Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions January 24, 2020 by Robert J. Avrech 6 Comments “Nobody thought of me playing the part of a virgin, I guess. I had these slinky eyes and a sense of humor.”—Myrna Loy Ford vs. FerrariThe Ford GT 40 MKII featured in the movie This search and rescue watch is manufactured by Marathon for YAMAM, Special Police Unit (יחידה מרכזית מיוחדת, Yeḥida Merkazit Meyuḥedet), one of the IDFs most secretive border units. The day/date window is in Hebrew, and it reads: Shabbat. Mark, from Long Island Watch Company, has a great video about this “beast” of a wrist watch. Clyfford StillPH – 782, Oil on canvas, 24 3/4 x 35 3/4 inches 1927. © City and County of Denver : ARS, NY. Silent film star Pola Negri at the Café de la Paix, Paris, 1927, photo by Burton Holmes. Negri was Billy Wilder’s first choice to play Norma Desmond, the washed up, insane silent film star in the classic Sunset Boulevard. After Negri turned down the role, Wilder offered it to Norma Shearer, Greta Garbo, and Mary Pickford, who all passed. Finally, he approached Gloria Swanson, who wisely signed on and delivered the greatest performance of her career. Jacob Lawrence (American, Atlantic City, New Jersey 1917–2000 Seattle, Washington)The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country. —Thomas Paine, 1776, panel 7, 1956, of the series “Struggle… From the History of the American People” 1954–56. Egg tempera on hardboard, 12 x 15 1⁄2 inches “It is the law of life that if you are kind to someone you feel happy. If you are cruel you are unhappy. And if you hurt someone, you will be hurt back.”—Cary Grant Rick McGinnisPark Road, Oshawa, ON, Aug. 2019 William Holden and Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard, 1950Written by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D. M. Marshman Jr. French poster for The Red Shoes, 1948 Dick WhittingtonHelms Bakery trucks once delivered freshly baked goods to neighborhoods across Southern California. Here’s a truck and its driver in 1931, the year the bakery debuted its fleet. “In countless interviews, journalists have asked me how much of Barbara Eden there is in Jeannie, but the truth is this: none. I played Jeannie as Sidney [Sheldon] wrote her, and if I infused anything into my portrayal of her, it was as a result of asking myself how it would feel catapulted into another world about which you know nothing and to come face-to-face with automobiles and appliances, objects you’ve never heard of or seen before.”—Barbara Eden, (b. 1931, Barbara Jean Morehead) Jeannie Out of the Bottle Paul KayeFrom the book “Paradise Street”, Balham, London, ca. 1961 Ceija Stojka (1933 – 2013) Arrest and Deportation, 1995.Courtesy of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid Michael KennaForest Edge, Hokuto, Hokkaido, Japan 2004 Maayan, Lielle, and Livia wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and inspirational Shabbat.