Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions June 15, 2018 by Robert J. Avrech 4 Comments “I was born at the age of 12 on the MGM lot.”—Judy Garland Ambrosius Benson (circa 1495–1550)Portrait of Anne Staffordcirca 1535oil on canvas40.6 × 34 cm (15.9 × 13.3 in)Saint Louis Art Museum Emil HeilbornAt the Dog Races, 1934 David Hockney PhotocollagePearblossom Hwy #1 1986 Carole Lombard, 1940, photo by Eugene Robert Richee French poster for Hitchcock’s Notorious by Boris Grinsson “You fight just so long and then you begin to worry about being washed up. You fear there’s one way to go and that’s down… I have no intention of ending my career in a rooming house, with full scrapbooks and an empty stomach.”—Carole LandisCarole Landis committed suicide 5 July 1948, at the age of 29. Wenda Parkinson in a satin Molyneux gown poses with a 1907 Silver Ghost Rolls Royce. Photo by her husband Norman Parkinson for Vogue UK, April 1950 Veronica Lake, 1941, photo by A.L. “Whitey” Schafer French poster for Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder by Boris Grinsson Gene Kelly on the set of An American in Paris, 1951, photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt John McLaughlin, “#15-1958” (1958), oil on canvas, 60 x 38 inches, Daniel and Lauren Long, New York (courtesy James Corcoran Gallery, © Estate of John McLaughlin, photo by Adam Reich) ‘The head of publicity of the Hollywood studio where I was first under contract told me, “You’re a piece of meat, that’s all”. It wasn’t very nice but I had to take it. When I made my first screen test, the director explained to everyone, “Don’t listen to her, just look”.’—Kim Novak Portrait of Clara Serena, the Artist’s Daughter by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was probably painted about 1623, not long before the sitter’s tragically early death at the age of 12. Suzy Parker turned from modeling to acting in 1957. This is a publicity photo for Kiss Them For Me in which she co-starred with Cary Grant. Suzy Parker in a red sequined dress by Norman NorellPhoto by Milton Greene, September 1952 Rick McGinnisPoppy bud, Macdonell Ave., Toronto, 2000 1938 Delahaye 165 Cabriolet Jean-Loup SieffClaire Motte, French Dancer, Paris, 1960s French poster for Hitchcock’s North by Northwest by Boris Grinsson William Powell and Myrna Loy in a publicity photo for After the Thin Man, 1936. Suri SrulovitchShabbat CandlesticksAnodized Aluminum / Brass Ariel Chaim and Pinchas Tzvi wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.