Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions July 30, 2020 by Robert J. Avrech 16 Comments “I would prefer to live forever in perfect health, but if I must at some time leave this life, I would like to do so ensconced on a chaise lounge, perfumed, wearing a velvet robe and pearl earrings, with a flute of champagne beside me and having just discovered the answer to the last problem in a British cryptic crossword.”—Olivia de Havilland, RIP (1916 – 2020) Gabriël Metsu ( Dutch, 1629–1667)“Woman Reading a Letter”1665oil on panelHeight: 20.6 in Width: 15.8 in.National Gallery of Ireland Brooklyn Dodger legend Jackie Robinson on the stoop of his Brooklyn home with Jackie Jr., and wife Rachel. Photo by Nina Leen, 1949. 1945 Bugatti Veyron “I was always a rebel and probably could have got much farther had I changed my attitude. But when you think about it, I got pretty far without changing attitudes. I’m happy with that.”—Veronica Lake Augustus Leopold Egg (British, 1816–1863)“The Travelling Companions”1862oil on canvasHeight: 25.7 in; Width: 30.9 in.Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery The great baseball pitcher Leroy “Satchel” Paige, Harlem, New York City, 1941Photo by George Strock Shira, Calla, Chris & Gigi, 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.” “The thing about happiness is that it doesn’t help you to grow; only unhappiness does that.”—Lana Turner “Portrait of the Sisters Zénaïde and Charlotte Bonaparte”Jacques-Louis David (French, 1748 – 1825)1821Oil on canvas129.5 × 100.6 cm (51 × 39 5/8 in.) Georges Dambier Capucine at Café de la Paix, Paris, 1952Her best work as an actress is her co-starring role in The Pink Panther, 1963, a comedic turn in which she plays Simone, Inspector Couseau’s (Peter Sellers) wife, who is having an affair with a jewel thief played by David Niven. On 17 March 1990, at age 62, Capucine jumped to her death from her eighth-floor apartment in Lausanne, Switzerland. The handsome Art Deco inspired Gentlemen Swissmatic by Tissot sports a sapphire crystal, water resistance to 100 meters, day-of-the-month function, and a robust automatic movement with a three-day power reserve. All for the relatively modest price of $525.00. J. JodkowskiWooden Synagogue of Wołpa, Poland (now Volpa, Belarus), Built c.1700 and Burned to the Ground by the Nazis, c.1930 Displaying her baking skills, Maayan Ariel (aka: Maya) wishes all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever.