Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“Having to work hard never had any real appeal for me, and that may have some connection with me being in the movies.“
—Gary Cooper

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)
Portrait of a Venetian Woman
Oil on Wood
Height: 325 mm; Width: 245 mm


Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd and director William Wyler on the chariot race set for Ben-Hur, Rome, 1958


Richard Avedon
Dovima, 1958


Elvis Presley, 1956, photo by Alfred Wertheimer


Poster for Two For the Road (’67) by the great Polish graphic artist Jerzy Flisak


“Glamour is assurance. It is a kind of knowing that you are all right in every way, mentally and physically and in appearance, and that, whatever the occasion or the situation, you are equal to it.”
—Marlene Dietrich


Rick McGinnis
By the Hollywood sign, Los Angeles, 2016


Richard Avedon Central Park, New York City, 1949


Robert J. Avrech
Karen and the Hollywood Sign, 2007


Princess Natalie Paley, Countess de Hohenfelsen wearing a dress by Lucien Lelong and a hat by Maria Guy for a photo by George Hoyningen-Huene, Paris, 1935


Berthe Morisot,
The Cheval-Glass
Oil on canvas, 65 x 54 cm


Judy Garland, 1942
“I was always lonesome. The only time I felt accepted or wanted was when I was on stage performing. I guess the stage was my only friend: the only place where I could feel comfortable. It was the only place where I felt equal and safe.”
—Judy Garland


An Art Deco masterpiece
Peugeot 402 Darl’mat Coupe, 1936, Jim Patterson/Patterson Collection; Photo © 2016 Michael Furman


Horst P. Horst
Jessica Tandy, 1939


Clyfford Still
PH-972, 1959
oil on canvas
Dimensions (H x W) 112 x 155 in.


German-Jewish soldiers celebrate Chanukah somewhere on the eastern front during World War I, 1916. (Center for Jewish History, NYC)


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


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  1. Barry
    Posted October 21, 2018 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    I cannot prove this, the photograph labeled as Gary Cooper, is not him, but someone who he resembled. His double, perhaps.

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  2. Bill Brandt
    Posted October 19, 2018 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    I noticed that too – and can also understand your desire for her privacy. Still I was thinking of Wilson in Home Improvement

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  3. Bill Brandt
    Posted October 19, 2018 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    Gary Cooper’s quote – I have come to believe that being one of the main characters in a movie – with long hours, take after retake – is very hard work.

    Poor Judy. I get the feeling between L.B. Mayer and her parents she had a rather wretched childhood. Hook on amphetamines her entire life because they gave them to her as a girl to work those arduous hours.

    That Hollywood sign – originally Hollywoodland – was supposed to be temporary wasn’t it?

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  4. Posted October 19, 2018 at 4:16 am | Permalink

    I LOVE that Peugeot design! Art Deco extraordinaire! I imagine it would be popular today if Elon Musk put an electric motor in it.

    It’s a lovely picture of Judy Garland. I was never a huge Judy fan, but that photo is very nice.

    Speaking of nice photos… it’s nice to see Karen’s smiling face. There was a period when it seemed you were preoccupied with her backside. Say, is that a Seraphic Press hat she’s holding? 🙂

    I am curious about the Jewish German soldiers photo. I wonder how many of the soldiers in that photo survived through 1945. They faced death from the enemy in World War I and death from their own country-men in World War II.

    Have a wonderful Sabbath!

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    • David Foster
      Posted October 19, 2018 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

      Anne Frank’s father, Otto, served in the German Army in World War I, and in fact received a field promotion to Lieutenant.

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