Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions August 30, 2019 by Robert J. Avrech 6 Comments “I never thought of myself as a movie star. I’m just a working girl. A working girl who worked her way to the top – and never fell off.”—Susan Hayward (born Edythe Marrenner; 1917 – 1975) German poster for The Blue Angel, 1930 Natalie Wood (born Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko; 1938 – 1981) at home with her mother Maria, 1945 Painting by Tobi Kahn Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant in The Philadelphia Story, 1940Screenplay by Donald Ogden StewartBased on The Philadelphia Story 1939 play by Philip Barry Young Daughter of the PictsWatercolor and gouache touched with gold leaf. Attributed to Jacques Le Moyne de Morgues, c.1585. “In the early films, I had no experience. I was just doing it. I think I had an innate talent and a relationship with the camera, and because of my sincerity and my honesty it read through, and that’s what got me through those movies. But then I don’t think I developed that much more with it, and part of it was the roles, but part of it was me. A lot of it was me.”—Kim Novak (born, Marilyn Pauline “Kim” Novak, 1933) Elizabeth Taylor in a 1956 photo by Richard Avedon for LOOK magazine Rita Hayworth photographed on the set of Gilda, 1946 Portrait of Francoise de Longwy by Corneille de Lyon (1500/1510 – 1575)oil on panelHeight: 5.7 ″; Width: 4.6 ″ Photo by Francesca Woodman Saul LeiterRaining on TwoNew York City, 1957 Photo by Michael Kenna Rick McGinnisSilo City, Buffalo NY, Oct. 2018 “After my screen test, the director clapped his hands gleefully and yelled, “She can’t talk! She can’t act! She’s sensational!”—Ava Gardner Portrait of a Young Women by Lorenzo di Credi (Lorenzo d’Andrea d’Oderigo) (Italian, Florence 1456/59–1536 Florence)Date: ca. 1490–1500Oil on wood23 1/8 x 15 3/4 in. Myrna Loy, 1940s 1953 Morgan +4 Roadster Jean BesancenotYoung Jewish Woman, Tafilalt, Southern Morocco c.1900 Need a distinctive birthday or wedding anniversary gift for your wife? How about the Bulgari Serpent Misteriosi Pallini. Cost? No idea. Personal inquiries only. Which means that it is beyond the reach of ordinary mortals. Micha Bar-AmTorah ScribeJaffa, Israel, 1971 Maayan Ariel wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.