Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

“There are worse things in life than being called a lady… I always demanded respect. I came prepared and expected others to do the same.”
—Irene Dunne

The New Necklace
William McGregor Paxton (American, 1869–1941)
Oil on canvas
36 1/8 x 28 3/4 in.
The Museum of Fine Arts Boston


Jack Carson, Joan Crawford in Mildred Pierce, 1945
Screenplay by Ranald MacDougall
Based on Mildred Pierce by James M. Cain


Mildred Pierce, German poster, 1945


Robert Capa
Gary Cooper
Sun Valley, Idaho, 1941.


Bauhaus chess set by Joseph Hartwig, 1924.


“I have no philosophy about acting or anything else. You just do it. And I mean that. You just do it.”
—Rock Hudson


1964 Shelby Cobra 289 FIA


Walter Sanders
A scene from the streets of Paris. Paris, France, 1959


Clyfford Still
oil on canvas
111 7/8 in. x 174 1/4 in.


Emil Otto Hoppé
Dog Cemetery, Hyde Park, London, 1933


Erwin Blumenfeld
Untitled (Green dress), 1946


“Beauty and femininity are ageless and can’t be contrived, and glamour, although the manufacturers won’t like this, cannot be manufactured. Not real glamour; it’s based on femininity.”
—Marilyn Monroe


The Cartier Crash Radieuse is limited to 50 pieces with a price of $40,700 each. Learn more at


Alfred Eisenstaedt
Low angle of cadets at naval academy lining stairway in Maury Hall. 1937


Coonley Playhouse Left Panel Stained Glass by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1911-1912


Myrna Loy on the RKO backlot, 1932


Travel Magnetic Menorah by Laura Cowan


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


Pinchas and Ariel wish all our friends and relatives a lovely Shabbat and a joyous Chanukah.



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  1. Bill Brandt
    Posted December 8, 2018 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    That Cobra is my favorite! A read somewhere awhile back there were many configurations you could order a Cobra. The FIA was the competition model, the 427 S/C (Semi Competition” – you could even order one with an automatic transmission (although where’s the fun in that?)

    MM had the right idea about femininity. It comes from within.

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  2. Michael Kennedy
    Posted December 7, 2018 at 4:58 am | Permalink

    On the dog cemetery, in several of Neville Shute’s books on Britain during World War II, he relates that there was not enough food to feed dogs that were pets and in two of his books a character asks a friend to shoot his dog.

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  3. Posted December 7, 2018 at 3:57 am | Permalink

    The German Mildred Pierce poster is pretty misleading; doesn’t even hint at who the real villain of the story might be – looks more like a straight noir. A “marketing” decision?

    The Shelby Cobra is my favorite car of all time – and probably the least practical.

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    • Posted December 7, 2018 at 5:40 am | Permalink

      Rick — one does not buy a Shelby Cobra as a practical car! 🙂

      Love the Myrna Loy photo, Robert, but the Cartier watch gives me a headache. It’s just wrong… 🙂

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      • Michael Kennedy
        Posted December 7, 2018 at 10:44 am | Permalink

        I kn owe a guy who used to drive one but only in good weather. It was California so that was most of the time.

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      • Bill Brandt
        Posted December 8, 2018 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

        There’s a guy on the other end of town that is the original owner of a ’64 – and you see him on the road every now and then. Which is cool.

        BTW some years ago while in the parking lot of the Monterey Historics (which, with what people bring, can be as interesting as the exhibits) A man had his early Cobra (also original owner) – with the convertible top up.

        In all the years I’ve seen Cobras – mostly pictures – I’d never seen one with a top.

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