Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions September 25, 2020 by Robert J. Avrech 6 Comments “It was after she said that she wanted to be in The Brothers Karamazov,” Wilder went on, “that she started going to the Actors’ Studio School of Dramatic Arts in New York. She didn’t do it for publicity. She’s sincerely trying to improve herself, and I think she should be admired for that. She could have sat here in Hollywood on her pretty little fanny and collected all of the money any ordinary actress would ever want, but she keeps trying.” — Pete Martin’s interview with Billy Wilder for The Saturday Evening Post in 1956.Billy Wilder and Marilyn Monroe on the set of Some Like it Hot, 1958 Federico Zandomeneghi (Italian, 1841 – 1917)“La Coiffure”1890 – 94oil on canvas: 65.4 X 54.6 cm, Private collection Douglas KirklandTwiggy, 1960s August Macke (1887–1914) Macke’s brilliant career was cut short by his early death in the second month of the First World War at the front in Champagne, France. “Cathedral at Freiburg, Switzerland”1914oil on canvas: Height: 60 cm (23.6 in) Width: 50 cm (19.6 in)Collection: Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen Unknown Photographer, Blowing the Shofar, New York, 1901 Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, Back to the Future, 1985Screenplay by Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale “The most important thing in anyone’s life is to be giving something. The quality I can give is fun and joy and happiness. This is my gift.”—Ginger Rogers, 1937 Rick McGinnisEastern Beaches, Toronto, Aug. 2020 Buster Keaton, 1931Photo by George Hurrell Lawnmower built by the Indian Motorcycle company, 1951. Douglas KirklandSigourney Weaver Eating a Hotdog in Los Angeles, 1983 Jaguar XK-120, in production from 1948-1954 Eugen WiskovskyLunar Landscape or Collars, Prague,1929 “Do you know, I have no idea how I got ‘The Avengers’? I’d left the Royal Shakespeare Company, and I was one of a long list of girls, and got it on my audition.”—Diana Rigg, 1938-2020 RIP Larry Trowell“The World From my Front Porch” depicts various members of Trowell’s family in rural Ontario. Most of the photographs were taken 100 yards from his front porch. In this picture two-year old Isaac Trowell is carried into the Sydenham River by his older sister Naomi, Lambton County, Ontario, Canada, 1996. The Elephant Tower Gate of the Carlsberg Brewery of Copenhagen, Denmark was designed by architect Vilhelm Dahlerup, in 1901. Endo HiromichiToya Lake Slightly Overcast, Hokkaido, Japan, 2014 Rolex has updated their legendary Oyster Perpetual in the form of five new 36mm models featuring candy-colored lacquer dials. And underneath that dial is the new in-house caliber 3230, a tough and reliable workhorse. Price: is $5,600. More here. Cary Grant’s passport photo, I’m guessing 1930s. And I thought that all passport photos are unflattering. Charlotte wishes all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever, and a meaningful Yom Kippur which begins Sunday night.