Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions October 16, 2020 by Robert J. Avrech 8 Comments “This is a terrible place to spend your life in. Nobody in Hollywood is normal. Absolutely nobody. And they have such a vicious attitude toward one another. They say much worse things about each other than outsiders say about them, and nobody has any real friends.”—Gary Cooper Hans Andersen Brendekilde (Denmark, 1857-1942)Wooded Path in Autumn, 1902oil on canvas: 69.8 X 91.4 cm Michael KennaForest of PoplarsCaposotto, Sermide, Mantova, Italy, 2018 Rick McGinnisConeflower, August 2020 Richard AvedonTimes Square, New York City, 1963 Coca Cola containers, 1936 “I started out as a lousy actress and have remained one.”—Brigitte Bardot The elegant winding staircase is in the Reok Palace in Szeged, Hungary. The palace was designed by Ede Magyar and built in 1907. Lee FriedlanderSigns 1961 -1984 Just released by NOMOS Glashütte is the stunning NOMOS Lamda. Available in stainless steel in black, white and blue enamel dials, the series is limited to 175 pieces each. The design language is distinctly Bauhaus, functional, elegant and timeless. The cost, $7,500.00, is moderate by the not-so-moderate standards of the watch world. Read all about the watch here. Carole Lombard, in a 1931 publicity photo for Paramount. This floral arrangement was made by the 18th century English artist Mary Delany (1700 – 1788).Her work is often mistaken for watercolors, but the works are, in fact, tiny pieces of paper . Each flower she crafted could be made up of 200 tiny pieces of paper. Delany only started making these exquisite works when she was 72 years old, but she created over 1,000 works before she passed away. “The ’60s was the end of the America that the rest of the world liked.”—Julie Newmar Cary Elwes and André René Roussimoff, The Princess Bride, 1987Screenplay by William GoldmanBased on the novel, The Princess Bride by William Goldman Richard AvedonAudrey Hepburn, 1956 1949 MG-TC Toni FrissellNannies, Kennsington Garden, London, 1963 Maayan and Lielle wish all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever.