Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions February 22, 2019 by Robert J. Avrech 6 Comments Yul Brynner, 1949“I am just a nice, clean-cut Mongolian boy.” In fact, Yul Brenner (b. Yuliy Borisovich Briner, 1920 – 1985) was born in the city of Vladivostok in the Far Eastern Republic, a puppet state controlled by Soviet Russia before being merged into the wider USSR two years later. He enjoyed telling tall tales and exaggerating his background and early life for the press, claiming that he was born “Taidje Khan” of part-Mongol parentage, on the Russian island of Sakhalin. In reality of Swiss-German, Russian, and partial Buryat ancestry. Wikipedia A microbrand out of Scotland, anOrdain design and produce mechanical watches that are distinguished by the demanding application of enamel on the watch face. Dedicated to perfection, anOrdain claim they can only produce eight successful dials a week. The colors offered range from iron cream to Hebridean Blue to a deeply feminine pink. The semi-serif font on the dial hints at antique maps. Truly beautiful the price for a watch is relatively affordable at $1,371.00. anOrdain’s elegant and informative website is a joy to explore. The anOrdain pink dial with brown Cordovan strap makes a perfect ladies model. Roman Vishniac (1897-1990)Jewish street vendors, Warsaw, Poland1938International Center of Photography© Mara Vishniac Kohn Sean ScullyLandline Magenta2016Oil on aluminum85 x 75” (215.9 x 190.5 cm) Margaret Bourke-White: Leipzig City Council deputy mayor Dr. Lisso, member of Nazi party since 1932, lying dead while seated at his Town Hall desk, a suicide from cyanide, along with his wife and daughter, as American soldiers enter the city at the end of WWII. Leipzig, Germany, April 13, 1945. Peter Allen Nisbet‘Surf at Salvo’ (Oil on canvas), 1995 Maria Félix, 1948, Mexican film star, considered the greatest diva of Mexican cinema.“I don’t think I’m the Queen Bee… I am the Queen Bee.” Polish poster for The Last Picture Show, 1971Artist: Maria “Mucha” Ihnatowicz Sabotage, 1936, Directed by Alfred HitchcockScreenplay by Charles BennettBased (very loosely) on the novel “The Secret Agent” by Joseph Conrad Alexander Archipenkob. 1887, Kiev; d. 1964, New York“Carrousel Pierrot”, 1913Painted plaster24 x 19 1/8 x 13 3/8 inches (61 x 48.6 x 34 cm)Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Ralph CraneHayley Mills attempting to eat spaghetti, 1960s Bugatti Type 55 Roadster, 1931 Greta Garbo in New York, 1950s Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) Agostina Segatori Sitting in the Café du TambourinDate from 1887 until 1888Oil on canvas: Height: 21.8 ″; Width: 18.3 ″Agostina Segatori was the owner of Café du Tambourin, a gathering spot for Parisian artists where Van Gogh got hammered on Absinthe. “Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.”—Ben Hecht Jamie WyethWhale, 1978Oil on canvas, 36 x 46 in. The Phyllis and Jamie Wyeth Collection Linda Christian was a Mexican actress who was Tyrone Power’s second of three wives. They were married from 1949-1956. Photo by Clifford Coffin for Vogue, 1949 Rick McGinnisAcross the Buffalo River from Silo City, 2018 Alfred Hitchcock on the set of his film Foreign Correspondent, 1940 Robert J. Avrech“Leda and the Swan” 1995-1997Oil on canvas with custom Maple frameHeight: 13.5 inches, Width: 11.3 inches. Ingrid Bergman in a Richard Avedon photo, 1961 Shirazeh Houshiary (Iranian, born 1955)The Oracle, 2018Sculpture, Cast aluminum and paint47.36 x 60.16 x 13.78 in. (120.3 x 152.8 x 35 cm.) Tyrone Power with his first wife French actress Annabella at Ciro’s, 1940. They were married from 1939-1948. Over Power’s shoulder you can see Clark Gable. Ciro’s was a trendy nightclub for the Hollywood set during the Forties and Fifties. Detail of dress by Yohji Yamamoto Roman Vishniac (1897-1990)Jewish school children, Mukacevoc. 1935-38Courtesy International Center of PhotographyOn display at Jewish Museum London© Mara Vishniac Kohn William Merritt ChaseMrs. Chase and Child (I’m Going to See Grandma), 1899)oil on canvas August Sander (German, 1876-1964)Girl in Fairground Caravan1926-1932Gelatin silver print© Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur – August Sander Archiv; VG Bild-Kunst, 2018; Courtesy: The Museum of Modern Art, New York Maayan Ariel wishes all our friends and relatives a peaceful and joyous Shabbat.