Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions March 20, 2020 by Robert J. Avrech 3 Comments “Too much glamour, too much sin, repeated often, become monotonously dull. I’m speaking now about the screen, of course.”—Kay Francis Jacob Ochtervelt (Dutch, 1634–1682)A child and nurse in the foyer of an elegant townhouse, the parents beyond, 1663oil on canvas81.5 x 66.8 cm. (32.1 x 26.3 in.) Fred LyonChildren Street Sledding Down a Steep Hill, North Beach, San Francisco, 1952 Rick McGinnisSteel Pier, Atlantic City NJ, Oct. 2019 “You’re only as good as your last picture”—Marie Dressler Albrecht Durer(b. 1471, Nürnberg, d. 1528, Nürnberg)Portrait of Barbara Dürer (artist’s mother)1490Oil on pine panel, 47 x 38 cm Audrey Hepburn, photographed by Leo Fuchs during the filming of The Nun’s Story, Belgian Congo, 1959 Illinois Watch Company Ritz, 1929, an Art Deco masterpiece. Photo by Vivien Maier Robert J. AvrechStroke of Orange, 2020acrylic on canvas20 in. X 20 in. “The light that you think you emanate is not necessarily the light that other people see. You think of yourself as a shy, retiring whatever it is, and some other people will see you in an entirely different way. You have to constantly learn. Obviously, you have to start with some kind of gift, but people don’t understand that. … I don’t have a gift for anything. I’ve only had a gift of pursuit.”—Paul Newman Agnes PeltonSea Change, 1931. Courtesy of Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. William Heick, Hats, 1951 1936–40 SS Jaguar 100 Miriam Hopkins and Claudette Colbert in The Smiling Lieutenant, 1931, a Pre-code gem.Screenplay by Samson Raphaelson, Ernest VajdaDirected by Ernst Lubitch “In July 2017, Israeli historian Yoram Meital stumbled upon a handwritten 1028 CE biblical codex that was lying abandoned on a dusty shelf in a Cairo synagogue.” More here. Ariel Chaim wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and virus-free Shabbat.