Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions August 6, 2020 by Robert J. Avrech 10 Comments “There’s a very fine line between underacting and not acting at all. And not acting is what a lot of actors are guilty of. It amazes me how some of these little numbers with dreamy looks and a dead pan are getting away with it. I’d hate to see them on stage with a dog act.” —Joan Blondell Edward HopperRyder’s House1933oil on canvas91.6 X 127 cm Al Pacino with his parents Salvatore and Rose, 1940. Nick, Diana, Scarlet & Owen, 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 link to the series is here. Yellow cab telephone girls, Los Angeles, 1926Unknown photographer The Longines DolceVita is an elegant reissue of an Art Deco classic. More information here. “Show me a person who has never made a mistake and I’ll show you somebody who has never achieved much.”—Joan Collins Leon Frederic (Belgium, 1856-1940)The Three Sisters, 1896oil on canvas120×95 cm Uncredited Photographer Interior, Decoration of the Wooden Synagogue of Wołpa, Poland, 1910, (Now Volpa, Belarus), Built c.1700, Burned Down by the Nazi c.1942. Italian poster for The Big Heat, 1953. “Goodness knows, I tried. But I think it’s virtually impossible for the right kind of man to be married to a movie star.”—Joan Fontaine 1936 Auburn Speedster Scotty WelborneAlexis Smith in “One More Tomorrow”, 1946 James McNeill WhistlerHarmony in Pink and Gray; Portrait of Lady Meux1881-82Oil on canvas76 1/4 × 36 5/8 in. Audrey Hepburn shopping for food in Rome, 1961, photo by Elio Sorci A quadriptych of my art titled, “Myrna Loy is a Better Title Than Untitled” installed in a New York home. Each panel: acrylic on canvas, 20 in. X 20 in, 2020. Steve McQueen and Neilie Adams, his first wife, target-practice in the California desert, 1963Photo by John Dominis Livia Yarden wishes all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever.