Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions July 5, 2019 by Robert J. Avrech 6 Comments “I didn’t want to be just another blond in the movie world, brought out to be slapped into a bathing suit, perched in a cherry tree to be photographed and then sent back to New York.”— Jan Sterling (1921-2004). Sterling’s best role was as the hard boiled Lorraine in Billy Wildrer’s Ace in the Hole, 1951, in which she delivers one of the greatest lines of dialogue ever written for motion pictures: “I don’t go the church. Kneeling bags my nylons.” In contrast to her movie image as a street-wise femme fatale, Sterling was a refined and educated woman who came from a wealthy Manhattan family. She attended posh private schools, and traveled widely in South America, London and Paris. Painting by Tobi Kahn A young Robert Stack (1919-2003), ca. 1940. At age 16, he became a member of the All-American Skeet Team. He set two world records in skeet shooting and became National Champion. In 1971, he was inducted into the National Skeet Shooting Hall of Fame. His best role was as the American bullfighter in The Bullfighter and the Lady, 1951, written and directed by the great Budd Boetticher. Photo by Eugene W. Smith, 1954 John Sloan, A Roof in Chelsea, New York, c. 1941/51, tempera underpaint with oil-varnish glaze and wax finish on composition board, 21 1/8 x 26 1/16 inches. Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund “I am really a cat transformed into a woman. I purr. I scratch. And sometimes I bite.”—Brigitte BardotPhoto by Peter Basch Rick McGinnisBacalar, Quintana Roo, Mexico, Nov. 2018 Veronica Lake wearing a gown by Edith Head, 1942, photo by John Rawlings 1969 Chevrolet AC Cobra Barbara Stanwyck photographed by George Hurrell, 1937 “We both felt a current, an electricity that went straight through us. It would become a force we couldn’t control.”— Ann-Margret, on her relationship with Elvis Presley Cary Grant and director Frank Capra on the set of Arsenic and Old Lace, 1944 The Art Deco inspired Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 is based on a model that met a strict set of standards for U.S. Army pilots. The price is $3,500.00. Details here. Duane MichalsEmpty New York,1964 Mosaic depicting Jonah being swallowed by a fish in the fifth century Huqoq synagogue now under excavation in Israel. (Jim Haberman). Story here. Rae RusselChewing Gum, New York City, 1947 Pinchas Tzvi wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.