Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions August 13, 2020 by Robert J. Avrech 12 Comments “Be like a duck, my mother used to tell me. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like hell underneath.”—Michael Caine Jan Miense MolenaerWoman playing a virginalc. 163538.5 x 29.5 cmOil on panelRijksmuseum, Amsterdam Baseball legend Jackie Robinson with his wife Rachel, and son Jackie Jr. posing beside their car, Brooklyn, 1949, photo by Nina Leen. 1938 Peugeot 402Darl’Mat Roadster “I am not an adult, that’s my explanation of myself. Except when I am working on a set, I have all the inhibitions and shyness of the bashful, backward child … unless I have something very much in common with a person, I am lost. I am swallowed up in my own silence.”—Jean Arthur Tsukioka YoshitoshiCooling off at Shijō by the Kamo River, 1885From the series One Hundred Aspects of the Moon (Tsuki Hyakushi)color woodblock printDimensions: Sheet approximately 15 1/2 × 10 1/2 inches (39.4 × 26.7 cm) Rick McGinnisPeter, Sarah & Karen, Earlscourt, June 2020Rick says: “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 neighbour portraits here. Robert J. Avrech“A Wall Grows in Teaneck”2020 “I drifted into acting and drifted out. Acting is not everything. Living is.“—Irene Dunne Pieter de Hooch (1629–after 1684 )A Boy Bringing Breadcirca 1663oil on canvasHeight: 74.5 cm (29.3 in); Width: 60 cm (23.6 in)The Wallace Collection Weegee (B. Asher Felig 1899 – 1968)Summer Lower East Side, NYC, 1937 The elegant Vacheron Constantin Historiques Triple Calendrier 1942 in steel is a tribute to their Art Deco classic and retails for, wait for it: $20,000. Felix BonfilsYoung Jewish Woman, Beirut c.1875 With joy and gratitude to Hashem, our sixth grandchild, Charlotte Birdy, (Hebrew: Chaya Braindel) wishes all our friends and relatives the very best Shabbat ever.