Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions February 1, 2019 by Robert J. Avrech 16 Comments Greta Garbo, 1931, photo by Clarence Sinclair Bull“I don’t like to talk to people because I can’t express myself satisfactorily. I don’t say the things I mean.”—Greta Garbo John Sloan“Red Kimono on the Roof,” 1912oil on canvas, 24 x 20 inches. Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, James E. Roberts Fund Rita Hayworth, 1941, photo by Al “Whitey” Schafer Fashion photo by Horst P. Horst for Vogue, 1940 Michael KennaKussharo Lake Tree, Kotan, Hokkaido, Japan, 2005 Rick McGinnisManhattan, Looking NE from the Empire State Building, 2018 “I would like it if people would think that beyond Newman, there’s a spirit that takes action, a heart, and a talent that doesn’t come from my blue eyes.”—Paul Newman Egon Schiele (1890 – 1918)“Trieste Fishing Boat”oil and pencil on canvas, 29½ in. by 29½in. Painted in 1912 Edwina Booth (1904-1991) by George Hurrell, 1931Booth had a promising career in the 1920′s. She was given a starring role in MGM’s Trader Horn, the first Hollywood film shot on location in Africa. Playing a white goddess, Booth had to run around in a skimpy costume. Booth contracted malaria and sunstroke and fell out of a tree during filming which resulted in serious injury. She never really recovered from her various tropical illnesses. She sued MGM for a million dollars, but settled for $35,000. Unfortunately, that lawsuit ended her career. She had three more small roles, but her career was over by 1932. Extatico is a microbrand based in Spain. They machine all their cases to incredible tolerances. Beautiful and functional these dive watches are relatively affordable. Their website delivers some hilariously tortured English. Vivian MaierCouple Embracing with Checkered Clothing, 1960s 1938 Talbot-Lago T150C-SS Teardrop Coupe, an Art Deco masterpiece. “Hollywood is loneliness beside the swimming pool.”—Liv Ullmann Rose Mary Gonnella-Butler“Purple Interior with Window”1982colored pencil on paper25 x 16 5/8 in. Smithsonian American Art Museum Ida Lupino, George Raft, They Drive By Night, 1940Screenplay by Jerry Wald, Richard MacaulayBased on the novel “Long Haul” by A. I. Bezzerides Pierre-Louis PiersonThe Comtesse de Castiglione, mistress of Emperor Napoleon III, 1863-1866, Paris The O Washing Cup Vase by Uvtuvo, for Netilat Yadayim. Stainless steel Anna May Wong, 1929, photo by Fred Daniels Livia Yarden wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.