Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions November 23, 2018 by Robert J. Avrech 3 Comments “Nobody knows anything.”—William Goldman, Adventures in the Screen Trade Cary Elwes, The Princess Bride, 1987Screenplay by William GoldmanBased on The Princess Bride by William GoldmanRest in Peace William Goldman, 1931-2018 Alexey TitarenkoUntitled, (White Dresses), St. Petersburg, Russia, 1995 Grant Wood (American, 1891–1942)Portrait of Nan, 1931oil on masonite, oval: 34 1:2 x 28 1:2 in.,Nan was Wood’s sister. She was also the woman in Wood’s most famous painting, American Gothic. Walde HuthPatricia in Jaques Fath, Paris, France, 1955 Art Nouveau poster by by Alphonse Mucha Actress Lauren Bacall sits atop the piano while Vice President Harry S. Truman plays to entertain American servicemen at the National Press Club Canteen, February 1945. The very cool and functional Alessi lunch box was designed by Sakura Adachi. “Acting is not the noblest profession in the world, but there are things lower than acting. Not many, mind you – but politicians give you something to look down on from time to time.”—Spencer Tracy We often feature high-end wrist watches whose prices are, um, astronomical. Lest we be accused of elitism we’d like to draw your attention to this handsome Timex Unisex Weekender. It is refreshingly legible, quartz accurate, with an overall no-nonsense aesthetic that feels very Bauhaus. The price at Amazon is—wait for it—$30.55. My wife Karen favors this model for everyday wear and just loves it. Duane MichalsHeisenberg’s Magic Mirror of Uncertainty, 1988 David Hockney’s Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), 1972, just sold at auction for $90.3 million. Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray, Double Indemnity, 1944 Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Raymond Chandler Based on the novel Double Indemnity by James M. Cain “I don’t think I was ravishing, but I was, I think, pretty.”—Tina Louise French poster for Bringing Up Baby, 1938 Jeanloup SieffAlfred Hitchcock, Ina Balke, Psycho House, 1962 Edward HopperTwo Comedians, 1965oil, canvas: 73.7 x 101.6 cm Dovima models a Givenchy gown with Emilien Bouglione, a chimpanzee and a clown at the Cirque d’Hiver, Paris, August 1955, photo by Richard Avedon for Vogue Blessing on the Lulav, Feast of Sukkot (Tabernacles). Fol. 147r. The Rothschild Miscellany. Northern Italy. ca. 1460-80. Handwritten on vellum; brown ink, tempera, gold and silver leaf; square and semi-cursive Ashkenazic script. Height: 21 cm; Width: 15.9 cm. Gift of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Gift of James A. de Rothschild, London. Martin MunkacsiGirls dancing in the streets, Budapest, c.1923 Lielle Meital wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.