Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions October 23, 2020 by Robert J. Avrech 12 Comments “The only times I’m self-conscious are-when I’m Jean Arthur. In front of the camera I lose my identity completely, and with it I lose my timidity. As a character in a play I feel as if I can be what people expect. As Jean Arthur, I never feel as if I know what people expect.”—Jean Arthur (born Gladys Georgianna Greene; 1900 – 1991) Mini portrait of Jane Small (or Pemberton)c. 15408 cm diameterWatercolor on vellum by Hans Holbein the Younger Richard AvedonCharlie ChaplinBeverly Hills, California , 1972 Rick McGinnisBoardwalk, Toronto Islands, Aug. 2020 Couple Wearing Masks, London. 1954 Paul Signac (French, 1863-1935)Capo di Noli, 1898oil on canvas75 X 93.5 cm “In a church, I am a saint. In a public place, I am a lady. In my own home, I am a devil. My house is where I can do as I please, scream and yell and dance and fall on the floor if I like. I am myself when I am in my home.”—Lupe Velez (born María Guadalupe Villalobos Vélez; 1908 – 1944) The city of Jerusalem, from a fifteenth-century French translation of Buchard of Mont Sion’s ‘Descriptio Terrae Sanctae’. Buchard was a thirteenth century monk who traveled to the Kingdom of Jerusalem before its eventual collapse in 1291. This illuminated manuscript was made in Flanders between 1455 and 1467. Ingrid Bergman chatting with Ernest Hemingway about his interest in having her play the role of Maria in the filming of his new novel “For Whom The Bell Tolls”, in Jack’s Restaurant, San Francisco, 1941. Despite the meeting, Paramount gave the part to one of its own contract actresses, the ballet dancer Vera Zorina. Bergman had to settle for the female lead in a film called “Casablanca.” After several weeks of shooting Paramount became unhappy with Zorina’s performance and just as Bergman was wrapping up “Casablanca” she was given the role of Maria. “For Whom the Bell Tolls” became the blockbuster hit of 1943, and Bergman received an Oscar nomination for her performance. Brillier Watches is based in Arizona where they design and assemble their fine line of watches to the highest standards. This is the 43 mm Airborne Automatic. It comes at a reasonable price, $329.00 at Long Island Watches. More information here. Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, The House on Haunted Hill, 1959Written by Robb White The 1963 Jaguar E-Type Series I 3.8 Roadster is one of the most beautiful sport cars ever produced. Unfortunately, it was deeply unreliable. I had a friend, a Hollywood producer, who joked that his Jag cost more in repairs than the budgets of his rather expensive movies. He finally sold it and bought a Mercedes, saying: “It’s not gorgeous, like the Jag, but at least I get to drive it.” “Acting is like roller skating. Once you know how to do it, it is neither stimulating nor exciting.”—George Sanders (born George Henry Sanders; (1906 – 1972) 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. An article about Veronica Lake’s hair was featured in the November 24th 1941 edition of Life Magazine. “In a cold, scientific light, Miss Lake has some 130,000 hairs on her head, each measuring about .0024 inches in cross-section. The hair varies in length from 17 inches in front to 24 inches in back and falls about 8 inches below shoulders. For several inches it falls straight from the scalp and then begins to wave gently. The only major accident that has ever befallen Miss Lake’s hair occurred some years ago when she bent down too close to an oven she was lighting and the flames leaped up, singeing off her eyebrows and forelock. Nowadays she keeps away from stoves but her hair catches fire fairly often when she is smoking.” Finn, Charlotte, and Leo wish all our friends and relatives the best Shabbat ever.