Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions July 16, 2020 by Robert J. Avrech 3 Comments “They give me feeble-minded parts. I don’t object, you understand, but when the writers tell me they wrote the part with me in mind, I begin to wonder.”—Miriam Hopkins George Hendrik Breitner (Dutch, 1857 – 1923)Girl in a White Kimono, 1894Oil on canvasModel: Geesje Kwak23 in × 22 inRijksmuseum, Amsterdam Geesje Kwak in c. 1894, photographed by Hendrik Breitner Joanne, Earlscourt, June 2020 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.” Bunny Hartley by Horst P. Horst, 1938 Most watch microbrands produce field or dive watches. Ophion, a Spanish independent, designs and manufactures beautiful dress watches. The 786 Velos Radial nods to Art Deco while remaining a contemporary wrist watch. The movement is mechanical and finely calibrated. Prices are shockingly affordable by the insane standards of high horology. I had an agent once who wanted me to make many more movies. I said, ‘I can’t. I can only do one a year, if that. I have children, young children.’ And he said, ‘Well, I guess you won’t be a superstar.’ And I said, ‘Well, I guess not.’—Eva Marie Saint, photo by Philippe Halsman, 1954 George Hendrik BreitnerThe Earring, c. 1893oil on canvasHeight: 33.2 in; Width: 22.6 in.Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Props for The Incredible Shrinking Man, 1957. Photo by Allan Grant Georgia O’Keeffe, American, 1887–1986, Grey Lines with Black, Blue and Yellow, ca. 1923, oil on canvas, 48 x 30 in., The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase funded by the Agnes Cullen Arnold Endowment Fund, 77.331, © 2019 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Anna May Wongby Paul Tanqueraywhole-plate glass negative, 1929 The Eye of Horus was a magical amulet worn for protection and good luck in ancient Egypt; 5cm tall and 6.8cm wide. c. 664 – 525 BCE. “My mother always called me an ugly weed, so I never was aware of anything until I was older. Plain girls should have someone telling them they are beautiful. Sometimes this works miracles.”—Hedy Lamarr Girl in a Red Kimono (Geesje Kwak), c. 1895-1896, George Hendrik Breitner. Gemeentemuseum, The Hague Julius ShulmanAcademy Theater, Inglewood California, 1940 1930 Ruxton – Front Drive, SedanDespite its technological excellence and ingenuity, the car was introduced during a rough part of history and the company struggled to find its financial footing. The final Ruxton automobiles were built in 1931.Engine Type: L-headCylinders: 8Horsepower: 100Manufacturer: New Era Motors (St. Louis, MO)Coachbuilder: Edward G. Budd Mfg. Co. (Philadelphia, PA)Price When New: $3,195Nethercutt Collection. Maayan Ariel wishes all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever.