Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions March 27, 2020 by Robert J. Avrech 6 Comments “Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.”—Rosalind Russell “Borgund Stave Church [in Norway] was built sometime between 1180 and 1250 AD with later additions and restorations. Its walls are formed by vertical wooden boards, or staves, hence the name “stave church.” The four corner posts are connected to one another by ground sills, resting on a stone foundation. The intervening staves rise from the ground sills; each is tongued and grooved, to interlock with its neighbors and form a sturdy wall.” More here. Fred LyonNovelty Shop, San Francisco, 1947 French poster for Little Caesar, 1931 “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.“—Audrey Hepburn William Blake (1757–1827)Naomi entreating Ruth and Orpah to return to the land of Moab1795Fresco print, finished with additional watercolor Frédéric BrennerBeta Israel Ethiopian Jews, Showada, Simens Mountains, Ethiopia 1983 The Omega Petrograd 1915 is a modern reissue of a wrist watch sold only in pre Bolshevik Russia. It can be found on the pre-owned market. Erich LessingPoland, 1956 Photo by Evelyn Hofer “If someone’s dumb enough to offer me a million dollars to make a picture, I’m certainly not dumb enough to turn it down.“—Elizabeth Taylor The 1969 Shelby GT 500 is a work of art in steel, an iconic American muscle car. I highly recommend Ford vs. Ferrari. It’s a wonderful film with great performances and an outstanding script. Director James Mangold pulls it all together with a keen eye for the beauty of steel and speed and a nice feel for the a particular American genius which marries anarchic individualism to corporate culture. Ann-Margaret and Los Angeles Angels pitcher Bo Belinsky go for a spin in his new Cadillac convertible, May, 1962. Agnolo Bronzino (1503–1572) Portrait of Bianca de’ Medici (1536-1542), illegitimate daughter of Cosimo I de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, circa 1545oil on panel: Height: 58 cm (22.8″); Width: 46.5 cm (18.3″) Larry TowellYoung Mennonite Women Fleeing a Cloud of Dust, Durango, Mexico, 1994 Page showing a man holding maror (bitter herbs), illustrating the text ‘This maror which we eat…’ in the exquisite Lombard Haggadah (c. 1390–1400), circle of Giovannino de Grassi (Master of the Paris Tacuinum?), Milan Finn (Pinchas Tzvi) wishes all our friends and relatives a lovely and virus-free Shabbat.