Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions January 3, 2020 by Robert J. Avrech 9 Comments “I know that if I were not a movie star, I wouldn’t get asked out much. I don’t pretend that I’m the life of the party. I never kid myself that I got into pictures on my looks either. I was the first of an era of more or less homely guys in the movies. ”—Gary Cooper Jan de Bray (1627–1697) “Pharaoh’s Daughter and Her Handmaids with Moses in the Reed Basket”1661oil on canvasHeight: 121 cm (47.6 ″); Width: 164 cm (64.5 ″)Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen The Orient Mako II is a handsome diver watch with a robust mechanical movement at the great price point of $165.00. More here. Frank PaulinI Was a Teenage Frankenstein, Times Square, New York City 1957 Rick McGinnisAtlantic City Boardwalk, 2019 Frank PaulinMakeup, Central Park, New York City, 1955 “I never thought I was particularly good looking. But when I see old photographs, I realize that I was. I do wish I had known that at the time because beauty is power. I didn’t realize how lucky I was to be young, beautiful and in Hollywood. It didn’t hit me. Every day I woke up, went to the film studio and just got on with it.”—Joan Collins Lawrence FriedAudrey Hepburn Eating at the Horn and Hardart Automat on Broadway, New York City, 1952 David SilverSign Advertising a Long Gone Horn and Hardart Automat, Broadway, New York City, 2011 Berenice AbbottAt the Automat, New York City, 1936 Jan SteenThe Sick Womanbetween circa 1663 and circa 1666oil on canvasHeight: 76 cm (29.9 ″); Width: 63.5 cm (25 ″)Rijksmuseum “In order to have great happiness you have to have great pain and unhappiness – otherwise how would you know when you’re happy?”—Leslie Caron Jan de Bray (1627–1697)“Judith and Holofernes”1659oil on panelHeight: 40 cm (15.7 ″); Width: 32.5 cm (12.7 ″)Rijksmuseum Hudson Super Six Landau Sedan at Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, 1928. Sue Lyon photographed by Bert Stern, 1960.Sue Lyon (1946-2019) rocketed to celebrity when she was just 14 years-old in Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita (1962). Lyon next appeared in Night of the Iguana (1964) playing another teenage temptress. She had a starring role as a missionary in John Ford’s last movie, 7 Women (1966). She then co-starred with George C. Scott in a comedy, The Flim Flam Man (1967). She next played a smaller co-starring role in Tony Rome (1967) with Frank Sinatra. She appeared opposite George Hamilton as Evel Knieval’s wife in Evel Knieval (1971). There were a few TV roles in the 70s. Her last appearance was as a reporter in Alligator (1980). It’s safe to say that she will always be remembered as Lolita. Lyon was married five times and had one daughter. RIP Town of Edinburgh. Penguins from the zoo taking their weekly walk. The director of the zoo walks them through the city every week in order to attract people to the zoo, Photo by Werner Bischof, 1950 Livia wishes all our friends and relatives a happy and safe Shabbat.