Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions December 13, 2019 by Robert J. Avrech 5 Comments “I’m a lot more sartorial than thespian. They come to see me and go out humming the costumes.”—Constance Bennett (b. Constance Campbell Bennett, 1904 – 1965) 1964 Shelby Cobra 289 Vistoria Shaw in The Crimson Kimono, 1959, written, produced and directed by Sam Fuller (the family’s real name was Rabinovitch). Rick McGinnisPittsford NY, July 2018 Adolph de MeyerCharlie Chaplin, 1920 Cary Grant as Charlie Chaplin. Photo by Bert Stern for LIFE Magazine, Dec. 23rd, 1963. “I suppose there are times when I can’t believe that I’ve lived the way that I have and done the things that I’ve done. Life’s a joke anyway. It’s all ridiculous. It’s all so short.”—Lauren Bacall (b. Betty Joan Perske, 1924 – 2014) Longines Avigation Watch Type A7, a re-edition of a 1935 Art Deco classic. Aenne Biermann (1898-1933)Eggs1931Silver gelatin print17 x 23.9 cm Judah Maccabee by Arthur Szyk (pronounced Shick). From Heroes of Ancient Israel Playing Cards, 1930s. André KertészBroken plate, Paris, 1929 Tobi KahnGhamaacrylic on canvas “This is such a short life that nothing can matter very much either one way or another. I have learned not to struggle but to flow along with the tide. If I am to be rich and famous, that will be fine. If not, what do riches and fame count in the long run?”—Anna May Wong, (b. Wong Liu Tsong, 1905 – 1961) Dagger with Scabbard1605–27Indian, MughalSteel, iron, gold, rubies, emeralds, glass, wood, textileL. 14 5/8 in. (37.1 cm); L. without scabbard 13 15/16 in. (35.4 cm); L. of grip 4 13/16 in. (12.2 cm); L. of blade 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm); W. of grip 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm); L. of scabbard 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY King of Jazz, 1930, “Rhapsody in Blue” production number, Production Design by Herman Rosse. Peter Paul Rubens and workshop (1577–1640)The Triumph of Judah Maccabeebetween 1634 and 1636oil on canvasHeight: 150 cm (59 ″); Width: 130 cm (51.1 ″)Nantes Museum of Art Marilyn Monroe, 1949, photo by Andre de Dienes Henri Meunier’s masterful Art Nouveau poster for Rajah coffee, 1897. Yours truly, working on my grip, somewhere in the Catskills, c. 1955. Yair EmanuelMulticolor Aluminum Floating Cubes Hanukkah Menorah with Blessing7.8L x 1.9W x 3.9H Todd WebbChildren playing, N.Y. 1946 Livia Yarden wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely Shabbat.