Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions August 9, 2019 by Robert J. Avrech 2 Comments “I like courage. I hope I have it. I want and I try to be honest. Perhaps I don’t always succeed. But I try… I am like that.”—Jean Harlow Portrait of a woman dressed in green (1530)by Bartolomeo Veneto (1502 – 1555)oil on panelHeight: 33.3 ″ (84.7 cm); Width: 26.6 ″ (67.6 cm) The Rolex GMT- Master worn by Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now is up for auction. Story here. This impeccably restored 1951 Chevrolet woodie belongs to Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter. Rick McGinnisUniversity Avenue, Toronto, 2016 Painting by Tobi Kahn “I love the camera and it loves me. Well, not very much sometimes. But we’re good friends.”—Dirk Bogarde German poster for The Seven Year Itch (1955) designed by Dorothea Fischer-Nosbisch and Fritz Fischer. Marilyn Monroe in The Asphalt Jungle (John Huston, 1950)Screenplay by Ben Maddow, John HustonBased on The Asphalt Jungle, 1949 novel by W. R. Burnett. Lobby card for The Asphalt Jungle. Michael KennaTakaishima, Biwa Lake, Shiga Prefecture, Honshu, Japan, 2007 Lotte LasersteinTennis Player, 1929110 × 95,5 cm Eugen Wiskovsky, Collars, Prague, 1929 Edward Hopper (American, 1882 – 1967)Hill and Houses, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, 1927Watercolor over graphite pencil on paperSheet: 34.4 x 49.5 cm (13 9/16 x 19 1/2 in.) Kim Novak, 1956, photo by David Seymour “I used to stand for hours listening to the minister talking from a box. I noticed it was never really a soap box but usually an empty soft drink crate on which he stood. The talk would be about God and the minister would call on his listeners to give Him their souls and their love. I watched the faces of the listeners when the minister would cry out how much God loved them and how much they needed to set themselves right with God. They were faces without any argument in them, just tired faces that were glad to hear Somebody loved them.”—Marilyn Monroe, My StoryPhoto by Andre de Dienes, 1949 Michael Kenna, Skyline, Panama, 2009 Lotte Laserstein (German-Swedish, 1898 – 1993)Russian Girl with Compact, 1928. Oil on panel, 31.7 x 40 cm. Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main. Photo: Städel Museum – Artothek. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018. Jean Besancenot, Jewish Girl with Harqus (Plant Ink) Facial Decorations, Agdz, Draa’ Valley, High Atlas Mountains, Morocco c.1930 Pinchas Tzvi and Ariel Chaim wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.