Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions February 7, 2020 by Robert J. Avrech 9 Comments “I had to be careful where I went because I was a Jew, because I was young and because I was handsome. It made me wary and erratic and paranoid, which is what I still am. Always on guard.”—Tony Curtis (b. Bernard Schwartz; 1925 – 2010) Cuboid kettle with rivets (c. 1885), designed by Christopher Dresser Paul KayeFrom the Book “Paradise Street”, Balham, London, ca. 1961 1948 Tucker David Fokos“Moonrise” Robert J. Avrech“Stroke of Magenta”2019acrylic on canvas20 in. x 20 in. “Virtue is not photogenic, so I liked playing bad guys. But, whenever I played a bad guy, I tried to find something good in him, and that kept my contact with the audience.”—Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch; December 9, 1916 – February 5, 2020) z’l Harrison Houseby Henry Martin Gasser (1909–1981)Watercolor on board23½ x 30¾ inches Dick WhittingtonDrive-in theater, California, 1934 French poster for This Gun For Hire, 1942 “Whenever I do something, it seems so right. And turns out so wrong.”—Lana Turner The Islander Automatic Dive Watch has a solid-link bracelet, AR sapphire crystal, and a (very) luminous sapphire bezel insert. This is an excellent value for your money from Mark at Long Island Watch company. See his video here. Note that the Long Island logo is the only branding on the dial. Enviable artistic restraint. Carole Lombard, photographed by Eugene Robert Richee, ca. 1935 Rick McGinnisRose, 2019 My mother, Mina Keiler Avrech, my father Rabbi Abraham Avrech, and my father’s sister, Ethel Avrech Feiring, Brooklyn, NY, 1948. My Aunt Ethel is, thank God, alive and well. Her daughter is my beloved cousin Alice Feiring, the distinguished wine critic, journalist and author. Maayan Ariel wishes all our friends and relatives a cool and colorful Shabbat.