Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions December 27, 2019 by Robert J. Avrech 3 Comments “The golden age is gone, and with it most of the people of great taste. It doesn’t seem to be any fun any more.”— Joan Bennett in a 1984 interview Eva GonzalèsMorning Awakening, 1876, (The model was Eva’s sister, Jeanne.)oil on canvas; Height: 31.8 ″; Width: 39.3 ″ Robert DoisneauThe Christmas shop window, Paris, 1947 Rick McGinnisRemembrance DayProspect Cemetery, Toronto, Nov. 11, 2018 Lana Turner and John Garfield in The Postman Always Rings Twice, 1946Screenplay by Harry Ruskin, Niven BuschBased on “The Postman Always Rings Twice,” 1934 novel by James M. Cain Me act? Why, I just make faces! Really, that’s all I do, I make lots of faces and they pay me for it. The director says: “You’re mad, Peter. Make like you’re mad.” Then pretty soon someone calls out “one hour for lunch”! I follow the others to the commissary and later return to the set. “Make like you did before lunch, Peter,” says the director. “Make like you’re mad.” So I make like I’m mad again and before long someone says, “wrap ’em up. That’s all for today.” So I go home, have dinner, go to bed, get up, report for work again and the director says: “Make like you’re mad again, Peter. Make like you did yesterday.” I find it so easy. I just look mad and like old man river I keep rolling along doing devilish things in motion pictures.—Peter Lorre Eva Gonzalès (1849–1883) “Nanny and Child”(1877 – 1878)oil on canvasHeight: 650 mm (25.59 ″); Width: 814 mm (32.04 ″)National Gallery of Art Robert Doisneau, The Brothers, rue du Docteur Lecene Paris, 1934 This Timex Marlin Automatic burgundy dial is handsome with a fine mechanical movement and a classic dial. It is priced at $249 and is an excellent value for your money. Learn more here. Grace Kelly, New York, 1956, photo by Lisa Larsen 1954 Buick Wildcat II “Although no one believes me, I have always been a country girl and still have a country girl’s values.”— Ava Gardner Eva Gonzalès (1849–1883)Portrait of Jeanne Gonzales in Profilebefore 1883oil on canvas Robert DoisneauLes Pieds au Mur, 1934 Tobi KahnStudy for TAHRA, acrylic on handmade paper Photo by Chema Madoz Ariel and Pinchas wish all our friends and relatives a lovely Shabbat and a happy Chanukah.