Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions September 27, 2019 by Robert J. Avrech 4 Comments “When we were at MGM, we worked years before anybody called us stars. Louis B. Mayer brought us along in little parts – even ‘Love Finds Andy Hardy.’ Then, if we showed promise, he would put us opposite the established stars – like Clark Gable, Robert Taylor, Spencer Tracy – who could lend us the power of their names.“Then, when we became established, he would costar the rising young players with us.“Believe me, when the time came for us to move from the featured players’ building into the building of the star’s dressing rooms, it was a thrilling event in your life. It was like entering a new kingdom in which you were the queen.”—Lana Turner Robert Mitchum in publicity still for Night of the Hunter (1955, dir. Charles Laughton)“You’re staring at my fingers. Would you like me to tell you the little story of right-hand/left-hand? The story of good and evil?H-A-T-E! It was with this left hand that old brother Cain struck the blow that laid his brother low. L-O-V-E! You see these fingers, dear hearts? These fingers has veins that run straight to the soul of man. The right hand, friends, the hand of love. Now watch, and I’ll show you the story of life. Those fingers, dear hearts, is always a-warring and a-tugging, one against the other.”Screenplay by James AgeeBased on the novel: The Night of the Hunter by Davis Grubb 1930 Packard Speedster Roadster Rudolph Valentino & Alice Terry in The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, 1921Photographer: Arthur Rice Candice Bergen, 1967 Photo by Constantine Manos “Being a movie star, and this applies to all of them, means being looked at from every possible direction. You are never left at peace, you’re just fair game.”—Greta Garbo Giovanni di Franco (Italian, Rovezzano 1425/26–after 1498 Florence)Portrait of a Woman,Tempera on wood; 16 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. (41.3 x 31.1 cm)The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931 Grace Kelly on the set of High Society, 1956Photographer: Dennis Stock Czech poster, Lust for Life, 1956 Max YavnoDowntown Street TalkLos Angeles, 1946 Rick McGinnisOn deck, Georgian Bay, 2019 Rick is a cherished friend and one of the most talented photographers we know. We’d like to draw your attention to Rick’s online bookstore where the best of his work is on sale in high quality magazine form. These fine art books are available for only a limited time. We have already placed our order. Click here https://www.blurb.ca/user/rickmcginnis to order Rick’s work, which is spectacular. A few of Rick’s fine books of photography. Order here. “I would like audiences to know I’ve been in love with them all my life, and I’ve tried to please. I hope I did.”—Judy Garland Portrait of a Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling (probably Anne Lovell). by Hans Holbein the Younger The Hamilton Field Mechanical watch is a classic design with a clear legible face. The retail price is $395 but you can find it discounted at various online shops. Head of a woman with braided hairCharcoal (some oiled ?), heightened with white, pen and brown ink on her left eye, on paper.Drawn by Andrea del Verrocchio, who was Leonardo da Vinci’s teacherFlorentineDate 1475 (circa)Height: 325 millimetres, Width: 272 millimetres Storyboard for the opening sequence of West Side Story (1961, dir. Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins) Sketches by Saul & Elaine Bass John Wayne, 1926, when he was a student at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles Torah dedication in memory of Ariel Chaim Avrech, August 25, 2019. Photo by Steve Cohn Ariel Chaim wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.