Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“The Method school [Brando, Clift, Dean] thinks the emotion is the art. It isn’t. All emotion isn’t sublime. The theater isn’t reality. If you want reality, go to the morgue. The theater is human behavior that is effective and interesting.“
—Agnes Moorehead

Rick McGinnis
Inca stone wall, Cusco


Constance Bennett, 1932, photo by Elmer Fryer, dress by Josette De Lima


1940’s Farnsworth Vintage Radio in Art Deco Style


Carol Anderson in a fashion photo for Vogue by Norman Parkinson, London, 1949


Pablo Picasso
Science and Charity
Oil on canvas
197 x 249,5 cm
Barcelona, Picasso Museum
Picasso was only 15 years old when he painted this picture.


“I took it all for granted, I’m sorry to say.”
—Dorothy McGuire


Brigitte Bardot models for Dutch painter Kees Van Dongen, 1958


Myrna Loy, 1934


Brigitte Bardot by Kees van Dongen, 1959


Shirley MacLaine tries on a dress designed by Edith Head, 1959


Irving Penn
Eye in Keyhole
New York City, 1953


“I was so tired of the parts I had to play. There seems little for me in Hollywood, because, rather than real Chinese, producers prefer Hungarians, Mexicans, American Indians for Chinese roles.”
—Anna May Wong


Brice Marden
Study for the Muses (Hydra Version). 1991–95/1997
Oil on linen, 83 × 135″ (210.8 × 342.9 cm). Private Collection. © 2006 Brice Marden/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York



Ingrid Bergman, age 16


Poster for Reckless, 1935


Earliest known stone carving of Hebrew word ‘Jerusalem’ found near city entrance.
Unearthed in what was an artisan’s village 2.5 km from ancient Temple, inscribed column from 100 BCE features Aramaic, Hebrew, two of the languages used by Jerusalemites of the era. More here.


Pinchas, Maayan, Ariel, Lielle and Livia wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.


Ed Ruscha, The End, 2003

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  1. Michael Kennedy
    Posted October 13, 2018 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    Agnes Moorehead and Eve Arden are under appreciated.

    I watched The Big Country again last night. The locations are here in Arizona. Time for a field trip. I’ve been going to check out Louis L’Amore’s location for “Hondo” one of these days. There is a map in the novel. I spent years searching for Helen MacInnes’ locations for her novels. It was a fun way to spend time while traveling. She was very accurate and I bet L’Amore is too.

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  2. Barry
    Posted October 12, 2018 at 6:29 am | Permalink

    For me, Agnes nailed it. And Dorothy McGuire, a personal favorite, said something honest, and made me wish she wasn’t.

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  3. Posted October 12, 2018 at 4:27 am | Permalink

    I love the before and after on the Kees van Dongen painting.

    I also love the Art Deco radio, but not sure about the color scheme…

    Adorable photo of the grandkids!

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