Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions November 16, 2018 by Robert J. Avrech 3 Comments “People think that if you look fairly reasonable, you can’t possibly act, and as I only care about acting, I think beauty can be a great handicap.”—Vivien Leigh Andrea MantegnaCamera PictaDucal Palace, 1465-1474, Mantua A very young Myrna Loy, c. 1910s. Poster for Dawn Patrol, 1938 Errol Flynn in his AC16/80 Convertible. There were very few of these special 1936/37 AC16/80 models distributed by the English Motor Car Company. Flynn got one, Cooper had one, as did Frank Lloyd Wright. This photo was taken at 601 North Linden in Beverly Hills, where Flynn lived when he separated from his first wife, actress Lili Damita,’37. H/T Bill Brandt for identifying the car. A woman sewing an American flag, ca 1910. The photo is not colorized, but is the product of an early color process called Autochrome Lumière. Photographer unknown. “Like most people, I secretly hope that it’s true — that there are witches like Samantha, and that families like hers really do exist.”—Elizabeth Montgomery (1933-1995) on her hit TV series Bewitched which ran from 1964 -1972. Statue of Elizabeth Montgomery as Bewitched star Samantha, Salem, Mass. The Pantages Theater, located at Hollywood and Vine. Designed by architect B. Marcus Priteca, it was the last theater built by the vaudeville impresario Alexander Pantages. The palatial Art Deco theater opened on June 4, 1930, as part of the Pantages Theatre Circuit. And it’s still standing. Robert Mitchum photographed with his wife Dorothy and sons Christopher and James, c. late 1940s. Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, 1958“I’ve repeatedly said that for people with as little in common as Joanne and myself, we have an uncommonly good marriage. We are actors, we make pictures — and that’s about all we have in common. Maybe that’s enough… Husbands and wives should have separate interests, cultivate different sets of friends — and not impose one upon the other.”—Paul Newman David SeymourYoung Jewish girl preparing for sentry duty, Haifa, Israel, 1951. “Soldiers of the Sky” photographed by Nickolas Muray for Vogue, 1940 Lauren Bacall’s responses to a Parade Magazine questionnaire, late 1940s. Livia wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.