Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions October 9, 2015 by Robert J. Avrech 15 Comments “The boy’s got a lot to learn and I’ve got a lot to teach.”—Barbara Stanwyck upon first meeting Robert Taylor. Tom Hunter, A Woman Asleep, 1997. C-print. 122 x 152 cm. Edition of five. Jan Vermeer, A Girl Asleep, 1657 Francesca Woodman, House, Providence Rhode Island, 1976 Diego Velázquez, Portrait of the eight-year-old Infanta Margarita Teresa in a Blue Dress, 1659. Erwin Olaf, Girl, 2013. “Mr. Hitchcock taught me everything about cinema. It was thanks to him that I understood that murder scenes should be shot like love scenes and love scenes like murder scenes.”—Grace Kelly Theresa Vickova, A Perfect Day, Elise, 2007 Maurizio Anzeri, Rita, Embroidery on found photograph, 23.5 x 17.5 cm, 2011. John McLaughlin, #V, oil on canvas 48 x 32 inch / 122 x 81 cm, 1958. Harry Callahan, Morocco, 1981. Sean Scully, Catherine, 2007 Robert J. Avrech, Los Angeles, 2009. “Men are beasts and even beasts don’t behave as they do.”—Brigitte Bardot Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472–1553), Portrait of a Young Woman, painted between 1525 and 1535, oil on linen, Height: 37 cm (14.6 in). Width: 25 cm (9.8 in). Jean Honore Fragonard, The Love Letter, 1770. François Boucher, Marquise de Pompadour, 1756. Robert J. Avrech, Los Angeles, 2004. “My departure from Hollywood was described as a walk-out. No one understood that I was cracking up.”—Gene Tierney James Whistler, Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1, Alternative title: Portrait of the Artist’s Mother, 1871. Erwin Olaf, Waiting, Shenzhen, 2014. August Sander, Dora, 1926. Billy Monk, The Catacombs, 1968. “Every man I knew went to bed with Gilda… and woke up with me.”—Rita Hayworth Poster, Gilda, 1946, designed by Boris GrInsson. Vicenzo Catena, Judith, 1520. Albert Pinkham Ryder, The Old Mill By Moonlight, completed in 1885. Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1957-63. Tobi Kahn, Ahma, acrylic on wood, 2008. James Nares, Tjarda-Nesian Swirl. Ariel Chaim wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.