Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions September 4, 2020 by Robert J. Avrech 7 Comments Sylvia Sidney, c.1934“She was the only American film actress who reminded me of reality.”—James Baldwin Sam McKiniss“Lindsay”2019oil on linen 15 x 21 inches Snapshot of Gene Tierney, photographer and date unknown. Rick McGinnisLemons, June 2020 Allan GrantRancho Drive-in TheaterSan Diego, 1948 The Art Nouveau masterpiece, Casa Batllo, in Barcelona, was designed by Antoni Gaudi. “The most dangerous thing for an actor is to refuse to listen to anyone else, to feel you know more than anybody.”—Rock Hudson Edmund Charles TarbellThe Blue Veil1898Oil On Canvas: 29 x 24 in. John FrenchJean Shrimpton in Madame Paulette hat, 1963. 1937 Hupmobile 618-G Robert-DoisneauThe Kiss, 1950 “I’m an actor. It’s not brain surgery. If I do my job right, people won’t ask for their money back.”—Sean Connery, photo from 1962 as the first James Bond was leaving his London apartment to play golf, his favorite pastime. Connery recently turned 90 years old. His best movie is The Man Who Would Be King, 1975. Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon in Wuthering Heights, 1939Written by Charles MacArthur, Ben HechtBased on Wuthering Heights, 1847 novel by Emily Brontë Oak & Oscar is a microbrand out of Chicago with something of a cult following. The “Olmstead 38” is a classic, automatic winding, 38mm field watch with a very cool two-layer sandwich dial, screw-down crown, and inner minute track with a witty red second hand. Prices are not outrageous by the outrageous standards of the watch world. Check out their excellent website. Herb SnitzerLouis Armstrong, Tanglewood, MA 1960As you can see, Armstrong is wearing a Star of David around his neck. This was in honor of the Karnoffsky family his neighbors in Storyville, New Orleans. The warm and generous Jewish family took Armstrong in as a child, and lent him money to buy his first cornet. Charlotte wishes all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever.