Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions March 22, 2019 by Robert J. Avrech 3 Comments Joan Collins, c.1958“I never thought I was particularly good looking. But when I see old photographs, I realize that I was. I do wish I had known that at the time because beauty is power. I didn’t realize how lucky I was to be young, beautiful and in Hollywood. It didn’t hit me. Every day I woke up, went to the film studio and just got on with it.”—Joan Collins Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le BrunPortrait of Maria Franzcisca Palffy, 1793 Joel McCrea and Laraine Day, Foreign Correspondent, 1940 Written by James Hilton (dialogue) Robert Benchley (dialogue) Screenplay by Charles Bennett, Joan Harrison Directed by Alfred Hitchcock The Cole Porter Necklace was designed by Italian jeweler Fulco di Verdura, ca. 1935. The Art Deco necklace was prominently featured in a glamorous 1944 Vogue editorial. It was owned Linda Lee Thomas Porter, Mrs. Cole Porter, and Fred Astaire’s daughter, Ava. Harold FeinsteinSharing Cotton Candy, Paris, 1988 Vladimir and Georgii StenbergPoster for the Soviet Release of Buster Keaton’s “The General,” Moscow 1928 Myrna Loy, 1933, photo by George Hurrell“Nora Charles of The Thin Man was different … Nora had a gorgeous sense of humor; she appreciated the distinctive grace of her husband’s wit. She laughed … at him and with him when he was funny. What’s more, she laughed at herself. Besides having tolerance, she was a good guy. She was courageous and interested in living and she enjoyed doing all the things she did. You understand she had a good time, always.”—Myrna Loy Charles BurchfieldForest Fire with Moonlight (1920) Tiffany has just released a stainless steel Art Deco wrist watch. The watch has an in-house manufactured manual wind movement that’s square, not a round movement shoe-horned into a square case. For more information head over to Tiffany. Harold FeinsteinStripes and Shadows, Brooklyn, New York, 1988 Cradle (1907–08), designed by Josef Hoffmann Vivien Leigh, 1941“You know the passage where Scarlett voices her happiness that her mother is dead, so that she can’t see what a bad girl Scarlett has become? Well, that’s me.”—Vivien Leigh Giovanni Andrea Sirani (1610–1670)Esther before Ahasuerus, circa 1640 and circa 1660Oil on canvas101 × 140 cm (39.8 × 55.1 in)Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest Harold Feinstein Georgina & Rodin, 1987 1939 Lincoln Zephyr Audrey Hepburn walking her dog Mr. Famous in Rome, 1959, photo by Elio Sorci Maayan, Lielle, Livia… Ariel and Pinchas, wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.