Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“I’ll always regret that I didn’t have a normal childhood. Was a picture career worth the sacrifice? Well, yes…you can’t have everything.”
— Linda Darnell

‘Portrait’ (c.1880) by Édouard Joseph Dantan (France, 1848-1897)


Danielle Darrieux in The Earrings of Madame de… 1953
Screenplay by Marcel Achard, Max Ophüls, Annette Wademant
Based on “Madame de…” by Louise de Vilmorin


Model Norma Jeane Baker taken by M.O.Schwartz on May, 18th, 1945, and her certification sheet.


Suzy Parker in Morocco, 1953, photo by Georges Dambier


Roger Pérot (1908-1976)
Poster, lithograph
160 x 120 cm
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg


“I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men. Glamour is what I sell, it’s my stock in trade.”
—Marlene Dietrich

GRYA by Tobi Kahn 1984
acrylic on canvas
The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.


Ralph Gibson Syntax, from the “Infanta” Series 1974


Cyd Charisse and Gene Kelly, It’s Always Fair Weather, 1955
Written by Betty Comden, Adolph Green


Lauren Bacall (b.Betty Joan Perske) at home with her mother Natalie, 1944, New York.


Gene Tierney by Horst P. Horst for Vogue, 1940.


“I had the ability, but I didn’t have the name. They [MGM] could have built me, which is what they did with Deborah Kerr, but I don’t think I was quite hot enough in the looks department, quite frankly. I was all talent and no looks.”
—Angela Lansbury

Bocca Baciata (Lips That Have Been Kissed)
by Dante Gabriel Rossetti (English, 1828–1882)
oil on panel
32.1 x 27.0 cm (12 5/8 x 10 5/8 in.)


Frank A. Rinehart
Hattie Tom
Mescalero Chiricahua Apache Nation, 1899


French poster for Chaplin’s The Kid, 1921


Moshe Zabari
Torah Crown (Keter)


Livia Yarden wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.


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  1. Bill Brandt
    Posted June 30, 2018 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    You really post some beautiful pictures, Robert. I was particularly struck by “Portrait” which could have been done yesterday. Beautiful.

    And looking at Norma Jean there is a definite boundary between looks between the innocent Norma Jean and MM.

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  2. Michael Kennedy
    Posted June 29, 2018 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    Linda Darnell lived across the street from me and my friends on the Esplanade in Redondo Beach when she was married to her airline pilot husband. They had the last house on the beach side of the street to the east on the Palos Verdes side.

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  3. GetThereJustAsSoon
    Posted June 29, 2018 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    Cyd Charisse and Gene Kelly: Now THAT is funny!

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