Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions September 20, 2019 by Robert J. Avrech 7 Comments I’ve often said to young actresses whom I noticed were affected by the adulation – ‘Don’t let these people impress you; you know it doesn’t mean a thing when they make a fuss over you. They’ll forget you tomorrow.’”—Carole Lombard Sandro Botticelli,Portrait of a Young Woman,c. 1475, tempera on panel, 61 x 40 cm, Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence Sylvia Sidney in Sabotage (1936, dir. Alfred Hitchcock) Cornell Wilde and Gene Tierney in Leave Her to Heaven, (1945) one of the most disturbing movies I have ever screened. In fact, I watched it just once, about 5 years ago, and that was it for me. I will never again watch this film. “Ogle Winston Link: Hotshot Eastbound, taken at the drive-in theater in Iaeger, West Virginia, 1956 [from Link’s book ‘Steam, Steel & Stars’]“Hot Shot East Bound” was photographed on August 2, 1956, in Iaeger, West Virginia, in an effort to depict small-town American life at the end of an era. As the steam engine symbolically exits the frame, a young couple in Link’s own 1952 Buick convertible takes center stage, both literally and metaphorically. Later, in his darkroom, Link added the U.S. Air Force Sabre airplane on the movie screen to extend this metaphoric power. The photo was a poignant display of a cultural lifestyle in speedy transition.” Text from iconic photos. Simonetta Vespucci by Sandro Botticellitempera on panelwidth: 43 cm, height: 55.4 cmBerlin, Staatliche Museen Nationalgalerie Photo by Edward Steichen, 1928“I don’t want to be a silly temptress. I cannot see any sense in getting dressed up and doing nothing but tempting men in pictures.”—Greta Garbo Frank Lloyd Wright Frederick C. Robie House, 1906-09, Chicago Elvis Presley taking delivery of a 1971 Stutz Blackhawk. After his first 1971 Stutz was badly damaged in an accident by an employee, Elvis purchased this second 1971 Stutz Blackhawk on September 10, 1971. Saul LeiterThe Wait, New York City 1960 Joan Fontaine and Judith Anderson in publicity still for Rebecca, 1940 “Her voice dropped to a whisper. ‘Sometimes, when I walk along the corridor here, I fancy I hear her just behind me. That quick, light footstep. I could not mistake it anywhere. It’s almost as though I catch the sound of her dress sweeping the stairs as she comes down to dinner.’She paused. She went on looking at me, watching my eyes. ‘Do you think she can see us, talking to one another now?’ she said slowly. ‘Do you think the dead come back and watch the living?’”-Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca (1938) Swedish poster for Things To Come, 1936Story and screenplay by H.G. WellsDirected by William Cameron MenziesProduced by Alexander KordaStarring: Raymond Massey, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke, Pearl Argyle. Margaretta Scott Allan GrantRancho Drive-In, California, 1948 Rick McGinnisPiper Laurie, (b. Rosetta Jacobs 1932)Toronto, Sept. 1995“Carrie was a huge hit and continues to be so, making millions for many. I remained happy and content with my ten-thousand-dollar fee until years later, when Paul Monash, the producer of the movie, insisted on giving me a tour of his mansion ‘that Carrie built, thanks to your extraordinary performance.”’—Piper Laurie Edgar DegasDanseuse (Battement in Second Position), 1874 The Bovet Fleurier 19Thirty feature rose gold cases in Bovet’s emblematic Fleurier style, along with its hallmark Fleurisanne engraving on the dials. The steel models retail for 17,800 CHF (approx. $18,000) and the gold models are priced at 29,500 CHF (approx. $29,870). Bovet. Hiroshi SugimotoHi Way 39 Drive-In, Orange, 1993 Torah Dedication in Memory of Ariel Chaim Avrech Z’L8/22/19Los Angeles, CAPhoto by: Steve Cohn Photography www.stevecohnphotography.com (310) 277-2054 © 2019 A snapshot of my mother Mina Keiler Avrech, z’l. She passed away in 1989 at the age of 65. Pinchas Tzvi wishes all our friends and relatives a joyous and peaceful Shabbat.