Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions June 22, 2018 by Robert J. Avrech 7 Comments “A woman’s hands gets me every time. More than her face, figure, clothes, anything. The girl who, when she smokes, makes the cigarette seem a part of her hand. The girl who, when she kisses you, touches your face with her hands. That always gets me down for the count.”– Cary Grant (Modern Screen, 1941) Katharine Hepburn driving along Montego Bay, Jamaica, with Irene Mayer Selznick, 1953. Minor White (American, 1908-1976), Log Boom, ca. 1940, gelatin silver print, Courtesy of the Fine Arts Program, Public Buildings Service, U.S. General Services Administration. Commissioned through the New Deal art projects, public domain. Irving PennStill LifeVogue, January, 1996 Weegee (Arthur Fellig) (1899-1968)Listening to Frank Sinatra, Palace Theatrec. 1944Silver gelatin print ‘Take a “Kodak” with you’ poster for Kodak cameras (c. 1920). Artwork by Fred Pegram. For a year Greer made tests and nothing else in Hollywood. The only encouragement she got came from a black-haired actor who lived next door to the small home she and her mother had rented. One day this strange man popped his head above the hedge and stared at Greer who was working in her garden.“Hello Red,” he said. “I hear they won’t let you make a picture. Don’t worry, it happens to all of us. You and I will make a big smash hit some day, maybe a lot of them. That’s a promise.”The black haired actor was Walter Pidgeon, who’s been playing the mister to Greer’s missus ever since.—Motion Picture Magazine, 1945 Paul SignacPortrait of Félix Fénéon, 1890, oil on canvas, 73.5 × 92.5 cm (28.9 × 36.4 in), Museum of Modern Art, New York Constance Bennett, 1932, photo by Elmer Fryer, dress by Josette De Lima Irving PennVogue, February, 2001 Diane Arbus (1923-71)Teenage couple on Hudson Street, N.Y.C. 19631963Gelatin silver photograph Peter Brown (active in England 1758-99)Blue-bellied parrot1776Plate VII in New Illustrations of Zoology: Containing Fifty Coloured Plates of New, Curious, and Non-Descript Birds, with a Few Quadrupeds, Reptiles and Insects, published by B. White, London 1776Hand coloured etching19.0 x 24.6 cm (image and plate), 24.0 x 30.5 cm (sheet)Special Collections, Deakin University, Melbourne “This is not a tough job. You read a script. If you like the part and the money is O.K., you do it. Then you remember your lines. You show up on time. You do what the director tells you to do. When you finish, you rest and then go on to the next part. That’s it.”—Robert Mitchum Audrey Hepburn and Dovima in Funny Face, 1957 Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in Israel for the filming of Exodus, 1959, photo by Leo Fuchs. René Vincent (1879-1936)Peugeot1928Poster, Lithograph117,5 × 157.5 cmMuseum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg Alain Delon in the Piazza San Marco, Venice, 1962, photo by Jack Garofalo The oldest operating McDonald’s restaurant is a drive-up hamburger stand at 10207 Lakewood Blvd. at Florence Ave. in Downey, California, USA. It was the third McDonald’s restaurant, and opened on August 18, 1953. It was the second restaurant franchised by Richard and Maurice McDonald, prior to the involvement of Ray Kroc in the company, and it still has the two original 30-ft “Golden Arches” and a 60-ft animated neon “Speedee” sign that was added in 1959. The restaurant is now the oldest in the chain still in existence and is one of Downey’s main tourist attractions. Along with its sign, it was deemed eligible for addition to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984, although it was not added because the owner objected. Sari SrulovitchChallah setSterling Silver, wood. Repoussé Lielle Meital wishes all our friends and relatives a sweet Shabbat.