Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions August 23, 2019 by Robert J. Avrech 12 Comments “I was, I am afraid, wildly infatuated with love. At the age of sixteen – when I looked about twenty four – I was playing Robert Taylor’s wife. I’d finish a passionate love scene with him and then the tutor would drag me away to study mathematics. I mean it really kind of made your eyes go crossed.”—Elizabeth Taylor Johann Friedrich Overbeck (Germany, 1789–1869)“Vittoria Caldoni”1821oil on canvasHeight: 89.5 cm (35.2 ″); Width: 65.8 cm (25.9 ″) Irving PennJapanese Girl, 1980 The fine watch maker Hublot is celebrating the Jewish state’s 70th birthday with the beautiful “Pride of Israel” tribute watch in blue Titanium. Inquire here. Photo by Kenneth Josephson German poster for The Private Life of Henry VIII designed by Dorothea Fischer-Nosbisch and Fritz Fischer, 1933. Myrna Loy and Clark Gable in a still from the film Manhattan Melodrama 1934.‘Notorious criminal John Dillinger attended a showing of the film at Chicago’s Biograph Theater on July 22, 1934. After leaving the theater, he was shot to death by federal agents. Myrna Loy was among those who expressed distaste at the studio’s willingness to exploit this event for the financial benefit of the film.’ (Wikipedia) “Henry Fonda’s son: That’s how everybody identified me until Easy Rider came along. Good old Captain America.”—Peter Fonda RIP (1940 – 2019) Albert Renger-Patzsch (German, 1897-1966)Flat iron for shoe fabrication, 1926Gelatin silver print An Art Deco masterpiece, The U-Drop Inn, a roadside gas station and diner on U.S. Highway 66 in Shamrock, Texas (1936) Photo by Vivian Maier Rick McGinnisKleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo NY, Oct. 2018 “I’m not really Henry Fonda. Nobody could have that much integrity.”—Henry Fonda “A Lady Writing at a Desk” by Master Of The Female Half Lengths (с.1500) oil on panel; Height: 15.1 ″ Width: 9.8 ″ Paris, 1959, photo by Pierre Boulat Tobi KahnDARIAH, 1993Acrylic on canvas over wood, 50 x 40 x 2 inches “I don’t go to church. Kneeling bags my nylons.”Jan Sterling to Kirk Douglas.“Ace in the Hole” 1952Screenplay by Walter Newman, Lesser Samuels, Billy Wilder; Story by Victor Desny Pinchas, Ariel, and Mr. Met wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.