Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions October 25, 2019 by Robert J. Avrech 6 Comments “I came over here to act, but it turned out all I had to do was to be high-minded, long suffering, white-gloved and decorative.”—Deborah Kerr Pierre BonnardThe Stork and Four Frogscirca 1889Dimensions: Height: 159.5 cm (62.8 in.), Width: 163.5 cm (64.37 in.)Distemper on fine canvas (three paneled screen) Bill BrandtPenny-farthing for their thoughts, from A Day on the River, 1941 Rick McGinnisBrown Street, Belfast, April 2017; You can purchase Rick’s photo books here. Horst P. HorstLisa Fonssagrives hands, 1941 An Enicar trench wristwatch from World War I with a surprisingly contemporary teardrop case and integrated compass. “Call me Carmen. I tell you how come thees turbans begin. In Bahia, Brrrazeel, the black womans go to market weeth fruits and vegetables or flowers in beeg baskets which they wear on the head. So I say…thees ees unusual…and I design my turbans from them.”Carmen Miranda, 1947 interview Ker-Xavier RousselThe Garden (Le jardin), 1894Marbeled and stained glass, 15 1/2 x 23 5/8 in., The Phillips Collection Yale JoelCrowd looking at new model car during automobile exhibit. Paris 1948 Robert J. AvrechTruck 7492New Jersey, 2019 A wise and experienced director offers advice to a first time screenwriter:“Do you know what film is? The film is an infernal machine. Once it is ignited and set in motion, it revolves with an enormous dynamism. It cannot pause. It cannot retract anything. It cannot wait for you to understand it. It cannot explain itself. It simply ripens to its inevitable explosion. This explosion we have to prepare, like anarchists with the utmost ingenuity and malice.”—Prater Violet, by Christopher Isherwood Félix VallottonPasserby (La Passante) (1897)Oil on cardboard, 7 7/8 x 11 in., The Phillips Collection Michael KennaTow path, Blackburn, Lancashire, 1984 Seraphic Secret friend Bill Brandt writes: “I come here often – last of the real hardware stores. I always wondered why it was called Hollywood hardware…” Bill did a little research and solved the mystery. Ingrid Bergman in Notorious, 1946 Ariel Chaim Avrech Torah and Mantle Photo by: Steve Cohn Photography www.stevecohnphotography.com (310) 277-2054 © 2019 Pinchas Tzvi wishes all our friends and relatives a sweet and meaningful Shabbat.