Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions December 14, 2018 by Robert J. Avrech 1 Comment “Being an actress is like living in a show window. It’s the price you pay.”—Madeleine Carroll John White Alexander (American, 1856–1915)“Woman with a Tea Cup” 1884Oil on Canvas27 x 22 in. Alfred EisenstaedtCouple in Penn Station sharing farewell embrace before he ships off to war during WWII, 1943 Kim Novak in Vertigo, 1958Screenplay by Alec Coppel, Samuel TaylorBased on D’entre les morts by Pierre Boileau & Thomas Narcejac Errol Flynn and Brigitte Bardot on the beach at Cannes, 1956 Japanese poster for Vertigo, 1958 “I think we’re all a bit crazy. Picture people, I mean. Too much of a strain on the nervous system, too much parading of emotions. It’s bad. We get so that everything that happens to us away from the studio is dramatized — we exaggerate our personal emotions.”—Thelma Todd This Omega watch was given to Elvis Presley in February 1961 by RCA to celebrate 75 million records sold worldwide. Bert HardyMillions Like Her, Birmingham, UK, 1951 Erwin BlumenfeldElizabeth Arden Powder Compact, 1955 Bert HardyA young woman talks to a boyfriend after her evening’s work as a cinema usherette, circa 1954 “New York Movie” by Edward Hopper, painted in 1939. Hopper (1882–1967) does a split screen here. The left frame shows us a movie theater, and a tiny sliver of light on the screen. On the right, an usherette who has seen the movie who knows how many times, leans against the wall, flashlight in hand, and dreams of being somewhere else. Notice how Hopper leads our eye from foreground to background by the receding ceiling lights. and the five steps framed by the red velvet curtains. Hopper understood that going to the movies is a communal experience, but as always with Hopper, a sense of isolation pervades his distinctly spare, introspective compositions. Rodney SmithTwo Women in Black, 1992 Elizabeth Taylor takes a break during the filming of Suddenly, Last Summer in Spain, 1959 “I don’t think I’ve ever done a great job and there are no parts I’ve played that I can point to as great. I’m not a fan of myself.”—Sylvia Sidney Mark Rothko“Entrance to Subway”1938oil on canvas Writer Charles Brackett, star Gloria Swanson and director Billy Wilder photographed in Wilder’s office during the filming of Sunset Boulevard, 1950 Art Deco masterpiece, the 1938 Delahaye 135 MS Torpedo Roadster Vivian MaierChicago, IL. 1950s Tobi KahnUKALH, 2018Acrylic on wood36 x 18 x 2 inches Child Survivors of Buchenwald form a Magen David, 1946 Livia, Lielle, and Maayan wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.