Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions September 14, 2018 by Robert J. Avrech 4 Comments “The trouble with Hollywood is that the producers and agents are the aristocrats… which made actors who make their living in Hollywood usually feel they are some sort of scum. They looked for other means of showing off and were great on rallies for political candidates.”—James Mason Robert DelaunayEiffel Tower and Gardens, Champ de Mars, 1922Oil on canvas, 178.1 x 170.4 cmHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Brenda Marshall, 1942, who gave up her film career to be Mrs. William Holden, wearing a gown by Milo Anderson Italian poster for the Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall film To Have and Have Not (1944), released in Italy after liberation from German occupation in 1945 Brigitte Bardot and Kim Novak at the Cannes Film Festival, 1955 Horst P. HorstPortrait of Barbara “Babe” Cushing Mortimer Paley, Vogue, February 1946 “In 1957, after I landed a part in a Broadway revival of Mister Roberts, the playwright William Inge came backstage one night and invited me to a party. There were only two people there: Mr Inge and an absolutely stunning lady. He introduced us, but I didn’t catch her name. She was a mature woman, with a low, kind of whisky voice, but she had a youthful energy about her. And she was funny, not only laughing at my jokes but making me laugh, too. I was bowled over. She was wearing a silk blouse with nothing underneath—highly unusual for the 1950s. And when she caught me staring at her beautiful breasts, she just smiled and said: ‘My eyes are up here.’”—Burt Reynolds recalling his only encounter with Greta Garbo in his autobiography “But Enough About Me,” 2015. Robert DelaunayPortrait of Madame Heim, 1926Oil on canvas, 120 x 75 cm Model wearing a suit, hat and gloves by Adrian, 1947Gilbert Adrian, who had been the head designer for MGM, left the studio in 1941 to start his own fashion line based in Beverly Hills The 1947 Norman Timbs Special, with its front-mounted cockpit and curves leading to a raindrop tail. Timbs, an Indy racing engineer, made the car with a Buick Straight 8 engine placed at the rear of the chassis. Dovima modeling an evening gown by Jole Veneziani in a photo by Richard Avedon for Vogue, Milan, 1958 French poster by Boris Grinsson, The Lady from Shanghai, 1948 “You know the old story of the chameleon. Put him on green, he turns green. Put him on black, he turns black. But if you put him on plaid, he explodes.”—Jean Seberg, who committed suicide in 1979, age 40. Robert DelaunayThe Eiffel Tower and the Airplane, 1925Oil on canvas, 155 x 95 cmCourtesy Galerie Le Minotaure, Paris Jean Seberg (1938-1979) wearing a hat by Yves Saint Laurent, 1963. Photo by Carlo Bavagnoli Art Deco Chrome “Superlectric” Toaster Series 66, 1930s The Tarot Reader, Bridget Tichenor and Jean Patchett in an Irving Penn photo for Vogue, 1949 The Hamilton Coronado, 1937, Art Deco wristwatch features 14K white gold, black enamel, and blued steel hands. “I buried my negatives in the ground in order that there should be some record of our tragedy.” – Henryk RossPhotographs of the Jews of the Lodz Ghetto, Poland; top photo, self-portrait Lielle Meital wishes all our friends and relatives a beautiful and peaceful Shabbat.