Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions January 11, 2019 by Robert J. Avrech 3 Comments “I cannot tolerate fools — won’t have anything to do with them. I only want to associate with brilliant people.”—Ida Lupino Woman in Blue, Autochrome, 1912 Brigitte Bardot, c.1954, photo by Sam Levin Clyfford Stillb. 1904, Grandin, North Dakota; d. 1980, Baltimore, Maryland“1948”, 1948Oil on canvas: 70 1/2 x 62 1/4 inches (179.07 x 158.12 cm)Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Fractional gift, Barbara and Donald Jonas, 1992 Harold EdgertonWater Falling from Faucet, 1932 Francesco ScavulloTwiggy Lawson, 1967 “People got tired of seeing the sweet young things I was playing and I landed at the bottom of the roller coaster. I’d crammed thirty years into ten…I missed out on my girlhood, the fun, little things that now seem important.”—Linda Darnell Art Nouveau poster byAlphonse Mucha“Médée” (1898), color lithograph, 206 x 76 cm (courtesy Foundation Mucha, Prague © Mucha Trust 2018) Sophia Loren serving pasta during production of the 1960 movie Two Women, in Saracinesco, Lazio, Italy. Czech poster for Zulu DawnArtist: Petr Poš, 1982 Claudette Colbert and Alfred Hitchcock at Ciro’s nightclub in Hollywood, 1944. This is one of the few photos of Hitchcock I’ve seen where he is smiling. Photographer unknown 1934 Rolls Royce Phantom coupe with round doorsH/T Bill Brandt WeegeeCafeteria on East Broadway, 1940s Amedeo Modiglianib. 1884, Livorno, Italy; d. 1920, Paris“Jeanne Hébuterne with Yellow Sweater”, 1918–19Oil on canvas39 3/8 x 25 1/2 inches (100 x 64.7 cm)Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection, By gift ‘Personally, I resent being tagged “glamour girl”. It’s such an absurd, extravagant label. It implies so much that I’m not… I can’t imagine a duller fate than being the best-dressed woman in reality. When I want to do something, I don’t pause to contemplate whether I’m exquisitely gowned. I want to live, not pose!’—Carole Lombard Queen Elizabeth I’s diamond and ruby ring, bearing her initial and taken from her body after her death in 1603, reveals a secret compartment that opens to display two miniatures: Elizabeth and her mother, Anne Boleyn. The second of Henry VIII’s wives, Anne was executed on May 19, 1536 on charges of incest, adultery, and high treason. The future queen was only two years old at the time of her mother’s judicial murder. Ralph CraneTony Curtis And His Rolls Royce, 1961 František Kupkab. 1871, Opočno, Austria-Hungary; d. 1957, Puteaux, France“Orange Circle”1945–46Gouache, watercolor, and graphite on paper16 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches (41.9 x 41.9 cm)Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Bequest, Richard S. Zeisler, 2007 Model Jean Patchett in a 1949 photo by Irving Penn Rodney SmithNelly Sitting Near Open Door, Hancock Shaker Village, Massachusetts 2005 Ralph CraneBlack Cat Auditions In Hollywood, 1961 As far as I know the Weiss field watch is the only watch made in Los Angeles. This Weiss Special Issue 42mm watch is priced at $1,250. Check out their timeless time pieces at weisswatchcompany.com Robert J. Avrech,Portrait of The Bostoner Rebbe, Rabbi Yitzchak HeLevi Horowitz , z’l, 1977. A few weeks before Karen and I were married we received a b’racha, a blessing, from Rabbi Horowitz. Lielle Meital wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.