Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions January 4, 2019 by Robert J. Avrech 2 Comments “I can do everything with ease on the stage, whereas in real life I feel too big and clumsy. So I didn’t choose acting. It chose me.”—Ingrid Bergman Simon BeckSnow Art Richard StacksA Drink in the RainBaltimore, 1955 Art Deco masterpiece in steel, the 1939 ZIS-101 Sport coupe Henri Cartier-Bresson, Marilyn Monroe in Reno while filming “The Misfits.” The Edouard Bovet Tourbillon, displays three time zones simultaneously… It also converts to a pocket watch. More information here. “It’s true I didn’t want to be a dancer. What I really wanted to be was a shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Then at 14 I discovered girls, and began to study dancing diligently. At that time dancing was the only way you could put your arm around the girl. Dancing was courtship. Only later did I discover you dance joy. You dance love. You dance dreams. Of course, the Pittsburgh Pirates lost a hell of a shortstop.”—Gene Kelly Portrait of a Boy with a Falconby Wallerant Vaillant (Flemish, 1623–1677)Oil on canvas Dimensions: 29 3/4 x 25 in. (75.6 x 63.5 cm) Henry Fonda, c.1940. Photo by Edward Weston Joan Collins, 1951 Irving PennPheasant Tricorne Hat Vogue, 1949 Polish poster for Steven Spielberg’s 1941 (’82)Designer: Jan Mlodozeniec Dmitri KesselFilm director Stanley Kubrick holding Polaroid camera during the filming of his movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1966 Painting by Charlotte Salomon, a German Jewish artist who created a small but unique body of work before being murdered in Auschwitz at age 26. “I loved acting, but my agents never brought me scripts. I was worth a lot more to them on the road.” — Peggy Lee Pectoral and Necklace of Sithathoryunet with the Name of Senwosret IIMiddle KingdomDynasty 12Reign of Senwosret IIca. 1887–1878 B.C.From Egypt, Fayum Entrance Area, Lahun, Tomb of Sithathoryunet (BSA Tomb 8), BSAE excavations 1914Gold, carnelian, lapis lazuli, turquoise, garnet (pectoral)Gold, carnelian, lapis lazuli, turquoise, green feldspar (necklace)Dimensions: L. of necklace (b): 82 cm (32 5/16 in.); H. of pectoral (a): 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.); W. 8.2 cm (3 1/4 in.) Lee Miller, model, journalist and photographer, 1931, photo by George Hoyningen-Huene Eye catching 1923 Art Deco poster by Rene Vincent. David TurnleyJewish men pray beside the walls surrounding the Cave of Machpelah, “Cave of the Patriarchs”, in the southern Israeli city of Hebron. Machpelah means “doubled” in Hebrew. One reason given is that four couples are buried there: Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebecca, and Jacob and Leah. (Our matriarch Rachel is buried elsewhere.) Hebron, Israel, 1995. Maayan Ariel wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.