Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions June 19, 2020 by Robert J. Avrech 6 Comments “Mr. Hitler was big on me. He kept writing and inviting me to come to Germany, and if the war hadn’t started when it did, I would have gone and I would have taken a gun out of my purse and shot him, because I am the only person who would not have been searched.” ~ Greta Garbo, photographed by Edward Steichen, 1929 Edward HopperItalian Quarter, Gloucester1912Oil on canvas: 24 1/8 in. × 29 1/16in. Rita HayworthPhoto by A.L. “Whitey” Schafer, 1941 A modern cult classic is reborn in this gold-on-green Seiko Alpinist. Ellen Burstyn and Cybill Shepherd in The Last Picture Show, 1971. I have been listening to Karina Longworth’s podcast Polly Platt: The Invisible Woman, which sheds new light on the making of this very great movie. Robert J. Avrech“Stroke of Nightwater Blue”acrylic on canvas, 202020 in. x 20 in.Detail “I watched myself in Red River (1948) and I knew I was going to be famous, so I decided I would get drunk anonymously one last time.”—Montgomery Clift Agnolo Bronzino (1503–1572)Portrait of Bia de’ MediciDate: between 1542 and 1545oil on panelHeight: 63.3 cm (24.9 in) Width: 48 cm (18.8 in)Uffizi Museum Robert DoisneauLe Génie de la Bastille Paris, 1955 Belgium, North By Northwest, 1959 Screenwriter Charles Brackett, star Gloria Swanson and director Billy Wilder photographed in Wilder’s office during the filming of Sunset Boulevard, 1950 Lucas Cranach the elder, Lot and His Daughtersc.1530oil on panelH 55.9 x W 39 cm A 1929 portrait of Dolores del Rio by Edward Steichen “Some perfect wife I am. I’ve been married four times, divorced four times, have no children, and can’t boil an egg.”~ Myrna Loy Greg GirardAll-night cinema after last film, Ikebukuro, Tokyo, 1977 1956 Mercedes Benz – 300SL Gullwing, CoupeThe 300SL was one of the fastest vehicles of the 1950s. Its performance and futuristic “gullwing” doors were responsible for the success of the vehicle.Engine Type: OHCCylinders: 6Horsepower: 215Manufacturer and Coachbuilder: Mercedes-Benz (Stuttgart, Germany)Price When New: $7,295Nethercutt Collection Photo by Karina Bikbulatova Rick McGinnisAtlantic City, 2019 Not only is Rick a great photographer but he is also a splendid writer. He has a monthly column in this Canadian paper where his musings on Covid, the quarantine, and life in general, are finely illuminating. Enjoying their first Drive-in movie experience (Toy Story 4), Maayan, Lielle, and Livia wish all our friends a healthy and peaceful Shabbat.