Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions August 24, 2018 by Robert J. Avrech 5 Comments “Everything about me is a contradiction, and so is everything about everybody else. We are made out of oppositions; we live between two poles. There’s a philistine and an aesthete in all of us, and a murderer and a saint. You don’t reconcile the poles. You just recognize them.”—Orson Welles 1936 Stout Scarab: The World’s First Minivan? Myrna Loy, 1937, photo by Laszlo Willinger Richard EstesBus With Reflection of the Flatiron Building, 1966-1967Oil on canvas36 X 48 inches Ruth OrkinThe Card Players, 1947 Niagara (1953)Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Richard L. Breen, Walter ReischAbove: Marilyn Monroe, Jean Peters and Max Showalter “When I was five I think, that’s when I started wanting to be an actress. I loved to play. I didn’t like the world around me because it was kind of grim, but I loved to play house. It was like you could make your own boundaries… When I heard that this was acting, I said that’s what I want to be… Some of my foster families used to send me to the movies to get me out of the house and there I’d sit all day and way into the night. Up in front, there with the screen so big, a little kid all alone, and I loved it.” —Marilyn Monroe Barbara Goalen and Wenda Parkinson modeling coats at the National Gallery, London, 1949, photo by Norman Parkinson Gerald MurphyDoves, 1925Oil on canvas, 49 x 36 in.Curtis Galleries, Minneapolis Ruth Orkin (1921-1985)Iraqi Jewish Refugees, Lydda Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1951 Guy Pene du Bois, (American, 1884-1958)“Portia in a Pink Blouse”, 1942oil on canvas40 x 30 in.Indianapolis Museum of Art “In Hollywood, a starlet is the name for any woman under thirty who is not actively employed in a brothel.”—Ben Hecht Dovima (b.Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juba, 1927-1990) with her preferred reading matter. When on location for her fashion shoots Dovima brought along stacks of comic books. Anna May Wong, 1932, in a George Hurrell photo Preparing for the MatineeEdmund Charles Tarbell (American, 1862-1938)1907oil on canvas45-1/2 x 35-1/2 in. Gigi wears a Pierre Albouy hat in a photo by Henry Clarke for Vogue, Paris, 1955 Nautilus lamp, a Tiffany lamp. The first Tiffany lamp was created in 1895, part of the Art Nouveau movement. Originally designed by Clara Driscoll. Empire State Building, 1955, photo by Elliott Erwitt Maayan Ariel wishes all our friends and relatives a joyous and meaningful Shabbat.