Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions October 26, 2018 by Robert J. Avrech 11 Comments “I appeared with many leading men. But working with Cary Grant was different from working with other actors. He was much more fun! I think we were a successful team because we enjoyed working together tremendously, and that pleasure must have shown through onto the screen. I will always remember two compliments he made me. He said I had perfect timing in comedy and that I was the sweetest smelling actress he ever worked with.”—Irene Dunne Pablo Picasso,Woman with a Fan (Femme à l’éventail), 1905oil on canvas, 100.3 x 81 cm, The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.. Clark Gable serving as an officer during in WWII. He signed up for duty following the tragic death of his wife Carole Lombard, who was on a war bond tour when her plane crashed. Gable served with a bomber squad in Europe. Due to his fame, Hitler put a bounty on Gable’s head. Original poster for the Universal Studios horror film, The Mummy (1932). Note that Boris Karloff is listed as “Karloff The Uncanny”. Peter Keetman (1916-2005)Steel Pipes, Maximilian Smelter1958 The De Bethune DB27 Titan Hawk V2 Watch can be yours for about $38,000. “I didn’t know I was doing film noir. I thought I was doing detective stories with low lighting!”—Marie Windsor Barnett Newman (1905-1970)Untitled1946Oil on canvas76.5 x 61.1 cm© IVAM, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Generalitat Valenciana Hitchcock poses with a Yiddish newspaper. Georgia O’KeeffeWave, Night, 1928Oil on canvas, 30 x 36 in. Fred SteinChildren Reading a Journal, Paris, 1936 An Art Deco masterpiece, the 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic. Bill BrandtThe Morning Papers, 1936 Jean Patchett wearing a dress by Henri Bendel and jewels by Harry Winston in a 1948 photo by Horst P. Horst Rules of the Game, 1939Written by Jean Renoir, Carl Koch Elegant Art Deco typography at Hoover Dam “I’m sure there’s a big misunderstanding anyway, about what sort of a guy I am. I’m convinced the general idea is that I’m a suave Joe who just dances from here to there. A grinning goof and kind of a sucker for anything. Too lightfooted and lightheaded to know what it’s all about. Well, the answer is that I am not that way at all. I am really bad-tempered, impatient, hard to please, critical; and as Jimmy Cagney said to me years ago, “You know, you so-and-so, you’ve got a little of the hoodlum in you.” At the risk of disillusionment, I must say that I don’t like top hats, white ties and tails. I am always arriving at dinner parties not wearing a dinner jacket when I should, or vice versa. Also, invariably, I don’t know how to get there or what time to arrive. Things are always spilling on the tablecloth in front of me. Not always my fault, but nevertheless, there it is. Take beet sauce or beet salad. I have had some devastating experiences with beets. The carefree, the best-dressed, the debonair Astaire! What a myth! My hats are too small, my coats are too short, my walk is loose. I am full of faults. I have a sense of humor but it won’t always work for me. I am always blowing my top over the wrong things. I tell you, I am a very annoying guy.”— Fred Astaire, from his autobiography “Steps in Time”, 1959 Joan Miró (1893-1983)Painting1927Tempera and oil paint on canvas972 x 1302 mmTate© Succession Miro/ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2018 Photograph for Vogue by Horst P. Horst 1946 Marilyn Monroe’s annotated Siddur (Jewish Prayer Book) is up for auction in November. Walter SandersPosture Class for Girls at Barnard College, Students demonstrating the “drooping daisy” Exercise for Relaxation, New York, 1954 Maayan Ariel wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and thoughtful Shabbat.