Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“I liked the strong characters. I don’t mean women who have masculine qualities about them, but something that has some intestinal fortitude, some guts to it.”
—Ida Lupino

Andrew Wyeth
Two if by Sea, 1995


Aldous Huxley
Photo by Cecil Beaton, 1936


Swedish poster for Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, 1935


Irene Dunne in Love Affair, 1939, wearing a fur coat and black evening dress by Edward Stevenson, head designer for RKO Pictures


1928 Hispano-Suiza H6C


“If I could do anything about the way people behave towards each other, I would, but since I can’t, I’ll stick to animals.”
—Brigitte Bardot


Pablo Picasso
Oil on canvas
32 x 23.5 cm. Barcelona, Musée Picasso ©


Dovima models a Balenciaga coat on the Eiffel Tower, photo by Richard Avedon, 1950


Irving Penn
Mascara Wars, New York City, 2001


Candid snapshot of Gloria Grahame, 1954


Italian poster for The Big Heat, 1953


“I am a woman with a heart of a man.”
—María Félix, the greatest star of Mexican cinema


Gerald Murphy
Watch, 1925
Oil on canvas
78 1/2 × 78 7/8 in; 199.4 × 200.3 cm


William Gedney
Three Girls
Kentucky, 1964


Wilhelm Wagenfeld
Table Lamp


Eva Marie Saint and Cary Grant, North by Northwest, 1959
Screenplay by Ernest Lehman


David Bailly (Dutch, 1584 – 1657)
Portrait of a Woman, 1629
Pen and light and dark brown ink; framing line in dark brown ink; pupils
incised by the artist
Diam.: 12.9 cm (Diam.: 5 1/16 in.)
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles


Photo by Nikolai Muth


Jewish revolt against Rome, 66 – 70 AD. Masada-period. Minted and circulated during the time of Josephus and the siege at Masada. Judaea, First Revolt, Bronze Prutah. Year 2 = 67-68 AD. Two handled amphora, ancient Hebrew inscription “Year Two” / Vine leaf on small branch, “The Freedom of Zion” in Hebrew.


Pinchas Tzvi and Ariel Chaim wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.


Ed Ruscha, END, 1983, oil on canvas, 36 x 40 inches

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  1. Michael Kennedy
    Posted August 4, 2018 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    The 1928 Hispano-Suiza reminds me of the 1928 Bentley roadster.

    One pulled in behind me in a gas station in La Jolla a few years ago. I talked to the owner about it. It was gorgeous.

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  2. Michael Kennedy
    Posted August 3, 2018 at 5:38 am | Permalink

    The 1940s was the era of great women’s roles and great actresses. I have read a half dozen books about Gerald and Sara Murphy. His “Boat Deck” was lost. Picasso tried to seduce Sara and, when she rejected his advances, he painted out his figure in a painting of her.

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    • Robert J. Avrech
      Posted August 3, 2018 at 8:38 am | Permalink

      Murphy only painted for a few short years. He gave it up to run the family business: Mark Cross Leathers.

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  3. Wein1950
    Posted August 3, 2018 at 4:52 am | Permalink

    Admired how the photographer symmetrically captured Ida Lupino’s reflection in the mirror. Viewing a photo like today’s closing frame of Pinchas and Ariel’s smiles is the way everyone should start their day.

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