Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions April 5, 2018 by Robert J. Avrech 2 Comments Question: What, finally, does the cinema mean to you?Akira Kurosawa: It’s simple: take myself, subtract movies, and the result is zero. George AultDaylight at Russell’s Corners, 1944 Buster Keaton and his sons, 1920s Marvin E. NewmanConey Island, 1953 Walker EvansPhoto Studio, New York, 1934 Gerald MurphyRazor, 1924Oil on canvas32 1/16 × 36 1/2 in “I’m not the Red Riding Hood type. I don’t think any girl is so dumb that she can’t tell a wolf from her grandma.”– Yvonne De Carlo Charles SheelerThe Upstairs, 1938 Leonard McCombeKim Novak, 20th Century Limited Dining Car, 1956 Rick McGinnisStill life, Parkdale, 1998 Thomas HoepkerCinema, Naples, 1956 1936 Auburn Speedster Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck): “I think you’re rotten.”Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray): “I think you’re swell, so long as I’m not your husband.”Double Indemnity, 1944Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Raymond ChandlerBased on Double Indemnity by James M. Cain Ethiopian Jews celebrate their first Passover in Israel. “I have had eight names, counting my four married surnames. Professionally de Havilland was Olivia’s; she was the first-born and I was not to disgrace her name. I took my first theatrical name, Joan Burfield, from Burfield Street in Hollywood. Then I became Joan St. John. One evening at the Trocadero nightclub, at the urging of a fortune teller, I picked Fontaine, my stepfather’s name. ‘Take that,’ she advised, ‘Joan Fontaine is a success name.’ She was right.”– Joan Fontaine, whose original name was Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland Henri MatissePiano & Checker Players, 1924oil on canvas Dovima, wearing an evening ensemble by Jacques Fath, photographed in Paris by Richard Avedon for Vogue, 1956 Walter SickertThe Acting Manager or Rehearsal, The End of the Act, 1886 Walker EvansCinema, Havana, 1933 Robert J. AvrechMariachi Band Guitar with Star of David, Las Vegas, 2018 Martha HolmesCathy O’Donnell (b. Ann Steely, 1923 — 1970) 1945O’Donnell’s best films are: The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), They Live By Night (1948), The Man from Laramie (1955). Maayan Ariel wishes all our friends and relatives a happy and kosher Passover and an inspirational Shabbat.