Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“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, 1854
oil on canvas, 51 X 30cm


Alfred Eisenstaedt
Children 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 Hoppé
Ms. Ann Hayes, England, 1934


Glass sculpture by Jiyong Lee
Blue-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)
Box construction
Dimensions: 17 5/8 × 12 1/4 × 4 7/16 in.
Art Institute of Chicago


Alfred Eisenstaedt
Teenage 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 Stoller
Times Square VE – VJ Day, 1945


Kim Novak in Vertigo, 1958
Screenplay by Alec Coppel, Samuel Taylor
Based 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 Kasko
Lime-Basil Triangulation, from Geometric Desserts 2015–17.
These beautiful cakes are almost too beautiful to eat. Courtesy of Dinara Kasko.


James Abbe
Louise Brooks in Prix de Beauté, 1930


Mark Rothko
Untitled (Purple, White, and Red)
Oil on canvas
197.5 × 207.7 cm (77 3/4 × 81 3/4 in.), unframed


Ho Fan
Approaching Shadow, 1954


Constantine Manos, Daytona Beach, Florida. 1997


Hiroshi Sugitomo
Union City Drive-In, Union City, 1993


Mae Rockland Tupa
Miss 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.


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  1. Bill Brandt
    Posted December 1, 2018 at 1:32 am | Permalink

    That Alfred Eisenstadt picture – my first thought was that it was completely posed. Can you imagine the typical boy dressed up like Little Lord Fauntleroy and curtsying to a little girl?

    The girls look perplexed.

    It is as cute picture though. Thought he only did pictures like VJ day 😉

    Something good always seems to inevitably follow sooner or later.

    Always think of Gene Tierney and her pregnancy that was affected by a selfish fan.

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  2. LBD
    Posted November 30, 2018 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    I’m reasonably certain that Mr. Hoppé would not have styled his subject as “Ms.” in 1934. Miss, yes. Ms., no.

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  3. serene
    Posted November 30, 2018 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    Union City, what state?

    Nice dress, pretty woman, not Ingrid Bergman.

    Have a great Shabbos!

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  4. Posted November 30, 2018 at 4:32 am | Permalink

    Wow. The Italians would have got a pretty misleading idea of what Casablanca was about based on that poster. I mean, it’s lovely, but that doesn’t really look like Ingrid Bergman and I’m pretty sure she never wore that dress…

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  5. Michael Kennedy
    Posted November 30, 2018 at 4:11 am | Permalink

    Another wonderful collection of images. An VJ Day, my parents had a party that lasted three days. I was 7 and remember it well. One cousin washed only her face and went to work each day, then returned to the party.

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    • Barry
      Posted December 1, 2018 at 8:39 am | Permalink

      I remember VJ Day, and before that VE Day and the funeral of FDR. Quite a different era, and despite war a better one in my view than this century has brought us.

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    • Bill Brandt
      Posted December 1, 2018 at 11:10 am | Permalink

      My mother was in DC during V-E day, and Times Square for V-J day. What memories.

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