Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions June 28, 2019 by Robert J. Avrech 1 Comment “I even got my three wishes granted. To be in pictures, to give Mother a mink coat and buy the folks a house.”—Eleanor Parker Berthe Morisot, The Cheval-Glass, 1877-79Oil on canvas, 65 x 54 cmMuseo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid Photo by Vivian Maier Future Systems Malator House, 1994 St.-Brides Bay, Wales, UK. Richard AvedonSuzy Parker at Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris, 1951 Audrey Hepburn photographed by Howell Conant at a farm near her house in the Swiss Alps, 1962. Fred SteinChez Paris, 1934 “I didn’t show up at the ceremony to collect any of my first three Oscars. Once I went fishing, another time there was a war on, and on another occasion, I remember, I was suddenly taken drunk.”—John Ford Louis StettnerNotorious, New York City c.1946 1961 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint Zagato John Dudley Johnston, Liverpool, 1906 Edward HopperSeven A.M., 1948oil on canvas101.6 x 76.2 cmPrivate Collection Uncredited Photographer, Sign Forbidding Jews From Entering a CaféParis, 1940 Coming up for auction in July, this hand made George Daniels unique, yellow gold pocket watch with Daniels Double-Wheel Escapement, Mean-Solar and Sidereal Time, Age and Phase of Moon and Equation of Time Indications, 1982, Space Traveler I. ESTIMATE: £700,000–1,000,000 “[Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer] put me right to work in Manhattan Melodrama, which precipitated the demise of John Dillinger, Public Enemy No. 1. FBI agents shot him down outside the Biograph Theatre, in Chicago, after he’d seen the film. Supposedly a Myrna Loy fan, he broke cover to see me. Personally, I suspect the theme of the picture rather than my fatal charms attracted him, but I’ve always felt a little guilty about it, anyway. They filled him full of holes, poor soul.”—Myrna Loy, in her autobiography “Being and Becoming” Painting by Tobi Kahn Walter RosenblumGirl on Swing, Pitt Street, Lower East Side, New York City, 1938 Japanese poster for Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid, 1921 Edouard BoubatIle de France, 1978 Maayan Ariel wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.