Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions June 21, 2019 by Robert J. Avrech 1 Comment On roles he looks out for: “I’ve sort of gotten into the habit of looking for the vulnerable guy, the guy who makes mistakes, the guy who can’t figure things out all the time but keeps at it.”—James Stewart The real story behind George Nelson’s iconic ball clock.“Three geniuses, a few too many drinks, and a design icon from 1949.” Read here. Richard AvedonRenée, The New Look of Dior, Place de la Concorde, Paris, August, 1947 Henri Rousseau“The Flamingos”, 1907Oil on canvasPrivate collection Peggy Cummins, (1925-2017) star of the noir classic, Gun Crazy, (1950), looking totally not crazy. Japanese poster for Only Angels Have Wings, starring Cary Grant and Jean Arthur, 1939 “I remember meeting Gary Cooper at a party. I was so impressed that I blurted out that all the stars I had met before had been terrific people. Cooper thought about it for a minute, then said, ‘Yes, I suppose we are, the ones who are on top. But watch out for the ones who haven’t quite made it, or are past it.’ It was valuable advice.” —Rock Hudson Painting by Tobi Kahn Myrna Loy, 1930’s Winston Churchill’s Breguet pocket watch, a Rattrapante Minute Repeater. Coat of Arms of the 7th Duke of Marlborough engraved on the back. Story at Hodinkee Kim Novak, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock on the set of Vertigo, 1958 Rick McGinnisExercise Maple Guardian 2010: With the Troops in the Mojave Desert Eleanor Parker (’22 – ’13) was a brilliant actress who played comedy as deftly as drama. Her voice was film-noir husky, which she used like a musical instrument. Raised Protestant, she converted to Judaism. “I think we’re all Jews at heart,” she told columnist Kay Gardella. “I wanted to convert for a long time.” Her daughter spent a summer working on a kibbutz, married an Israeli, and settled in Israel permanently. Parker’s best films are: Caged (’50) Detective Story (’51) Scaramouche (’52) Interrupted Melody (’55), and The King and Four Queens (’56). Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater House (also known as the Edgar J Kaufmann Sr Residence), Bear Run, Pennsylvania, 1939. New York City, 1953, photo by Vivian Maier 1937 Delahaye 135 Competition Torpedo Roadster Gloria Vanderbilt with husband Sidney Lumet by Richard Avedon, 1950s Livia Yarden wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and peaceful Shabbat.