Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions March 16, 2018 by Robert J. Avrech 3 Comments “Men don’t get sore if their womenfolk like me on the screen. I’m one of them, they know it, so it’s a compliment to them. If I can do it, they can do it, and they figure it might be fun to go home and make love to their wives. ”—Clark Gable Eye catching poster for Picture Snatcher, 1933 Lee FriedlanderDallas, Texas, 1975 Andy GalsworthyRed Leaves on Cracked Earth, 2006 Marilyn Monroe, c. 1947 Victor Pasmore (1908-1998) Yellow Abstract, 1961 Oil paint on board, 1219 x 1219 mm, Tate Museum Tea ServiceJosef Hoffmann (Austrian, Pirnitz 1870–1956 Vienna)Manufacturer: Wiener Werkstätteca. 1910Silver, amethyst, carnelian, and ebony “Actors are not made, they are born.”— Angela Lansbury Domenico GhirlandaioPortrait of a Girl, c1490Tempera on panel44.1 x 29.2 cmPrivate Collection Blake AndrewsParis, 2010 Bert SternSue Lyon, 1960 Miriam Hopkins and Edward Everett Horton, Design for Living, 1933Screenplay by Ben HechtBased on the play Design for Living by Noël Coward Felix VallottonWoman Reading to a Little Girl, 1900oil on cardboard58 x 70 cmPrivate Collection “There’s a wonderful story where O’Toole was making a film at Shepperton, or Pinewood, one of the big studios in England. And they said, ‘OK, we don’t need you for an hour, Peter, off you go, we’re lighting the next scene.’ ” When they were ready for O’Toole, the assistant charged with fetching him went to the star’s dressing room only to find it empty. There was no sign of Peter at all. Gone. Vanished. He looked around the dressing room, and the television was on. And it was covering a local horse race, and this is God’s truth, the camera zoomed into the crowd and Peter O’Toole was actually in the crowd. The star of the film had bolted from the studio and gotten a cab to the local racecourse. “And this poor assistant had to go back, and said, ‘He’s at the local races.” ‘How do you know that?’ ‘He’s actually on the television, cheering the winner.’ “—from Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O’Toole and Oliver Reed By Robert Sellers Andrew WyethWitching Hour, 1977Tempera on panel Rick McGinnisStill life, Parkdale, 1998 1930 Jaguar SS 100 Barbara Mullen wearing a headpiece by Lilly Daché, New York, 1951. Photo by Richard Avedon Passover plate, Spain, ca. 1480, earthenware Bette Davis photographed by Irving Lippman (Warner Bros., c. 1932) Pinchas and Ariel wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.