Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions April 5, 2019 by Robert J. Avrech 5 Comments On watching the Psycho shower scene for the first time: “When I saw it, and I saw it cut together, and I saw the boom, boom, and the music and everything, I absolutely went… I just was crazy. I really screamed. I never take a shower. I cannot take a shower. ‘Cause it never dawned on me until that moment how vulnerable and defenseless one is. It never entered my head until I saw that.” —Janet Leigh Cecilia BeauxSelf-Portrait, 1894oil on canvasUnframed: 25 x 20 in.Framed: 30 x 25 1/4 x 1 1/8 in.National Academy Museum, New York Irish actress Peggy Cummins (1925-2017) was put under contract to Twentieth Century Fox by Darryl F. Zanuck and slated to play the lead in Forever Amber. Instead, Linda Darnell got the lead. The studio claimed that Cummins looked too young for the part. Cummins was crushed and thought of returning to Great Britain. But Cummins was soon cast as Annie Laurie Starr in the B film classic, Gun Crazy, 1950), the movie for which she is best remembered. Funny how things work in Hollywood. Forever Amber is a competent bore that hardly anyone remembers, whereas Gun Crazy has been recognized as a classic. Gun Crazy was released in some territories with the alternate title, Deadly is the Female. Harold Feinstein Reflected Self-portrait in a “Take Your Own Photos” Booth Mirror, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, 1973 Claude Monet (1840-1926)Meulesigned and dated ‘Claude Monet 91’ (lower left)oil on canvas28 5/8 x 36 ¼ in. (72.7 x 92.1 cm.)Painted in 1891 Ann Miller, c.1945“Honestly, I have had to live like a high priestess… It is a very, very lonely life. When you work the way I work — that means hard — there’s no time for play.”—Ann Miller Samuel F.B. MorseSelf-PortraitWatercolor on ivoryUnframed: 3 1/4 x 2 5/8 in.Framed: 12 x 11 1/4 in.National Academy Museum, New YorkGift of Samuel P. Avery, John G. Brown, Thomas B. Clarke, Lockwood de Forest, Daniel Huntington, James C. Nicoll, and Harry W. Watrous, 1900 Henri Cartier-Bresson, Refugee Reunion, New York, 1946 De Bethune Dream Watch 5 in Grade 5 titanium. De Bethune is an independent Swiss watch company who produce horological masterpieces. To test drive this dream and find out the cost you need to make an appointment. Or you can buy a home, and a Morgan auto. Harold Feinstein Reflected Self-portrait in Beauty Parlor WindowNew York City, 1964 1960 Morgan Plus 4 is the Morgan I would purchase. Marlene Dietrich, 1935“Most people who make movies are in real life a bitter disappointment. I, on the other hand, am so much better in real life.”—Marlene Dietrich Will Barnet, Self-Portrait, 1981. Oil on canvas, 31 ⅛ × 45 ½ in. National Academy of Design, New York © 2018 Will Barnet Trust / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY Courtesy American Federation of Arts. Photo by Yusuke Sakai Photo by Robert J. Avrech W. Eugene SmithOrson Welles arrives at the premiere of Citizen Kane, 1941 Rick McGinnisAlcazar, Seville,Spain, 2007 Three-tiered Seder plateMoshe Zabari, Israeli, b. 1935New York, New York, United States, 1984Silver: fabricated, spun, hammered, embossed, welded, and forged; formed wire; lucite tiersOverall: 14 1/2 × 18 1/4 in. (36.8 × 46.4 cm) Pinchas Tzvi wishes all our friends and relatives a peaceful and healthy Shabbat.