Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions April 20, 2018 by Robert J. Avrech 3 Comments “It seems the brighter you are, the deeper the hole you get into.”—Tuesday Weld ‘Miss Helen Beauclerk’ (1914) by George Washington Thomas LambertArt Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Marlene Dietrich kisses a soldier returning home from war, 1945 1934 Packard Twelve, Model 1106 Bettina Graziani models a hat for Georges Dambier, Paris, 1953 Richard EstesCafe Express, 1975oil on canvas “I love to go to Motion Picture shows. Mary Pickford and Blanche Sweet are my favorites on the screen. I enjoy seeing some of my own pictures, and I like to criticize myself. Whenever I see myself on the screen, I always think if I could do it over again I would make some little change. I always try to remember some slight expression or movement that I could improve upon, and when I have a similar part I try to make the best of it that I can. This is one advantage of being in pictures. You can see yourself as others see you, and if you are a conscientious critic you can always see room for improvement.”— Dorothy Gish ‘Mademoiselle Caroline Rivière’ (1806) by Jean-Auguste Dominique Ingres, Musée du Louvre, Paris Lana Turner being prepped for her entrance in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946), and (below) her spectacularly memorable entrance as it appears in the film. Knife with Sheath, 18th centuryChinese, Qing Dynasty (1644–1911)Steel, lapis lazuli, turquoise, pink stone, gold, enamel; L. with sheath 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm); L. without sheath 10 9/16 in. (26.8 cm); W. 15/16 in. (2.4 cm); Wt. 3.5 oz. (99.2 g); Wt. of sheath 4.9 oz. (138.9 g)The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1960 (60.107a, b) Rita Hayworth in Los Angeles Divorce Court, as she was awarded a divorce from her first husband Edward C. Judson, 1942 . The Dog, 1821-23, Francisco de Goya “I have worked like a dog all my life, honey. Dancing, as Fred Astaire said, is next to ditch-digging. You sweat and you slave and the audience doesn’t think you have a brain in your head.”—Ann Miller ‘Portrait of a Young Woman’ (1518-20) by Palma VecchioMuseo Thyssen Bornemisza, Madrid Audrey Hepburn and her mother, Baroness Ella Van Heemstra, 1946. Gerrit Rietveld, Red and Blue chair, 1918 Aspiring actress Eva Marie Saint doing the rounds of casting agents, looking for work before she made it in Hollywood. New York City, 1949. Salavat FidaiPencil tip carving Omer Counter2001Teak, maple, woodburning, enamel on copper cover by Arnold Schwarzbart; The Studio of Arnold Schwarzbart, Knoxville, TN Livia Yarden wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspiring Shabbat.