Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions July 23, 2020 by Robert J. Avrech 8 Comments “Breasts and bottoms look boringly alike. Faces, though, can be quite different and a damn sight more interesting!”—Lee Remick 1930 Cadillac V16 Roadster Juvan, Norah & Ginette, Earlscourt, June 2020Rick 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. Hilma af Klint (Swedish, 1862-1944)Altarpiece Group X, No. 21915Oil and metal leaf on canvas93.75 x 70.5 inches© Stiftelsen Hilma af Klints Verk “Lots of newcomers to films undoubtedly think that posing for photos is a waste of time. It doesn’t need to be. I have made a careful study of every single still picture that was ever shot of me. I wanted these stills to teach me what not to do on the screen. I scrutinized the grin on my face, my hair-do, my posture, my makeup, the size of my feet.”—Joan Crawford Therese Schwartze (Dutch, 1851–1918)Three girls from the Amsterdam Orphanage1885oil on canvasHeight: 32 in; Width: 37.7 in.Collection: Rijksmuseum Nina Leen15-year old Patty Duke, who played Helen Keller on Broadway in “The Miracle Worker,” with 81-year old Helen Keller during the filming of William Gibson’s adaptation of his own play of Keller’s story, 1961 Ophion, the independent watch company from Spain, produces distinctly Art Deco inspired dress watches. The movements are mechanical and precisely calibrated. This is their OPH 786 Vélos Radial Anthracite model. Information at their website. Photo by Robert Doisneau “I used to stand for hours listening to the minister talking from a box. I noticed it was never really a soap box but usually an empty soft drink crate on which he stood. The talk would be about God and the minister would call on his listeners to give Him their souls and their love. I watched the faces of the listeners when the minister would cry out how much God loved them and how much they needed to set themselves right with God. They were faces without any argument in them, just tired faces that were glad to hear somebody loved them.” – Marilyn Monroe, My Story, photo by Milton Greene, 1955 Tim Gidal (b. Ignaz Nachum Gidalewitsch; 1909–1996)Jewish Boys, Poland 1932 Alfred Broge (Denmark, 1870 – 1955)Interior with Woman1912oil on canvasH. 52 W. 60 cm. Break-up glasses with attached tear-drop, 1955. As Lielle prepares the dough to bake into challah, she wishes all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever.