Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions July 10, 2020 by Robert J. Avrech 15 Comments “I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.”—Marilyn Monroe Mischa and Heather’s family.Rick McGinnis writes:“I hadn’t shot a portrait in months when the lockdown entered its third month. Then I realized that the most appropriate subjects were the people on my street, with whom I had become familiar as we got used to each other’s very abbreviated routines. It took a couple of weeks to set up and shoot the series, posing my neighbours in the front or back doors of the homes where they’d been sheltering in place since March.” More plague portraits here. Jay EyermanAudience watches movie wearing 3-D Spectacles, 1952 1923 Voisin – Model C-5, Sporting VictoriaSilent movie star Rudolph Valentino loved fast, sporty and exotic automobiles. In 1923 at the height of his career, Rudolph visited Paris and drove virtually every exotic marque. His choice was Voisin and he bought three; two he left in Paris and this one he brought to Hollywood. The coiled cobra mascot was a gift from actor/screenwriter/director/producer Douglas Fairbanks.Engine Type: Sleeve-ValveCylinders: 4Horsepower: 40/90Manufacturer: SA des Aeroplanes G. Voisin (Issey-les Moulineaux, Seine, France)Coachbuilder: J. Rothchild Et Fils (Paris, France)Price When New: $14,000Source: The Nethercutt Collection. Photo by Karina Bikbulatova The Longines Heritage Sector is an elegant design that nods to the Art Deco movement. Retail price: $2,150. “It matters more what’s in a woman’s face than what’s on it.”—Claudette Colbert Hand-carved in 1851 from a single tree, this spiral staircase can be found in the Lednice Castle, Czech Republic. William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Sunset Boulevard, 1950 Screenplay by Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D. M. Marshman Jr. Award winning sand castle by Damon Langlois, 2019. While filming Green Mansions, Audrey Hepburn had to act with a deer. In order to make their scenes believable, Hepburn took the fawn home, and even went shopping with it. Photo by Bob Willoughby, 1958. Olivia de Havilland, one of the great stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, celebrated her 104th birthday on July 1. “The easiest thing to do on earth is not to write.”—William Goldman’s credits include: The Stepford Wives, All The President’s Men, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Princess Bride. Full credits here. Amadeo BocchiIn the Park, 1919oil on canvas Erwin Blumenfeld, Francine Du Plessix Gray with Bird, Paris, 1947 Marc ChagallIn the Night, 1943Medium:Oil on canvas18 1/2 x 20 5/8 inchesPhiladelphia Museum of Art Erwin BlumenfeldNew York City, for “Vogue, U.S.” 1945 Lielle wishes all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever.