Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“When I cry, do you want the tears to run all the way or shall I stop halfway down?”
— Margaret O’Brien

The Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4, one of the most complicated wristwatches ever produced. Yours for just 2.7 million dollars.

 

Suzy Parker, 1950, photo by Nina Leen

 

Tatyana Borisovna Potemkina
by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (French, Paris 1755–1842 Paris)
1820
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:41 3/4 × 31 7/8 in. (106 × 81 cm)
Frame: 49 5/8 × 39 3/8 in. (126 × 100 cm)

 

Ruth Orkin
Comic Book Readers
New York City, 1947

 

“There’ll be no locks or bolts between us, Mary Kate, except those in your own mercenary little heart!”
The Quiet Man, 1952
Screenplay by Frank S. Nugent
Based on The Quiet Man
1933 story in The Saturday Evening Post by Maurice Walsh

 

“During the making of His Girl Friday, Cary and I would occasionally go out to dinner and to dance. He’d call up and ask would I like to go jigging, and I’d spend three days getting ready, piling on everything Elizabeth Arden had to offer and then some.”
– Rosalind Russell, Life is a Banquet

 

Marc Yankus
Many Windows in Chelsea, 2013

 

Lia wears a hat by Jacques Fath in a 1952 photo by Georges Dambier for the French fashion magazine Arachnée

 

Poul Henningsen
Piano lamp, 1931

 

Uncredited Photographer, Berber Jewish Woman, High Atlas Mountain Region, Morocco, c.1930

 

Erwin Blumenfeld Catherine Cassidy
For “Vogue”, New York City 1949

 

“A few years earlier, Marilyn had called and asked me to play a joke on her husband, Joe DiMaggio. Apparently, Joe was a fan of mine and always teased Marilyn about how attracted to me he was. She was sick and tired of hearing her husband talk about me and I don’t blame her. She asked me if I would mind being wrapped in a big box with a ribbon tied in a bow around it, to be her gift to Joe on his birthday. The huge box would be on a large table, and right before he opened it, she was going to say, “Now, Joe, after I give you this, I don’t ever want to hear about Maureen O’Hara again.” Then as he pulled the bow and ribbon off, I was supposed to pop out of the box while the crowd shouted, “Surprise!” I thought it would be great fun, sadly, they separated just before it could be done.”
‘Tis Herself: An Autobiography by Maureen O’Hara

 

Untitled
by Clyfford Still (American, 1904–1980)
1971
Oil on canvas
79 5/8 x 64 3/4in. (202.2 x 164.5cm)

 

Hedy Lamarr at home in Vienna, early 1930s.

 

1938 Packard V-12 Roadster

 

Capucine (b. Germaine Lefebvre) by Georges Dambier, 1952. I find this portrait of the model and actress deeply poignant. Capucine jumped to her death from her eighth-floor apartment in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1990. She was 62 years old.

 

Margaret of Austria
by Jean Hey (called Master of Moulins) (Netherlandish, active fourth quarter 15th century)
ca. 1490
Oil on oak panel
Dimensions:12 7/8 x 9 1/8 in. (32.7 x 23 cm)

 

Prepping Tallulah Bankhead for a scene in “Lifeboat” (1944)

 

Tobi Kahn
Omer Counter, SAPHYR III, Variation IV, Acrylic on wood, 36 x 28 x 5 in., 2011

 

Pinchas Tzvi wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and meaningful Shabbat.

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. Bill Brandt
    Posted April 28, 2018 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    That Packard was a beautiful car.They were really a run above Cadillac and Lincoln. During WW2 their engineering prowess streankined the production of the license-built RR Merlin V12 engine and got Rolls respect.

    What an sad end post W2.

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  2. Posted April 27, 2018 at 4:25 am | Permalink

    There’s a risque little story I once read about Bankhead during the making of Lifeboat. To get to the tank where filming was being done, she had to climb up a long ladder and, as Tallulah was notorious for not wearing panties, she gathered quite a crowd each morning to watch her ascend.

    Apparently the producers were embarrassed by the daily spectacle and approached Hitchcock to see if he could address the situation, to which Hitch replied, “I would be glad to, but which department does the complaint fall under – costume, makeup or hairdressing?”

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  3. Posted April 27, 2018 at 3:16 am | Permalink

    Robert,

    I love the watch. The price *might* be a little high, but the design is inspiring.

    And I adore Maureen O’Hara — she is a close second to Myrna Loy on my list of boyhood crushes. Well played.

    Have a wonderful Shabbat…

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