Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions November 15, 2019 by Robert J. Avrech 5 Comments “You have to be hard-boiled to get through life whether you’re a shopgirl, a debutante or a movie star.”—Jean Harlow This rare 1935 poster sold for $334,600 in a 2007 auction. Anne Bancroft preparing for her role in the stage production of The Miracle Worker, 1959. Photo by Nina Leen Otis Kaye (1885–1974) is best known for his trompe l’oeil paintings in which US currency is featured. This, perhaps his best known work, is tiled D-JIA-VU? (37). You will not be surprised to learn that Kaye lost all his money in the stock market crash of 1929. Anita Ekberg, 1956, photo by Peter Basch Earth sculpture by Andy Galsworthy “i’ve given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages. You can’t divorce a book.”—Gloria Swanson 1933 Chrysler CL Imperial Dual-Windshield Phaeton Photo by Francesca Woodman Rick McGinnisSteel Pier, Atlantic City, NJ, Oct. 2019 Margaret Bourke-White working atop Chrysler Building, New York City, 1934Photo by Oscar Graubner Charles Sheeler (American, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1883–1965 Dobbs Ferry, New York)“Americana”1931Oil on canvas48 x 36 in. “The brains of people are more interesting than the looks, I think. People have the idea I’m sort of a stupid thing. I never knew I looked good to begin with because my mother wanted a boy named George. So unfortunately I didn’t become that and she wasn’t too thrilled about that. I was different, I guess. Maybe I came from a different planet—who knows? But whatever it is, inventions are easy for me to do.”—Hedy Lamarr in an interview with Forbes magazine journalist Fleming Meeks, 1990 Meet the world’s most expensive watch.“A one-of-a-kind Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300A sold for a hammer price of CHF 31-million (about $31-million) at Only Watch, a charity auction held in Geneva to which top watch brands donate special editions.” More here. Marlene Dietrich resting during a recording session at Columbia Records studios, photo by Eve Arnold, New York, 1952 Intricate mosaic tile floor of the Sardis synagogue, Turkey, late 3rd century. Orville RobertsonUnder the Brooklyn Bridge, NYC, 1986 Lielle, Maayan and Livia wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and sweet Shabbat.