Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions May 22, 2020 by Robert J. Avrech 5 Comments “All this publicity makes me a little shy and afraid. I’m afraid that people will expect too much of me, right now when I’ve only started my acting career.”—Marilyn Monroe, 1950 Myrna Loy, MGM publicity photo, 1940s. Napoleon Bonaparte’s three-chambered pistol. Photo by Georges Dambier, 1949 Giuseppe Abbati (Italian, 1836 – 1868)The Windowoil on canvas Photo by Sergio LarrainPassage Bavastrello, Valparaiso, Chile, 1952. Ralph Goings (American, 1928 – 2016)Burger Chef Interioroil on canvas: 39 3/8 × 56 in.1972Virginia Museum of Fine Arts The 2020 Cartier Tank Asymetrique is an elegant nod to their Art Deco classic. “I looked it at like this way. To get folks to like you, as a screen player I mean, I figured you had to sort of be their ideal. I don’t mean a handsome knight riding a white horse, but a fella who answered the description of an alright guy.”—Gary Cooper Elvis sharing a meal with his father Vernon and grandmother Minnie Mae. They are all buried together at Graceland. Greer Garson and Ronald Coleman, Random Harvest, 1942Screenplay by Arthur Wimperis, George Froeschel, Claudine WestBased on the 1941 novel Random Harvestby James Hilton 1950 Ferrari 166 MM/212 Photo by Marc RiboudCalifornia, February 2005The accepted wisdom has been that the Drive-in is dead. But the Wuhan virus has resurrected these charming relics as an alternative to mainstream movie theaters. Edward Hopper (American, 1882–1967)Drugstore, 1927Oil on canvas29 x 40 1/8 in.Museum of Fine Arts, Boston “You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other, and God damn it, you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. You curse. Then you go about the business of living. That’s how I’ve done it. There’s no other way.”—Elizabeth Taylor This miniature depicting Lot and his daughters (Genesis:19:31-32) comes from an illuminated bible produced in the Alsatian workshop of Diebold Lauber c. 1460. The sons born of this incestuous affair—Moab and Amnon—each went on to father a tribe, the Moabites and the Ammonites, who would vex the Jews of Israel down through the ages. Lieutenant Bela Lugosi of the Austro-Hungarian army during World War I Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton (1830–1896)Portrait of May Sartoriscirca 1860oil on canvasHeight: 152.1 mm (5.9 in) Width: 90.2 mm (3.5 in)Kimbell Art Museum Merle Oberon Photographed by Edward Steichen. Silver gelatin print, 1935 Omer CounterCongregation Shearith Israel, 1730 Unidentified photographerA police officer playing with children, New York, 1970 Pinchas and Ariel wish all our friends and relatives a lovely and virus-free Shabbat.