Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions March 29, 2019 by Robert J. Avrech 11 Comments “I did my best. God did the rest.”—Hattie McDaniel Joaquín Sorolla (1863–1923)Strolling along the Seashore1909, Spainoil on canvasHeight: 205 cm (80.7 ″); Width: 200 cm (78.7 ″)Collection: Sorolla Museum Harold Feinstein, (1931-2015) Vermont, 1978 Aert de Gelder (1645–1727)Esther and Mordecai write letters to the Jews, c. 1675Oil on canvas111 × 132 cm (43.7 × 52 in)National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires Bulova has just introduced a line of elegant and relatively affordable Art Deco mechanical wristwatches. Marilyn Monroe photographed by Sam Shaw at the beach in Amagansett Leslie Howard (Leslie Howard Steiner, 1893-1943 ) takes a break during the filming of Stand-In, 1937. Howard was killed in 1943 when flying to Bristol, UK, from Lisbon, Portugal. His plane was shot down by the Nazi Luftwaffe. His most notable films are: A Free Soul, ’31, The Animal Kingdon, ’32, Berkeley Square, 33, Of Human Bondage, ’34, The Scarlet Pimpernel, ’34, The Petrified Forest, ’36, Pygmalion, ’38, Gone With the Wind, ’39, Intermezzo, ’39, Pimpernel Smith, ’41, 49th Parallel, ’41, The First of the Few, ’42. James Nares, Untitled, 2008, Oil on board14 x 11 in. “If you’ve earned a position, be proud of it. Don’t hide it. I want to be recognized. When I hear people say, “Joan Crawford!” I turn around and say, “Hi! How are you?”—Joan Crawford Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923)Mother1895; Spainoil on canvas169 x 125 cm Harold FeinsteinConey Island Teenagers, 1949 1954 Morgan Plus 4 The Tarot Reader, an Irving Penn photo for Vogue, 1949, with Bridget Tichenor and Jean Patchett Jean Dunand & Jean GouldenArt Deco lacquered cabinet, 1921 Rick McGinnisLambton Jewish Cemetery, Toronto, Sept. 2018 Ronald TragerTwiggy with yellow glasses June 1966 Dovima models a gown by Italian designer Jole Veneziani in a 1958 photo by Richard Avedon Joaquín Sorolla (1863–1923)My Children1904, Spainoil on canvasHeight: 160.5 cm (63.1 ″); Width: 230.5 cm (90.7 ″) “You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other, and God damn it, you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. You curse. Then you go about the business of living. That’s how I’ve done it. There’s no other way.”— Elizabeth Taylor Richard Diebenkorn (1922–1993)Ocean Park No. 38, 1971Oil on canvas100 3/16 x 81 in. Harold FeinsteinDegas’ Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, 1949 Japanese poster for one of my favorite movies, Gun Crazy, 1950 Lionel Barrymore kidding around with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall on the set of Key Largo, 1948. Barrymore suffered from arthritis. He was also addicted to morphine, all of which combined to confine him, in his later years, to a wheelchair. Passover seder plate, Spain, ca. 1480, earthenware Harold FeinsteinBig Sister, Protector, 1957 Lielle Meital wishes all our friends and relatives a peaceful and joyous Shabbat.