Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions July 26, 2019 by Robert J. Avrech 4 Comments “I was always a rebel and probably could have got much farther had I changed my attitude. But when you think about it, I got pretty far without changing attitudes. I’m happy with that.”—Veronica Lake Elizabeth Taylor shows off her tracheotomy scar while wearing a dress by Pierre Balmain and jewelry from Cartier, 1961, photo by Douglas Kirkland. Rick McGinnisChinatown, Toronto, 2016 Portrait of a Woman by Francesco d’Ubertino Verdi, called Bachiacca also known as Francesco Ubertini, il Bacchiacca,1494 – 1557 Changing the marquee on a Times Square theater, New York, 1955, photo by Sabine Weiss Morgan Plus 4 – 110 “Career is too pompous a word. It was a job, and I have always felt privileged to be paid for what I love doing.”—Barbara Stanwyck Painting by Tobi Kahn Paul Strand (American, 1890-1976)Plaza, State of Puebla1933Vintage photogravure5 x 6 3/8 inches Books on my night table. Further evidence that everyone in Hollywood is Jewish until proven otherwise. Consider Piper Laurie, best known for her brilliant performance opposite Paul Newman in The Hustler (1961). Laurie’s real name is Rosetta Jacobs. Cyd Charisse and Gene Kelly rehearsing a dance number for Singin’ In The Rain, 1952 Snapshot of Marilyn Monroe, 1952, Photographer unknown. “Some of the things that I regret most in my life happened when I was drinking. I’m just not good with alcohol. And I don’t give a damn what time of the day it is, I just drink too much.”—Ava Gardner German poster for Buster Keaton’s masterpiece, The General, 1926. Fifty years ago, Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped from the Apollo 11 Module Eagle onto the lunar surface putting the Omega Speedmaster into the annals of history as the first wristwatch worn on the moon. You too can own a legendary Omega moon watch. More here. Matti Suuronen, Futuro House, 1968. This Torah roller, traditionally known as atzei chaim, trees of life, is made of Sterling Silver. Lielle, Maayan, and Livia wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.