Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions April 12, 2019 by Robert J. Avrech 4 Comments “Since my life has been wayward and impulsive, always a search for something that is not there, and then disillusionment, I believe I need all the excuses I can make.”—Lana Turner Giovanni Muzzioli, (1854-1894)Abraham and Sarah in the Court of Pharaoh, c. 1875Oil on canvascm 167 x 115.5Museo Civico, Modena, Italy Jean Harlow in a candid photo from 1934 The Swiss want you to believe that only they know how to make fine watches. The Japanese beg to differ. The Seiko Presage Collection is impressive, with excellent mechanical movements and exquisitely applied porcelain dials. Prices are reasonable by the insane standards of the watch world. Rick McGinnisFlatiron, NYC, Nov. 2019 1936 Delahaye 135M Figoni and Falaschi Competition Coupe “I’m the living proof that physical beauty is not the most valuable asset of a screen actress. I have the face that sank a thousand ships, but I’ve managed to make a living. Maybe, it’s self-defense, but I think that the inward quality, rather than the surface appearance, is what really matters.”—Barbara Stanwyck Heinz Pinggera (Italian. Born 1900)Hannah brings Samuel to Eli the priestOil on canvas58 x 79 cmPrivate collection Paris, 1936, photo by Herbert List Photo by Erwin Blumenfeld Anna May Wong, 1936“This is such a short life that nothing can matter very much either one way or another. I have learned not to struggle but to flow along with the tide. If I am to be rich and famous, that will be fine. If not, what do riches and fame count in the long run?”—Anna May Wong Aert de Gelder (1645–1727)Abraham and the Angels, between 1680 and 1685oil on canvasHeight: 111 cm (43.7 in). Width: 174 cm (68.5 in).Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Herbert ListView from the Window II, Rome, Trastevere, 1953 Frank Lloyd Wright Magazine cover, Town and Country, July 1937 Passover SetLudwig Yehuda Wolpert, American, b. Germany, 1900-1981New York, United States, 1930 Frankfurt, produced 1978Silver, ebony, and glassSeder Plate: 4 1/16 × 13 5/16 × 11 7/16 in. (10.3 × 33.8 × 29.1 cm) Cup: 6 3/16 × 2 7/8 in. (15.7 × 7.3 cm) Ariel Chaim wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.