Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions November 30, 2018 by Robert J. Avrech 7 Comments “Hollywood sold its stars on good looks and personality build-ups. We weren’t really actresses in the true sense. We were just big names–the products of a good publicity department.”—Ann Sothern Eva Gonzalès (1849-1883)Afternoon Tea, 1854oil on canvas, 51 X 30cm Alfred EisenstaedtChildren in ballroom dancing class, 1945 Poster for the first Italian release of Casablanca in 1953 Ray K. Metzker, Philadelphia, 1983 An Art Deco masterpiece in steel, the 1937 Delahaye 135M Figoni and Falaschi Emil Otto HoppéMs. Ann Hayes, England, 1934 Glass sculpture by Jiyong LeeBlue-Yellow cuboid segmentation, 10.5 x 9 x 5 inch, 2015 George Hoyningen-Huene, Loretta Young reclines in Tulle, 1934 Yes, it’s time to shop for Chanukah and Christmas. If you have more money than sense we suggest this Van Cleef & Arpels Lady Arpels Planétarium wrist watch, White gold, Turquoise, Diamond, Mother-of-pearl, Aventurine. Yours for, wait for it… $237,000.00. “I wasn’t afraid to fail. Something good always comes out of failure.”—Anne Baxter Joseph Cornell (American, 1903-1972)Untitled (Hôtel de la Duchesse-Anne)1957Box constructionDimensions: 17 5/8 × 12 1/4 × 4 7/16 in.Art Institute of Chicago Alfred EisenstaedtTeenage couples engaged in a Sniff Game where a Kleenex is passed from nose to nose at a house party, Oklahoma, 1948 Detail, City Palace Mosaic, Jaipur, India, 1729. Photo by Brando, via Flickr. Ezra StollerTimes Square VE – VJ Day, 1945 Kim Novak in Vertigo, 1958Screenplay by Alec Coppel, Samuel TaylorBased on D’entre les morts by Pierre Boileau & Thomas Narcejac “I loved to eat. For all of Hollywood’s rewards, I was hungry for most of those 20 years.”—Gene Tierney Dinara KaskoLime-Basil Triangulation, from Geometric Desserts 2015–17.These beautiful cakes are almost too beautiful to eat. Courtesy of Dinara Kasko. James AbbeLouise Brooks in Prix de Beauté, 1930 Mark RothkoUntitled (Purple, White, and Red)1953Oil on canvas197.5 × 207.7 cm (77 3/4 × 81 3/4 in.), unframed Ho FanApproaching Shadow, 1954 Constantine Manos, Daytona Beach, Florida. 1997 Hiroshi SugitomoUnion City Drive-In, Union City, 1993 Mae Rockland TupaMiss Liberty Chanukah Lamp, 1974, wood covered in fabric and plastic Robert Doisneau, The School Dial, Paris, 1956 Pinchas Tzvi and Ariel Chaim wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.