 inches; 56 x 76 cm Photo by Erwin Blumenfeld, Untitled, Paris, c. 1937. My wife Karen and I donated my “Twelve Tribes” painting to our newly renovated synagogue. The painting hangs prominently at the head of the staircase that leads to the youth wing and the library. This is the dedication plaque for the painting. Pinchas Tzvi wishes all our friends and relatives a luminous Shabbat.