Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions May 24, 2019 by Robert J. Avrech 5 Comments Tuesday Weld was Stanley Kubrick’s first choice for Lolita, but she turned him down, later claiming “I didn’t have to play it. I was Lolita.”’ Alfred EisenstaedtActress Katharine Hepburn, adjusting her hat in mirror while in costume on set of her Broadway play “The Philadelphia Story” 1941 Painting by Tobi Kahn Photo by Rodney Smith I inherited this vintage steel Waltham wrist watch from my late father, Rabbi Abraham Avrech. I think it’s from the later 30s, early 40s. The Art Deco inspired numbers are particularly elegant. I don’t wear this watch too often because I’m afraid of damaging the movement. Henri Cartier-BressonThe Berlin Wall, 1962 German poster for Seven Samurai designed by Hans Hillmann “I woke up one day a star. It was terrifying. Then I worked hard toward becoming a good actor.”—Burt Lancaster 1936 Delahaye 135 Competition Court Figoni et Falaschi Coupe Vivian MaierNew York, N.Y. 1954 Edward Hopper, Shakespeare at Dusk, 1935oil on canvas Ray K. Metzker, Philadelphia, 1962 David Graham House, Location: Vancouver BC, Architect: Arthur EricksonPhoto by Ezra Stoller Ingrid Bergman in a Richard Avedon photo, 1961“If you took acting away from me, I’d stop breathing.”—Ingrid Bergman Swedish poster for Frankenstein. Brett WestonManhattan Courtyard, New York, 1945 ”Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window, one of Vermeer’s best-known and loved paintings, is getting a facelift and once it’s complete there will be an old addition new to everyone today. After 250 years in hiding, a nude cupid figure [left] is being revealed thanks to painstakingly tedious restorative work.”More here. Edward WestonFrom 515 Madison Avenue, New York, 1941 Wood and Silver Omer counter by Itzhak Luvaton”…וספרתם לבם ממחרת השבת, מיום הביאכם את עמר התנופה – שבע שבתות תמימות תהיינה…” (ויקרא כג)“From the day after the Sabbath, the day you brought the sheaf of the wave offering, count off seven full weeks…” (Leviticus 23)This Omer counter is made of Rosewood and Sterling Silver. Inside the parchment is hand-painted, each number with a different decoration. Walker EvansLicense Photo Studio, New York, 1934 Lielle Meital wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and meaningful Shabbat.