Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions April 25, 2019 by Robert J. Avrech 3 Comments “It’s the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time.”—Tallulah Bankhead Suzy Parker poses before the Eiffel Tower wearing a Givenchy coat in a photo by Georges Dambier for ELLE, Paris, 1954 Gunnar Smoliansky, Stockholm, 1978 Caravaggio (1571–1610)Sacrifice of Isaac, circa 1603oil on canvasHeight: 104 cm (40.9 in). Width: 135 cm (53.1 in).Uffizi Gallery Anna May Wong, age 17, on the set of The Toll of the Sea (1922), her first starring role in the movies. The Harvest by Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890), Arles, June 1888, oil on canvas, 73.4 cm x 91.8 cm. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation) “Look, I’m not odd. I’m just trying to be an actor; not a movie star, an actor.”—Montgomery Clift Helen FrankenthalerFebruary’s Turn1979oil on canvas48 x 109 in. Photo by Toni Antoinette Frissell, 1944 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Jane Avril, 1899. Poster, color lithograph. Albert H. Wiggin Collection. Boston Public Library. Cary Grant and Ava Gardner at the Brown Derby, c. 1942 Harry Callahan, Skyscrapers, New York, 1978 The 1930 Art Deco Mercedes-Benz SSK, Count Trossi, belongs to fashion designer Ralph Lauren. Woman II, 1961Willem de Kooning (American, b. the Netherlands 1904–1997). Oil on paper mounted on canvas. 29 x 22 1/2 inches. The Haskell Collection. © 2018 The Willem de Kooning Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 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 on her role as Nora Charles in The Thin Man series Arnold & Son HM Perpetual Aventurine is limited to 28 pieces and will be priced at $33,650. Jews who escaped from Poland to Russia, baking matzah for Passover, USSR, 1943.Yad Vashem Photo Archives Winter Streetby Henry Martin Gasser (1909–1981)Watercolor and gouache on paper7¾ x 9¾ inches Roman Vishniac Children Playing in the Jewish Quarter, Bratislava, Slovakia c.1938 Maayan Ariel wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely Shabbat and a joyous last days of Passover.