Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions December 20, 2019 by Robert J. Avrech 7 Comments “One of the advantages of having been poor is that you learn to appreciate good fortune and the value of a dollar, and poverty holds no fear for you because you know you’ve gone through it and you can do it again… But we were always a happy family and a religious one. And I’m trying to inculcate in my children the same sense of values, the same tone that my mother gave to me.”—Debbie Reynolds (b. Mary Frances “Debbie” Reynolds 1932 – 2016) Theodor Rehbenitz (1791–1861)Portrait of Vittoria Caldoni1821oil and canvasHeight: 47 cm (18.5 ″); Width: 37.5 cm (14.7 ″)Kunsthalle Bremen Tod Webb“Boys Near the Fulton Fish Market,” 1946. 1957 Jaguar XKSS Marlene Dietrich in Germany, 1945, as American paratroopers descend from the sky. “YAHMA” by Tobi Kahnacrylic on wood, 20″x28″, 2013 “They’re always making me play well-bred ladies. I’m not very well bred, and I’m not much of a lady.”—Barbara Bel Geddes (1922-2005) Albrecht Dürer 1471 – 1528Lot and his Daughters flee from Sodomoil on panel (52 × 42 cm) — c. 1496MuseumNational Gallery of Art, Washington DC Todd Webb“Mr. Perkin’s Pierce Arrow,” Harlem, New York, 1946. Elgin Trench Watch, World War I Erwin BlumenfeldWet Silk, Paris, 1937 Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner pose for a publicity photo for their film The Killers, 1946. “I’m not sure that acting is something for a grown man to be doing.”—Steve McQueen (b. Terrence Stephen McQueen, 1930 – 1980) Ferdinand Bol, 1616 – 1680Rebecca and Eliezer at the Welloil on canvas (171 × 172 cm) — c. 1645 Todd Webb“The Battery,” New York, 1946. What Price Hollywood (1932). A fine example of Art Dec graphics. This film inspired the A Star is Born franchise. Rick McGinnisFlatiron at midday, NYC, Nov. 2018 Yair EmanuelHammered Wave Chanukah Menorah Ferdinando Scianna, “Children Reading Comics,” Milan, Italy, 1997 Maayan Ariel wishes all our friends and relatives a joyous and peaceful Shabbat.