Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“It seems the brighter you are, the deeper the hole you get into.”
—Tuesday Weld

‘Miss Helen Beauclerk’ (1914) by George Washington Thomas Lambert
Art 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 Estes
Cafe Express, 1975
oil 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 century
Chinese, 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 Vecchio
Museo 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 Fidai
Pencil tip carving


Omer Counter
Teak, maple, woodburning, enamel on copper cover by Arnold Schwarzbart; The Studio of Arnold Schwarzbart, Knoxville, TN


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  1. Bill Brandt
    Posted April 21, 2018 at 1:22 am | Permalink

    I had the same thought about Marlene Michael. Beautiful picture of your grand daughter! I am wondering how much rejection many of the stars take before “making it” (Eva Marie Saint)

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  2. Michael Kennedy
    Posted April 20, 2018 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    Lana Turner had a very similar scene to that shown but it was “The Bad and the Beautiful.”

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  3. Michael Kennedy
    Posted April 20, 2018 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    Another great Friday collection. Marlene Dietrich must have had a lot of confidence in those guys holding her up the side of that ship. Pretty gutsy move on her part.

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