Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions October 1, 2020 by Robert J. Avrech 12 Comments “You’re better off betting on a horse than betting on a man. A horse may not be able to hold you tight, but he doesn’t wanna wander from the stable at night.”—Betty Grable Nicolaes Maes (Dutch, 1634–1693)“The Listening Housewife”1656oil on canvasHeight: 33.3 in; Width: 27.7 in.The Wallace Collection Ida Lupino in her uniform of the Women’s Auxiliary Defense Corps on Oct. 13, 1944, location unknown. (AP Photo) 1957 MG – A Michelangelo’s Shopping App: Michelangelo made this market list for one of his assistants who, probably, could not read. The artist drafted pictures of the food he wanted with the Italian names next to the drawings. Michelangelo’s diet consisted of bread, cheese, pasta, olive oil, fish, some meat, vegetables and fruit. We don’t see butter or sweet desserts. Perhaps that is why Michelangelo lived until age 89. This floral arrangement was made by the 18th century English artist Mary Delany (1700 – 1788). Her work is often mistaken for watercolors, but are actually paper collages . Each flower she crafted could be made up of to 200 tiny pieces of paper. Delany only started making these exquisite works when she was 72 years old, but she created over 1,000 before she passed away. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”—Mae West Utagawa HiroshigeFrom his series “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo” 1858Woodblock Print Rick McGinnisCentre Island, Toronto, Aug. 2020 Federico Zandomeneghi (Italian, 1841 – 1917)Young Girl Playing with Dollbefore 1901Pastel on paper54.6 X 45,7 cm.Private collection “The story of my life is about back entrances, side doors, secret elevators, and other ways of getting in and out of places so people won’t bother me.”—Greta Garbo Lesser Ury (German-Jewish, 1861 – 1931)“Night Lighting” 1889Pastel on paper 51.1 X 35.9 cmPrivate collection Photo by Rodney Smith The Raketa Avante Garde Watch is designed and manufactured in St. Petersburg, Russia. It is inspired by artists such as Kandinsky and Malevich. While it may not be the easiest watch face to read, it will certainly end up as a conversation piece. More here. Bukharin Jews celebrating the holiday of Succos, Israel, 1900. We pray for a refuah shlema (full recovery) to President Trump and the First Lady. Maayan Ariel wishes all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever and a happy Succos.