Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions March 15, 2019 by Robert J. Avrech 7 Comments “I was not a born actress. No one knows it better than I. If I had any latent talent, I have had to work hard, listen carefully, do things over and over and then over again in order to bring it out.”—Jean Harlow “A Woman and a Girl Driving,” by Mary Cassatt, 1881 Oil on canvas, 35 5/16 × 51 3/8 inches. BrassaïHairdressers’ event, Paris, 1930 Farer is a micro brand out of England. They produce elegant yet tough mechanical wrist watches. This is the Helos. More information at their highly informative website. Photo by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1965 North By Northwest, 1959Screenplay by Ernest Lehman “I looked at it this way. To get folks to like you, as a screen player I mean, I figured you had to sort of be their ideal. I don’t mean a handsome knight riding a white horse, but a fella who answered the description of an alright guy.”—Gary Cooper Red GroomsSlab City Rendezvous, 1964, Oil on canvas with wood and cardboard, 56 1/2 x 60 in. René Groebli, London, 1949 The 1954 Buick Wildcat displays the flowing lines that are the hallmarks of the Art Deco movement. Mexican-born actress Dolores del Rio was a Hollywood star for fifteen years, but dissatisfied with the roles she was offered she returned to Mexico in the early 40s. Along with Maria Félix she reigned over the golden age of Mexican cinema. Her best American films are: What Price Glory, ’26, The Trail of ’98, 28, Bird of Paradise, ’32, Madame Du Barry, ’34 and Journey Into Fear, ’43. James Nares, Last Kind Word, 2016, oil on linen, 78 x 60 inches, 198.1 x 152.4 cm “You knew when I came on the screen that my kind couldn’t live. I was burned to death, shot and stoned. I was the kind of girl you wouldn’t want to come home to unless you wanted to end up in the morgue.”—Linda Darnell “Mary and Margaret Gainsborough, the Artist’s Daughters, at their Drawing,” ca. 1763–64,by Thomas Gainsborough, English, 1727–1788,Oil on canvas Suzy Parker in a fashion photo by Georges Dambier, Morocco, 1953 Anthuenis Claeissens (1536-1613)Esther before King Ahasuerus with Haman being sent to the Gallows beyond, c. 1577oil on panel Rick McGinnisBrooklyn Bridge, NYC, 2018 Lielle Meital wishes all our friends and relatives a peaceful and inspirational Shabbat.